Keepsake PC

Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26
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  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. Pelit (Finland)
    83
    A fantasy-filled adventure with an extraordinarily magical atmosphere. The puzzles are great, the interface is simple but good, and the school of magic is terrific. Although there is too much running back-and-forth, Keepsake is an adventure worth playing. [May 2006]
  3. 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.
  4. In all, Keepsake may not redefine the genre; the graphic adventure genre is definable by its tenets and only its mechanics seem to change from game to game. Still, this game is fun, very attractive, offers an excellent story and a ton of puzzles.
  5. I just hope you will enjoy it as much as I did and if you start playing it, please try to finish it, so you could experience the really emotionally touching ending, reminding you about one of the best human emotions. Love.
  6. A refreshing newcomer in the world of adventure gaming.
  7. There are other minor niggles, but none should detract from the surprisingly entertaining experience that Keepsake offers.
  8. The puzzles are fun without being too daunting and there is an intriguing mystery to solve which is your ultimate goal. There is a gentle and poignant story and with a name like Keepsake you may be surprised to learn that one of the themes is about letting go.
  9. With all of its mysticism, strange but curious creatures and dazzling surroundings, 'Keepsake' will be a sure-fire hit with the Harry Potter crowd if they don't mind exercising their wits as well as feasting their eyes.
  10. What with gorgeous graphics, sumptuous music, compelling story, elegant interface, and a really well conceived hint system, it stands out from the pack.
  11. Keepsake is a very enjoyable game for the most part, although you may find yourself pulling your hair out at times. You should definitely give this game a try, if only for the beautiful graphics and design.
  12. 80
    Strong, challenging puzzles, a perfect hint system, and an intriguing story makes Keepsake one of the better adventure games to come out in a while.
  13. For those of you who are fans of sitting down and getting wrapped up with a decent puzzler that will keep you entertained and guessing, this is one worth giving a run.
  14. An enjoyable adventure experience, with few technical flaws and shortfalls.
  15. For puzzle adventure fans especially kids this game can't possibly miss. Definitely worth a look if you like mysteries as well.
  16. 72
    The second half of the game really drags it down. The puzzles in the upper levels are more often than not just frustrating or make absolutely no sense. The portal travel gets ridiculous at points.
  17. 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.
  18. This is a tough recommendation because you have a really great start and a really great ending, but there is this mess in the middle I don’t want anybody to endure unless you are a glutton for puzzle punishment or don’t mind using the built-in hint system.
  19. CPUGamer
    65
    I think Keepsake can be appreciated by a small percentage of adventure genre lovers if players pace themselves.
  20. 60
    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.
  21. Keepsake ultimately feels like a lot of conundrum strung together loosely around a lackluster storyline and lots of jogging.
  22. It's got some occasionally interesting puzzles, but the lame story and irritating characters kill whatever appeal Keepsake might have had.
  23. PC Gamer
    52
    The latest in The Adventure Company's point-and-click offerings, Keepsake is billed as "part mystery, part Harry Potter." In reality, it's part boring and part really boring. [July 2006, p.99]
  24. Who knew that solving a mystery at a school for wizards would be so tedious?
  25. Keepsake isn't simply forgettable—it's just plain bad, trampling on sacred narrative ground with insipid characters, putrid voice acting, and brain-dead storytelling.
  26. Computer Games Magazine
    30
    Do yourself a favor and forget this Keepsake. [Sept. 2006, p.76]
User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Apr 23, 2013
    7
    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 tooNot 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. Full Review »
  2. BrentL.
    Jun 25, 2008
    3
    I give it a 3 because the puzzles weren't bad and the graphics and sound were passable. This game fails in every other way. The story, I give it a 3 because the puzzles weren't bad and the graphics and sound were passable. This game fails in every other way. The story, voice acting, pacing, gameplay, characterization and the presence of bugs are all disappointing. Comparisons to The Longest Journey can't be serious. (I haven't tried Syberia.) I might recommend this game to a 9 year old or a senior citizen who is unfamiliar with computers, but even then I'd have my doubts. Full Review »
  3. MaraM.
    Dec 14, 2007
    9
    This game has beautiful graphics, storyline, and I can't believe it's been so under-rated. In this day and age when games are so This game has beautiful graphics, storyline, and I can't believe it's been so under-rated. In this day and age when games are so violent, this one is beautiful, has a good meaning, and is magical. I put this game up there with "The Longest Journey" and "Syberia"....truly beautiful, and fun to play, and the characters are fun and lively, the story enthralling. The artwork is so intricately detailed, and the fun is finding things and solving the puzzles. I loved traversing across the different levels of the "castle".....Truly an awesome game. Full Review »