Reviews by Hilde Dekesel

Twisted Lands: Shadow Town Collector's Edition
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Boring game without direction

I played the whole game because I paid for it. The Hidden Object scenes were good, but that's about all. There is no puzzle element to the game apart from finding an object in location A and having to go all the way forward or back to location G or Z or whatever to use it there and then to go through all locations you've been to to look for another object or hidden object scene. There is also NO story to the game or at least none that I could make out. The bonus chapter is a bit better, but this should be a bonus to a good game! There is no map, so getting around is tedious. I have bought the second and third game in this series together with the first so I'm hoping for improvement in the next chapters. Fingers crossed!

by Hilde Dekesel, Belgium - Jan 2nd 2022
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Viking Heroes 2 Collector's Edition
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I eat up these games - addicted for life

I know evey one of these games are essentially the same, but they are SO addictive. I enjoyed every one up to now. The only remark I have is : there should be an ever more difficult level setting for really experienced players. Keep these games coming. You have a fan for life in me!

by Hilde Dekesel, Belgium - Jan 2nd 2022
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New Yankee in Pharaoh's Court 6
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Time management game as it should be : excellent!

This is one of my favourite series in time management games. Challenging, nice graphics, funny characters, nice & enough twists, enough variety in the different levels, in short : PERFECT!
Please keep these games coming.

by Hilde Dekesel, Belgium - Jan 2nd 2022
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Christmas Griddlers Journey To Santa
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Entertaining enough but could be more challenging

As far as griddlers go, this is good enough, but on the easy side.
There is also the enoying thing, that when you have completed a row or column, the remaining empty squares on that row or column have to be crossed out manually. I much prefer this to be done automatically as this does not require any more puzzling.
Entertaining enough, certainly for the price.

by Hilde Dekesel, Belgium - Jan 2nd 2022
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Clutter X: Beyond Extreme
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Less entertaining than the other Clutter games

I have played every one of the Clutter games and find this one to be the least entertaining. Even though there are various categories they are all very much alike. A bit more variety in object, pictures, geometrical shapes and colours would make this game more enjoyable.

by Hilde Dekesel, Belgium - Jan 2nd 2022
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New Yankee 7: Deer Hunters
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Very addictive

Very addictive! Fun graphics and no glitches. I have played New Yankee 8 and 9 before playing 7, but it was still up to date. Expert level is just right. Need to play certain levels several times to get gold level, but that's just what's fun about these kinds of games. It has to be a challenge! Also every level is different, no rehashing of things already done. I enjoyed this game very much. Certainly worth it's money.

by Hilde Dekesel, Belgium - Mar 1st 2021
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The Inner World
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Very nice graphics and gameworld but bit tedious at times

I bought this game thinking it would be a kind of tiny bang story. It starts out this way, but gets rather tedious after a while. You end up running around from one point to the next or the previous without gaining any game momentum. I stopped playing the game halfway through.

by Hilde Dekesel, Belgium - Jan 22nd 2021
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New Yankee 9: The Evil Spellbook Collector's Edition
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Very worthy sequel!

I enjoyed this time management game very much. The gameplay is quite long. The only thing that bothered me is that you cannot see on the map how many stars you got on the intermediate levels. All normal levels have a gold symbol when you get 3 stars. The intermediate levels only indicate how many times you played them when you hover over them and the time you took and the points you got, but do not mention if this is a gold achievement or not. This is only indicated at the end of playing each of these games. Otherwise I have no qualms and rate this game very highly.

by Hilde Dekesel, Belgium - Jan 22nd 2021
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Showing Tonight - Mindhunters Incident
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Enjoyable game

The story and the different settings of this game are entertaining. The only puzzles that I found less fascinating were the ones where you have to turn found objects 3 dimensionally so they fit in an empty slot. I didn't mind this at first, but this puzzle is repeated more than 10 times! Sometimes also very difficult to find certain things as you have to click on the exact millimeter where they are located. More variation would have made this an excellent game opposed to an ok one.

by Hilde Dekesel, Belgium - Jan 22nd 2021
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New Yankee 8: Journey of Odysseus
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Perfect alternative for Viking Brothers

I used to have to wait endlessly for a sequel of Viking Brothers to come out or Rescue Team for that matter, but I've found this perfect alternative! Equally challenging and as soon as I'd finished it I bought New Yankee 9! The only problem is, that if you choose certain bonuses, they hinder you to get all your stars. E.g. if you have to kill a certain number of skeletons and you've chosen the bonus for them to move slower, you can never get the required amount even if you kill every one that appears, because there just don't appear enough at the slower speed. You cannot reverse your choices, so that is a shame. For the rest perfect time management game.

by Hilde Dekesel, Belgium - Jan 21st 2021
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Dino Rage Defense
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Impossible to pass from a certain level

I've played other Dino Defense games and these were challenging but manageable. This is the first one where you can reverse the bonuses you've chosen, but even so it is impossible to pass the games midway through the 2nd level. You cannot continue the game as long as you've not at least succeeded in passing the prior game, so at a certain moment you are just stuck. I've tried a lot of different choices of bonuses & do not succeed. I have a lot of experience in tower defense games and this is simple no fun!

by Hilde Dekesel, Belgium - Jan 21st 2021
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Rescue Team 10: Danger from Outer Space Collector's Edition
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Bring on Resue Team 11

I've loved every Rescue Team I played and I've played them all! I like how the designers manage to introduce new challenges in every edition. It certainly doesn't get boring and stays very entertaining & addictive. My idea of a perfect time management game.

by Hilde Dekesel, Belgium - Jan 21st 2021
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Viking Heroes Collector's Edition
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Excellent sequel

My only remark concerning this game is about the difficulty degree of the levels. As a veteran player of Viking Heroes I chose for the most difficult gameplay, but even then the levels are too easy. In the bonus game however, this is the reverse. It would be more enjoyable if the difficulty was more equally spaced, but still worth the money!

by Hilde Dekesel, Belgium - May 26th 2020
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Varenje
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Fantastic game!

Comparable to Big Brother Rabbit and Tiny Bang Story. An out of the box hidden object game combined with good & challenging puzzles. Nice graphics. I thoroughly enjoyed this game & wish there would be more of this genre out there!

by Hilde Dekesel, Belgium - Apr 18th 2020
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Deponia - The Complete Journey
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I expected more

Good game as far as the storyline goes, but a lot of the puzzles are very farfetched. It is one thing to make a puzzle challenging but quite another to make it absurd! I stopped playing because it anoyed me.

by Hilde Dekesel, Belgium - Apr 18th 2020
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My Brother Rabbit Collector's Edition
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A wonderful out of the box game!

What a joy to play this game. Very well thought out puzzles, entertaining and challenging. All games should be like this. I had a very enjoyable time playing this game. It is comparable to Varenje and the Tiny Bang Story but better. Congrats to the makers of this game!

by Hilde Dekesel, Belgium - Apr 18th 2020
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Clutter IX: Clutter IXtreme
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Addictive game

I like Joe's games. This ons is a mixture of all his previous clutter games & ideal for the "I want to play something but don't have a lot of time moment". (You end up playing longer than you planned to anyway). Genres are grouped and you can easily play your favourites. As the set-up of each instance changes, you can play the same game over & over with a different set out. Very nicely done Joe!

by Hilde Dekesel, Belgium - Apr 18th 2020
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Enigmatis: The Mists of Ravenwood Collector's Edition
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Keep them coming : excellent puzzles!

This game is just as good as its predecessor. A multitude of very variating challenging puzzles. I am certainly going to play chapter 3 as well. Congratulations to the makers! This type of game is very hard to find and certainly at such an affordable price.

by Hilde Dekesel, Belgium - Dec 23rd 2019
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Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek Collector's Edition
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Excellent game!

This game has an abundance of puzzles, each one very different from the one before. Even the hidden object puzzles have a lot of different mechanisms of how you have to find stuff. One of the better games I have played this year. I have immediately bought chapter 2, Enigmatis the mist of Ravenwood and am itching to play it!

by Hilde Dekesel, Belgium - Dec 23rd 2019
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MIND: Path to Thalamus Enhanced Edition
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Great game, shame it only works on Steam

This is a wonderful Indy game which is a bit out of the ordinary. A different kind of puzzle game, you have to think things through and it is not immediately clear what your goal is. The story is a bit vague and the voice sounds a bit bland, but the out of the box puzzles make up for this.

by Hilde Dekesel, Belgium - Dec 23rd 2019
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