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A Poorer Alternative...
by Kalexa, United Kingdom - Jul 4th 2015

I've only purchased this version of Scrabble out of necessity and lack of alternative rather than choice.

For some reason unknown to myself and (by the look of comments from other disgruntled Scrabble seekers on forums & feedback pages) many other would-be Scrabble gamers, the original Scrabble (by Gamehouse I think) is no longer available to anyone with a more up to date iOS system on their Mac. Those using anything between Mavericks up to and including Yosemite are pretty much shafted. It simply will not work on your system.

The alternative? …. That's where this version comes in. It's 'okay' … as the star rating here says; but it's so lacking in the features loved and used by gamers playing in the original electronic version of Scrabble. To name a few areas lost in this Scrabble:-
- There's no word definition available in this version
- There are only three levels (Easy, Normal and Hard)
- A small detail maybe but nevertheless annoying, in this version, when playing against the computer, there is no delay time between your go and the computer's; because of this you have to wait each time you play until the computer has gone to see your word score.
- The design is colourful enough, though too simplistic and rather juvenile looking
- There is no function to allow you to save your games or even just review them afer playing.
- Between the three difficulty levels there should be a fourth one - between Easy and Normal/Regular.
- The game keeps opening at half screen level on my iMac and only a restart seems to remedy it…sometimes(!) …v.frustrating.

I guess I'll keep asking and hoping that the developers of the original Gamehouse Scrabble version will take it on themselves to update the program and upgrade it to the latest iOS systems. Please, anyone, help!?!

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Game Dev Tycoon Icon
Really Enjoyable
by Andrewyeah, United Kingdom - Jul 4th 2015

This is a well balanced and fun tycoon.
Live out your Game Dev dreams, make that game you never got, and create your own titles and franchises and even engines and consoles.

Charming visuals
Simple to pick up
Only downside is perhaps the main game could continue longer until it gets into Sandbox mode

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Flights of Fancy: Two Doves Icon
A Pleasant Play
by Kalexa, United Kingdom - Jul 4th 2015

I enjoyed the demo of this game quickly and so went to buy it. Not too disappointed; the graphics are lovely and the background music pleasant and soothing enough to be spared from the mute button.

Where I find it falls down a bit is in the lack of variety in game play; tasks are often repetitive and I found myself, after a few times round the block, sighing 'not another find the hidden object section'.

The most challenging areas are the hidden mini games, which helpfully the game allows you to skip if too challenging. This allows you to speed or saunter through as you prefer. Navigation is helped by hints so gameplay flows pretty easily.

Overall, a good game. Lack of variety in progress (through the navigational journey/scenes) could mean I lose the will to finish it though. Speaking of which, there seems to be little indication of where you're at in that journey…. Maybe the map helps with this; I've yet to check that. I like to know how much more there is to do or how close the to the finish it is.

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Antisquad Icon
An Unpolished Xcom
by Andrewyeah, United Kingdom - Jul 4th 2015

The game is rather fun to play and doesn't even make my fans come on on my 13 mbpr

Its like Xcom only not as polished, the game play is more clunky
whilst the game is fun it unfortunately takes way to long to do anything.

Levels should take half as long as they do, watching the enemy move, unnecessary clicks and just to many steps to do what you want.

A good game, let down by ease of use

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Lifeless Planet Icon
Excellent game with a few issues
by Strongblade, Canada - Jul 4th 2015

I found this game quite engaging and interesting. The jumping puzzles, for the most part, weren't too difficult. I did run into the space bar jump death once, but restarting the game fixed that. Otherwise I did have issue with the dark areas (and the lava section, which was dark with black everywhere) making it hard to figure out where to go and what to do. But beyond those small issues, it was well worth the investment.

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Cultures Northland Icon
Perfect for me
by catherine eich, USA - Jul 4th 2015

Quite enjoy building a community, planning ahead to meet future needs. I'm not much into combat games but this one has just enough to add challenge and take off the monotony. To be fair, i've never tried the multiplayer mode.

First bought this one years ago for a PCP Mac and disappointed when i had to upgrade to Intel that the game would no longer launch. So i'm pleased to find that i can get a working version thru MacGamesStore. Thanks guys.

My only gripe would be that i can play only in fullscreen mode. Can't even see my desktop clock, let alone switch to another application.

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Borderlands 2: Wedding Day Massacre Icon
One of the best Headhunter dlc!
by davidlue11, Taiwan - Jul 4th 2015

Fun but kind of short, finished it in 30mins. Enjoyable because it's a Moxxi DLC!

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Rage: Campaign Edition Icon
Mediocre Game with stunning graphics
by lukas Huber, Germany - Jul 4th 2015

All tough it appears as an open world game, with all the car driving, etc., you are mostly forced to travel from point a to b, then shoot your way through corridors with almost none secrets, then you head back to point b and there you receive another task. if you choose to go another way you will end in front of a locked door or blocked way. After a while it gets quite boring - even the impressive graphics wont help.

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Borderlands 2: Creature Slaughterdome Icon
More creatures
by erdem, Turkey - Jul 4th 2015

If you need more creatures and loot this is for you.

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Dead Island: Game of the Year Edition Icon
Walking dead…
by lukas Huber, Germany - Jul 4th 2015

Some quests where a little dull but it was great fun to survive on this Island!

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Borderlands 2: Game of the Year Edition Icon
Well…
by lukas Huber, Germany - Jul 4th 2015

Nothing to add. One of my favorite Games in the last years.

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown - Elite Edition Icon
Awesome…
by lukas Huber, Germany - Jul 4th 2015

First the limited capabilities and actions concerning research- and engineering possibilities where a bit disappointing, also it was a bit short. It always a bummer when you finally maxed out your soldiers upgrades and then you have like one mission left to do. Still it was great fun.

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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Icon
It´s not worth…
by lukas Huber, Germany - Jul 4th 2015

It looked really good and the set-back to the fifties seemed great. but it´s really buggy and the gameplay is way to linear. i played about half an hour, then deinstalled it.

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Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition Icon
It´s so cool…
by lukas Huber, Germany - Jul 4th 2015

To be the bat. i loved every minute in this monstrous city. Hopefully the other parts will be ported for mac.

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Borderlands 2: TK Baha's Bloody Harvest Icon
Fun DLC, but it's really short!
by davidlue11, Taiwan - Jul 4th 2015

About 30 mins of gameplay, great Headhunter with return of Zombie T.K. Worth it in sale!

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GRID 2 Reloaded Edition Icon
Arcade style racing
by erdem, Turkey - Jul 4th 2015

Fun to play game and graphics are awesome but if you have high-end machine, I think recommended requirements not satisfies this game.

Camera angles not very good and don't expect realistic controls this is just an arcade style racing game with heavy make up.

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Endless Legend Emperor Pack Icon
Different..
by erdem, Turkey - Jul 4th 2015

It is a mixture of something like endless space and civ beyond earth but definitely beats civ be on any way in my opinion.

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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (Steam) Icon
One of the best Star Wars games
by Broccolisprout, USA - Jul 4th 2015

First playthrough, chose to go full canon with a extremely light side, male character who always lies to give people money. (Other than, y'know, save scumming the races…)
Then flipped and played a female, painfully dark side, who would murder anyone who even thought about tripping in front of her. Ended up killing half my companions, only taking along HK-47 (killer droid with an attitude) and Ordo (Mandalorian merc) so I wouldn't have to listen to the whining of the Jedi. (Generally did that for the Light Side play through as well, so…) In the end, I had almost no friends left, but hey, I was evil for the laughs.

Really, any way you choose to play, the game is great fun for any Star Wars fan. Lots of replay value, multiple story paths to take, stuff to find. No major bugs that I can recall, and the voice acting is superb.

Five of five for sheer awesomeness.

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The Sims 3 Icon
Good game, bit buggy
by Broccolisprout, USA - Jul 4th 2015

I love the Sims 3. As an intro to the series, it's not bad. The instructions seem a bit clearer than they were in either the original Sims or the Sims 2. However, I've had to back up, uninstall, and reinstall on at least two separate occasions when my computer decided that the Sims 3 game files no longer existed (despite them still being in the correct location, completely intact.) That was incredibly annoying.

However, as far as gameplay goes, the story-creation is nearly unrivalled. I've played so many crazy games of the Sims, (and watched crazier), that Sims must be terrified whenever I start playing them. How many odd family relationships can I create? Many. There was once a Sim who had an aunt - who was also her sister. Creeepy.

Four of five for lag and bugs, but hilarity in storytelling.

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Might & Magic X - Legacy Deluxe Edition Icon
A linear build tester.
by Brandon Bolt, USA - Jul 4th 2015

Okay so the way this game works is your RPG party chops its way through a set number of fights until it gets to a **BOSS FIGHT** and then you get to find out if you've built your party correctly to beat the boss! But if you can't, then you can't, because you've fought all the fights you're gonna fight and gotten all the gold you're going to get and there's no going back to, idk, level another time to take another shot like you would in most RPGs, so you get to rebuild your group from the very beginning. Fun! ^_^

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