Awakening: The Sunhook Spire Collector's Edition
Not as good as previous Awakenings
I used to love Boom Zap and their Awakening series. But this game is much below their standard. The minigames were confusing, some of them were too easy and other too hard. Most of the time I didn't know what to do even with instructions. I think they should just stick with the usual easy and fun minigames. I had to use skip and hint many times which I usually don't do. The story wasn't so enjoyable. I think they just didn't have any new ideas for the series. And the bonus gameplay was downright boring.
The graphics and music were beautiful as usual though.
I reccomend to play old Awakening instead.
October 1, 2013
Awakening the sunhook Spire
I was really disappointed with this game. I love the Awakening series but will be reluctant to buy another. It was a boring game and also did not like the graphics much or the characters. Nothing like as good as the other graphics on the other Awakening series. Also i had to keep asking for hints on nearly every scene. Not really good enough not as magical
September 30, 2013
Made for Younger Audience or Folks Looking for Easy Play
I bought this game too soon after the release. I needed to wait until more people played it. It seems to be based on a much younger audience. If you've played a lot of HO games, then you're probably going to be disappointed. Games were pretty simple and not very challenging. I didn't care for the characters always speaking at every move explaining what I needed. I didn't have it on simple play either.
August 28, 2013
Play only if you need to complete the series
Played the Dreadmyre mode and was way too easy.
Lack of instructions in mini games was frustrating.
The game felt like it was just thrown together to get another one in the series released. Most puzzles involved a lot of random clicking to solve. sorry but this is not one of my favorites.
August 25, 2013
awakening the sunhook spire
this game was very boring no help from the hints never knew where you had to go even the strategy guide was wrong on one of the puzzles so I never bothered to finish the game very disappointed
August 25, 2013
CE version? Rather, once again, an old game which is to be sold new with a few extensions. Actually, a simple HO game like many others. Common graphics, appropriate music, simple puzzles. I wonder why I should buy it again?
August 18, 2013
Continuation of the Awakening Series - Cute Fairytale
I would agree with others. This is another in the series of poor Sophia trying to reunite with her parents. This series has gone stale and to me, should be ended. Kinda like some TV series which don't know when to end. Same old fairy tale theme. The dragon is back in this game along with the owl. If you like fairytales and "cutesy" you will like this game. This game is very similar to the previous games. I see no improvement nor anything new at this point in the game. I played for 25 minutes and grew tired of the game. If you enjoyed the Awakening series, you will love this as it is a continuation of the same old style puzzles and HO scenes. I am tired of fairy dust and "cutesy." As another has said, this would be an excellent game for children but it more adult based. Again, this is a personal opinion. It is still a well constructed game, but be warned that it is full of pixie dust and cuteness.
August 17, 2013
Fairy tale game - fun for those who like them
Based on one-half of demo, found this to be a fun game, although mostly for children. There appears to be a lot to do. There are morphing objects and "achievements." Didn't see a map. The HOS are not always the same. In one, you changed the magic mirror to the color of the object you wanted to find. There is a little dragon and an owl "helper," who can get a bit annoying. Lots of dialog, which can be speeded up. I, for one, would like to see some good scary games more often. Too much fairy tale stuff gets old fast. (my opinion only).
August 17, 2013
If you are not into gaining achievements, if you are into skipping minigames and using lots of hints, then you may be OK with this game (as long as you are not getting so bogged down with extremely difficult minigames that you cannot follow the storyline!)
I played the demo and thought it was going to be a fantastic addition to my Awakening collection. However, I may have been wrong. I still don't know. I was unable to get too far in the demo because I kept getting bogged down with ALL of the minigames! They do not have clear instructions and the SG is very little help! Plus, you have to exit the game and go to the SG, then get back into the game. So, the SG is not exactly "user friendly". It wasted a lot of time.
I was disappointed with this game because it did not flow. The story did not flow because it kept getting bogged down.
August 18, 2013
TOO BORING TO FINISH
BASED ON PLAYING 3/4 GAME ON EXPERT LEVEL
I loved the Awakening series prior to this one, but this game is boring x 10. The graphics are disappointingly fuzzy. The mini games are so easy they're laughable. The story was uninspired and mind numbing. It made me not care at all about Sophia, her parents or anything else going on. The game seemed like a bunch of left over scenes from the previous games stitched loosely together to form this "new" game. I didn't see where one area related to another and I didn't care. I began to yawn from the lackluster totality of this game and then found myself falling asleep about halfway through. Then I went and got some caffeine and tried to force myself to finish this game and failed. I would rather take the financial loss than continue. I'm very disappointed because I couldn't wait for this sequel to come out. I am totally shocked that it's as badly done as it is. Please try the demo before you buy to make sure it's your kind of game. Sorry I couldn't give this the glowing review I expected to give it.
August 20, 2013