Reviews by Shopper

Hospital Manager
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Don't waste your money

I love time management games and especially medical-related ones. This one is a nightmare. There is no challenge whatsoever, mostly because you have no clue what you're doing or why you are doing it. Just make money and buy things for the hospital. It's chaotic, at best. I quit playing after about 20 minutes once I realized how inane it was.

by Kate, USA - Apr 20th 2014
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Shaman Odyssey - Tropic Adventure
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Good for Beginner Players

I was a little disappointed in this game mostly because it was just extremely repetitive. Not too much going on to hold my interest for more than about the 4th level. The game play itself is rather tedious. Basically the "chief" has to go around the island again and again and again to collect herbs and shells which he then transforms into potions. You have to build the right combination of woodcutters,stonebuilders and farmers to get the end result before time runs out BUT there's no countdown timer and no way of knowing how well you're doing (except of there's a storm approaching and then there's a countdown timer).

Another thing is there is no way of knowing how many villagers you have and how many are needed for each chore.

The fonts they used are difficult to read with the "ones" looking like "twos" and that slowed me down a bit at times.

Bottom line? This is a good game for parents to play with their kids. The graphics are decent and the story line, although predictable, is cute for kids. It's a thinking game, but not for adults.

by Kate, USA - Jan 21st 2010
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Fix-it-up 2: World Tour
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Loved it but HATED it

I was going to just buy this one outright because this would have been my 2nd "Kate" game, but I decided to give it a try first. Boy oh boy am I glad I did! Saved me ten bucks! I absolutely WILL NOT buy this one! The concept is the same as the first Kate game and its a good one. It's challenging and has an interesting story line. BUT ... UGH!!! the "ambient" sounds are, to put it mildly, HORRIBLE! Every 3 seconds you hear a kid whining "can we go for ice cream?" or a lady asking "ready to work?" or a man screaming "ICE CREAM SANDWICHES!!" or a dog barking or a couple laughing or well, you get the idea. It's the most annoying, distracting (and ultimately "game ending") flaw I've ever encountered in a game (and I've downloaded and own over 40 games including all of the "Diner" and Dash games). You can only adjust the music or sounds not the ambient noise itself. Of the 60 minute free trial I was tempted to quit after about 20 minutes but I really like the game play itself so I grit my teeth and finished it. What a shame. Great game if you can play it with the sound off (which is an option but not one Im willing to pay ten dollars for).

by Kate Finney, USA - Jan 20th 2010
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The Race
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The Race

The premise of the game is standard fare, nothing exciting. The objects you need to find in order to get the powerups are obvious, not hard to find. When you do find one the announcer's voice is very irritating. Most of the objects are medium easy to find but some are impossible due to the fuzzy, dark graphics.

by Kate Finney, USA - Jul 27th 2008
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