Awakening: The Skyward Castle Collector's Edition
This game was terrible in comparison to the 3 preceding games.
I had been looking forward to another chapter in this series, but was sadly disappointed. Mini-games were WAY overdone. Every time I turned around i had to solve a puzzle. Ridiculous! HOs were sparse. Way too much running back and forth. Map allowed you to navigate to locations, but no indication if action was needed.
CE not worth the money. Series of mini-games.
September 7, 2013
Very disappointing end(?) to the Awakening series
I thoroughly enjoyed the first three Awakening games. I really appreciated the pacing of the story and the lovely graphics. The Skyward Castle unfortunately did not stick to the same standards as the previous games.
The storyline felt cobbled together and the totally abrupt and underwhelming ending was a major disappointment.
Overall, it was a very easy game to play. There are not a lot of hidden object scenes, this is more of an adventure game. I found that it was easy enough to navigate through the scenes, even though going back and forth across the same scenes several times got very boring.
The music was okay, but not as nice as the previous 3 games. I didn't find myself humming along to any of the scores. The graphics were pretty enough.
This is the first game from which I acutally would like to get my money back!
October 6, 2012
Other games better
I purchased this game without playing the demo based on how much I liked the other Awakening games. This one had too many things that annoyed me and I learned that just because you liked one chapter in a game series, you may not like subsequent one. You couldn't always interact with something until you interacted with something else first in a different area which created a LOT of going back and forth. That made me wander around wondering what I missed only to find out I was just in a room a few minutes ago and was unable to interact with the item I needed. That made the game feel like it took forever. I actually gave up towards the end because it was no fun going back and forth between 4 rooms for an hour! Many of the mini games were poorly explained. Some had a simple sentence (do A to get B), your actions with the game reflect the instructions, but the desired result is definitely not happening. Skipped through several of those. Try the demo before you buy if you played the other Awakening games and like them
September 7, 2012
Did not work properly
When I tried to play this game it did not work correctly. I tried to click on several items numerous times and nothing happened. It was like the area I needed to click on was not aligned with the object that needed to be clicked on. I was disappointed as I have never had this problem with any other game or my mouse. I would have liked to play the game and possibly purchase it but was unable to play the demo.
September 15, 2012
Awakening series has gone downhill fast
I loved the first 2 Awakening games and enjoyed the third, although it wasn't quite as good. This fourth game is awful. I have two major complaints. The first is that I often had no idea where to go or what to do next. There was no logical sequence or coherence to the story. I found myself using the owl to direct me all the time. The second complaint is that too many of the puzzles made no sense and had no helpful directions. These were usually the unique puzzles that I really wanted to play, but I could never figure out what I was supposed to do. After an hour of arranging and rearranging things without any pattern appearing, I just didn't care anymore. I've never skipped so many puzzles! I'm not a newbie and I've played at least 100 of these hidden object-puzzle-adventures, but have never been so lost. This took all the fun out of it. By the time I came to the bonus Epilogue, I was really frustrated. This turned out to be the most confused chapter of all. Instead of wanting more, I was relieved when it was finally over. This was my favorite series and I'm very sad that it went so bad.
October 24, 2013
I wish I had not purchased this!
The mini-games were annoying and repetitive so I skipped most of them. The creators are still using bad grammar and that ticked me off too. I am at the bonus game now and gritting my teeth to finish it. Having said all of this I loved the earlier games. This one just wasn't my cup of tea.
August 27, 2012
Loved the other installments but this was BORING!
I have enjoyed playing the previous games in this series. However this game was seriously repetitious. The same boring mini games over and over again, most of which I skipped.
The characters and story line are unengaging
I played until the end hoping that it would be get better but it failed on all levels.
September 27, 2012
I wish I hadn't purchased this
There is no continuity to this game. Most games you can pretty much figure out what you need to do. This was all over the place. I WILL be deleting this once I finish it, IF I finish it. I just need to say right now, I'm really frustrated with this game.
August 29, 2012
I realy loved the first Awakening. It was charming and light with just a hint of dark, it was slightly innocent. The second Awakenin was darker, I really did not care for it. It was very jumbled and confusing. I am really not sure if I finished it before deleteing it. I played this a whole 15 minutes and deleted in disgust! It is very dark and jumbled. I do not having to use the strategy guide almost from the beginning but found myself using it after only playing 5 minutes. Glad I didn't buy it before trying it!! I wish that developers would either stick to the original format when making sequels or not make them at all!!!
August 26, 2012
overdosed on cutesy fairy content
Definitely for kids. It's like watching the commercials between cartoons on Saturday morning,overly bright colors, artwork that belongs in a child's fairy tale book. It's complete with some kitschy owl companion that makes bad puns. So glad I'm not diabetic or I would have needed more insulin to play even the 15 min I played. Couldn't take anymore. Puzzles are super easy, I played on whatever they titled the expert mode. A 10 yr old girl would probably like the music and voices, but I found them incredibly annoying.
August 25, 2012