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Unsolved Mystery Club: Amelia Earhart
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Unsolved Mystery Club: Amelia Earhheart

I agree with first reviewer. Good graphics, fairly easy seek and find. Young adult would enjoy it.

by Mike Austin, USA - Jul 2nd 2010
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Commander: Europe At War
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Excellent, but...

Let me first say this game is excellent, however, there is one consistent issue behind my 3 star rating: After you are playing for a while, the sound breaks up and the only way to fix it is to restart the game. For a paid game, I think this is unacceptable; if it weren't for this, I would have given it 4 or perhaps even 5 stars.

by Donato Poveda Jr, USA - Jun 28th 2010
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Blitzkrieg
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Good Game with glitches

I run Blitzkrieg on Macbook Air and Macbook Pro. The game is really quite good though glitchy for mac users. The last update erased all previously saved games. Game will occassionally crash at critical moment and offer a crash report. Too bad really as there are few tactical level games available these days and this one has potential. For those of us who cut our teeth on tactical ww2 level games from AH this has familiarity and ease of play. It is frustrating that it has had such problems. Really, why erase previous games? Game now just goes black after first scenerio and doesn't progress. HAven't played this with another live competitor lately so maybe this aspect still functions but haven't tested it as yet. Come on guys. Good game should get a little attention to get it working right. Four stars for game. Two stars for glitches.

Average three stars.

by Stephen Pike, USA - Jun 28th 2010
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Jack the Ripper
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Some interesting puzzles, but very short

This is an interesting take on the Ripper mystery, and the puzzles plus HO scenes are more difficult than average, which is great. But it is short, short short.

by Jennie Morgan, USA - Jun 25th 2010
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Unsolved Mystery Club: Amelia Earhart
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Fun and informative

This is a standard HO game, but on the way you get to learn about Earhart and the various theories and suppositions surrounding her disappearance. Probably best for the young adult.

by Jennie Morgan, USA - Jun 24th 2010
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Toki Tori
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Two Tribes

Provides entertaining graphics of interaction between 2 different tribes having a variety of conflicts while seeking to achieve to achieve treir goals..

by William Weckstein, USA - Jun 20th 2010
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Lost in the City
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Different slant

This has elements that seem typically Russian (where the game was produced), dark, bleak story line, but interesting. Not too short, and not too difficult.

by Jennie Morgan, USA - Jun 20th 2010
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Eschalon: Book II
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It's okay, but I've played better D&D style games

I've been playing games of this genre since the days when Commodore 64's ruled the planet - Bard's Tale, Pool of Radiance, etc., all the way through Diablo and Neverwinter Nights on the PC. I don't expect a smaller developer to equal the big boys, but I find some aspects of the game sorely lacking (and I won't even go into the mixing of genres that you discover as you explore the final levels battling the Taurax as that would be a spolier).

This game would have been better off with fewer character development options and better game play. Advancement is a little too slow for my tastes, and the rewards of battle should have been greater. It's great that you can jump between locations once you've been to key points (or gain the teleport spell), but be prepared to do a lot of walking to get there (and the back and forth between cities makes the game monotonous).

As it stands, the game tries to be too much. It would have been better with less features, more action and better character development/advancement. If they release Book III, I doubt that I'll be buying it.

by DaveF, USA - Jun 20th 2010
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Jewel Quest 4: Heritage
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Jewel Quest 4: Heritage

This Jewel Quest has e few very exciting new variations in the game. The first round, 'till the top of the tree, is very nice, surprising sometimes and not that hard. In the second, expert round it gets really challanging.

Garantees many many hours of fun, sometimes frustration, and victory!

by Naomi Smits, Netherlands - Jun 19th 2010
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Lost in the City
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Loved it!

It took me almost 6 hours to get through the whole thing but I could have made it last for days. Cool story and a good variety of puzzles. More sophisticated than the average object finding game. Even the music didn't bother me and I almost always end up turning the music off in games. No voice acting but I can understand why. It's a Russian game and it probably would have cost a fortune to do voice acting in other languages. I was also surprised at how good the English text was. Really like this game and it's definitely worth the $10.

by Brigid McKenna, Canada - Jun 17th 2010
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Commander: Europe At War
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The price of war just got lower

I fell victim to paying $50 for this game only to have the price drop to $24.95 very shortly there after. That aside, the game is quite addictive but as mentioned in a previous review, the replay value isn't all that high. You'll find that after you complete the game once, the second time you play it you will be able to complete it, under the same settings, in half the time. The learning curve is low compared to say... Hearts of Iron and will have you enjoying yourself rather quickly. However, for all the military strategists out there - the absence of actual commandable artillery units and paratroopers is somewhat undesirable and leaves gamers, especially those that are looking for historical accuracy, feeling like something is missing. All in all, yes, Commander: Europe at War appears to be an updated version of Panzer General with a few added features, such as rail transport and the dreaded Soviet Winter and also a few things missing as I've mentioned earlier. When the game was priced at $50 I would have said "Give the demo a try" but for $24.95 what do you have to lose except for maybe Moscow or Berlin.

by wiking, Canada - Jun 16th 2010
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Jewel Quest 4: Heritage
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Jewel Quest 4: Heritage

This is a great game that gives you hours & hours of game play. It does go up the family tree from easy to medium to difficult & you can't skip ahead if you haven't beaten that particular game, but this is one of the things that makes it challenging. Like previous Jewel Quests, upon completion of all levels in normal mode, Expert Level is unlocked & you have the entire family tree to do again with different game boards that are quite challenging, but if you get stuck here, you are able to skip around and play any game you wish & go back to the others when you please. I have yet to complete Expert mode, but am really enjoying playing. Well worth the money!

by Sue Harris, Canada - Jun 15th 2010
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Captain Space Bunny
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Fun little game

I enjoyed this game. The challenges are balanced, and it contains a number of elements that make the "Build-A-Lot" formula more interesting (citizens to help, monsters to kill before they damage your buildings, food to collect). The story and characters are cute but be warned - the plot does not contain any real ending. It is a flagrant set-up for a sequel, with a cliffhanger ending. I always find that kind of annoying, as I did here. Also, the grammar and spelling are terrible; it is as if no one ever proofread the game at all. However, gameplay is smooth; I didn't experience any bugs or anything. Overall, glad I bought it.

by RJ, USA - Jun 15th 2010
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Heartwild Solitaire: Book Two
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Heartwild Solitaire 2

So addictive, have never tried any card games but this is fantastic. Can see it keeping me busy for a long time so well worth the money. Not like other games that you finish in a couple of hours then never use it again.

by val ledger, United Kingdom - Jun 14th 2010
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Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst
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Don't Like This Game

Well I guess I will have to be the one to spoil this game's 5 star rating. I play HO games to relax most of the time. I don't play them to get frustrated. I never even made it in the gate. I spent the 1st 28 minutes of the trial trying to get in the gate. I just gave up. I didn't appreciate the fact that when I tried to skip the puzzle when that kept coming up, it wouldn't let me do it. When I was finally able to use the hint again, It just kept giving me to same information. I'm glad I played the demo so I glad I didn't waste my money on this.

by Anita Bryant, USA - Jun 12th 2010
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Warbirds: Dogfights
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If you enjoy crashing...

I also wish I had read reviews. I have asked for a refund and, thankfully, purchased through PayPal - so there's hope. About the game:

It was just the flight sim I was seeking as a WWII airplane buff. But this game is a piece of c*$p. Extremely complicated controller setup and menus. Even though it recognizes my controller (Logitec ATK3) it will not work. Plane won't even take off. If you use auto mode, plane takes off, but will suddenly fall into spin and crash. Very frustrating. What a waste. Don't buy this game.

I'll be seeking refund through PayPal.

Bummer.

by Matt Lit, USA - Jun 12th 2010
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Escape The Lost Kingdom
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Its all right but not worth $10

It had some good ideas for a game of this type with multiple types of puzzles but was not worth the $10 paid for it. It was little too short having beat it in about 2 hours.

by Allan Thompson, USA - Jun 10th 2010
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Sam & Max 201- Ice Station Santa
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Boring

Not a whole lot of thinking in this game. You only do a couple things, and 90% of it is just dialoge. It's basically like watching a cartoon. Not recommended for anyone over the age of 10.

by Janet Horn, USA - Jun 10th 2010
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The Lost Cases of Sherlock Holmes 2
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The 1st one is better

I bought the 1st Lost Cases of Sherlock Holmes so I thought I would give this one a try. It's ok but the first one was better in my opinion. In this one you don't have Sherlock's hat hidden anywhere. There seem to be more mini-games. I found some of them annoying because most of the time you had to rotate pieces to make them fit. I also didn't like the fact that unlike the first game when you found the clues for a certain suspect, the clock stopped so you could read their information. In this one the clock does not stop. They also used some British terms sometimes which made it a little harder for an American like me to find some of the clues. The cases also don't start out easy to hard like in the 1st one. Some of the early cases were hard, and some of the later cases were quite easy. I thought the graphics of the 1st one was better too. Especially when it came to eliminating the suspects.

by Anita Bryant, USA - Jun 10th 2010
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Love & Death: Bitten
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My first hidden object game

This was the first hidden object game that I've tried, and I liked it a lot. The scenes and tasks were fun to explore and try. Plenty of different puzzle to keep you occupied throughout the game. Dialogue was full of witty banter. Thought the "love story" part between the two main characters could have been more convincing though. Didn't see what they "saw" in each other :)

by April Stiller, USA - Jun 8th 2010
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