Awakening: The Goblin Kingdom
A good game but ...
I didn't like this episode in the Awakening trilogy as much as Moonfell Wood. The graphics weren't as crisp and the storyline fell short.
There are mini games on top of mini games. You have to play a mini game to complete most tasks.
I was getting bored by the end of the game and was glad when it ended which is the opposite of Moonfell Wood. It felt like the developers just wanted to be done with the trilogy and move on.
The music was beautiful and I recommend this game on the basis of finishing the trilogy.
August 2, 2012
Waiting on the next installment
Really enjoyed this installment of the Awakening series. Came looking for the next one, but apparently not out yet.
April 16, 2012
I have enjoyed the games until now. I am stuck on the fish hook. I cannot grab it. I have quit and gone back several times and no luck. I have completed ALL of the mini-games, Does anyone have an answer for this? I have gone to the forum specifically the one re the fishhook.
March 14, 2012
Best of the series
I have played all the games in the series and I felt this was the better of them. It kept my interest more throughout the game and the flow of the game was smoother than the others.
Puzzles were fun and had enough of a challenge that you didn't want to cheat. Yet they are not too difficult that you get turned off by them.
My kids love to sit and play the games with me and this was a good one for them.
It is a solid game.
January 9, 2012
the goblin kingdom
enjoyed the first 2 but am stuck on this one carnt seem to get past the file cabinet were it keeps saying someone has a file on the princess.
November 22, 2011
Not as good as Moonfell Wood
This 3rd installment of the Awakening series was OK but not great. I enjoyed Moonfell Wood (2nd installment) a great deal more. The scenes in GK were not as visually beautiful or interesting. Again, this is not a series heavy in Hidden Object scenes so if that's your true love this one isn't for you. There were MANY mini-puzzles required and some multilayered. The difficulty level was about the same and Moonfell Wood and much better than the first Awakening that was very easy. The hints (from the purple owl) were for the most part unhelpful. My one true complaint is there were a few mini puzzles that had very vague or incomplete instructions. It was pretty frustrating trying to figure out exactly what you were supposed to do.... what the goal of the puzzle was. The strategy was not difficult once you figured out what they were asking for but they could definitely have been more detailed and clear instructions.
I would probably test drive the next installment before buying but overall I guess I would recommend The Goblin Kingdon.
December 20, 2011
You know a 4th installment is coming
I knew this story would end the way it did....the dev's gotta make some more money on this story! Ok, I'm being a bit mean but the game was drug out with puzzle after puzzle after puzzle...come on! I will give credit that the puzzles (mini-games) were very creative and less technical and that was different/enjoyable....for a while, but after so many I was getting a bit bored. I also figured out other things in the game so there were no surprises for me... I enjoyed the last installment more than this one and probably won't buy the next. Maybe I am burning out a bit on this genre since so many people loved this....but I just feel as if this story is over already or should be. Sorry, I don't like being negative...but I am telling my true feelings about this game. Hope you like it more than me.
December 8, 2011
Sophia seeks Goblin help
Review based upon completion of the game with 24 out of 29 achievements.
Sophia is at large again. After escaping the Dreamless Castle and crossing Moonfell Wood she now reaches the Goblin Kingdom to seek help. Of course it will be more complicated as it seems.
+ adequate game length
+ (some tough) achievements
+ varied minigames...
o ...but at least 95% of them are ridiculously easy
o voiceovers only for the storyteller (as usual)
o very easy HO scenes
- I don't know if my 23'' resolution has something to do with that, but the graphics are blurry and not sharp at all
While some achievements are very tough to complete (find optimal solutions for riddles - but they don't tell you which ones beforehand) an experienced player will likely breeze through the game. I am ready for Sophia to finally find her people.
May 7, 2012
disappointing after the first two
I wanted to really like this game because I loved the first two. But somehow this one didn't have the same charm. I don't think it was because this one is about goblins!
The graphics are again excellent, but I found that there were too many similar puzzles and that they weren't very imaginative (BTW I do dislike Match 3 puzzles!).
It seemed to me that this time the developers hadn't made that extra effort but were more or less rolling out the same stuff as before.
I also thought that there was a bit too much hand-holding and some things you had to do were rather obvious.
A pity, because there are lots of things I did like about it, particularly the graphics and the idea that's in place for the next one is really good, so I hope that the fourth installment will rise to better things.
I am not sure whether I really recommend this game. On balance probably yes, but with the reservations above.
April 1, 2012
Previous versions are better...
I played in previous versions, and I like them. This versions did not meet my expectations.
August 9, 2012