A stuffed bear named Teddy. A lost owner. A gloomy and sinister adventure. The stuff of nightmares. That’s The Darkest Tales.
Available to purchase and download this very minute on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, The Darkest Tales from Trinity Team and 101XP is sold as an action adventure game, one in which you take on the role of a teddy on the fight of their life – to save that of their owner, Alicia.
See, Alicia has gone walkabout and so Teddy needs to head on out on a journey into the unknown, looking to save her a dark, nightmarish world in which many mysteries await.
Set in a fairytale-like world, Teddy will come across all manner of difficulties as the distorted, slightly weird world unfolds. Thankfully this little guy comes with a host of abilities; in fact, he’s a bit of a jack of all trades, equipped with a bow and melee weapons crafted from standard everyday objects. Old Teddy will also have the chance to spend time with some of the most familiar of characters, all ripped from the storybook world you would know and love.
The key features and game ideas you’ll want to get to grips with are…
- Happily Never After – You’ll meet familiar characters from your childhood, but the reunion isn’t likely to be a happy one. The gingerbread men are out for blood, Sleeping Beauty seems to be a couple centuries behind on sleep, and the Little Mermaid looks more like a sea witch than an innocent child of the waves.
- Teddy Scissorpaws – As it turns out, our hero is a jack-of-all-trades. He crafted a bow and melee weapons from a pair of scissors and uses needles as powerful arrows and grappling hooks. All’s fair in a fight against the forces of evil.
- Ahead lies only darkness – Each level takes place in a recognizable, but distorted fairytale world rife with combat, obstacles, and secrets. On this journey you will gain experience, master and branch out your skills, and overcome a multitude of challenges — from fighting blood-thirsty rubber duckies to exploring the giants’ castle in the clouds.
The Darkest Tale feels a bit of a weird one – but it’s certainly one full of interest and intrigue. We cannot wait to get hands-on for full review. If you’re in the same boat, you’ll find a copy of The Darkest Tales kicking around on the Xbox Store, playable on Xbox One and/or Xbox Series X|S for the rather decent price of £19.99.
Join a stuffed bear named Teddy on this gloomy and sinister adventure to rescue his owner, Alicia, from the realm of dreams and distorted childhood fantasies. Who else will fight for the life of the girl, now grown-up, if not her long-forgotten and dusty toy? The Darkest Tales is a complex and compelling adventure, full of familiar characters and fairytale landscapes. Over the course of the journey, you’ll have to come face-to-face with the difficult questions of life more than once.