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    Post by genkicoll on Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:33 pm

    Fearful Tales: Hansel and Gretel
    by Eipix Entertainment - August, 2013

    Available at:
    Big Fish as Collector's Edition / Standard Edition

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    You awake from a strange dream to find gingerbread men trashing your home. Where are your children? They left for the village store hours ago and have not returned. A mysterious woman appears, taunting you. Is she responsible for your children's disappearance? One gingerbread man has promised to help you, but can you really trust him?

    The Collector’s Edition includes:

    • In the bonus game, get a home and save the town!
    • Collect cupcakes as you play!
    • Earn achievements
    • Play bonus HOPs!
    • Use the integrated Strategy Guide

    For the Standard Edition:

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    Never be a prisoner of your past.
    It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.

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    Post by JustTheFacts on Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:06 pm

    Quirky Fairy Tale That’s Just For Fun

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    I love this game’s quirky sense of humour. Yes, it’s a fairy tale, but it’s not a cutesy, play-only-with-the-kids kind of story. It seems to me that it makes fun of itself all the way through, from the jaunty nautical music to the surreal but cartoonlike graphics, to the crazy characters. This is just not a game to take seriously.

    For all that, though, the developers have taken their mission to entertain very much to heart and have displayed considerable versatility in producing such an unusual game. The graphics are superbly done, in a cartoon style that allows for a lot of creativity in the depiction of locations and characters. The voice of the little gingerbread helper (yes, okay, he’s sorta cute, but his friends aren’t!) is bound to drive us all nuts, but all other aspects of the soundtracks are delightfully upbeat. The narrator’s voiceover is excellent.

    One thing I loved, which perhaps gives you an idea of the style of the game, is the way the narration is done in rhyming couplets (no, not Shakespeare, think nursery rhymes). It gives the whole game a flavour of ‘sugar and spice and all things nice’.

    Despite its name, this is not really the fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel. It enjoys some elements in common, but is truly its own story, with elements from other tales woven in.

    This is a HO game rather than a puzzle adventure, although a total of only 11 HO scenes suggests a fairly short game, as other reviewers have mentioned. That alone makes me glad  I chose to wait for the SE, despite some endearing CE features, such as collectible cupcakes.

    The HO puzzles are interactive lists, and are visited more than once. The other puzzles are also nothing astonishingly new, but fun. Again, the quality of the gameplay is as good as any other of this developer’s (extremely high quality) games, but don’t expect the same degree of seriousness or difficulty. This is, above all else, a light-hearted game.

    If you come to this game with the expectation of compelling story and a challenging design, you will be disappointed. It is simply not that sort of game. But as light hearted romp through the surreal landscape of fairy tales and magic, this game is all about the fun.

    I recommend this game!

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    Post by volnole68 on Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:33 pm

    Thanks for the reviews.  I picked this up today.

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