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Drawn: Trail of Shadows

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Pretty game melds hidden object, adventure, and puzzle play.

Game Mac, Windows 2011
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Drawn: Trail of Shadows expertly melds several types of traditional casual game activities, including seek-and-find scenes, adventure-style investigative tasks, and clever puzzles that require a bit of thought. The pastel colored pictures are beautiful and often highly interactive, and the puzzles, while challenging, are fair and rewarding. One of our favorites involves selecting stencils to create layers of color on eggs in an effort to identically reproduce complex pictures. Such conundrums require both creativity and reasoning skills and prove quite engaging.

Note, though, that while the fantasy characters and storybook settings may seem geared for young children, the game’s difficulty makes it an experience better suited for slightly older kids and grownups. They may not always be easy, but solving these puzzles can make for a highly satisfying gaming experience. This is a perfect game for a parent and child to explore together.

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