Suburban Timewaster

I play video games and review them.

Dark Parables: The Final Cinderella (Bigfishgames.com)

After aiding the Red Riding Hood Sisters, you now have to find a kidnapped girl in a mansion on a mountain.  Unfortunately, you also have to stop a diabolical godmother from acting out her evil plan.  Can you save the girl and stop the evil godmother?

In this game, a goddess selects women to serve as a godmother to young girls with harsh lives also known as Cinderellas.  When one Godmother dies, another takes her place.  Therefore, it’s like being the Slayer only instead of killing vampires these women play surrogate mother to kind and unlucky young girls.  Still, the new take on Cinderella is interesting and I like the crossover with Pinocchio that you see later on.

The game play is the same as the last two in the series.  You have to go from room to room collecting objects. 

Along the way, you can collect items called parables in order to discover various back-stories regarding the game. 

You can also collect clothes and put them on a Cinderella doll to read a version of that fairy tale.  There’s just one minor flaw that I’m not going to be too picky about.  The game says that the first Cinderella originated in Europe, which is a common mistake, when the true origin of the fairy tale is actually China, only her name is Yeh Shen.

This game is addictive and intriguing.  I give it 6 out of 10; a great way to kill time.

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