Awakening: The Sunhook Spire
Running out of Story
I love the Awakening Series, but this one feels like the story has nowhere else to go. the entire saga just involves the Spire and doesn't advance the tale much at all. Still, it's beautiful to look at and fun to play.
Pros: The owl and Dragon are always fun, and the time the dragon changes throughout the game. Graphics and sounds are great. Activities are logical and you clear your deck between each chapter so you aren't dragging stuff around. Nice characters (Ironhoof).
Cons: NO MINIGAME EXPLANATION - There were a lot of mini-puzzles I skipped because there was no explanation as to the how the game was played. Some are easy to figure out; others didn't seem worth the effort. The hint shows you a move - but that's it. Story lacks. It's very much a "go here, do this, do that." Game. The parent flashbacks don't move anything forward and you're pretty much in the same place at the end of the game as the beginning. Grimble is more annoying (might be a pro if you like hating him).
Overall, a solid game with a lackluster motivation.
December 13, 2013
played all the awakenings
not enjoying this one much
its kinda slow and boring repetitve
November 2, 2013
this one was tough to follow!!!
i have all the games in this series, and i never have had so much trouble following a game, knowing where to go next or what to do as i did with this one. it was so incredibly vauge that i found myself getting really frustrated and ready for it to be over...highly unusual for this story line and these creators. i agree with upping the difficulty level guys, however i think you took it a bit too far. great concept though. some of us still like a nice relaxing game; not one that makes us want to quit without finishing ;and i was THAT close. please bring back the easy-going format.
February 4, 2014
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