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FATE
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Did enjoy it for a couple of hours.

First impression: This game is awesome.

However after a day or two I found it quite irritating. It would have been a fantastic game if you didn't need to go through every single level time after time. Fate is no longer on my system.

by Miriam Salimans, Netherlands - Apr 18th 2009
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Laura Jones and the Gates of Good and Evil
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Laura Jones and the Gates of Good and Evil

Fun games, not too hard. Fun mini games and good graphics. However, the game is way too short for the price. I bought it last night, played it a couple of times today and I'm shocked that I'm done!!

by Katharine Weber, USA - Apr 17th 2009
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Continental Cafe
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Not a good game

I tried this demo and the game was awful. So full of glitches. The mini games only work half the time. The word game only works on the hard difficulty setting. Otherwise you get a time out message repeatedly or the letters don't show up at all. On the click games, sometimes the marks appear, other times nothing happens. It is frustrating, boring and a waste of time. Sad since all of your other games are great.

by amanda, USA - Apr 17th 2009
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Governor of Poker
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Really Bad

The AI poker players are extremely bad and very frustrating to play against. They'll call with anything no matter how much you raise. Even raising 3 or 4 times the big blind you are called by most of the table with junk hands. The blinds increase to fast so you are forced to play mediocre hands or be blinded to death especially late in tournaments. The end of tournaments are really all luck. Also the game is just boring, the towns all look the same. Nothing changes from town to town except the stakes. I wouldn't recommend this game to anyone.

by Charles Weaver, USA - Apr 17th 2009
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Ashley Jones: The Heart Of Egypt
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Continental Cafe
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Multiwinia
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Travelogue 360 Paris
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Travelogue 360 Paris

This is the third 360 game I've played. The other two were in London and Rome. All three were superbly done, masterly crafted and extremely enjoyable to play. I recommend all three of them to everyone who enjoy hidden object games.

by Nancy Allen, Canada - Apr 14th 2009
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Agatha Christie: Death On The Nile
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fun but not worth $20

i finished it in about 4 hours so it wasn't really good value.
it's mostly just "ispy" type games, looking for objects in rooms and occasionally coming across a clue. for the storyline reading the book was more entertaining and made more sense. the game's storyline was pretty hard to keep track of, and "questioning" the characters got pretty boring after a while.
however, the game was entertaining and for half the price i would have been pretty happy with it... but as it is i didn't think it was worth it.

you're probably better off going to a bookstore to buy the agatha christie book the game is based on and a book of "ispy" puzzles.

by Amelia Robertson, Australia - Apr 14th 2009
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Ranch Rush
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Great concept, poorly ported to Mac

I love this game?love it. Everything from the concept to the graphics and the storyline.

Unfortunately, on my Macbook with 2gb of RAM (not teensy, but not a gaming PC), Ranch Rush is painful to use once you reach the 8th level or so. It stalls, drags, the mouse gets stuck...it seems like there are just too many graphics going on for it to handle, no matter how I tweak my configuration to free up memory to devote to it. This doesn't happen with any of my other Mac Games Arcade games, or Big Fish Games, who I think came up with RanchRush for PC and sold it to Fresh Games for Mac development?

Anyway, it's incredibly frustrating because it's so much fun! Perhaps they'll issue some kind of update.

by Maggie Shnayerson, USA - Apr 14th 2009
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DeepTrouble 2
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Excellent game but hang on recent Macbook Pro

I really loved this one. At least the demo.

But on 2 recents Macbook Pro (mid 2007 with nVidia 8600 and early 2009 with nVidia 9200/9600) the game hang past some point. Always the same point so it's easy to reproduce... and impossible to go further in the game.

I wrote to the author, and send him as he asked me, a screen capture of the area where the hang occurs. It was 6 month ago and no more news...

So it's impossible to buy as it. Too bad...

by Michel Rousseau, France - Apr 14th 2009
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Destination: Treasure Island
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Awesome game

This was a really, really enjoyable game. Super graphics, terrific story line, sensible puzzles, great user interface. What more could you ask for? Just download it and enjoy - a first rate game.

by RichardIII, Canada - Apr 14th 2009
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Petz Dogz 2
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Virtural Pets

A dog exspecting a treat with a trick done incorrect and a stubborn feline with a unhappy look in her eyes, what can change that? Traning! A lesson for the young dog that exspects things to much learns to be pationt with treats. Dose the lesson work? Yup! The dog learns that good things come to those who earn it. What about the stuborn cat? Toys! Take her favorite toy and throw it. Wach her dart over with excitment for the toy that she retrives to you. How can I exsperence this? Why not play Petz Catz 2 and Petz Dogz 2? It's fun to play and to wach your little virtural pet. Choose from many breeds, pick it's name, and take care of it. Teach your pet tricks, feed it, and take picturs. Those photos are stored in your Jornal were you can view those photos, take some notes about whats going on with the bond bettween you and your pet, and view your badges you earnd. There so much to do with your pet like play dress up, wach your pet take a soothing nap, and of course let your pet get some reilf. If you are not allowed have a cat or dog now you can with these two wonderfull games, Petz Catz 2 and Petz Dogz 2. It feels like your taking of a real pet. If you want a virtural dog or cat I recomend these two games. Well got to go my dog wants to play some ball.

by Dog Paws, USA - Apr 14th 2009
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Laura Jones and the Gates of Good and Evil
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too much talking and freezing

The game has potential, but: there's way too much talking and while I was playing the trial version, it kept freezing.
I'm not going to spend $$ on it. I'm now downloading Azada ancient magic, I believe it has a lot more potential

by viart, France - Apr 14th 2009
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Monarch: The Butterfly King
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Subway Scramble
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Subway Scramble: Simple but surprisingly fun and additive.

At first this game seems very simple and too easy, but keep playing a few more levels. You'll be amazed how challenging it can be to keep all those little trains from running into dead ends and each other. While still being fast enough to keep the stations from overflowing causing you to lose.

by Kenneth Olsen, USA - Apr 11th 2009
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Hacker Evolution Untold
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Hacker Evolution Untold

I found Hacker Evolution Untold to be a fun and interesting game. Those with any command line experience should not have difficulty learning the command console in the game. I've only had my first Mac for six months, so most of my experience with command consoles comes from Windows and DOS, but I quickly adjusted to the UNIX style command console in the game. Best tip I can offer is to read everything carefully. Some clues are obvious and some are not. General rule: If something looks even slightly out of place, incorrect, or inconsistent investigate it, as it may be a clue.

by Kenneth Olsen, USA - Apr 11th 2009
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Annie's Millions
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Interesting, but way, way too short

For a hidden object game, it feels a lot less "arbitrary", in that the items are in context in their locations (no finding televisions at the bottom of the ocean), and the running credit card total felt fresh. It seemed from the running total I had, like there would be a lot of time left in the game, only to find out after buying it that it only lasted about 10 minutes past the one hour free trial. In the middle of what felt like the beginnng of the game, the game took a story turn that felt like it arbitrarily ended.

In essence, while I liked it, it is very short, has hardly any replay value, and does not feel like it is worth $20 for the amount of time played.

by Mette Hedin, USA - Apr 11th 2009
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Youda Farmer
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Beautiful to look at, but difficult and quite frustrating

This has to be one of the best games visually to look at I have seen from Macgamestore/Mac Games Arcade, the graphics and animation are beautiful and very well done. My biggest problem with the game though is the level of difficulty - I am on level 8 now and am totally stuck trying to fulfil 70 orders out of 75, I keep replaying over and over and very rarely get much more than 50 or so. At this level the game is well nigh impossible using the trackpad on my MacBook Pro, so have to connect a mouse when I play. This is probably just my playing ability, rather than a problem with the game itself, so despite the difficulty I'd still recommend it.

by John Hunter, England - Apr 11th 2009
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FATE
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High-quality RPG experience

I was really blown away by the quality and detail of both the gameplay and the story. If you head to best buy, you will see FATE as a boxed RPG game for the PC - so this is the real deal, complete with a 50+ page manual for gameplay. It really is a steal for $20.

FATE reminds me of neverwinter nights 2 - but in a light format. There's just a single town and 42 levels of dungeon to work through, so the plot is linear: a guy in town says, "go destroy this monster on level 20, I'll give you this enchanted item." There are LOTS of items to get. The levels are actually great for me - I can finish a dungeon level and quit the game, playing for an hour at a time and not feel like I'm cutting off my experience of the world.

Battle is real-time, like in diablo and other games of its ilk. Contrary to other reviews, I found the game easy - choose the "page" difficulty when you are creating your character.

I've been playing this game for about 25 hours and I'm halfway through the dungeon levels. So there's a lot of value in the purchase!

by eric t, USA - Apr 11th 2009
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