I am a self confessed nerd and I am very proud of that title. I am that girl who actually enjoyed school and hung out with the nerd herd. I was not the prom or homecoming queen, but I had a close knit group of friends who had fun together. We were really into playing fantasy role playing games like Dungeons and Dragons. As I have gotten older, I still have a love of that type of game. What is cool is the graphics and the games themselves have gotten so much better. Take the newest addition to the Big Fish Games family, Dark Parables Queen of Sands. This is a heart pounding game that has had me hooked from the very first time I entered into this spellbinding video game. You can download the game for your PC or download it for your Mac.
This game is the ninth game in the Dark Parables game series. The game is based on the mythological figure of the Sandman and the French fairytale Beauty and the Beast. Dark Parables: Queen of Sands takes place in Provence, France. You are the Fairytale Detective and receive word that something strange is going on in the town of Montafleur. A strange lion-man beast with incredible strength has been seen stalking the town and the nearby forest. There have also been reports of shadowy creatures appearing from a mist. Suddenly, all contact with Montafleur is lost and you are sent to investigate what is going on and return Montafleur to it’s normal state.
The game begins in a beautiful and peaceful French marketplace. A woman reaches for an apple and all of a sudden, everyone around her turns into these scary creatures. You will first be challenged by a Nightmare Tree and will meet Ruth, who is attacked and wounded. She gives us healing herbs and points us in the direction of the cottage of the Red Riding Hood Sisters, whose help would be invaluable to your investigation. As you get to the cottage, you are ambushed by the lion-man from the intro, who grabs Brianne, one of the Sisters. This is when you also get your first look at the Queen of Sands, who summons a Nightmare Wolf to block your path to the cottage. Since you cannot travel any further on this path, you go back to the town of Montafleur, where you meet a kindly old woman. She gives you a pouch of Golden Sand that has the power to revert the Nightmare Creatures back to normal. When the creature returns back to its original self, you learn it is Shadow, Ruth’s wolf companion.
In the cottage, you go through the Sister’s notes and learn more about the Queen of Sands and the mysterious lion-man. You set out to explore the town further, only to be halted in one area by a Nightmare Water Monster. As you make your way to the perfume store, you are attacked by the lion-man on your way inside. The old woman shoves you to safety inside the shop. From there, you will be taken on so many twists and turns, learn more about the Queen, the lion-man and these shadow creatures. You will explore Montafleur and play hidden object scenes to collect the inventory items needed to complete puzzles and unlock the clues behind the source of this living nightmare. This game is seriously heart pounding as the excitement never lets up! You will be addicted within minutes and will not want to stop until you master each and every level and restore Montafleur back to its normal state. Be sure to follow Big Fish Games on Facebook, Twitter and Pinte