Awakening: The Skyward Castle
Great game. Best to play all of this series.
November 8, 2012
For puzzle lovers...
I bought this game on sale, because the positive reviews about it and it looks good, I finally bought this game last month. I know that Boom Zap produces many nice games, some of them are the Dana Knightstone series which are my favorite. I have never played Awakening games before except this one, so I am not sure what exactly is the story. But it looks good, so I might buy the rest of the story, although to be honest, I am not thirlled with the amount of puzzles and mini games in this game. There're so many, maybe more than a hundred? not sure, but I am not a fan of puzzles so I skip almost all of them. The chracters are lovable and cute. I feel that this game is catered to young girls or women, because of the so many fairytale characters in it. The hidden object games are hard; sometimes not clear. Completed the game in 5 hours because I skipped so many puzzles. Still, I like this game and might try playing the rest of the series.
November 6, 2012
I LOVE AWAKENING
i am addictied and completely in love with awakening
November 5, 2012
I love the series but not this one
I finished playing it but had to force myself. I have truly loved the series and was so excited to see a new game. The visual quality was as outstanding as the others. Wonderful story and I love the realm the series takes place in. However, the game was boring. The puzzles were too easy and some of the quests were also too easy. It lacked the adventure I felt playing the other games in the series. There is a map but I am unsure what it is for other than a map. There was no interactive use for it. I do like that they divide the game into chapters so you hit a level of completion and move on. The pirate was a definite Johnny Depp take off and was done poorly. If you are a beginning player I would recommend this game.
November 3, 2012
annoy me and annoy me again !
very nice graphics but very annoying and nonsense puzzles.... i was happy when i've finally finished.
November 2, 2012
Thought game was excellent
It was long, and quite an adventure. The hint owl was exceptionally intelligent in giving relevant clues, and (puzzles not really being my thing) the skip button filled quickly. A few of those had lousy instruction, but it did not take away from a very interesting game experience.The HOS were not too plentiful, and they were very interactive and fun. The ending was satisfying and hints at a sequel. You can't miss with this one.
October 30, 2012
I love the Awakening series, and this was a great addition. It was fun to help Princess Sophia conclude her adventure and become queen. Not everything was resolved, so I'm hoping that upgrading to the collector's edition and gaining access to the playable epilogue will answer those last few questions, but on the whole I was very satisfied. The helpful owl and pocket dragon make a return, and the animation was once again beautiful and lush.
I got a kick out of the pirate character, who was clearly inspired by Johnny Depp's Captain Jack Sparrow. I also quite liked the cute knight captain Sophia has to rescue; maybe it's me, but I was strongly reminded of the character of Alistair from the popular Dragon Age games. I found myself sort of hoping he and Sophia became an item!
I didn't enjoy some of the puzzles, and made use of my skip button, but that's purely a personal preference. On the whole I have no serious complaints, and I'd like to congratulate the developers on a wonderful series!
October 29, 2012
Lovely Gem of a Game
This is a gorgeous game that follows on from the story in the previous 3 Awakening games. Like the rest, this one is filled with love and hope in an untwisted magical world, unlike many other games out there.
- Good storyline, which is detailed and well thought-out.
- Characters add to the experience, lovely helpers and voiceovers. I like the goodness of the characters.
- Tranquil music + bright watercolour-style graphics create an enchanting atmosphere.
- Lots of varied puzzles/mini-games which range from easy to very hard, some interactive hidden object scenes
- Inventory item use was mostly intuitive
- Pretty fast-travel map, hint recharges fast and works everywhere, concise journal,
- Good length (Took me 6-7 hours to finish over a couple of weeks on expert mode. Didn't skip any puzzles, for some I got stuck and needed pen and paper)
Didn't like so much:
- Some puzzles could have better instructions. One repeated puzzle was too much guessing (I heard this was the bonus minigame in the CE version).
I highly recommend this gem! Especially if you enjoy immersing yourself at a slower pace, and don't mind taking time to think in the games. Not too dark or evil, which is refreshing. Well-worth the price!
October 29, 2012
long and chock full of mini-games
This is one of the longest SE games I have played. It took me nearly 9 hours in casual mode and I skipped over half of the gazillion minigames it has, many of which are repeats. Very few HOS's in this game, and overkill on the minigames.
Hint system is fairly specific and readily available; no need for a walkthrough or a CE strategy guide. It is totally a fairy tale -- a nice break from the macabre games -- and has a few interesting characters with bit parts. Good graphics, and the music is soothing.
October 28, 2012
I really enjoyed it! Challenging enough but gave great hints if you asked for them. Fun without being frustrating.
October 20, 2012