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Dark Parables on BFG #604532
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I know I should wait until our fabulous Mod has posted a new game post, but after a spate of time management games BFG have got this Collectors Edition and I got a little excited, but it won't download. I am confident BFG will get a fix if it is required, I just want confirmation that it isn't just me.


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Mine has downloaded and played smoothly (Vista). Initially, after playing 40 minutes, I'm impressed. You need to move through multiple scenes (very atmospheric) in order to find pieces of objects, solve rather easy puzzles, and get into the castle to, presumably, awaken the Sleeping Beauty. The Strategy Guide does show inthe demo, although I'll likely wait for the full version next month rather than dropping 3 credits on it.

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Dark Parables: Curse of Briar Rose Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish #604549
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This is a collectors edition for Club Members only.

You can download Dark Parables: Curse of Briar Rose Collectors Edition here.

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Help a detective explore a rampant briar growth in Scotland, and discover the true tale of the real Sleeping Beauty!

Offered only to Game Club Members, this is a special Collector's Edition early release. The game is scheduled to be released in 2-3 weeks so, the Collector's Edition is for those who can’t wait to experience the mysterious Curse of Briar Rose. As a bonus, Collector's Editions purchases counts toward three stamps on your Monthly Game Club Punch Card!

Experience all the exclusive Collector’s Edition extras!
The Collector’s Edition includes:

Exclusive advanced levels for extra gameplay
Interactive Strategy Guide
Animated screensaver and wallpapers
Behind the scenes concept art
3 Briar Rose Novels


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Re: Dark Parables: Curse of Briar Rose Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #604556
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cris53 It is not just you. Won't download for me either...not on my PC or on my laptop. If you go to BF forums you will see that it is not only us but quite a few folks have been unable to download. I have never had an issue before, EVER. I have been looking forward to this one as I demo'd it so I bought it sight unseen.....and now I can't play. But I have to go to work anyway so I wouldn't be able to play until this afternoon and hopefully by then it will be fixed. I believe it's the game because I tried to download Potion Bar and that downloaded just fine....although I can't explain why there have been a few who have been able to download it. Lucky I guess. Anyway, I'm not too concerned.

Barbara.

Re: Dark Parables: Curse of Briar Rose Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #604572
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I am also unable to download. Will try again later frown

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Re: Dark Parables: Curse of Briar Rose Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: Redz] #604575
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Thanks, Ana

I just downloaded it OK...Plays Ok also..


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Re: Dark Parables: Curse of Briar Rose Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: Darleen03] #604580
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I have downloaded this game and find it is very sluggish....runs quite slow. I am able to play the game regardless of the speed. I suspect it may be straining my system. I am on XP or I may need to update directx. Will go try some things before I pass judgement. There is a skip feature, the penalty for that is 5 miniute delay in the hint recharging. The game offers many nice features.


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Re: Dark Parables: Curse of Briar Rose Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: Cherie] #604588
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I've even tried sneaking up on it and pressing the download button when it least expects it. It's knows I'm there!!! Patience isn't one of my virtues.


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Re: Dark Parables: Curse of Briar Rose Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: cris53] #604592
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I downloaded and installed the game right after it was released and I had no problems with the download whatsoever, so this is a strange problem that is affecting some folks and not others.

Re: Dark Parables: Curse of Briar Rose Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: Marian] #604595
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You're rubbing very course salt in my very open wounds now.


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Re: Dark Parables: Curse of Briar Rose Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: cris53] #604605
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Did the try it version and that worked fine. Anyone read any of the briar rose novels? Just curious if they are good.


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Re: Dark Parables: Curse of Briar Rose Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: acornia] #604619
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Downloaded and finished the demo, didn't have any problem. Interesting game, story, liked the mini games, not too difficult but entertaining. The only downside for me is looking for the parts of the objects, not my favorite type of HOG.


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Re: Dark Parables: Curse of Briar Rose Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: Springchicken] #604622
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Someone with the downloading problem on the Big Fish forums just posted that it is now working for her. Try the download again now, and fingers crossed it works for you!

Re: Dark Parables: Curse of Briar Rose Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: Springchicken] #604623
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OMG! It's downloading. I think BFG have come to the rescue. I'd just taken Cards of Destiny out of it's cellophane and was ready to rock! Don't know what to do now... I hate not having a new game waiting for me. P.S. Thanks Marian

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Re: Dark Parables: Curse of Briar Rose Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: cris53] #604626
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I played the hour demo, but now I can't buy the game. When I click on the purchase link it takes me back to the screen telling me that my demo time is up. Hey cris53, I just received my Cards of Destiny game today, and my Ghost Pirates of Vooju Island arrived last week, but I can't really get into playing it, so I guess I'll be opening up Cards of Destiny.I'm like you--can't stand to be "gameless".

Doreen

Finally got to buy the game. The servers must have been busy

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Re: Dark Parables: Curse of Briar Rose Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: dorish] #604654
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Hi Doreen, finished the demo and the hour just flew by so I'll buy. I feel as though BFG deserves my pennies on the collectors editions from time to time. I too struggled to get into Ghost Pirates, there were too many places to investigate straight away. I had a peek at the walk through and realised you played as the character you started with, just using the inventory faces to obtain information from them and you didn't have to flit from person to person and it got better. I finished it this morning and enjoyed it. I did suffer from long loading times and stuttery cut scenes but that just may have been down to my computer.


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Re: Dark Parables: Curse of Briar Rose Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: cris53] #604667
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The problem with the downloading, as it turns out, was a server issue at Big Fish. Whether or not you experienced the problem depended on which server you got directed to for the download; in other words, the luck of the draw.

This had happened to me before with a different game, where I and some people had trouble downloading and others did not.

I hope everyone enjoys the game. smile

Re: Dark Parables: Curse of Briar Rose Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: Marian] #604673
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Just finished the demo...

A very good game..Lots to do..Many places to investagate...

Looks like a long game also..


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Re: Dark Parables: Curse of Briar Rose Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: Darleen03] #604677
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Glad the download issue has been fixed. yay


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Re: Dark Parables: Curse of Briar Rose Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #604691
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I finished the demo and got midway through Chapter 5 and am really enjoying it. Wondering how long this game is. The chapters are pretty short, however, I'm ready to buy it now. By the way, it has the morphing feature that everyone liked so much in the collector's edition of Dire Straits thumbsup

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Re: Dark Parables: Curse of Briar Rose Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: Redz] #604701
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Oh wow I loved the morphing feature in Dire Straits. That really made it worth the collectors edition price. So will this be the same in this game- is the morphing only in the CE edition? If so that will be a must buy. Besides, I agree BF deserves the extra money for CE's on occasion so they can conitinue to give us more of these fabulous games.

Margie

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I haven't heard any mention of morphing objects in Dark Parables like in Dire Grove so far. I liked them too!


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Re: Dark Parables: Curse of Briar Rose Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #604722
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Ok ,Boomers ..You had me going nuts looking for "Dire Straits" On the BF website.. lol woozy





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Does anyone know if the regular version of "Dark Parables" will be released by BFG because I downloaded and played the demo and really enjoyed it. If there won't be a regular version, I'll definitely pony up the $19.99 because "Sleeping Beauty" is one of my favorites (I have the movie on both VCR and DVD) and the game looks like a winner.

Thanks!

Susan

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They are released generally 3 weeks later.

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