With the holiday period coming up, and consumers being washed away in a sea of Pokémon titles and Final Fantasy sequels, it is very easy for us to forget about the large selection of innovative indie titles that come out all year round. Which is why it is important that we stop our festivities for a second to appreciate this charming indie title that has recently appeared on the Steam store.
Little Briar Rose is a title by Mangatar. It’s a little point and click adventure that retells the classic fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm; Sleeping Beauty. This title takes the story of Sleeping Beauty and puts it in the perspective of the heroic prince who swoops in to save Aurora from an eternal sleep, but this prince didn’t magically arrive, he had to fight. This is the tale of his fight.
You play as the Prince who arrives at the entrance of the forest, he is greeted by a fairy who reminds that his quest to save Princess Aurora is a perilous as he will have to travel through the dangerous, thorny forest. The fairy helps set the scene of the game, as well as helping out with some of the tutorials of the game, including how some of the perplexing puzzles may work.