Awakening: Moonfell Wood
Very nice sequel
While not required, it would certainly help if you play the Dreamless Castle first so you can follow the story. On to the review:
The game took me just under seven hours to play. I didn't rush through, but I don't think I was stuck anywhere for long either. The puzzles are nice - a bit different than I've seen in other games. Many are variations on jigsaw puzzles.
The music is nice, relaxing, nonobtrusive. Graphics are very good. If you want a change from the 'escape from the psychopathic doctor' or 'haunted ghost town' stories, this is a great title for you.
It gets four stars from me only because I'm saving five stars for those rare few that rise high above the rest. This one was close.
Instead of Mahjong, the minigame du jour is a version of solitaire. Some of the sets do take a bit of planning to complete, but none were hair pulling hard either.
I recommend this game (along with the rest in the series).
October 20, 2012
Loved this game
Graphics well done and lovely. Objects challenging but not frustrating to find. Mini games actually doable. I haven't played the Awakenings that came before, but I really enjoyed this one. Story line was good too, found myself rooting for Sophia. I don't write many reviews but had to do this one because I really liked this game a lot. You won't be disappointed if you buy it.
June 16, 2012
Awakening: Moonfell Wood - A Mystical Fairy Tale
Graphics: This game has the same graphics as the first game and the graphics were drawn beautifully and contribute to the fairy-tale atmosphere.
Music/Vocal: The music used in this game was more peaceful and matched the atmosphere of Moonfell Wood and the sound effects also contributed to the mood of the game. I also thought they picked out another good storyteller voice over.
Puzzles/HOS: Compared to the first game, the developers made the HOS more interactive but they were still on the easy side. The puzzles where of the same format as the first game and were also on the easy side. One thing I liked about a few of the mini-games was when they dealt with water because I liked the ripples. Another thing to know is that the game offered the options of Normal and Casual gameplay.
Length: I finished the game a little under 4 hours so the game's length doubled from the last game.
Characters: My favorite character was the little dragon. It was the cutest thing <3
Story: The story starts right off from the first game where Sophia sets off to the Moonfell Wood and travel through it to find out why the humans left their kingdom and where she can find them. Story continues in the way the first game did.
Overall: The game was like the first game except for a few improvements and I enjoyed it.
Happy Gaming :)
March 27, 2012
Another hit in the Awakening series.
If you think sequels are a bad thing, this game will change your mind. The continuation of the story started in Awakening: The Dreamless Castle, Moonfell Wood is a fun game and worth playing as a sequel or stand-alone. The graphics are beautiful and the music is appropriate. Puzzles require some thought and aren't all hidden object searches. I did get a little tired of one of the 'puzzles' with the goblins as it occurs several times in the game, but it wasn't frustrating enough to make me walk away. This game is definitely worth checking out.
February 23, 2012
Fun and cute
This game was fun. Good length. Not particularly challenging but I did look at the walkthrough a couple times.
High cuteness factor. Pretty scenery.
January 29, 2012
Overall...a nice Hidden Object game
This was the second Hidden Object game that I played all the way through. It was enjoyable. Some of the puzzles were clever and I did not think it was too tough (that is not to say that I did not get stuck for a bit once or twice).
I am not sure I will be trying out the next game or two in the Awakening series since this game was a little bit too "girlie" for my tastes overall.....but it is still a fun game.
January 29, 2012
I must say I bought this game only because I was buying a whole bunch of games and this one was 4$ only, and I just added it because I saw a good review. I am not the person who likes elves, faeries, and sparkling things, I like darker stuff, but I gave it a go and I noticed that beside this colorful, magical facade the game is decent. It has nice puzzles, and the HOS are not too often and not too tedious.
So if you like elves, deep forests and magical creatures, I'd recommend you this game.
January 25, 2012
Such a sweet game and fun too
This isn't a new game but I've only just played it as I bought in in Deal of the Week.
It's a really sweet game. After playing a lot recently where it always pours with rain/thunders and the general scenes are full of rusting pipes, decaying walls etc, it's so nice to have a game where there are trees and flowers and sparkling waterfalls. I do find the fairies rather twee, and there are rather too many 'put this object together' minigames (some of which are quite hard, actually), but in general it's a very gentle game to play with lots of other puzzles none of which are too difficult. And it's a decent length as it took me about 5 hours to play. In fact I kept thinking I was just about to finish when I found I had more to do.
Graphics: lovely. Music: fits the graphics very nicely and isn't irritating.
The speaking is only in text: perhaps it would have been nice to have proper voices. There are HO scenes, but there is also a lot of 'find 5/8/21 of these objects'. When you find cards, you have to look for a certain number of one object in them, which I thought was a nice touch.
Some time I will get the next one in the series too.
January 24, 2012
Excellent for beginners
Great game. If played at the lowest level there are enough hints and helps to allow you to learn and yet get through the levels without giving up in frustration. It's still difficult for beginners like me but fun because the hints keep you moving forward. I've quit other games because I got stuck and there was no help (hints) to get me through the tough parts or it did not stop you from going too far back and getting really lost. Really liked this one and am anxious to start the next one in the series: Goblin Kingdom. If you are a better gamer than I am there are more difficult settings for you to play game.
January 21, 2012
this little game really surprised me
At first I was not convinced this would be fun nor would it keep my interest. I was completely wrong. It had a surprising variety of of puzzles and games with a few HO to add some predictable interest. The game was not difficult but challenging enough to just relax and enjoy without having to go crazy over small details. The story line was like reading a favorite fairy tale, and the graphics quite good. As a matter of fact I was eager to play its sequel.
January 18, 2012