Drawn is full of beautiful artwork, which is a good job because that's the premise of the game: enter magical paintings to gather clues and find ways of advancing up the tower to rescue Iris. It's a mixture of hidden object finding, using the right objects from your inventory in the right places, and solving a number of moderately taxing puzzles. Well ok, the puzzles aren't that hard to complete, but a number of achievements rely on solving them quickly, or within a certain number of moves, or without making any mistakes. That's actually quite difficult for some of the puzzles on your first attempt where you're trying to figure out what to do, but a second playthrough would snag those. Still, it's not the kind of game to play through more than once, it's a linear story, it's not particularly difficult, and it's over in a little over four hours. As for the ending... what just happened? It was all very rushed, a bit confusing, and left all kinds of questions hanging! I guess it was meant to be a cliffhanger for the sequel, but it felt a bit anticlimactic. Thanks for that. Still, great little puzzle game, pretty easy, looks great, nice music, I liked it. Speaking of the sequel, it doesn't appear to be on Steam yet.
This an excellent game, especially for the price. The artwork is amazing, and it never fails to impress. The puzzles are clever and require you to stop limiting yourself to the way you think the world works. An excellent game, and I would recommend it for anyone.
I enjoyed both the story and the puzzles. The graphics were beautifully rendered. Still, I wish that the game had been longer. I finished the game feeling unsatified with just the taste of the world I got.
Charming game. Not overly simple, but not aggravatingly hard either. Light to moderate challenge I'd say as far as puzzles go, and the music is pleasant to listen to when playing for an hour or two in a sitting. It does have some of the common puzzle game annoyance of having to backtrack and travel though page after page to get from A to E and back to finish some puzzles, but I've seen games where it's much more of an issue. I play it when I feel like a calm, casual game that I can play at my leisure. A good distraction.
Drawn is a great puzzle and adventure game with amazing art and witty puzzles. I enjoyed jumping into different paintings and having to use elements from them or the scenery elsewhere. However, sometimes I got the feeling I was being sent back and forth between paintings or rooms an aweful lot. A bit frustrating with all of the loading, not to mention that the game crashed on me three times from start to finish.
That aside, this game has an interesting and touching plot with bits of information about Iris and her past and possible future in pieces of paper scattered throughout the game and scenes with recordings to keep you motivated. When playing you require patience and smarts, but puzzles can be skipped after a few minutes have gone by (achievements are lost if you skip or don't solve them before this period of time runs out) and luckily there's also Franklin to give a hint or two (and not the easiest ones, at that!). Overall I had a good time playing this game and admiring the graphics. Definitely a recommended game to those who love puzzles and want to take their time completing them.
I hope to see the two sequals of Drawn available on Stream soon.