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Laura Jones and the Secret Legacy of Nikola Tesla
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Enjoyable, but has problems

I agree with the above description - there are definately problems that need to be fixed. However, the puzzles are a cut above the usual, and inventive. Fix the problems and you have a first class game.

by Jennie Morgan, USA - Sep 26th 2009
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FlatOut 2
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Extremely Fun Arcade Racer

If you don't look for a realistic, streamlined racer this might be your choice. Flatout 2 is action packed whith stunts, rated crashes and a lot of stuff flying around (including the drivers in some cases). There's a decent career mode, a lot of cars and upgrades you can choose from and a good choice of tracks and arenas for the demolition and stunt modes. If you enjoyed Destruction Derby back in the days, definitely try this out. Absolutely worth the money.

by Andre H, Germany - Sep 26th 2009
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Luxor MahJong
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Snow Leopard

Luxor Mahjong does not work with Snow Leopard. And I cannot find any notice or update to resolve.

by Jerry Douglass, USA - Sep 25th 2009
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Hearts of Iron 2 Complete
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Love this game!

Absolutely worth of buying if you like deep strategy games! Steep learning curve, but lot's of things to manage and master!

by Sami Keranen, Finland - Sep 24th 2009
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Still Life 2
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Best Game

Excelent Graphics, Game type cool, Incredible history and many hours of aventure and action, I recomend this game, Just say that is great!!!!!

by Oscar Reyes, Mexico - Sep 23rd 2009
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Alien Shooter 2
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Good Game, buy it, it's fun!

This game really rocks! Though it is retro-style.

In order to get widescreen support you need to look at this page:

http://www.widescreengamingforum.com/wiki/index.php/Alien_Shooter:_Vengeance

i play it in native resolutions on my mbp and my imac.

vp should make the widescreensupport and high-res support directly in the game-menu, this would be much easier. the loading-times are a bit too long, but as I said before, the game rocks! excellent atmosphere really good musik and sound and detailed 2d graphics. the animations could be a bit better, but they are absolute OK.

I have some lines in the game which are a small bug, but i think they will fix this and make the scrolling a bit smoother.

good game, buy it.

Doc

by Dr.Zeissler, Germany - Sep 20th 2009
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Laura Jones and the Secret Legacy of Nikola Tesla
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Tesla game fun, with minor issues

This is the one of the first hidden object games I've played. Tesla's Legacy is enjoyable, but some parts feel rough around the edges. In a few of the explanation scenes, characters are missing while their dialogue is happening onscreen. In one instance, a character appeared only after his conversation had ended, but he stayed there/ blocking the screen, hiding part of the puzzle I was attempting. I also noticed one or two typos in the puzzles, which I would usually overlook, but when you're searching for a "tube", and really should be looking for a "tuba"...

At one point I spent several minutes working out the solution to a puzzle, but it never activated the way it should have. I looked up the game's website, but it's all in Russian, so I couldn't contact anyone regarding this glitch.

Overall I like the feel of the game and way it builds up the mystery around Tesla's strange inventions and theories. At times the music is far enough in the background to blend in with the other sounds and/or dialogue, but sometimes I found it grating, and ended up turning it down, making it barely audible. Perhaps a little more variety in the sounds and music might have worked better.

by Dave Johnson, Canada - Sep 20th 2009
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Hoyle Card Games 2010
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Fun games, terrible Mac program

I've owned every version of the Hoyle games and had hoped this 2010 version would fix many of the previous bugs. It does not. Not only that, it introduces a slew of new problems. The "random" cards are not. After you play awhile, you will see the same characters and cards (Hearts in particular). With Canasta, all you see is the players and cards-you have NO IDEA what the meld is, what the score is, and the status of the deck. On top of that, many games (like Canasta) have removed the ability to double-click the card to play it. You have to manually drag the card to the discard pile or home area to play it or meld. Extremely tedious. This makes this game totally worthless because I want to play the game, not master my ability to drag my mouse around. Very, very disappointing.

by Montgomery A. Lee, USA - Sep 19th 2009
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Marooned
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Great game but a little short

I enjoyed playing this game, good story line, increasing difficulty and fun too.

My only problem with it was the length - for the money it cost I completed it in just a few hours :( other games like Westwood 2 took me many many days to complete and kept me going for months.

So Game, story and quality = 9/10

Value for money = 4/10

by Sapphire, England - Sep 18th 2009
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Burger Shop
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Great game

Very addictive.

by Angela Harrison, New Zealand - Sep 18th 2009
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The Path
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mesmerizing

most beautiful and captivating "game" I have ever seen, sort of like Murakami meets Little Red Riding Hood... worth exploring even if you are not a "gamer" just for the shear beauty of this creation, clearly made the love of its developers. I hope they make more!

by nyfrog, USA - Sep 17th 2009
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World Mosaics 2
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absorbing and challenging

I enjoyed the first World Mosaics, and this one is even better. These puzzles keep you thinking and the progression from easy to difficult is well paced. The music is pleasant, and the story line unintrusive and not important to the puzzles. Just hours of good brain exercise.

by Jennie Morgan, USA - Sep 17th 2009
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Dr. Lynch: Grave Secrets
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Good story and challenging puzzles

Better than the average HO games, harder and more interesting. Worth your money.

by Jennie Morgan, USA - Sep 17th 2009
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Jewel Quest Solitaire 3
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okay but too short

The game has good graphics but it is too short. Code was pretty easy to figure out.

by Karen Moll, USA - Sep 16th 2009
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Marooned
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great entertainment

I loved this game; can't wait for the next installment.

by Karen Moll, USA - Sep 16th 2009
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Alien Shooter 2
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Exciting game!

I had quite a good time - I'm totally absorbed in playing this, nonstop from the beginning to the end (in campaign mode). It was so exciting that I wanna play more of this kind.

"So why you didn't put 5-star on this game?" if you ask me, that because I know this game still has plenty of room for improvements. Senario mod, weapon mod, or carrying 1st campaign data to 2nd campain round and so forth etc... Hmmm, could be much fun!

by Shigerello, Japan - Sep 15th 2009
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X3: Reunion
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X Universe

Corner the market, earn money, organize a fleet, fend off pirates and enemy factions, and build your empire? This game is well made, provides us variety of choice and fun. Trading, adventure and space battle: that is really a good combination, you'll find it as soon as you start playing this game.

Also, don't miss the community website for hints? you won't waste money and time when installing a factory or power plant in a sector, right?

It's somewhat disappointing that I can't play a newer version. Updates provided by VP are only for Box product.

by Shigerello, Japan - Sep 15th 2009
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Alien Abduction
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Don't bother with this one...

I downloaded the demo and tried to open 'options', but the screen did not accept my mouse clicks. I couldn't get it to do anything (go to full screen, mute the music, etc.). Then when I tried to quit the game, it would not close. I had to "force quit" it. This seems buggy as any I've tried. It is not worth the hassle.

by Carole Starz, USA - Sep 12th 2009
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Virtual Families
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Hi this is fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!

this is so fun buy it i luv it

by Patrick Fogerty, USA - Sep 12th 2009
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Fishdom H2O: Hidden Odyssey
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One of the Best Games Ever

The graphics in this game are really beautiful, the hidden objects a challenge to find but not frustratingly so. It's a lot of fun to decorate and fill the three tanks with the money you earn, then use them as your screensaver And I love the music. Normally it's something I turn off in games. My husband also bought Fishdom H2O and it has become one of his favorites as well. We highly recommend it!

by Jano145, USA - Sep 11th 2009
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