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  • Summary: In an enchanted world of mystery, beauty and boundless imagination, begins the epic quest of Lydia, a young girl embarking on a journey of enlightenment that takes her to the gates of Dragonvale Academy where she will become a new apprentice. Upon her arrival, something is terribly amiss. The campus is deserted and even Celeste, Lydia's best friend who is a scholar at the Academy, is no where to be found! While exploring, Lydia stumbles across a most disturbing object... a doll she gave Celeste as a keepsake. It is now clear to Lydia that treachery and sorrow lurks in the halls of the Academy. Accompanied by a charmed dragon named Zak, Lydia must quickly overcome trials in The Chamber of Passage, understand the secrets of the runes and glyphs, and master the forces of magic to uncover the mystery behind Celeste's disappearance, Dragonvale Academy and the beloved keepsake. [Adventure Company] Expand
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26
  1. It has a couple of problems here and there (like odd echoes to the dialogue), but it sports a couple dozen intriguing puzzles, it’s well made, and it’s well acted.
  2. Although nothing about Keepsake sparks the furnace of mind-blowing innovation, it is still a well designed and thoroughly compelling game that traditional adventure game enthusiasts of any skill level can dive into and love every second of.
  3. There are other minor niggles, but none should detract from the surprisingly entertaining experience that Keepsake offers.
  4. An enjoyable adventure experience, with few technical flaws and shortfalls.
  5. Those whose idea of a good adventure involves inventory puzzles and plenty of characters to talk to may be put off by the emphasis on solitary exploration and puzzle solving, particularly given the game's surface resemblance to other quest-style adventures. But the beautiful setting, along with an interesting storyline, clever puzzles, and lots of little magical touches all help to bring the game to life.
  6. An adventure game that could have been much more if players weren't preoccupied with the game's poor voice acting and bugs. That said, if you're itching to play a new point-and-click PC adventure with good puzzles, you might not be disappointed with this sub-$30 game.
  7. Do yourself a favor and forget this Keepsake. [Sept. 2006, p.76]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Apr 23, 2013
    Not a hidden gem, more like hidden silver piece but I'm still glad that I found it. Atmosphere was great however the hint system was a bit too tempting but you gonna need it eventually. Expand

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