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Azada
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Good, but too easy.

Azada is a really good game, but far too easy! If many challanging puzzles are your thing, then this is probably not the game for you. However, this a very good game with good graphics and sound to go along with it.

Another problem I found with it is it won't let me save my game. It always sends me back to the beginning, which is very frustrating since I don't have a lot of free time on my hands, andI can't keep playing for hours (even though I'd love too). Youmight want too look into that...

by Myvonne, USA - Apr 2nd 2009
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Monster Quest
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A Causal adventure with a story!

I found the game to be refreshing in that I had no annoying timer ticking away and making me rush. Also Having unlimted hints is a feature I wish more games would do. I guess if your not a fan of History Channel you may not like content that has plot and depth to it; but It was right up my alley. Grabbing evidence in the field and interviewing suspects I thought was pretty fun. The save thing was only a minor thing to me, as i knew where the stuff was on 2nd load and it dose save at the start of each sub-section of the game. I wont put any spoilers in here, but my favorite was the Mothman Case, as it had some unique puzzles that I havent seen before.

I liked the music, some of the voice was a bit echoy, but its refreshing to see a Hidden object game with as much spoken dialog as this one has. I like to read the story, but there is someting nice to be said about sitting back and listining to the interviews of the characters.

Anyhow. If you are looking for an arcade game, this isnt it! But if your looking for adventure game with puzzles this hit the mark.

by Tina Robertson, USA - Apr 1st 2009
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Emerald City Confidential
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A great deal at that price.

I really enjoyed this game. It is quite easy to play with puzzles that will not even slow you down,and if they do, the game has a built-in hint system that allows you to choose how much of a hint you need/want. The story was good (not great but good) and the graphics were also very good. It was fun to play.

by RichardIII, Canada - Mar 31st 2009
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Chocolatier 3: Decadence by Design
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Very enjoyable if a little easy

Very enjoyable game and certainly well worth the money and has given me several days worth of enjoyment. My only criticism (and this should not stop anybody buying it) is that it was quite an easy game to play. By the end I had so much money I didn't need to worry about ingredient prices or making the biggest profit, so it would have been good if the special orders had less time allowed to complete them later in the game, maybe forcing you to have to have several factories making the same product (the only time I did that was for the very last challenge and that was just to speed things up) or decide between two special orders which to ignore.

by John Hunter, England - Mar 30th 2009
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Emerald City Confidential
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Lots of fun

This is a great game, good dialogue and story, terrific grafics and fun to play. Loved it, hope for more from these folks. Well worth the money.

by Jennie Morgan, USA - Mar 28th 2009
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Monster Quest
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Good idea, poor execution

The most frustrating thing about playing this is the inability to save your game at the point you wish - when you come back in, you have to play through and find items that you have finished several scenes before. This has kept me from finishing this game; I will probably finish later, but I can't recommend it for this one reason. Otherwise, it is informative and different.

by Jennie Morgan, USA - Mar 28th 2009
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Monster Quest
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COULD BE BETTER

It's a clever idea, fairly good graphics and sound but a little choppy in the gameplay. Some items are next to impossible to find without the hint button which is generous. Some puzzles are very good. Disturbing in the inability to save where you want. Have to play things over and over. Also, way to short for the money and no replay value. Takes about an hour to play.

by Jeanne Dower, USA - Mar 28th 2009
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Emerald City Confidential
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ENTERTAINING LIKE A BOOK

It's definitely a cute and very clever story but that's all it is. It's just like reading a book with almost nothing to do as a player. You have a few choices to point in the right direction and the rest is done for you.

by Jeanne Dower, USA - Mar 28th 2009
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Build-a-lot
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Great playability, no replayability

Build-a-lot has a low learning curve, so it's easy to dive right in. The slow response time makes it seem like this was a bad port from some other platform, but it hardly ever gets in the way of gameplay.

As the game progresses, it does get pretty difficult, especially if you want to clear it in their shortened "bonus level" time. The different themes of the neighborhoods are cute and give the game some personality and individuality.

In the end it was enough for me to shell out $20. I got maybe 15 hours of fun out of this game, and while you can play it in "casual" mode, it's just not as fun as the regular mode.

by eric t, USA - Mar 28th 2009
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Build-a-lot 2
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Good sequel to the original

I bought this second installment of build-a-lot on the basis of my good experience with the first version.

Build-a-lot 2 delivers. It has a low learning curve like the first version, so you can download the demo and understand the basics of gameplay in about 10 minutes.

The interface and rendering are smoother here than the first version - it has definitely been improved. The graphics are slightly improved, with some buildings that animate.

There are new building types and a few more bells and whistles, but the gameplay is essentially unchanged from the first version - meet x criteria before x time has elapsed.

The build-a-lot series has a very addictive quality that's level-based, so you can spend 15-20 minutes trying out a level and then quit the game to return to it in that place. It's a good mix between "casual gaming" and something that's more immersive.

This was about 10 hours of gameplay for me; I had bought build-a-lot previously so I had some experience. Was it worth the $20? When I think of some of the ridiculous ways I've spent $20, build-a-lot 2 is absolutely worth the dough.

Note that if you are an astute gamer, which I am not, you might be able to complete all the levels in a few hours.

by eric t, USA - Mar 28th 2009
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Ancient Secrets
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not worth purchasing, too short, no real replay

I got into graphics and variety of puzzles but others said. No increase in difficulty and just no replay value. Just goes back to the beginning. Finished it to quickly and that was all. Rather disappointing really. At least if levels were added it would add to overall playability. In other words. Don't waste your $.

by CiberTiger, USA - Mar 27th 2009
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Blast Miner
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Great to pass the time.

One of the first games I bought for my Mac.. A good game to pass the time. Puzzles get harder as you advance. you can even Set it up to use all the exsplosives and just blow things up...

by Anthony Albert Ferguson, USA - Mar 27th 2009
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Fishdom
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Fantastic Title - Very Addictive Gameplay

A great title, if anything one of the most addictive games I've come across for any platform. The main incentive for me was to create a flourishing aquarium, all of which are set out in stages, so you develop your aquarium gradually receiving the accolades required to move onto a next tank (at the same time you can come back to your original tank at anytime).

The pure joy is in the gameplay, as someone mentioned above it has 'similar' gameplay to Big Kahuna, but then Big Kahuna derives from many other games out there so bit of a derogatory comment. If anything Fishdom evolves from this and creates a completely new spin on the premature genre.

This is a great game to get involved in and is perfect to relax too, the music and graphics accompany well to the overall game. Definitely worth investing in!

by Ashley Maine, England - Mar 27th 2009
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Xplorer
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NOT READY!

There is no menu for this game so you cannot get a full screen. Can't see or play HO games this way. Get that corrected and then it looks like a good game.

by Jeanne Dower, USA - Mar 24th 2009
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Dream Pinball 3D Classic
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Too expensive

Great game , but too expensive

by nicolas chretien, Canada - Mar 24th 2009
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Emerald City Confidential
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Loved this Game!!

I found this to be one of the most refreshing, original and hilarious games I have played in ages. It is not the most difficult game in the world, but definitely one of the most entertaining!!!

by KEVIN BRIAN, Canada - Mar 24th 2009
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Puzzle Quest
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Great Game!

I have played the demo version for PC before, and loved it. When I got a mac, I was thrilled to find out this game was available for mac! I have not run into any problems with the game, everything runs smoothly and with out a glich.

Think of this game as a combination between role playing, strategy, and a board game! Try it out in the Demo if you are not sure, but if you enjoy it as much as I do... then you will deffinately benefit from purchasing it.

by Jessica Blank, USA - Mar 20th 2009
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Can You See What I See?
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Amazing Graphics

I must say when I first started this game I found it quite difficult because I didn't realise you could zoom in on certain segments of the picture but when I did I was absolutley amazed at the quality of graphics used in this game. It may be another hidden object game but it is definitely more challenging than most. Absolutely worth purchasing.

by Jessica Simmonds, England - Mar 18th 2009
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Ancient Secrets
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Fun, but short

I downloaded the demo, the game was fun, after the 60 minute demo was up, I kept wanting to play so I decided to purchase it. It was fun, but only took about three hours total to beat, and never got really difficult. Fun game, not much replay value in it.

by Dean Martineau, USA - Mar 18th 2009
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Penumbra: Overture
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Great game

Despite the criticisms made, I went ahead and downloaded the demo to give it a try.

It's running on my G5 iMac and looks amazing. A very scarey game with tons of atmosphere.

I liked it so much, I bought the entire trilogy!!!

by Mark Oxley, Scotland - Mar 18th 2009
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