Awakening: The Sunhook Spire
Wonderful game to waste an afternoon with
Sunhook Spire is the 5th installment of the Awakening series. Although it follows the story of Princess Sophia's quest to wake her parents from their cursed sleep, it is, like the others, a stand alone game.
In this installment, the dragon and the owl are back and are as lovable and helpful as ever.
3 levels of play; relaxed, normal and dreadmyre
variety of HOS; some of them quite different, ie colour coded objects.
beautiful music and artwork
I played the middle level of the CE and the trial of the SE just to see what the differences were (no morphing objects, bonus chapter, SG or wallpapers etc) Perhaps I should have played the hardest level because I found the game quite easy.
I gave the game 5 stars, but 4.50 would be more acurate. I took points off because, even though I love these games, I am beginning to think the princess will never be reunited with her parents.
I bought the CE without even trying it, because I have played all the other installments and I am always so enthralled with the gorgeous artwork and music, plus this genre of game is my favourite.
As with any game, if you haven't played any of the preceding games, please try the trial and decide for yourself.
September 15, 2013
AWAKEN MY FELLOW AWAKEN FANS!
If you are a fan of the Awakening series your gonna like this game, if you haven't played any games in this series I still think your gonna like this game. Queen Sophia has returned to Sunhook Spire to rescue the Enchantress. She has tried desperately to find a way to reverse the curse that has made her parents fall into a spiritless sleep. The colors are beautiful and the graphics are clear and crisp with magical flair. Your friend the wise owl has returned to assist you with directions as well as hints and that cute baby dragon is your faithful companion. Throughout the game you will be able to add magical powers like wind to your dragon to make him more powerful. The HOS are interactive and I loved the one where you had to find items in a pond as a turtle swims around and when you click on the water itself it reacts just like real water! This game however is all about the puzzles, every scene has plenty of things to do and the puzzles are fun and unique. The first puzzle set the pace for this game and I was hooked, you must exchange different goblin statues that are holding tools to match the hints as shown above but that's all you get are vague hints. Another puzzle I enjoyed was the pattern disks where you had to figure out the pattern with limited clues and missing clues in order to finish the pattern. So whether you are a fan of the Awakening series or not, I still think you will enjoy this game.
September 15, 2013
Based on the Demo
This is a do-not-miss visually spectacular and compelling game. I can't describe how beautiful the graphics are in this game. There is a pocket dragon and an owl to assist the player with lighting fires and giving hints. The H O scenes were not run of the mill, they were different, and a lot of fun, not the usual, let's get this scene over with type of H O. They were interesting, as were the mini games and puzzles. Some of them pretty challenging.
The storyline was great, a young queen searching for her parents encounters evil mercenaries on the way to find them and then must not only find and free her parents but must free herself first.
The voiceovers were done in perfect English, always a plus, and the background music was soothing.
An excellent, must-buy game.
September 15, 2013
The best of the series!
I really enjoyed this game, most entertaining. The graphics were picturesque with lots of eye candy that made you smile at viewing each new area. But importantly, the game did not rely on this only to capture the gamer.
The storyline is good and the game never swayed from the purpose of the story. I like that! There are many unique mini games to enjoy, they made you think a lot. Fantastic voice overs and smooth cut scenes which blend without black screens in between (I hate when games do that). The HOS are well thought-out displays and are enough to add interest for HOS lovers without being overdone. The characters are stunning in their mannerisms and outfitted in detailed splendor that sometimes I actually paused just to look at them. I definitely recommend this game.
November 11, 2013
Awakening:The Sunhook Spire
I still like playing games with help for certain actions
January 1, 2014
FUN Addition to series!!
Loved it, fun addition to series! And the bonus is worth the price of getting the collector's addition!
September 16, 2013
this game is fun and interesting to play
September 16, 2013
Based on DEMO
Based on the demo of the game, Awakening: The Sunhook Spire was a great change of pace compared to the last one, and before I knew it, my hour was up!
It is the most visually stunning of the games, I believe.
The puzzles I tried weren't too hard, but a few did give a nice challenge.
Others have already said what they think of the full game, but as a long-time fan, I think this would be worth the full buy!
February 22, 2014
Better and better
This game gets more and more inventive at each installment. The way they handle HOGs is probably the most unusual. Not only they are interactive, but also you have to switch back and forth between scenes.
The mingames are also inventive. The storyline continues Sophia's saga.
Since the story does not end yet, we may be looking at a new, more inventive game soon.
December 10, 2013
Shock To The System
BASED ON DEMO
Many players have reached the maximum of their cute tolerance, so this game, the latest in a series that has specialised in cute for years, will no doubt suffer from the overload of sweet companions and magical offsiders and baby animals that need rescuing. Which is a shame, because they really do it really well, whilst maintaining a high level of ?gameplay IQ' and design.
So perhaps some of you who are bothered by the sickly sweet (not me, I love it), will forgive this game and enjoy it, if I tell you a little of the challenge and imagination that can be found in the HOs and puzzles, and the general adventure tasks.
In fact, a quick glance through the reviews of the CE will show something you rarely see ? almost everyone, whether they liked the game or not, said the puzzles were hard! I think that?s a first.
The new style of HOP is the first new thing you encounter. It is interesting and a little challenging to start with. The scene is lit by 4 different colours, and each (silhouetted) item is connected to a particular colour. You must switch the lighting to find all the items.
Other HOPs are the usual interactive list, but there are several other kinds of visual puzzles as well. Including multiples of, matching pairs and other pictorial puzzles. All of these are more difficult any of the previous Awakening games.
The other puzzles and mini-games are beautifully woven into the story of the game, and have varying degrees of difficulty (from hard to hardest according to the reviews), and I found some of them quite difficult, had to skip a couple. The SG wasn?t much help.
The map, even though it was a jump map, was also no use as it didn?t contain any helpful information, like active areas, but there was a very helpful hint system in the person of a wise and knowledgeable owl.
And yes, there is a pocket dragon as well, and various other cute creatures who help out.
As I chose not to buy the CE of this one, I can?t tell you what the extras would be, except there are morphing objects and achievements plus the usual items. There are at least one other, not mentioned, item: something called ?Glass House?.
Based on the fact that no one mentioned it in the reviews, I have to assume it?s not something all that exciting. I am still of 2 minds whether to buy it or the CE. Either way, I think it?s a good play, if you can overlook all that beauty ? if you need to.
September 15, 2013