PC Video Game Review- Dark Parables: The Final Cinderella

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Last month I reviewed the fourth game in a lengthy series, Dark Parables: The Red Riding Hood Sisters, and today I’m going to review the fifth in the series, Dark Parables: The Final Cinderella. There will be a makeup look at the end inspired by the game so if you’re only interested in that feel free to scroll down. I’m not very tech savvy so while I will mention the game system requirements, I probably won’t be able to answer any tech questions. This also isn’t a walk through, only a review. Now onto the review!

Game Series Information

Dark Parables is a series of PC video games that currently includes fifteen separate games, there will be more in the future. The games were originally created by a company called Blue Tea Games but later games were created by another company, Eipix. All fifteen games have a common theme, reimagined fairy tales with a dark twist. They are each connected in some way and each one builds on the previous which makes for a huge, dynamic universe. These games are more adult versions of childhood fairy tales but they are pretty tame and would be suitable, in my opinion, for preteens and up. All of the games are what is considered a “point and click adventure.” They also contain mini games and hidden/fragmented object scenes.

Game System Requirements

  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
  • CPU: 1.0 GHz
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • DirectX: 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 934 MB

Game Synopsis

For decades a mysterious witch, known as the evil Godmother, has been hunting maidens in search of the legendary “Cinderella.” Play as the fabled detective, rescue the Final Cinderella from the evil Godmother’s clutches, and stop her evil plans to conquer the world!

Review

The Final Cinderella was released in 2013. As I say in all of these game reviews, the atmosphere and music are hauntingly beautiful. I’m serious, whoever is in charge of the music for these games deserves an award. If you’d like to listen to it, I found this huge playlist for all of the games. The game play mechanics are smooth and as in every game, there are plenty of hidden object scenes.

The Final Cinderella is obviously about Cinderella, however, there is a unique spin to the classic story. In this game, Cinderella is not just one person but instead is any young girl that faces adversity and possesses certain character traits. The Godmother, much like in the original story, is supposed to help and guide these “Cinderellas” but when her husband dies she becomes obsessed with bringing him back to life. She can only do this by sacrificing a pure hearted maiden, a Cinderella. Your quest in the game is to stop the Godmother and save Cinderella.

Like all of the Dark Parables series, this game puts its’ own unique and dark spin on a classic fairy tale. The story of Pinocchio is also woven into the game. There are two versions of this game available for purchase, The Collector’s Edition for $20.00 or the original for $10.00. I recommend the Collector’s Edition because it includes a bonus mini game, artwork, downloadable music and other extras. The bonus mini game tells the story of Shan Mao, the third Cinderella from China. It’s based on the Chinese fairy tale Ye Xian and the Asian myths of the Nine Tailed Foxes and Jorgumo. It’s fantastic and worth getting the Collector’s Edition for, in my opinion.

Game Scenes

Makeup Look

My inspiration for this look was the largest picture in the above collage. I loved the blues, purples, pinks and oranges. On my eyes is a mix of four different palettes. I’ll go in order of the swatches on my hand, top to bottom and left to right.

  1. I first used the shade Kittenfish (lavender) from the Colourpop It’s My Pleasure Palette. I started the shade near my inner corner and arched it up toward around the middle of my brow. I wanted each shade to have a rainbow type arch.
  2. The second shade I used was Bori (hot pink) from the Juvia’s Place Masquerade Palette. I started it right underneath Kittenfish and arched it up near the end of my brow. I lightly blended Kittenfish and Bori together.
  3. The third shade I used was Yejide (dark blue) from the Juvia’s Place Magic Palette. I used it to fill the space between Bori and the end of my brow. I blended it into Bori to create a bluish purple shade and also made sure to blend it out slightly beyond my brow.
  4. On the outermost part of my eyelid I mixed two blue shades, Dalia and Zola, from the Juvia’s Place Masquerade Palette.
  5. In the center of my eyelid I applied Makeda (purple) also from the Juvia’s Place Masquerade Palette.
  6. On the innermost part of my eyelid I used Do or Dough (duochrome pink/purple) from the Colourpop It’s My Pleasure Palette.
  7. In my inner corner I used Faso (duochrome blue/lavender) from the Juvia’s Place Magic Palette. Faso is also smudged on my lower lash line under the orange.
  8. I lined my lower lash line with Kurla (orange) from the Juvia’s Place The Tribe Palette.
  9. I applied Earthshine from the Colourpop It’s My Pleasure Palette next to Kittenfish.

In case you’re interested, I’ll let you know what the other noticeable products are that I’m wearing. On my lips is a mixture of a discontinued lipstick from e.l.f. Cosmetics and then two Prismatic Glosses, also from e.l.f., Amethyst and Blue Onyx. On my cheeks is a gorgeous pink blush from J. Cat Beauty called Lovey Dovey. I haven’t reviewed this yet but I do recommend it. My highlight is a mixture of the e.l.f. Prismatic Highlighting Stick, Wet n Wild Highlight in Royal Calyx and the shade Illusion from the BH Cosmetics Blacklight Highlighter Palette. I will not be linking to the Wet n Wild highlighter because the brand is no longer cruelty free. I will be doing a blog post about this soon.

I hope you enjoyed this video game review and makeup look! I would love to know what you thought about them. Thank you for reading and have a great day!

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