Awakening: The Redleaf Forest Collector's Edition
Disappointing ending to the whole story
The last game of the Awakening series is a rather short, disappointing ending to the whole story. The whole game took 2.5 hrs to complete on Dreadmyre mode, which only proves that it is neither long nor challenging. There are not that many puzzles in the game and they do not pose too many problems. Although the video is as always superb, it seems that the voice actors were changed and they are not very convincing. Finally, the game is missing some "final touches" and still has some minor bugs. All in all I think this is a game only for the biggest fans of the series, and going for the standard version seems to be a better idea.
June 1, 2014
For the big finale to the Awakening series, I was a little disappointed (especially with Sophia's voiceover- she never sounded like that in my head). I also completed it in under three hours, which feels a little short.
The conclusion is rushed and not as epic as I thought it was going to be. Plus, I don't think this is quite CE worthy. The achievements are standard, there are flower stones to collect, a lily-growing bonus game, and the bonus story came a little out of the blue for me (the game wraps up 100%), but that's all insofar as gameplay (there are also wallpapers and that sort of thing).
Not a bad game, especially for turning in credits or for a sale, but you may consider waiting for the SE.
May 31, 2014
I have been following the Awakening Series since the beginning and I was so excited when I logged on to Bigfish and saw Awakening: The Redleaf Forest. I purchased it and started playing right away. As I started playing my happiness quickly turned to disbelief. This game was boring, and predictable. I was so upset. Games in a series are suppose to get better not tank and go down hill.
June 1, 2014
Do not get me wrong, it was an ok game with a nice and cohesive story line. I enjoyed the hidden objects games mostly because there weren't many of them and they were interactive.
The hint system was very helpful and the map allowed you to transport to the place you wanted, it also showed where there are places of interest (but the map was not pretty in my opinion). If you are used to the Awakening art work, then you will not be disappointed with this one and I did not mind the voice over that much although the characters were a bit static.
And although it has a good predictable ending (who ever thought it was going to be anything else) and it does wrap nicely in the main game. But it was still disappointing, not sure exactly why, maybe the expectations were too high.
Maybe because it was really short, almost 3h for the main game, also some of the info for the puzzles was worded in a way that did not make sense.
But mostly I did not enjoy the small glitches, for example clicking in a HOG many times on the right object and not ticking it off, only for the hint to show that exact object after and finally selecting it. And this happened in scenes as well and more frequently towards the end making it annoying and me arguing with the laptop :D . This made it feel unfinished, especially the last puzzle in the bonus chapter which had this weird line in the middle of the screen.
And about the bonus chapter, it was cute and managed to give information about what happened to almost all the characters after the event from the main game.
However is it just me or did they use one of the scenes from the Awakening kingdom game( the 3rd sub-location in Mystic Copse) in the tree house in the bonus game?
Anyway, it was a good ending for the series, but it did not live up to the previous games.
June 4, 2014
Lots of mini games found instructions vague
I played the full game plus the bonus chapter. I enjoyed the main game but if you aren't a fan of mini games beware there are lots, even in the bonus chapter. For me there were too many. Even some of the hidden objects were hard to find (too small). For me the game ended up being just ok. In some ways I wish I hadn't been so impatient and waited for the standard edition and saved my 10 bucks for something else. I did have to leave the game and come back because it froze on one of the mini games as well. Like I said there were lots of mini games and I don't like them all that much. Those of you who like a challenge I think this one will provide that in the harder levels. I'm at the middle of the road for this one. Ok is about all I can say about it.
May 31, 2014
Don't know what all those 5 star rave reviewers are on about. Personally, I found the game just OK. And the Bonus Game....oh man....talk about absolutely childish!! Believe me, you're better off getting the SE.
So, before buying this CE read up more from those reviews that show you the down side to this game. That way you can make an informed decision.
Don't get me wrong; it's a good game and you get to see the final (albeit pathetic) ending. I just don't believe this CE is 5 star material....nor worth the price of a CE.
June 6, 2014
I have bought and played every game in this series but OH DEAR was disappointed with this one. Had finished the whole game in 3.5hrs including the bonus chapter.
Ho's were fab and different but I felt the game lacked cohesion and I agree with a few other reviewers that is felt like it had been thrown together with scenes from other games in the series.
The map was very annoying and switched off the sound altogether as found the music and voice overs annoying.
Not worth a CE price tag for it though and this series deserved abetter finale.
BUT all said and done try it for yourself and see what you think
June 5, 2014
Hidden object game
I bought this as I have the set as expected fabulous backgrounds from Boom Zap was not certain that this was a good game I thought they had thrown everything they had at the game a bit of a cobbled together feeling about it there was a lot of Ho to get through a bit over powering all together not a bad game but I prefer the other games in the series
June 3, 2014
I love the Awakening series
This has to be the worst of the Awakening series. I wish I would have waited for the SE version to come out. The game only took a few hours to play. I played using no hints and a couple times I just wondered around clicking on absolutely everything. But my biggest complaint is the strategy guide. You spend the extra money for the game and all you get is the first scene of each chapter in the guide...and there is no help at all for the bonus round. I am very disappointed with this game. This will be a game that I don't play again.
June 29, 2014
Tough to finish
Sorry, there really isn't anything wrong with this game. Guess I've just outgrown goblins, etc. Forgot about the dragon and spent an hour trying to figure out where to find matches and the hint button kept showing me the same thing that I "did'nt" have an item for, i.e. the dragon. Have started and stopped and played a different game, so it isn't holding my interest.
July 4, 2014