Drawn: The Painted Tower
A bit too child oriented for my taste
My initial perception of the game was that it would have a feel like the movies Labyrinth or Return to Oz.
But as you go on you find that is not so. The art is nice in an interesting stylized way but the story definitely geared slightly too much towards a younger crowd for me.
It should also be noted that this game is more of a story puzzle game than a hidden object game. You don't have the jumbled screens in which you have to identify listed items. You just have to go around the game looking for items that you have to use elsewhere.
And this part is just me, but something about the Drawn games felt a bit tedious and boring too. I played a bit of one other one to see if it was different, but definitely the same.
I know many other people love these games and justly so, just thought I'd put this out there for people who might be a bit more like me.
November 24, 2011
It is an ok game
I got tired fast. It was a little slow and lots of time going back and forth between parts. The hint button was slow and the hints were not that good. Not really and HO but that is ok just puzzles that are vague to figure out at times. I only played 60 min and decided to try another one.
August 15, 2012
Only if you are patient!
This game has awesome graphics, story line, music and I love the narrators voice. But I have played a lot of these games and this is one of the slowest, most frustrating games I have played. There is so much that they don't tell you how to do so you have to use the hint button or skip most of the puzzles. The hint button is very slow to recharge and only gives you a little info at a time and has to recharge between each one. I consider myself relatively good at these kinds of games but wow, this one is only for the very patient and for those who have a lot of time. I recommend it simply because it is a great game in other ways but I found it very frustrating and thus not a lot of fun.
February 22, 2012
Maybe it was just too sophisticated for me?
I purchased this game for me MAC and then shortly after starting it realized I'd played it to completion already on my iPad.
The story is beautiful. The graphics, are, at times, stunning. The VO was wonderful: it reminded of Edward Everett Horton who was the VO actor for several cartoons that had a "moral to the story." There's something very find about this game. Consequently, I'd recommend it, just not for someone seeking what I seek.
I really to like the darkness of the games I play and this is not that....it's almost a fight between good and evil and you believe that good will win the whole time. This is, in part, because of the calming tones of the narrator. It's a wonderful story but it's not a HOG/Puzzle/Adventure in the normal mode. It's what makes it special, but just not for me.
Ironically, I will recommend it highly for other who are, perhaps, just more open to change/different ways of doing things than I am. Please don't let this review hinder you from getting it. IT IS GREAT....It's just not my cup of tea. I liked Cinderstone Orphanage and Nick Chase: Detective and Infected: The Twin Vaccine. This is very different and still very good.
July 30, 2012
Did not fulfill my expectations
To be honest, everyone's been raving about it. So in faith, I got both this, and the sequel in faith.
Sure, the graphics are stunning, and the gameplay challenging.. But often times, the instructions weren't clear and it did not engage me. It just made me want to quickly get the game over and done with and the ending was like, What..?
I guess that's why there is a sequel, but .. Srsly? -.-
December 11, 2011
much too slow
takes ages to change scenes. much too slow so i quicklt got bored. wont be buying the full version might not even finish the trial
January 19, 2013
not my kind of game
This was a different fine of hidden object i play several hidden object games and i just wasnt too excited while playing this one its sometimes confusing i seemed to get stuck one on thing for a while cool idea just not my hidden object favorite
December 3, 2011
Just not to my tastes...
The graphics on this game are stunning - no need to belabor that more than it already has been. A caution, though - if you prefer more realistic graphics as opposed to stylized "painted" cartoons, this isn't for you.
I prefer adult themes, although this child friendly game was a nice change. If I had children, I could definitely see many happily shared hours playing this game. For me, much of the play was a bit boring. The puzzles held my interest, but directions could have been clearer (or at least reasonably apparent).
Overall a nice game, well put together and highly original. I recommend this game for those who want a lighter mood for their adventure games or want family oriented themes.
December 26, 2012
Sorry, not good.
This game is one of the worst I've bought. It is so slow. Has to "load" for each room/scene. And you have to go back & forth so much that it wastes time. Did not hold my interest at all. Don't usually say anything bad, but, I thought others might want to know before purchasing.
July 15, 2012
I Just Couldn't Get Into It!
I didn't really care for this game. Admittedly, it IS different from what I am used to. But I just could not get into it. I tried to last the whole hour of this game and I could NOT do it! It was not fun for me. The visuals do change and become somewhat beautiful, (and I use that word lightly), once you complete a drawing of Iris'. It was quite the challenge to figure out what to do. You do have a hint helper. But to me, he wasn't as helpful as I needed him to be. If I were to buy this game, I would have definitely been using the walkthrough for this one at least 3/4s of the way through this game. And I don't roll like that. Using it now and then for when you get stuck is one thing. But not what I deem may have been the entire time. The storyline was literally clear. Maybe if I played it a little while longer, I would have had a better understanding. But I'm nowhere near interested enough to find out. So I definitely will NOT be buying this game. And I DO NOT recommend it!
January 19, 2013