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Eschalon: Book I Icon
Best Old School RPG in many years
by Rob Ehlers, USA - Feb 20th 2009

This game has a surprising level of polish for an indie developer. The graphics and interface were quite good and aided in the imersiveness of the game. The story line itself was fairly interesting. If you enjoyed ultima or any other isometric view RPG game, I would recommend this one highly.

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A Vampyre Story
by Seth Foreman, USA - Feb 18th 2009

Love the whole environment! Gameplay is simple enough, you go around the castle and pick up useful items and figure out ways to use them that will help you escape.

My biggest problem is that the game crashes from time to time. Hopefully this will be fixed. In the mean time, remember to save your game.

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Hidden Mysteries: Buckingham Palace Icon
Short and Sweet!
by Janet Brien, USA - Feb 18th 2009

I finished this game in just a couple of days and to me, it was the right length because, as someone said previously, hidden object games can grow tiresome fairly quickly. I enjoyed the interesting information about the Buckingham Palace and the royalty that lived there, enough that I will visit Wikipedia after this review so that I can learn more about this palace, the Queen and her family. Negatively, some of the objects were ridiculous and impossible to find, and a couple of the puzzles were just lame. But on the whole, lots of fun in a compact package.

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Book of Legends Icon
Way too much dialogue
by Jennie Morgan, USA - Feb 17th 2009

The story is simple and so are the puzzles.The conversations between brother and sister are irritating and waste time. Not worth the money.

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City of Heroes Mac Special Edition Icon
Finally it has arrived for the Mac
by Paul Shannon, England - Feb 17th 2009

This game is a must for any comic book fan!! I used to play this game way back in '04 when it was first realeased on PC and I am so glad that it has finally migrated to the Mac. It it is a fun game on your own but with a couple of mates the fun just multiplies. COH and COV are those type of games that you will play for a couple of months and then leave for a month or so and then come back to it. This way it just stops the game getting a little repetative. This is a game i can't recommend enough!!

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Jewel Match 2
by Miriam Salimans, Netherlands - Feb 17th 2009

There may be 150 levels, however after a while I find it quite boring.

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Mystery Chronicles: Murder Among Friends Icon
Good but could be better
by Deborah Millais, USA - Feb 17th 2009

Overall a good and tough game but some improvements needed. the slowly refilling clue function is counterproductive since it encourages the player to use the clues early. A fixed number of clues per scene or sequence is better. Also, the games/puzzles are great fun, we should be able to go back and play them without having to plow through the find the missing clues parts.

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City of Heroes Mac Special Edition Icon
good game but crashes are all too common
by Elisabeth M. Gray, USA - Feb 17th 2009

It's a great game. An MMORPG where you don't always have to have 100 friends online to level. The choices of costume/character are plentiful and so far, the game seems well balanced. The drawback is, the game crashes and freezes all too often. When it freezes in a mission instance, you never know if you will just have to start from the beginning, with your progress saved, or if you will have to do it ALL over again. This is particularly frustrating on the timed missions. The tech support folks say they are working on it, but an update is needed now, not later.

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Excellent if complicated
by michael price, USA - Feb 17th 2009

Entirely for the strategy buff. Large learning curve but infinitely interesting. Does tend to crash at times when first start up (I use an IMAC 2 gig dual processor) but for the most part it is stable. Very time consuming game and yet well worth exploring. I cannot imagine the effort that went into the design of all the factors and their ramifications...wow!

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Cro-Mag Rally Icon
Cro-gag me badly
by Michael Woodward, USA - Feb 15th 2009

This game is not fun. Most vehicles handle badly, and there are plenty of places on every course that your vehicle gets stuck on. Frustrating, even after finishing the first few races.

I usually don't write reviews, but I picked up the Pangea sampler with this and Billy Frontier. Both are lousy games.

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Superb Puzzler
by Richard Jones, England - Feb 15th 2009

This is one of the best puzzle games I've played in a long time. The levels are often very challenging, and sometimes insanely difficult; fortunately it has a very neat feature which will show you as much of the solution as you want if you're particulary stuck.

If I have one criticism it is that you can only play one level (from each set of levels) at a time, and must complete the latest level in order to unlock the next. This is frustrating if you are stuck on a level, but don't want to give in and look at the solution yet, as you can't go and try another level in the mean time.

Nonetheless, definitely worth every penny.

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Arrrrgggggh!
by Jennie Morgan, USA - Feb 15th 2009

Too many games I play these days have terrible writing and spelling errors, but this one takes the cake. Not only is the story imbecilic, but the grammer and spelling drove me nuts. The basic games wasn't too bad and the mini games were ok, but please, save your money. Madame Fate, Azada and others do it so much better.

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Great game
by Jennie Morgan, USA - Feb 15th 2009

All of the Fizzwizzle games are fun and challenging - well worth the money.

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The Magician's Handbook: Cursed Valley Icon
Different
by Jennie Morgan, USA - Feb 15th 2009

Interesting and challenging - the handpainted scenes made it hard to find items at first, but once you located them they remained in the same spot. The mini games, especially the flying spell words were nicely done. I haven't done the harder level yet, but I will. Worth the cost.

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World Mosaics Icon
Different and fun
by Jennie Morgan, USA - Feb 15th 2009

I enjoyed this game very much - challenging and not like other games out there - try it out.

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Easy and too long
by Jennie Morgan, USA - Feb 15th 2009

This would be a good beginner's hidden object game - the objects are mostly easy to find, and a special satillite shows the outline of objects making them even easier to spot. The mini games are very few and far between and easy also. The photography and story are nicely done. I wanted this game to be over way before it was, though. Good for Nat. Geo's first try.

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Cursor bug
by Jennie Morgan, USA - Feb 15th 2009

I have downloaded this game three times and have never been able to play it - the game doesn't seem to recognize my mouse cursor, so I can't sign in and start - I also can't quit the game. Makes it very difficult to play... Looks like it would be interesting if one could get to the actual game.

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Disappointing is a compliment
by Tom Lewis, Canada - Feb 14th 2009

I was expecting some complex gameplay, but there is none in this drab and repetitive scenario. The very least that the developers should have been careful with, was to make the tiles different enough to differentiate between them. Is that too much to ask? Late night players will be squinting and asking themselves "Is that a face, or a mask?"

As well, no rewards or points for anything. Match five ... that's nice ... we don't care ... no points, no soup for you! No power tiles to earn, nothing but the monotonous ordeal of trying to shift a destructo-melto tile into position. Lame. And the trumpet in the background ... oy!

There are far more compelling match-three games at Mac Game Store than this. I'm not even an avid gamer, but I'd take Deep Blue Sea over this any day.

Try again Jewel-Quest. This time make it fun.

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4 Elements Icon
Fun until...
by Robert Roth, USA - Feb 14th 2009

A fun game for fans of this genre and the water-flow element seems new to me BUT... after playing almost all of the levels we are suddenly presented with a speed challenge.

This is not my style, and 97% of the way through the game is NOT the time to start changing the rules.

Bad move in designing what was otherwise a very enjoyable game. Guess I won't find out how it ends.

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Kult: Heretic Kingdoms Icon
Not sure what's with the one star reviews...
by Nick Pressey, USA - Feb 14th 2009

I played through most of this game and found it to be a very enjoyable experience. It's no Diablo 2, but the gameplay is better than most isometric ARPGs, and it definitely has one of the better stories I've seen in high fantasy games. The music is great too, and though the graphics are arguably "dated", I personally think they're quite beautiful.

Pros:
-Good atmosphere and storytelling
-Unique ability and healing systems
-Pretty straightforward interface
-Loot drops that actually make sense

Cons:
-Not enough unique items
-Battle strategies become a bit simplistic
-Main character is, though well written, not easy to identify with
-Dreamworld is disappointingly lacking in content

Rating: 4/5, giving it 5 stars to balance out some of the one-star crap. People, one star reviews should be reserved for shovelware and extremely buggy stuff, not games you simply don't like.

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