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Mystery Case Files: Fate's Carnival Collector's Edition Icon
Hours of Fun
by Marcel Dufresne, Canada - Jan 19th 2017

This game comes with five levels of difficulty which makes it suitable for all players from novice to experienced. It stresses more the mini-games than actual hidden object pages and these games will test your reasoning skills to the max. There are quite a few carnival characters that need to be freed which provides many hours of play. We thoroughly enjoyed playing it and will be replaying it again.

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Tropico 5 – Complete Collection Icon
El Presidente
by Łukasz C.2, Poland - Jan 18th 2017

Very good game. Fans of the previous parts will definitely like it. I would recommend.

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Aladin and the Enchanted Lamp - Extended Edition Icon
It was OK, but pretty simple and short.
by antiqueteacher, USA - Jan 17th 2017

I didn't realize I was more than half way through this game when I xompleted the demo ad I purchased it. If I had it to do over again, I wouldn't. I was also upset by the fact that when I hit "Buy It", the price was 6.99 and it changed to 9.99! The game itself was fun, but didn't require a lot of effort. Really very simple and was completed in about 1.5 hr.

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Stellaris Icon
Incredible!
by Serio, Denmark - Jan 17th 2017

Okay, admittedly, I'm quite a big fan of Paradox Interactive games. I'm also an enormous science fiction fan, so Stellaris was a no-brainer. About a hundred hours later, I can definitely say I've gotten my money's worth.Sure, there's some mid-game draught where the game lacks content, but I feel Paradox's continued support of the game(and the fantastic mods released) are going to keep the game alive for quite a while.

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Deponia Icon
There's a reason Daedalic games has won multiple awards
by Thalla, Germany - Jan 17th 2017

And Deponia is an absolute classic of the P&C genre. Witty, smart puzzles, not too long and an interesting character. If you haven't yet played it - or especially if you're looking for a good entry-level-game to get to know P&C, this is your game. Even better, as it really, really often is discounted heavily or bundled.

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Cities: Skylines After Dark Icon
A little expensive
by Thalla, Germany - Jan 17th 2017

... but else, fine. 4 new achievements to unlock (one is uncredibly grindy) and the addition of specialized zones, which, more often than not, do not contribute that much to the gameplay imo. As the title says, it's fairly overpriced, but it's been discounted down to $5 regularly. If you can get it for this price, it's worth a shot or a more complete Ci:S experience

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Devouring Stars Icon
Enjoyable
by Thalla, Germany - Jan 17th 2017

Very enjoyable, mind you, but sometimes kind of hard to grasp RTS game in the vein of eufloria. The menu can feel very cluttered, though, and battles might feel unfair before you get the hang of it. Striking visuals and simple, yet surprisingly fun gameplay are on the plus-side!

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Among the Sleep Icon
Really short
by Thalla, Germany - Jan 17th 2017

...but I probably guess, you know that. Rather than a challenging game (although there are failure states), more of an interactive story in an uncommon and interesting perspective, reminding the player of childish fears. There's not a real lot of interaction going on, but enough to pull through for two hours - the slow pace of the game made me drowzee, to be honest. Nevertheless, one of the better "walking" (or rather: crawling and stumbling) simulators out there!

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This War of Mine - The Little Ones DLC Icon
Cheap
by Thalla, Germany - Jan 17th 2017

And good for one rather hard achievement (finding 10 graffitis) - and one achievement for buying the DLC in the first place. The profit is given to the warchild charity, which is nice. Other than the artwork included in the DLC, there is no alteration or addition in gameplay. You can easily pass this by if you'd rather keep a dollar.

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Magicka 2 Icon
Same-same, but different
by Thalla, Germany - Jan 17th 2017

The main difference to Magicka 1 is that this game is less enjoyable, because the spells are much more balanced. A huge part of the fun that was Magicka 1, to me, was the incredibly powerful, wacky, or ridiculous spells you could create. The second installment is much more down to earth, but, at release, was just as buggy at the first one. Skip this, unless you're a hardcore Magicka-fan

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Torchlight II Icon
Fantastic
by Thalla, Germany - Jan 17th 2017

Apparently, it's like Diablo. Since I have never played Diablo, or genereally don't play many RPGs, this was the first aRPG I've played in my life and I was pretty happy with my rather random choice - I was coaxed by friends into this. I didn't miss anything, story was short and to the point - everything I would expect from a title with this kind of gameplay, loot was, for my tastes, quite balanced, combat very fun and all the classes felt more than different enough to justify their existence. Absolute recommendation!

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Cities: Skylines Deluxe Edition Icon
It's Cities Skylines, basically,
by Thalla, Germany - Jan 17th 2017

With added buildings. That's it. You get 5 more buildings, that, in regular play, are ridiculously hard to get out into the city. Seing the usually much higher price of this, it's definitely not worth the "upgrade" compared to the standard edition of CS, so I'd say, get the regular one. Sales might of course bring the price closer down - if you really feel that you must, absolutely, have the deluxe edition of this, then go for it. You don't miss out on much of the normal Cities:Skylines experience here. Also, the deluxe edition makes the "all buildings built"-achievement much harder.

As for CS in general, you should know what you're getting into: A sandbox-y city builder - a good one, at that. If this sounds cool to you, this is your game. If not, pass it by.

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Beyond Eyes Icon
Short walking simulator
by Thalla, Germany - Jan 17th 2017

It's in the title. Approximately 2 to 3 hours of gameplay with ridiculously low movement speed. As they haven't fixed that yet, I can't give the game a full recommendation.
The idea in itself - a young, blind girl discovering the world and the player getting tricked by sounds and visuals, getting a visual representation of what it might feel to be blind, stumbling slowly though a neverending stream of new discoveries, fears and misimaginations is, in my book, well-executed. The price is a tad high, but worth it for a beautiful, colorful experience - although you might want to mod the game's speed a little, it gets really, really frustrating after some time, especially because you often stumble into the wrong direction.

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The Book of Unwritten Tales Collection Icon
Superb Point and Click
by Thalla, Germany - Jan 17th 2017

And the collection even gives you a good deal on all of the three games that are nerd-comedy-gold. I heavily recomment these games if you generally like point and clicks and you're willing to play some longer ones - estimate about 15 hours for the two main games, the spin-off, "The Critter Chronicles" is a tad under 10 hours to complete. Hilarious characters, decent writing. It is difficult to handle though, and sometimes, more infuriating than a rather relaxing P&C should be. You've been warned...

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Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes Icon
From the same studio that brought you Deponia
by Thalla, Germany - Jan 17th 2017

...but set in an insane asylum. This should probably give off more than enough information, but in case it doesn't: It's a great, hilarious point & click game of medium-short length (5-7 hours). Decent puzzles, nothing too infuriating, memorable, likeable characters and a lot of black humour. Charming. Droggeljug up!

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Evoland 2 Icon
Like the first one
by Thalla, Germany - Jan 17th 2017

... but much more fleshed out, longer, deeper. You, again, start out in the stone-age of RPGs, with a 2D-8bit game, slowly upgrading your way to today's modern, 3D-experiences with their flashy combat systems and sometimes deep learning curves. They've also added more variety to the gameplay in general, so if you've liked the first one, you'll like this one, too!

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Making Mr Right Icon
Mr. Right
by Ratasha Huff, USA - Jan 17th 2017

Unique game. Puts interesting twiists on the usual time management sim. I liked it. Wish it was longer.

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Gemini Lost Icon
Excellence
by Ratasha Huff, USA - Jan 17th 2017

Loved this storyline and all the plot twists and turns. Easy game navigation.

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Youda Farmer Icon
Youda Fun
by Ratasha Huff, USA - Jan 17th 2017

Not your average farm game. Unique and very challenging. Gameplay gets increasingly harder as you advance through higher levels. Great game if you're up for the challenge.

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Hotel Dash - Suite Success Icon
Another Dash Hit
by Ratasha Huff, USA - Jan 17th 2017

Hotel Dash is a nice switch up from the diner based games. Cute differences like navigating elevators and front desks. I liked it.

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