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World of Goo
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Even if you think you don't like physics, you will love this

One of my favorite puzzle games of all time.

by Janice Hargrave, USA - Jan 24th 2010
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Shaman Odyssey - Tropic Adventure
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Beautiful but Disappointing

I was excited to see that the game let me play in full 1920x1200 resolution, and in the hour demo made it seem like each level would be increasingly challenging.

Unfortunately, after purchasing the full game, I saw that the rest of the game, after the tutorial lessons, was extremely repetitive. The levels did not increase in difficulty, and I didn't have to replay a single level to move on. I finished the whole game in about 4 hours, and replay value is virtual nonexistant. You can replay levels to try to get a gold medal on each, but unfortunately, there's absolutely no guidance on how to get a better medal - is it time-based? point-based? - and no indication what kind of progress you're making towards the goal while you're playing.

by GoBecky, USA - Jan 23rd 2010
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FATE
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Fate

I love this game, and play it on a mini, and I've had very few problems. The one exception, is that I cannot "map" spells to my "F" keys, or anywhere else. I've got a new Apple keyboard, and I've looked on the web, and in the reviews here, but I don't find any mention of this problem. If anybody has any ideas, I'd appreciate some help. Other than that, I've played more than 35 hours, and I'm at level 44, and getting my butt kicked by the swarm surrounding the "boss". I'd love to be able to use multiple spells, but can't.

by Joe Slavinsky, USA - Jan 23rd 2010
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Shaman Odyssey - Tropic Adventure
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Good Fun for the price

Quite a complete game, with cute graphics and some very unique potions to mix.

The things you do may be repetitive, but the variations within each activity and the number of levels keep it going.

Wishlist: Expansion set!

by David Moh Yii Tah, Singapore - Jan 22nd 2010
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Hidden Wonders of the Depths
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I got a little bored

Downloaded this game and only got half way through the second level. The mini games were repetitive and I lost interest. Some might like it, but just not for me. You stay within the same screen the entire time. Not my preference.

by Millner, USA - Jan 22nd 2010
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Fantastic Farm
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Enjoyable

Very enjoyable. Game play was fast and decent graphics. The whole "magic" doesn't really interfere with the farming which I liked. Good music. You also get to have animals and different machines to turn your crops into food. Try it out!

by Millner, USA - Jan 22nd 2010
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Mystery Case Files: Madame Fate
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Love love love

I love this game. It's one of the best hidden object games out there. The graphics are amazing which allows you to really get into the story. The different side show freaks along the way are very well done. The game is a little bit eerie which is a nice change from the cheesy seek and finds you normally get. Bottom Line: play this challenging game. It won't disappoint.

by Millner, USA - Jan 22nd 2010
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Europa Universalis III: Complete
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EU3

Really good!

by Thomas Tonucci, Italy - Jan 21st 2010
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Azada: Ancient Magic
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Weak

The challenges are repetitive and, unlike the original, they don't actually get much harder as the game continues. Not even in the ballpark with the original... worth maybe half the price.

by Larry McDonald, USA - Jan 21st 2010
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Azada
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Great Variety

The variety of challenges is excellent and the increasing levels of difficulty are welcome and worth the work... and let me just say: thank god for online cheats!

by Larry McDonald, USA - Jan 21st 2010
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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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Create A Mall
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Lame

Can't believe I spend 10 mins of my life on this game. Really poor graphics, the game speed was super slow, and the music made my ears bleed. It was like if I played the board game Mall Madness...by myself.

by Millner, USA - Jan 20th 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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Escape The Museum 2
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Good and somewhat educational

I was extremely impressed with this game. I expected a normal hidden picture game, but when I discovered the extra missions, I could really see the point of the game. Following the story of a father seperated from his family by an earthquake, the game is family oriented saving dogs, kids, and a lost teddy bear. The activities that have you put together the bridge and work to put mechanics together can actually teach the player those basics. The main problem with the game is that it is extremely hard to find the parts of the bridge, but the hints do not help you find them.

by Amber Gouldthorpe, USA - Jan 20th 2010
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Mary Kay Andrews: The Fixer Upper
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Ehh

This game was great when I first started playing it, the dialogue was interesting and the premise was cute. The game did end rather quickly and I felt like I had missed half the game. I don't feel this game is worth 10 dollars, just play the hour free trial. You don't miss much if you purchase the rest.

by Kate Walsh, USA - Jan 20th 2010
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Escape The Museum 2
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Escaping isn't easy

There are no instructions that come with this game and it takes a while to figure it out. Each level is timed so if you don't get the correct action in the first few minutes, it takes up to 15 minutes to get additional clues. I found it very frustrating. Also, the activities are geared to mechanical processes like how an engine works. Not my area of expertise. Otherwise, the graphics are nicely done.

by Pam Field, USA - Jan 18th 2010
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Penumbra Black Plague
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COOL

this is a ff (fear factor) game very scary game but if you dont now what is best of penumbra black plague or penumbra overture i would thinl that its best to play penumbra overture because overture is the first and the story is good and overture is not scary as much as black plague but awful game it is very scary but a very very VERY COOL game

by thomas grosen, Denmark - Jan 18th 2010
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My Kingdom for the Princess
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I want more like this one

This is a great game: pretty, uncomplicated yet interesting, cute story (there is a knight and a princess) and challenging enough to be played many times.

I love the principle: each step along the way is a scene seen from the top where the player has to figure out the way while building facilities and clearing the path. It seems like a recipe that could apply to any theme yet I haven't found another game with this set up.

3D games makes me sea-sick and HO games bore me so I will have to keep on replaying this one.

by Sandrine Maugy, England - Jan 18th 2010
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Machinarium
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Machinarium

What a great game.. I was delighted to finally find a game that reminded me of Fool's Errand. I played this game during our winter cold snap doen in " My GIRL CAVE" I renamed it since my husband was working long hr. We palyed together over the phone and at home..He did the arcade style puzzles while I guided us through the rest.. It was so sad to see the end. But Happy I was able to asset Mr Machinarium and friend to safe ground.. I plastered this game all over my FaceBook...Make more please!

by karen carmack, USA - Jan 16th 2010
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Empire Builder: Ancient Egypt
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Fun game

I downloaded this game and recently completed the missions. If you like games like Pharaoh, Ceasar, Sim City, etc, then you'll like this. On a scale of difficulty I would rank it a 5 or 6. Once you play the first few scenarios it is easy to figure out how to win each campaign, but still fun enough to keep playing. Just wish the campaign option was a little longer. Well worth 10 bucks.

by jennifer Chadwell, USA - Jan 14th 2010
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