|a game by||SLim Games|
|Editor Rating:||7/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||10.0/10 - 2 votes|
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|See also:||Eroge Games, Dating Simulator, Nudity Category|
Let’s start off with an obvious statement. No one wants to get hit by a car. I think we can say that with some confidence. However, if you were to find yourself in front of a speedy piece of metal, fall into a coma and wake up two years later with absolutely no memory of who you are or what you’re doing on this earth. It would be assumed that this would be a nightmare but in The Awakening, it is perhaps the new lease of life that you’ve always needed.
This game plays like a number of games within the adult genre, with gameplay that focuses heavily on player choices, navigation of a mini-map and interacting with characters and objects to push on the narrative. While a lot of games will rely heavily on their narrative to drive the game forward, this title uses a range of slick 3D rendered images to complement this storyline. So that’s exactly where we will begin, with the presentation of this game.
This game has a presentation that serves the format very well. The game tells its story through a series of very high definition images which in some cases look identical to real-life itself. The characters models are very well designed with hair, facial structure and clothing all looking very detailed with varied textures, adding to the realism of the game and immersion of the player.
The environments also look flawless in this game, with some textures that make the game look like an image taken from a camera. The downside to the overall presentation, however, is the smaller assets and the in-world props such as vehicles and inanimate objects. These often seem to have less detail and more smudged textures than other in-game assets that can take the player out of the experience. Overall though, its a very classy looking game.
A fun concept
The game’s storyline, while starting on a rather morbid tone, picks up rather quickly and turns into a rather light-hearted path to discovery. As you don’t know who you are, this story allows you to piece together your past while making a new life in the present. The stories writing is also pretty good to support this fun concept. The writer has the ability to deliver a variety of scenes that build characters, create tension, help to form a bond with characters and the player and when the time comes for more intimate moments, the game delivers these without falling into the common trap of hyperbole or ridiculousness.
Easy and Accessible
What you want from a game like this is a control scheme that is simple, easy to understand immediately and allows the narrative and visuals to take centre stage. In The Awakening, this is indeed the case. The control scheme is simple, the navigation between different areas is easy to grasp. The UI when entering dialogue or otherwise is great and at no point in time does it ever intrude on the core gameplay.
It’s like sexy amnesia
This game, although a little farfetched and silly at times, really does have a lot going for it. Whether you’re talking about the great visuals, the apt sound design, the solid narrative and characters or the simple but effective UI. This game is a very serviceable adult title that tells a good story and delivers on a very fun concept. If you’re into these types of games, this one is certainly one to put on your watch list.
- Nice visuals
- Simple controls
- Good storyline
- Great UI
- Objects within the game can have inconsistent textures.
- The storyline isn’t firmly set in reality.
Download The Awakening
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP