Friday, February 15, 2013

Dark Parables: Rise of the Snow Queen - Locations

Fantasy game art from Dark Parables: Rise of the Snow Queen.


Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland is a hidden object game based on the story and content of Lewis Carrol's classic novel of the name name.



Alice in Wonderland features the essential characters of the original Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (the pseudonym of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), but is more magical and more menacing. To a lesser degree, the key actions and locations of the original are also featured, such as shrinking down to pass through a too-small door, but the locations are very different from the story as we know it (and popularized by Disney).

Because the essential action is a hidden object game, and the protagonist no longer Alice, the characters in this somewhat short game come across as cameos rather than essential figures. The puzzles will probably play as either too-easy or too-hard, and sometimes just plain tedious (such as several connect-the-gears type puzzles which thankfully can be skipped), and the hidden object games surprisingly easy except for one or two objects that are near-impossible to find because their silhouettes are so lacking.

Overall the game is a cut above the screens-cluttered-with-garbage type early hidden object games, but could use voiceovers and a better soundtrack. There's a good story here, though perhaps not as well or suspensefully told as it deserved to be. The fantasy artwork however, is very different and very good for its genre and definitely deserves a look.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Dark Parables: Rise of the Snow Queen - Cutscenes

Fantasy game art from Dark Parables: Rise of the Snow Queen.


Dark Messiah of Might and Magic - Wallpapers

Dark Messiah of Might & Magic concludes the epic story laid out in Heroes of Might and Magic V, but as a 3D first-person role-playing game instead of a turn-based strategy game.

These are the official wallpapers released for Dark Messiah of Might & Magic as well as the Xbox 360 version, Dark Messiah Elements.




Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Dark Parables: Rise of the Snow Queen - Concept Art

Fantasy game art from Dark Parables: Rise of the Snow Queen.


Dark Messiah of Might and Magic - Official Screensavers

Dark Messiah of Might & Magic concludes the epic story laid out in Heroes of Might and Magic V, but as a 3D first-person role-playing game instead of a turn-based strategy game.

An official screensaver was available for download from http://darkmessiahmightandmagic.us.ubi.com, the Ubisoft official site for Dark Messiah of Might and Magic. The slideshow below shows the artwork involved in this screensaver.