My overall experience with Awaken has been very positive. It's a rule-light, epic fantasy RPG. Imagine Exalted 3rd Edition with a very light ruleset and subdued powers. It's easy to learn, runs quickly, has quite lethal combat, and the overuse of powers has very real consequences in the form of character corruption. The setting isn't that unique, but it's still interesting with a lot of potential for creative GMs. The PDF is well designed, layout is excellent, and the art is beautiful.
Parts of the rulebook are in desperate need of an editor, mostly the narrative, setting-flavor parts. It's readable, but annoying. Most of the rest of the book is fine.
This game has a great deal of potential, and I'd very much like to see it develop further.
[4 of 5 Stars!]