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My Life Story Icon
good idea, good beginning, then yawnsville
by eric t, USA - Apr 24th 2010

My life story is a great idea - using time-based strategy to build up your character after graduating from high school. The graphics are cute, the music is tolerable, and the gameplay fairly slick.

Trouble is, about halfway through the game my character had enough money so that there was nothing left to struggle about, except gaining enough experience to finish the game. That was maybe 2 hours of fun, challenging stuff, followed by 2 hours of random mouse clicking and "is it over yet?"

Is it worth it to buy a game that's a good idea and half good? I feel a little cheated, but not a lot.

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Heroes of Might & Magic V Icon
great for its time, now out of date
by eric t, USA - Apr 24th 2010

I had wanted to buy this game for years, but it was just too much money. I finally caved in and bought Heroes V because macgamestore discounted the price 50%.

I can see why Heroes V was revolutionary when it came out for the PC - in 2006. I can see how many titles have duplicated Heroes V functionality - strategy, planning battles, building up your cities.

I played the game faithfully for a week. But there is a lot of repetition (same battles, same walks through land) and I found it kind of boring.

So if you want to see one of gaming's strategy pioneers, buy this game. But don't expect it to knock your socks off.

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Warblade Icon
Great gameplay, too short
by eric t, USA - Apr 24th 2010

This game is beautiful. The interface was confusing for me - there are a lot of customizable settings. Make sure you have the visible stars turned all the way up, the background is really nice.

What I've never liked about galaga-type shooters is that they are hard and boring. Warblade solves this by letting you buy upgrades and having 20 or so power-ups available inside each level.

There are 100 levels of gameplay, and you have 5 save slots so you can return to a game in progress. On the easiest setting, I was able to complete the game in 3 hours.

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Babylonia Icon
beautiful graphics
by Kare Hunol, USA - Apr 24th 2010

Classic match three with the twist that you restore Babylon and its gardens. You match very pretty, gem-like flowers, and when you've finished a level they spin around in a beautiful burst of color and light. You select the flowers and trees to plant in your garden, then tend them as you play. Could have used even more levels, although they do give you bonus levels at the end so you can continue to play. Visually very appealing - delights the eye!

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Mystery Case Files: Huntsville Icon
so much fun, I played it twice in a row!
by Kare Hunol, USA - Apr 24th 2010

classic hidden object game, but with a fun story amusingly told

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Mystery Case Files: Prime Suspects Icon
froze my snow leopard numerous times
by Kare Hunol, USA - Apr 24th 2010

annoying to have to reboot, then redo completed puzzles - really detracts from an otherwise fun game.

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Plan It Green Icon
Fun for a few hours, then not at all
by Jeremy Aldrich, USA - Apr 23rd 2010

Replayability is very low on this game, which is really more of a time management game than a strategy game. Free play mode has absolutely no point at all, so once you finish the storyline once the game is done. I think the price point is a little high on this one, but it could be useful for a computer lab lesson plan in a K-12 school.

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Democracy 2 Icon
Not what I had hoped
by Jeremy Aldrich, USA - Apr 23rd 2010

As leader of your own country, you have to solve some problems with limited resources, while not angering any powerful special interests. I like the interdependence of some of the game's variables, but the fun factor is pretty low even for someone who likes politics.

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The Palace Builder Icon
Fun for what it's worth.
by Seth Foreman, USA - Apr 23rd 2010

Your the lead landscaping and building planner in this game, you decide where you what to put each structure and then place your little workers where they need to go in order to plant the gardens, build the structures and sculpt the statues before time runs out. Your funds are also limited and each building, garden or structure you create costs money and only brings in a certain amount of income each month, so you have to plan accordingly in order to satisfy your clients.

Overall, it's a fun, fairly simple game and what you'd expect for $9.99. I zipped through it in a couple of evenings and enjoyed the Shakespearean side plot of the girl who must pretend to be a boy in order to follow her professional dreams amid the snooty royalty, jealous rivalry and rigid expectations of the 18th century.

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The Lost Cases of Sherlock Holmes 2 Icon
Matchmaker: Joining Hearts Icon
Mall-A-Palooza Icon
Ancient Quest of Saqqarah Icon
Interesting twist on the usual match 3
by springacres, USA - Apr 19th 2010

I found the game a challenge, and enjoyable overall. The one drawback, for me, was that Khufu's voiceover suggestions got old rather quickly and the only way to turn them off was to turn off the sound effects.

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Hidden Expedition: Devil's Triangle Icon
nice, very nice.
by Naomi Smits, Netherlands - Apr 18th 2010

Hidden objects were not only in the hidden object scenes, but through the whole game.

Very nice graphics and story. Convenient way of going from scene to scene.

No repeats but every new level new, beautiful graphics.
Funny and challenging puzzles. I needed help a few times, but it wasn't too hard either.

Fun, mad with good taste and worth every dime.

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