Awakening: The Dreamless Castle
Recommended for Children and Novices
I recommend this game, because there are only two choices there, but my recommendation is conditional. For experienced adventure gamers, this is a waste of money. For novices, or for younger gamers, this game might be just the thing.
Awakening: The Dreamless Castle is a retelling of the Sleeping Beauty story in the form of an adventure game. The graphics are lovely and the music is pleasant. As the awakened princess you must find your way out of your castle by using objects that you find along the way and solving various puzzles.
There is a very generous hint system in the form of a fairy whose job is to help you.
I found the puzzles too easy to be very interesting, and the game too short (just over 3 hours). These qualities, however, would make Awakening a good introduction to this type of game for children or novices at this sort of game.
December 9, 2011
Princesses and Fairies - A guy's review
Well, I never turn down a free game, and that is how I got to play this sugar sweet fairy tale. I think we can safely say that this game was targeted towards the better gender, primarily the younger ones.
It is a princess story teamed up with a fairy to figure out what she is doing there and what her role is. Along the way she meets several goblins and need to solve puzzles and some junk scene hogs.
All in all the storyline is ok i guess even though it doesn't add to the growth of chest hairs for the male players. The graphics are really nice and the puzzles and hogs are cleverly done on the most part. It is a bit on the easy side, and there is a fair amount of traveling back and forth through the "world".
My wife loves it, and I think a fair share of female players will, young and old both.
As I understand, this is the first of a series that is very popular, which continues the story from where this leaves off. But it is not an irritating ending to this one and it doesn't really leave you hanging. I, personally will be a bit reserved to play those next games, but if my wife downloads them I will surely play them.
Anyhow, I recommend this game mostly for the dames and chicks, not so much for the toms and roosters.
For the guys:
This is the casual games answer to the chick flick, you score points with the wife/girlfriend by playing through it, but you'll have to endure princesses, fairies, unicorns and a storyline that might require a closely placed bucket ;o)
May 22, 2012
Enchanting Fairy Tale
3 1/2 Stars. An enchanting little game that sucks you into a world of magic with faries, goblins, and dragons. Good for kids or adults who like fantasy. It's mostly a puzzle adventure game with maybe 3 or 4 hidden object scenes. Game length was about 2 1/2 hours. It's worth a credit or purchase for those lazy days when you're not looking for a challenge but just want to play.
April 3, 2012
I got it free so it was worth it
so I got this game on a free coupon and thought "hey free why not" right. It wasn't bad it had some fun quality. It was one of my first games from big fish so at the time I found it to be great.
It took me about 8 hours to complete and needed some help here and there but you must try cuz the sequel's are great.
I hope you like
April 5, 2013
Half of game lmssing?
iPad, Awakening: Dreamless Castle
Played half of game-no problems. At Ch. 7, game went into 'Pause'. I cannot resume.
Started new game to replay. Still in 'Pause'. D/L & install was only about 3 min. Is it possible I didn;t get the entire game I paid for?
March 6, 2013
Just good enough to keep playing.
At first this game seemed like it would be completely lame but as I played it I stayed intrigued enough to finish the game to it's completion and I only paid two bucks for it. Graphics are older and the plot is weak, but it does have a lot of littel mini games and puzzles and actually takes 2-3 hours to get through going at a pretty steady pace. I think this is a game that would be great for pre-teens.
April 1, 2012
Good for beginners
I think this game would be fine for beginners or young girls, but it is way too simple for anyone who has played these kinds of games before. The HO scenes were clear and the puzzles very easy to solve. I would not recommend this for anyone looking for any kind of challenge. Graphics were fine. Also, though I never have any trouble w/ BF games running, this one was very jerky and slow.
November 28, 2011
Save your Money
I played the lead up to this game (Awakening: Moonfell Wood) and enjoyed it quite a bit since I wanted something light to play. It's easier than things like Mystery Case Files and Nancy Drew, but still had decent games that keep you interested.
However, this sequel is brutally short (finished it in 2-hours while watching the GOP primaries and making dinner) and was not very interesting at all. There were some okay games but overall, this is definitely NOT worth the money and if I could get a refund, I would ask for one.
January 21, 2012
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
Fun game but slightly confusing
The game is beautiful in graphics and enjoyable in general, being a mix of HOS and fun puzzles with some adventure. However, the adventure is slightly confusing and you sometimes end up searching for what to do or where to go next. The game experience was nonetheless good.
August 30, 2014