Awakening: The Dreamless Castle
if i could play the game then i could give u a balanced view
on downloading i opened up the trial demo, only too find that the cursor was invisible, so had too click around untill i hit the menu tab, then click around again to change the cursor so that the the game, (usually once this is done i get a visible cursor) but not this time, frustrating/time consuming so anyone wishing to buy it before they trial beware.
do test it on your iMAC 1st, ive OSX 10.7.3 Good luck
this game should be updated but the programmers do take their time about it.
March 6, 2012
The "Awakening" games are for young and old. They are cute, easy and relaxing.
The journal contains the clues you found. There is no map but a lot of to and fro.
Ok, there is no real challenge, but it gave me 2 hours of enchanting time!
May 15, 2013
A must play for the beginning of a great series!
This was actually one of the first games I've ever purchased and once I finished the game it was hard to find others that compared to the high quality and catching story line of this game. This game immediately catches your attention with the beautiful graphics and relaxing music. You are instantly taken away into another world where beauty is not spared. This game is easy to understand and the graphics are clean. Well done Boomzap!
April 25, 2013
HIGH QUALITY GAME
A little less than 4 hours in casual mode. Game tracks playing time. After the game is played, you can play Goblinjong to reveal various secrets of goblins and fairies. Ending sets up the next adventure for Princess Sophia. Very enjoyable game.
Largely an adventure game in a medieval castle. 1st in a series. Beautiful graphics and well-developed, skillfully-told story. A little light on the uncluttered, colorful and very detailed HOS ? and most of the objects look like they really belong there. Experienced players will find the game loaded with a wide variety of interesting but fairly easy (although they do vary in difficulty) puzzles/mini-games. Newer players may have to give the puzzles and mini-games a little more thought, but they aren?t tough enough to cause you to pull your hair out. Hint system (a fairy) is fairly helpful, pointing you in the right direction. Very nice voice overs
April 23, 2013
My advice is to play this game and then the rest of the series. These games are visually beautiful, the stories draw you into their worlds and the games are just plain fun. I was able to play all 3 of these in expert without hints, but I still felt challenged. Play it, you'll love it.
April 22, 2013
another good sequel!
Well, it's Boomzap!
I'm enjoy playing this and having fun.
April 18, 2013
'Need to use one's perceptive powers' game
At first I couldn't really get into this game as there weren't enough clues but then I decided to check out the 'walkthroughs' (ie I cheated) but just to check out where I'd gone wrong and once I'd sorted it I thoroughly enjoyed the game. It was a tough job trying to stop playing it and I recommend it to all and sundry who enjoy HOG's with a good story line to them. Graphics were amazing as well.
April 7, 2013
Oh my, to be a princess!!
If you want to talk about a beautifully drawn game, this is it!! From beginning to end it is just the best. Not too difficult to play but you do have to think in this one. The games are fun and not terribly difficult but there are a few that will give you a bit of difficulty. The storyline is easy to follow and you get little "helpers" along the way. What a series this will be if you start on this one. I own them all and I go back and replay the entire series and love them even more every time. Hope you will too!!
March 1, 2013
Beautiful sweet relaxing game
I have all of the awakening games and love each one just as much as the previous one. This was one of my first introductions to adventure based gaming and this series sets the bar high. The graphics are beautiful and the storyline is sweetly charming but very captivating to where even my rough 'n tough husband was peeking over my shoulder helping me out. Though I read in a few other reviews that the game play is more childish in nature some of the puzzles are quite difficult and is best for ages tween to adult. Even though the game play at times is pretty basic it never gets boring. You move from room to room completing tasks and finding objects that help you on your way out of the castle. Most of the game play is centered around finding objects (not in a HO scene) that help in solving puzzles and completing "mini-games" to get to the next task. This is a must try and worth every penny to buy!
December 2, 2012
Very neat, cute game
This is my second time trying to play this game. The first time, I thought this game is rather childish, with fairies, goblins, sleeping princess, dragons, but I got the chance to play Skyward Castle and I begin to like this game, although I am sad to say I play it from the end to the beginning. I don't know the starting of the story, so I tried this game. I liked it overall, very cute and neat. The puzzles are not overbearing like most Boom Zap games, the graphic is excellent, nice music although quite repetitive. Very few hidden object scenes but that's alright. Will surely try other titles in the series.
November 21, 2012