Awakening: The Dreamless Castle
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
Game looked good in the forums, but geez, it just wasn't quite what I wanted. I think it would be really good for maybe 12 and under.
Guess it just wasn't "dark" enough for me!
April 7, 2012
NOT A HIDDEN OBJECT - IT'S A HIDDEN AREA GAME
I buy games all the time from Big Fish. My preference is hidden object. To me this was a waste of my hour. The entire hour is spent looking for what I was supposed to do. I lost interest within the first 10 minutes. Sorry, good for most people by what the ratings show, but not good for those of us just wanting to relax with a regular 'hidden object' game. This just made me way more tense then when I started and TOTALLY FRUSTRATED HAVING TO LOOK EVERYWHERE FOR WHAT TO DO, NOT OBJECTS.
November 21, 2011
I have enjoyed prior Awakening games, but did not like this one. It is often confusing to figure out what to do next. I had to use the owl often.
Also, the puzzles did not have adequate directions as to what the goal was. I skipped more than half of them--which is very unusual for me!
I was very disappointed with this game, and do not recommend it.
March 24, 2013
I didn't hate this game, but I certainly didn't enjoy it.
Great graphics, very appealing, great designs, very modern-looking.
A great storyline that is well accompanied by a great voice-over. The intro is pleasing.
The Hidden Object Scenes. The majority of the objects were hard to find, but some were easy, making them not a complete disaster, but still not enjoyable.
Puzzles were frustrating. They were too hard and annoyed me.
The game wasn't fun to play. I got bored very, very quickly.
No skip button to skip the puzzles.
Hnt took forever to recharge.
You had to free the fairy to get the hint, which was really annoying.
I think this game really needs a strategy guide. For the most part, it was really hard to figure out what to do.
Overall, the game bored me. I didn't like it, which is a shame because the concept seemed really good. It's back to the drawing board for these developers.
July 21, 2012
Good kids game
This game was way too easy, took me only 3 hours to finish. lots of simple puzzles would be good for a 7 or 8 year old.
June 12, 2013
Good for Children
Far too easy.
Only allows 'unlocks' in a specific order.
Not at all challenging, which may be ok for some but not if you're after something like Enigmatits: The Ghosts of Maple Creek - which is excellent, or Dark Dimensions: City of Fog - which is great.
Thought I would try it for a change, would have been nice if more challenging and allowed you to move about without HAVING to do something else first.
November 27, 2012