Awakening: The Sunhook Spire
kind of hard game.
played casual. low/no sound. hint/skip charge fast. mini games were mostly hard for me. great story in a series of other great games. queen sophia is looking for her parent's spirits. there is a gnome that has cast a curse over all at sunhook spire. it is up to her to fix things. you have to think about what to do sometimes. there is a diary and map. i didn't really use the map so i don't know if it is interactive or not. sequel.....i don't doubt it.
October 6, 2013
Just like the others this one was great, however it was over to quickly.
October 6, 2013
Not a bad game...
I did demo the CE and didn't feel that it was CE worthy for reasons you can read in that review. I decided to demo the SE version and found the following: The graphics and game play were very nice. Vibrant colors throughout the game. Very nice voice overs. HOGs were well done and a little different. Games were not all that difficult, although they did take some thought and time to complete (I did skip one). Music is nice, but gets annoying after awhile.
Hint recovery is very quick. Didn't care for how the hint system was set up though...too much reading to get to the point. Did not care for the jump map set up either...everything too close together and not clear. There is a lot of running back and forth, so you really need to use the map a lot.
This wasn't a bad SE, but still don't think it was CE worthy. I am going to get this SE, only because I now have 13 punch credits and need to use one before I lose it. Nothing new in the story line, but the games made this one challenging, and I think all level of players would find this one interesting. I think this one is closer to 3.5 stars.
As always, try it for yourself and see what you think. We all have different tastes in games and you may find this one not quite what you are looking for, or it may the perfect game for you. Thanks for the reviews.
September 15, 2013
The Sunhook Spire
I am an intermediate player. This game was a challenge for me. For those who like a challenge, this is for you. I love and own all the previous Awakening games. The visual scenes alone was what drew me. Then the story line; always excellent. I traveled and fought along side Queen Sophia in her quest to find/save her parents from Dreadmyre. It's great!!! However, for me this version falls just a little short of the previous games. Not in the visuals, it has the same beautiful graphics as all the others. It's the many puzzles/mini games that got to me after a while. I ended up skipping a couple of them. For people who love to solve puzzles, etc, try this games. You will love it. I'd rate this game at 31/2 stars.
September 25, 2013
played all the awakenings
not enjoying this one much
its kinda slow and boring repetitve
November 2, 2013
Awakening:The Sunhook Spire
Loving the other Awakening games, I was eagerly looking forward to the release of this one. I was VERY disappointed in the mini games. There was very little information given, yes, even with the owl's help, on how to play the puzzles. I thought the Collectors Edition was not worth the extra few dollars. I will be cautious buying the next Awakening. To me, the story line did not compare to the other 4 games. Very Disappointed!!
September 30, 2013
Tired of the Sophia storyline. They need to start over with a new character, maybe a brother or sister. Puzzles were decent, but the directions weren't explained well at all. Graphics were beautiful as usual, but overall the game is a bore.
November 17, 2013
A Disappointment Compared to Previous Games
I've enjoyed some of the previous games in The Awakening series, particularly the first few, but they seem to be of lower quality with each new game. This one is the worst yet, in my opinion, and it reeks of laziness on the part of the developers. The graphics are fuzzy and dated, the puzzles are simplistic, the voiceovers are terrible, and other than the dragon, the cute quality that was so evident in earlier offerings has all but disappeared. I found myself hurrying through just to get it over with. This was a huge disappointment for me, and I definitely won't purchase the next one in the series.
October 20, 2013
Far too easy to play. The mini games are just push the buttons in order and do not think about it. Actually fell asleep while playing this game. Even if it was on sale it was a waste of money. Even my kids finished it in just over an hour.
September 22, 2013