Pretty game melds hidden object, adventure, and puzzle play.
Common Sense Media
19 December 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that Drawn: Trail of Shadows is a downloadable game for Windows PCs and Mac computers that combines aspects of hidden object, adventure, and puzzle games. Content is pretty tame -- there’s nothing spookier than a trip through a large, dark tree hollow, and sexuality and profanity are completely absent -- but the tasks and puzzles can be pretty tricky, even for adults well acquainted with games of this type.
Summary: For $10 dollars, the standard edition of Drawn 3 is a great purchase for fans of the point and click genre. It’s full of puzzles to satisfy and beautifully drawn portraits to ogle at. It is definitely a short game; a single play through takes from two to four hours but those hours are full of content. One problem I have is not with the game itself but the difference between the collector’s edition and the standard edition.
Excerpt: Drawn: Trail of Shadows is the third game in the Drawn series from Big Fish Games Studios. The previous games, Drawn: The Painted Tower and Drawn: Dark Flight, tell the story of a young girl named Iris with a magical ability whose life is endangered by a shadowy villain. The second game ends with Iris vanquishing her enemy and taking her place as the rightful ruler of the kingdom of Stonebriar.
Conclusion: This basic story unfolds in less than three hours, not including the bonus chapter, which clocks in with a little over another half hour. Despite its brevity, Drawn: Trail Of Shadows is a gorgeous game that raises casual adventures to new artistic heights, and feels quite unlike any other game available (except its own predecessors).