Drawn?: Trail of Shadows Collector's Edition
The best BigFish series
Drawn is full of excitement, new ideas, creativity, fantastic graphic & music. I just hope the series will spawn at least one more sequel.
March 2, 2013
Gorgeous game, Wildly creative and original - Best in class
Completely in love with this game! After playing so many "adventure" and "hidden object" games, I was impressed to see such an original take on the genre. The artwork was magnificent, vivid, and lushly beautiful. I definitely wish it was longer, but otherwise, I have nothing but rave reviews for this game. Love it, love it, love it!
January 14, 2013
Best Graphics I've Ever Seen
This game was amazingly fun, great storyline and just the right level of challenge. My favorite part of this game was the stunning graphics, though. Absolutely the best I've ever seen in a game, the artwork for this game is breathtaking. I loved it, I couldn't get enough. It made the game and puzzles so much more colorful and full of life, it really pulls you into the game. Definitely my new favorite game!
November 28, 2012
This one isn't my style
While I loved the first two Drawn games, this one has been more frustrating to me than fun. First off, it isn't as much of an adventure game as the others; most of the progress in the game is made through playing mini-games. The mini-games are often based on really obscure or confusing rules and as a result, they become extremely repetitive while you get the gist and try to finish them. There are no "skip" buttons, so you have to finish the mini-game even if you aren't enjoying it. The storyline seems more juvenile than the previous incarnations of the game as well, even though I don't think some of the puzzles are particularly easy for kids to figure out (although conversely, some of the mini-games are extremely easy--go figure!). The adventure parts of the game weren't very extensive--you are often limited to one or two screens while you figure out what to do next. I prefer adventure games that range over a wide "area" within the game--something that the first two games did very well. I wish they had stuck with the more traditional adventure format for this one. The artwork is amazing, as usual, but for me, this wasn't enticement enough to even finish the game.
November 1, 2012
fun hidden object game
it's amazing i love the bit that you have to colour in the knight (that is you) and when you have to fight the dragon.
July 9, 2012
Still One of the Best
The Drawn series is still one of the best series--and certainly a legitimate candidate for the best--of casual games, and this installment continues that level of excellence.
Even though this is first and foremost a game, what is most striking in the Drawn series and in this installment is the visuals. The visuals aren't simply clear and colorful--they are terrifically imaginative and distinct from virtually every other game out there.
The gameplay here is challenging, as is typical of this series, though somewhat less challenging than previous installments. (The second game in the series stands out for me in terms of challenge.) Nevertheless, the game makers do expect a good amount of work from players, at least if they want to complete puzzles with little or no help. You'll need to figure out not only how to do something, but also what it is you need to do. The game makers treat players as intelligent, which I appreciate. If one does want help, there's a nice two-tiered hint system, in which you can either get the answer, or just get a nudge.
There's also care put into the storyline, and the storyline, like the visuals, is different from the stories used in so many other games.
My one complaint is that the game seemed short, even with the bonus content, but I would rather have a short game that's dense with quality, than a long game that's tedious, repetitive and imitative.
May 30, 2012
i suppose it was shockingly disappointing how easy the puzzles were, but of course that is if we compare this to the earlier games in the drawn series... but still the adventure was ok, bit too short maybe... it's a real disappointment if compared to the other Drawn games however still, the graphics are awesome, and the way you still paint your way through exploring the different painted worlds... still makes this game better than most of the other games
i still really liked it.. the awesome graphic and unique adventures are worth playing, though i would expect to get more out of a "collector's edition" game, it's still too short... i'm thinking maybe i should have got the normal edition instead.
the chalk board game should be removed, i don't like it, it should be saved for kintergarden
May 28, 2012
The Drawn series
I love the Drawn series, they are so relaxing. I love the scenery. I hope to see more of these games.
May 17, 2012
Not so bad......
its ok to play................
April 23, 2012
Beautiful, but not as Engaging as Previous Eps
I loved the first two Drawn games so much I bought this one without even testing it out first.
I wish I had. It's really beautiful with some inventive animations, but holy COW the loading is SLOOOOW. I very often had to wait 2-3 min for every scene, every turn of the page in the book...and my laptop is only about 14 months old!
The puzzles were much easier than in the other Drawn games, and the storyline was a bit *yawn*, as it didn't seem to add anything new... just bad wizard steals good boy, and that's about it. No surprises there or enchanting twists.
I don't think I would have bought this if I had tested it first. Loved the voice acting and the imagery is first rate, but the slow loading was horrible and the game seems very short with easy puzzles and too-samey storyline.
April 16, 2012