PC Video Game Review- Dark Parables: Jack and the Sky Kingdom

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Last month I reviewed the fifth game in a lengthy series, Dark Parables: The Final Cinderella, and today I’m going to review the sixth in the series, Dark Parables: Jack and the Sky Kingdom. 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: 992 MB

Game Synopsis

The legendary Sky Kingdom suddenly appears and a destructive barrage is unleashed upon an unsuspecting town. Play as the Fairytale Detective and embark on an investigation to rescue the townspeople. In this quest, you will meet Jack – an infamous treasure hunter who shares a secret past with the Kingdom – and discover the tragic history behind the chaos.

Review

Jack and the Sky Kingdom was released in 2014. 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.

Jack and the Sky Kingdom is based on a few different fairy tales/myths, primarily Jack and the Beanstalk but there are also references to Robin Hood and Rumpelstiltskin. The main objective in this game is to help the adventurous Jack get to the Sky Kingdom, reunite with his fiancee (Emma) and save the local village from being destroyed by falling chunks of the Sky Kingdom.

I wouldn’t say this game is one of my favorites but I do like it. The story is just a little more boring and tedious than some of the others. 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 Rumpelstiltskin and Tom Thumb. I did enjoy the bonus game but as with the main game, it’s not my favorite.

Game Scenes

Makeup Look

My inspiration for this look was the sky throughout most of the game, so sunset colors. I used three different palettes and I’ll link them the first time they’re mentioned. I’ll go in the order of the swatches on my hand, top to bottom and left to right.

  1. I blended the shade Look-See (matte plum) from the Colourpop You Had Me at Hello Palette in an arch close to my brow. I then blended out the edges.
  2. Next I used the shade Spoiled (matte red) from the Colourpop Yes Please Palette. I blended it up into the shade Look-See, creating a smaller arch.
  3. Next I mixed the shades Big Cocktails (matte orange) and Gno (matte burnt orange), both from the Colourpop Yes Please Palette. I blended these shades into my crease and up into the shade Spoiled.
  4. I packed the shade Mischief (matte yellow) from the Colourpop Yes Please Palette all over my lid.
  5. I then packed the shade Zenith from the Profusion Cosmetics Royals Palette all over my lid on top of the shade Mischief. I have not reviewed this palette but will be soon.
  6. I applied the shade Chauffeur (duochrome orange with gold flip) from the Colourpop Yes Please Palette in my inner corner. I then topped this with the shade Zenith from the Profusion Cosmetics Royals Palette.
  7. I lined my lower lash line with the shade Spoiled (matte red) from the Colourpop Yes Please Palette and then smudged the shade Look-See (matte plum) from the Colourpop You Had Me At Hello Palette underneath it.

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 two lip products from e.l.f. Cosmetics, a lipstick in Berry Bordeaux and a Prismatic Gloss in Imperial Topaz. On my cheeks is a blush from J. Cat Beauty in the shade Lovey Dovey. My highlight is a Vivid Baked Highlighter from Makeup Revolution in the shade Golden Lights, review coming 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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