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Super on a Mac!
by David B. Gibson, Canada - Oct 18th 2008

An absolute delight to play.

I'm not much of a game-player, but you really don't need to be to with "Fate". You learn by your mistakes until things start to make sense and it becomes thoroughly enjoyable. Super graphics on the Mac, the background music is delightful. Fairly sophisticated once you get into it.

Kudos to the makers!

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Fate
by David Geister, USA - Oct 18th 2008

I have just been playing the demo before buying the actual game and the character has a large, weird graphic grid pattern that follows him, on the ground, everywhere he goes. It is more than annoying- it blocks out scenery. Something is not right here . . . I am playing on a 2.4 GHZ Intel Core 2 Duo.

Any ideas?

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Just nother task-intensive twitch game
by Steve Fenwick, USA - Oct 12th 2008

Too bad this is just another time management game. Hasbro left Monopoly and Clue in their original format; too bad they couldn't have done the same with Life.

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A really interesting and diverting game!
by Celeste Christie, USA - Oct 6th 2008

I've never played a game like this before, and I play a lot of games! It's a really original concept, the gameplay is innovative and always fresh. I finished the game, but I'll still play it again to see if there are other ways to finish it. I love the vintage look, and the central themes (while adult, as the first reviewer mentioned) are empowering to girls and pretty complex and deep. The ending is convoluted and a bit preachy, but it doesn't detract from the experience. Overall, a multi-layered, complex game that is rewarding, fun, and addictive!

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Clue Classsic
by Peter Wilkie, England - Oct 4th 2008

I have played computer versions of Clue in the past and have to say this is the best I have played by some distance.

Clue Classic captures the look and feel of the game perfectly and any fans of the board game should be very happy with this game.

The user interface is very good and provides players with plenty of opportunity in which to make notes as they play and gather clues.

Atmospheric sound effects and appropriately 'haunting' music add to the games overall theme nicely. It is possible to turn off both however if they are not to your liking.

Nice little cut scenes feature throughout the game and the artwork is of a good standard and fitting with the overall look of the game.

The only downside for me is the lack of a multiplayer option. It is only possible to play the game with one human player. All other players are controlled by the computer AI.

This is a shame and if multiplayer was included this version of Clue would have been as close to perfect as you could want.

Overall this is an excellent adaptation of a classic game and at this price is a worthy addition to any mac games collection. Multiplayer would have been the icing on the cake.

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Gem in the rough
by Eric1, USA - Oct 4th 2008

Stylized like Diablo 1 with all the functional enhancements of Diablo 2, but without class restrictions and you get a customizable pet too! Definitely has its own magic style and item interaction the further down you venture. Graphics are outstanding and appropriate for almost all ages-I appreciate that you can pan and zoom. Nice choice of music as well. Plays very well on wide range of macs, such as my older Gigabit G4 1.6Ghz/GeForce FX 5200.

Also, a tip for those with wide screens or very large screen sizes: you can edit the file in /Users/[your user name]/Library/Application Support/Fate/config.dat with any text editor and change the screen size to match your unique native resolution. For example, for best visual experience on a 17" MBP, set
SCREENWIDTH:1680
SCREENHEIGHT:1050

Hopefully, a future update will allow all supported resolutions to be detected/edited in-game. Otherwise, game is stable, polished, and easy to jump into after a long day of work. Great fun!

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New favorite
by Rita Johnstone, USA - Oct 2nd 2008

My new favorite and good games are hard to find. Bored with Mah jong and finished all levels of Nanosaurus (wish there were more, I love flying). JewelQuest III (never played the earlier ones) is hard enough to be really challenging, but not impossible. Some chance, but one can learn and get better and faster, so its not all chance. I have trouble pulling myself away. A real jewel and a steal at this price.

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Very unusual and fun game
by istara, Australia - Oct 1st 2008

This is a strange yet compelling game that defies genre. It describes itself as a "vintage boardgame" but it's not a boardgame at all. It has a lot of adventure elements, some puzzle elements, and some elements from card games. There's an investigative storyline as well as minigames, with RPG elements from the way you enhance your characters' skills.

It took me a while to get into this game. By some lucky chance, the game didn't quit after the 60 minutes were up, so I played for quite a bit longer, and that got me hooked. I've now bought it. So if you don't quite get it at first, keep going at least until the end of the demo.

It's quirky, innovative and yet vintage all at once. And a little bit surreal.

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BETTER BUT GLITCHES
by Jeanne Dower, USA - Sep 29th 2008

I agree with Kathy that this is much, much better than the first version. The graphics are still kind of fuzzy and the objects are man-made looking which makes it hard to guess just what you're looking for. I had a few problems where the background music would stop during some levels but you could still play the game. It seems to happen when you pause or leave the game for a few minutes. Once I got an error message and half the screen was showing. It was actually kind of fun because you could see how the graphic artists actually put the screen together and I could get through the level. The game is nice and long which makes it worth the money.

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Dangerously Fun
by RJ, USA - Sep 29th 2008

This is a really great adventure game. It combines a series of four primary investigations (one introducing each "game board") and five fun little games to play against the people encountered in the investigation. I have been playing it obsessively all weekend, am not bored with it yet, and am sure there are more storylines to discover.

It is fun to choose from the different girls for your gang and to see their various retorts in some of the situations. Also to see how choices about which skills to develop for each girl make a difference in the game. And I have been particularly happy that investigative choices really do make a difference in the later development of the story.

I would enthusiastically recommend this game to adults or mature teens. Although by the "board game" nature of the visuals there is no graphic sex or violence, however, I would caution that there are some very adult subjects addressed by the story, especially toward the end. This is more true for some of the ways that the investigation can develop than for others, but all the plots I've been through so far imply the adult themes to some extent. Parents may wish to play the game themselves and discuss the issues raised with their children.

Very good gameplay: in many hours of play on a PowerBook G4, the only technical problem at all was a single instance of the correct word - actually, not a word but a double hyphen like those in this sentence, which may have been part of the issue - not appearing in a list that should have contained six choices but that contained only five plus a blank without either a word or a link.

Please note that I have not had the sound on so my "average" rating above simply means I have no idea whether the sound is good.

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MUCH BETTER THEAN THE FIRST ONE!
by KATHY KEELER, Canada - Sep 29th 2008

First off, remember it is a H/O game. The graphics are far better than the first game.

There are many new and different mini games. It is better than the first for a few reason, the carnival scene eg. works far better. The game show host is now in colour and has funny gestsures. It follows the first one but is WHAT THE FIRST ONE SHOULD HAVE BEEN! It has 300 rounds including bounus which is 3 times what the first one had. Try the trial and you will see how many ways they improved over the first. If I have a complaint the only one would be I wish the plot was a little stronger but then again it is as strong as many of the H/0 games out there. IT IS A HUGE IMPROVEMENT over the first and for it's genre I would rate it a 3.5 to 4 out of 5

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GREAT GAME!
by KATHY KEELER, Canada - Sep 29th 2008

Fate has great replay value,a transformable pet and many mosters, towns and worlds. There is a great USER interface and lots of surprises to discover. It offers the fantasy fan everything. It is actually a sequel to the first one being released about 4 years ago. It picks right up where the first one left off but has come a long way. The only con I can think of, is lots of bactracking. It is you with your SWORD &SHIELD..............against the many beings.

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Solitaire Antics Ultimate
by anita deighton, Canada - Sep 27th 2008

..."ant"-ics animation during play can sometimes be annoying. but you have the option to not use it.....Doesn't have game demo feature, and doesn't show how to use "Favorites"...overall a good solitaire game, lots of variations

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Works Great on a Mac Mini!
by Scott Szczypiorski, USA - Sep 27th 2008

It's great to have a reasonably priced RPG that works on a Mac Mini. This is like an enhanced clone of Diablo 1. You don't have to turn off the graphics extras to enjoy it! I'm running Leopard on an Intel Mac Mini. The only 'con' is that my system can only run it at 1024x768 resolution, but it's still great fun. Great value for how much fun this is. My thanks to developers and Macgamestore for making this available!

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Buy something else
by Jane Newall, USA - Sep 25th 2008

At first I thought this game would be kind of fun. But i got bored and finished the game very quickly. Not much variety of gameplay. Just find differences. Minigames do not add to game play. I felt I wasted my money.

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The Great Tree
by Stella Hannah, USA - Sep 25th 2008

This is a fun a fun and challenging game to play. The graphics and music can help you get to zen. The ONLY complaint I have is there should be a an information page to show the player HOW TO use their different powers and show the different power-up symbols, what each does and how to use them, i.e., left mouse button, right mouse button.

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More boring than cleaning a toilet
by Timothy Bowen, USA - Sep 25th 2008

This game is just tedious. The only good part is the creature creator which you can have for free. That part is pretty amazing. Otherwise it's dull. Seems like games I've played before stitched together with some kind of bogus idea of evolution. It just doesn't work. There is no gameplay here that hasn't been done much better elsewhere.

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Diablo II Lite
by Shane Goodwin, USA - Sep 22nd 2008

This game is great. Anyone who liked the gameplay of Diablo II, will like this game. Diablo II players can jump right in and feel at home. The cartoonish graphics are no detraction from the game, it just keeps things a bit more 'fantasy', without the blood and guts. It's very addictive!

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Great game, lousy port
by Paul M. Lambert, USA - Sep 22nd 2008

The game itself is great. I would give it five stars, if I could. Reminds me a lot of Diablo!

However, the first time I played, it overheated my Macbook Pro and caused it to shut down due to the temp.

It "plays poorly with others" and uses 100% of a CPU core all the time. Even when in the background, at the main menu. Insane!

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Unique Game
by Lori Buchanan, USA - Sep 20th 2008

This is one of my favorite casual games! If you enjoy designing rooms in The Sims, then I recommend Home Sweet Home. It brings out my artistic side.

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