Drawn?: Trail of Shadows
Not nearly as good as the first two
I never thought I'd say this, but I actually miss the darker aspects of the first couple games. I mean, I like pretty scenery and all, but the storyline just seemed so pointless and fairytale-like that it lacked incentive for me to continue. It seems obvious that they ran out of ideas, as there really is no point to a story whose ending we can figure out from the beginning.
However, I did finish, and that was another problem; the game was extremely short, and I'm actually sorry I spent a credit on it. There were some fun mini-games and such sprinkled throughout, but really, everything is so linear and simple that the game felt more tedious than immersing.
This feels like it's going the same route as the Dream Chronicles series. Hopefully that won't be the case with the next one. I'd only recommend this at DD price.
November 30, 2011
Not worth the purchase price
Beautiful visually, but game lasted max 2 hours. Ended pretty abruptly.
November 19, 2011
A little disappointed..........
I love the series, but this game was so so very short. I finished it in like an hour or two.
November 23, 2011
What The Heck
i was thoroughly disappointed with this follow up game.....primarily because it was wayyyyy too short....the first one set the bar, the second did alright, but this one was a disaster in terms ending....the graphics as always were beautiful, the scenes were interesting but the interactive plays were not challenging at all....this has taught me never to buy a game that does not provide game time.....better luck next time drawn............ugggggggggg
November 22, 2011
You won't be challenged
This is the third in a series produced by Big Fish Studios & the graphics & artwork are, for the most part excellent but in a few places the brightness of the visuals changed & the screen looked a little like an over-exposed picture. The screens also moved a little left & right to give the impression of 3D however, if like me this made you queasy it can be turned off in the Options menu.
I really liked the voiceover, it was like listening to a fairy tale told by my grandfather & the music was subtle & melodic.
There are two modes of play; casual with sparkles & experienced without. You get an objective list but no hint button, instead if you click on the objective list you will be advised what to do next to achieve it. In addition, a little way into the game, you will receive a book which gives the story & is also interactive although it is not always logical as to what actions to perform so I ended up clicking everything.
The cursor will change a puzzle piece when you come across items of interest which you should remember as you will no doubt need to perform an action later. Some of the puzzles were fun but all in all I found this too much like a child?s story so am not tempted to buy so this review is based on an hour?s demo.
I am only recommending this game as you should give the demo a whirl & if you like it then it will pass a rainy afternoon
November 27, 2011
Way too short, not worth the price
I try to get games that will entertain me for a decent period of time, and this one failed miserably. I got to the end of the "demo" in the hour trial. I figured there would be plenty more after that, but I was sorely disappointed. I finished the game in about 2 hours, all told, without much challenge. There are plenty of other games that are better value.
November 30, 2011
Drawn: Trail of Shadows
This game was a disappointment compared to the two previous games. The game was far to short, as an SG it was alright it was definitely not worth it as a CE. The visuals had the same wonderful quality most Drawn games have. The puzzles were far to simple and the story was not well developed. The premise seemed fine but the game was so short it did not have much time to develop. If it is a daily deal or you have a punch card credit you need to use then go for it otherwise hold on to your money for a game that is a little more of a challenge.
November 19, 2011
I downloaded the trial version first, and although I had problems with a few glitches in the game, I liked the changes in the graphics with the scene moving with the cursor, so when I got to the end of the trial, I bought it. The problem was, there wasn't much more to the game after the point I reached in the trial! If I had known how short the game was I never would have bothered buying it. That is the second game I bought this month that was that way. In my opinion, the trial should just be a taste of things to come, so I would expect the game to last at least twice as long as the trial. If this keeps happening I will stop purchasing and just play the demos.
February 25, 2012
Nice Puzzle Game
Drawn 3: Trail of Shadows has creative puzzles to be solved as you make your way through the story. It is the variety and beautiful details of the puzzles that make the game charming. Although I missed the design of Drawn 1, which looked like cardboard cutouts (there are some puzzles in Drawn 3 that look like that).
February 23, 2012
Not so much
I didn't think there was nearly the substance to this game compared to the two previous incarnations. Pretty disappointing......Some of the puzzles were way beyond the time I wanted to spend discovering where they were going.
November 18, 2011