History Videogame / Cursery

24th May '15 7:19:41 PM missmoon
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* ArcWords: "Mother Goose", in conjunction with "witch" is referred to on multiple scraps of paper and graffiti throughout the game.
5th Mar '15 12:32:39 AM Hatsuka
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** Considering the fact that [[Renee is herself but remembers her past life as Cheryl and that she said that the girls all "lost their life",]] the answers are probably yes and no.

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** Considering the fact that [[Renee [[spoiler:Renee is herself but remembers her past life as Cheryl and that she said that the girls all "lost their life",]] the answers are probably yes and no.
5th Mar '15 12:28:21 AM Hatsuka
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** Considering the fact that [[Renee is herself but remembers her past life as Cheryl and that she said that the girls all "lost their life",]] the answers are probably yes and no.
18th Apr '14 8:03:01 PM LadyNorbert
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* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: [[spoiler:About midway through the game you find one of the Crooked Man's kidnap victims, locked in a cage inside the chapel. She begs you to set her free. Unfortunately, there is no way to do this and you have no choice but to watch as he puts the ring on her hand and she succumbs to the curse.]]



* GildedCage: [[spoiler: The original reason for Cheryl's death? She was increasingly unhappy with Blaise obsessively keeping her at the chateau at all times, so she escaped one night and he chased her down until she slipped and fell off a cliff to her death.]]

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* GildedCage: [[spoiler: The original true reason for Cheryl's death? She was increasingly unhappy with Blaise obsessively keeping her at the chateau at all times, so she escaped one night and he chased her down until she slipped and fell off a cliff to her death.]]
16th Apr '14 10:07:11 PM LadyNorbert
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* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler:Renee is the French feminine derivative of the Latin name [[http://www.behindthename.com/name/renatus Renatus]], which means ''born again''.]]
16th Apr '14 10:02:54 PM LadyNorbert
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''Cursery'' is a series of {{hidden object game}}s produced by Blue Tea Games in the similar vein to their ''Videogame/DarkParables'' games. These games are a DarkerAndEdgier twist on the MotherGoose nursery rhymes.

The first game in the series, ''The Crooked Man and the Crooked Cat'', was released in November 2013 and is a spin on the "Crooked Man" rhyme.

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''Cursery'' is a series of {{hidden object game}}s produced by Blue Tea Games in the a similar vein to their ''Videogame/DarkParables'' games. These games are a DarkerAndEdgier twist on the MotherGoose nursery rhymes.

The first game in the series, ''The Crooked Man and the Crooked Cat'', was released in November 2013 and is a spin on the "Crooked Man" rhyme.
rhyme. No information has been revealed at present about future installments.
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* HundredPercentCompletion: Like its sister series, you pretty much can't fail at these games if you try long enough. The basic mode in each adds the optional challenge of finding all twenty of the cursed objects, which will speed up the recharge time on your hint button.

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* HundredPercentCompletion: Like As with its sister series, you pretty much can't fail at these games if you try long enough. The basic mode in each adds the optional challenge of finding all twenty of the cursed objects, which will speed up the recharge time on your hint button. You also unlock numerous achievements as you proceed.



* BandageMummy: Humpty Dumpty is covered in bandages because he stopped taking care of himself so much, that his skin started cracking and blistering.
* BigBad: [[spoiler:Mother Goose herself]] is hinted throughout the game to be the true villain. [[spoiler: She gave the cursed items to Blaise in the first place and gave Gregoire his enormous hunger.]]
* BigGood: Marianne, despite her initial shadowy appearance, is this. She gives the player character the magic map needed to get around and leaves behind helpful notes.

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* BandageMummy: In the bonus game, Humpty Dumpty is covered in bandages because he stopped taking care of himself so much, that his skin started cracking and blistering.
* BigBad: The Crooked Man has been kidnapping girls for centuries, leading to the deaths of many who loved them and went in search of them.
** BiggerBad:
[[spoiler:Mother Goose herself]] is hinted throughout the game to be the true villain. [[spoiler: She gave the cursed items to Blaise in the first place and and, in the bonus game, gave Gregoire his enormous hunger.]]
* BigGood: Marianne, despite her initial shadowy appearance, is this. She gives the player character the magic map needed to get around and leaves behind is also implied to be the one leaving assorted helpful notes.



* CatsAreMean: The Crooked Man has a psychotic cat named Parn as his servant, who due to the curse, can take human form. He was a stray adopted by Cheryl before her death.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Billed by the developer as a darker take on the NurseryRhyme.

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* CatsAreMean: The Crooked Man has a psychotic cat named Parn as his servant, who due servant who, thanks to the curse, a magical bell, can take human form. He was a stray adopted by Cheryl before her death.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Billed by the developer as a darker take on the NurseryRhyme. It even manages to be DarkerAndEdgier than some of their ''Dark Parables''.



* DisneyVillainDeath: A given with Humpty Dumpty. [[spoiler: Amely sprays a noxious perfume in his face after she saves her son, and while he's distracted, a cat heavily implied to be Parn, appears and claws at his face, causing him to stumble out of the windmill's window to his death.]]

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* DisneyVillainDeath: A given with Humpty Dumpty. Dumpty in the bonus game. [[spoiler: Amely sprays a noxious perfume in his face after she saves her son, and while he's distracted, a cat heavily (heavily implied to be Parn, Parn) appears and claws at his face, causing him to stumble out of the windmill's window to his death.]]



* FateWorseThanDeath: The kidnapped girls instantly become lifeless puppets when the cursed ring touches their finger.
* FeaturelessProtagonist: In addition to being nameless, the {{player character}} has no other identifying characteristics. The most that is seen of your avatar most of the time are gloved hands and long-sleeved arms.

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* DueToTheDead: The Crooked Man created numerous memorials to Cheryl, and the player character finds one that was built for her by the people of the town where she lived, noting that she must have been dearly loved by everyone.
* FateWorseThanDeath: The kidnapped girls instantly become lifeless puppets when the cursed ring touches their finger.
finger. [[spoiler:Toward the end, when the player character uses a prism to strike Parn with moonlight, he also turns into one of these.]]
* FeaturelessProtagonist: In addition to being nameless, the {{player character}} has no other identifying characteristics. The most that is seen of your avatar most of the time are gloved hands and long-sleeved arms. Renee is your sister, but whether you are her sister or brother is never revealed.



* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: Available in a VanillaEdition and also one of these.
* LoadingScreen: Only at the very beginning of the game, to load the main menu. They're worth mentioning because they each contain artwork related to the game that is never otherwise seen.

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* HiddenObjectGame: As with the ''Dark Parables'', a number of the puzzles in ''Cursery'' are of this nature. However, there is a greater emphasis in this series placed on puzzles of other sorts.
* {{Leitmotif}}: In addition to being the MadArtist noted below, Blaise also composed music, and wrote a stirring piece entitled simply "Cheryl" in honor of his beloved. [[spoiler:When the player character first hears it, he/she realizes it's the same tune that Renee is always humming, which is the first clue that Renee is Cheryl's reincarnation.]]
* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: Available in a VanillaEdition and also one of these.
these. The collector's edition contains bonus gameplay and the usual variety of assorted goodies.
* LoadingScreen: Only at the very beginning of the game, to load the main menu. They're It's worth mentioning because they each contain it contains artwork related to the game that is never otherwise seen.



* LoveMakesYouCrazy: Count Blaise Morellus was considered to be quite eccentric and when he fell in love with Cheryl, he began to obsessively paint portraits of her and tried to keep her at the chateau, claiming it's for her safety.
** LoveMakesYouEvil: He went insane with grief after Cheryl dies and became the Crooked Man, kidnapping young women in hopes of finding his reborn fiancée.
* MadArtist: Blaise was an artist in his spare time and after he went insane from grief, kept a room full of portraits of Cheryl.

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* TheLostWoods: The enchanted forest path intended to disorient those who don't belong there. [[spoiler:The poor woodsman got lost and starved to death.]]
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: Count Blaise Morellus was considered to be quite eccentric eccentric, but kindly and when generous. When he fell in love with Cheryl, he began to obsessively paint portraits of her and tried to keep her at the chateau, claiming it's it was for her safety.
** LoveMakesYouEvil: He went insane with grief after Cheryl dies died and became the Crooked Man, kidnapping young women in hopes of finding his reborn fiancée.
* MadArtist: Blaise was an artist in his spare time and and, after he went insane from grief, kept a room full of portraits of Cheryl.



* MismatchedEyes: Parn's eyes are two different colors, whether he's in human form or cat form.
* MistakenForServant: Cheryl and Blaise initially had a RescueRomance when he saved her from a twisted ankle. She learned that he lived at the Chateau and presumed he was a servant, and he let her believe as much throughout their courtship, even proposing with a straw ring by asking if she "would marry a poor man." Only once they were engaged did he admit that he was actually the Count. The player character later finds a note he wrote apologizing for the deception.



* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: The Crooked Man's real name is Blaise and Humpty Dumpty's real name is Gregoire. The game only mentions their names on documents and through Cheryl talking to Blaise.
* ReincarnationRomance: What the Crooked Man hopes to invoke by kidnapping young women in order to find his fiancée. [[spoiler: He nearly succeeds, but only because Cheryl[=/=]Renee refused to marry him because of the kidnappings he did over the years.]]

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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: The Crooked Man's real name is Blaise and Humpty Dumpty's real name is Gregoire. The game only mentions their names on documents and through Cheryl [[spoiler:Renee]] talking to Blaise.
* RagsToRiches: Cheryl was a poor girl working in a grocery store when she captured the attention of the wealthy and lovably eccentric Count. Had the marriage not been prevented by her death, this would have been her fate.
* ReincarnationRomance: What the Crooked Man hopes to invoke by kidnapping young women in order to find his fiancée. [[spoiler: He nearly succeeds, succeeds in finding her, but only because Cheryl[=/=]Renee refused refuses to marry him because of all the kidnappings he did terrible things he's done over the years.]]
* RescueRomance: As noted above, Cheryl and Blaise met when she suffered a twisted ankle. [[spoiler:He later saves her reincarnation, Renee, from being crushed by a broken statue, saying that her previous death was the worst thing that ever happened to him and he could not bear to watch her die again.
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* RightHandCat: Parn, the Crooked Man's cat, can take on human form thanks to Mother Goose's curse and carries out threats for his master. He was a real kitten who belonged to Cheryl before her death.

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* RightHandCat: Parn, the Crooked Man's cat, can take on human form thanks to Mother Goose's the curse and carries out threats for his master. He was a real kitten who belonged to Cheryl before her death.



* SomeoneToRememberHimBy: In the bonus chapter, it's revealed that 10 years after her fiancé Laurent was killed by the Crooked Man, Amely has a son named Prewitt, implying that she was already pregnant when the protagonist rescued her in the main game.

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* ShoutOut: Although it's not a nursery rhyme, the final stage of the game is very heavily based on ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''.
* SomeoneToRememberHimBy: In the bonus chapter, it's revealed that 10 years after her fiancé Laurent was killed by the Crooked Man, Amely has a son named Prewitt, [[NeverSayDie implying that she was already pregnant when the protagonist rescued her in the main game.]]



* TitleDrop: The word "Cursery" is mentioned numerous times throughout the game.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: So...[[spoiler: Does Renee return to her normal self or is she forever stuck as Cheryl? And do the girls turned into mannequins revert to normal?]]

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Arguably, the Crooked Man, who does everything he does out of love for Cheryl.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: So...[[spoiler: Does Renee return to her normal self or is she forever stuck as Cheryl? And do the girls turned into mannequins revert to normal?]]normal?]]
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30th Mar '14 4:29:57 PM Bissek
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* WeaksauceWeakness: Cursery artifacts don't work in moonlight. The people who use them are only seen out and about at night.
11th Jan '14 9:27:21 PM Camilla
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** Blaise's curse warped his mind and gave him a thin and sickly blue pallor and cracked hands.

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** Blaise's curse warped his mind and gave him a thin and sickly blue pallor and cracked hands.hands.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: So...[[spoiler: Does Renee return to her normal self or is she forever stuck as Cheryl? And do the girls turned into mannequins revert to normal?]]
3rd Dec '13 12:05:29 PM missmoon
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* DramaticIrony: See GildedCage.

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* DramaticIrony: See GildedCage. [[spoiler: Cheryl sneaking out of the chateau only proves Blaise's fears to be right when she falls to her death after he tries running after her.]]
28th Nov '13 8:25:18 AM Yahya
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* DramaticIrony: See GildedCage.
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