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Dream Chronicles 2
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Great Sequel!

I bought both games 1&2 together and played them one after another and was hooked. They added some new types of puzzles to the 2nd that I really enjoyed, esp. the maze. You must collect many articles to solve the mystery and each level has numerous brainteasers. I found both games a little on the short side and that is my only real complaint. Great graphics, play and puzzles. I don't think it is the type of game I would replay. I would rather wait for a 3rd. I Recommend both Dream Chronicles 1 and 2.

by KATHY KEELER, Canada - Apr 8th 2008
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Diablo Battle Chest
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Masterful game that has yet to grow old

There is very little about Diablo II and its expansion that would be detrimental. This classic RPG helps define modern RPGs even today. The wonderful story, the sheer amount of content, and the amazing music and sound design help to weave an atmosphere of nerve-racking horror. If you have not played this game, you are missing out and should play this game!

by Matthew Legler, USA - Apr 5th 2008
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Miss Teri Tale
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NEAT DIVERSION

To be honest the story never has much bearing on just searching for objects. But, this game had the most cleverly hidden objects I've seen so far (and that's a lot). What I really enjoyed was the relaxing ending. YOU COULD EMPTY A ROOM! Something very satisfying about that when you've been pressured by the clock and then you can wind down with the epilogue and just enjoy yourself. I really commend the artists who created this game!

Jeanne, San Francisco

by Jeanne Dower, USA - Apr 5th 2008
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Fairway Solitaire
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An excellent game!

I must say that I was quite surprised by this game. There are even commentators - one of whom's accent is Australian - but so are his comments. It's really quite amusing. The mini games are a lot of fun and the main game itself is very addictive. If you like Golf, you will likely enjoy this game.
Rich

by RichardIII, Canada - Apr 5th 2008
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Escape The Museum
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Horrible graphics

I enjoyed playing this game for all of 5 minutes. The graphics were so horrible that I could not find many of the hidden objects and the cut scenes were horribly drawn. I would not recommend this game at all.

by Kelsy, USA - Apr 3rd 2008
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Brave Dwarves: Back for Treasures
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Needs a LOT of work!!

I'm generally forgiving when games don't come across as "my cup of tea". However, I suspect the other 5 dwarves left the job rather than being associated with this effort that falls way too short.

Although they do mention that a gamepad/joystick isn't implemented, it's one glaring omission from the old 8-bit games that this game presumes to pay homage to. Too often you get killed because the keys don't work as responsely as they should. For some reason, the 1st level bad guys are just a square masking out the shape of a crocodile?/lizard?/who knows since you can't distinguish them. The instructions seem easy to understand, until you start the game.

Usually, I'd suggest some more work on the game but it seems that the programmer doesn't have the knowledge/desire to complete this unfinished program. Overall, a total embaressment for all involved who put out even this demo. Come to think of it, I still recall typing in by hand and saving on cassette tape (on my old Atari 400/800) games that looked worse but I can't recall any with this bad of playability.Better luck next time!

Doc Randy

by Randy Spurlock, M.D., USA - Apr 3rd 2008
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The History Channel Lost Worlds
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NOT ENOUGH

THE PUZZLES WERE TOO SIMPLE AND THE GAME LEADS TO BELIEVE YOU ARE OPENING UP OTHER WORLDS. HOWEVER, THERE ARE ONLY THREE SO THE DEMO IS REALLY ENOUGH. I COULD PLAY THE WHOLE GAME IN HALF AN HOUR. IT'S NOT THE KIND OF GAME YOU WOULD PLAY AGAIN BECAUSE THERE'S NOT ENOUGH TO CHALLENGE YOU. I HOPE THE SO CALLED ADDITIONS TO THE GAME ARE FREE BECAUSE IT'S NOT WORTH THE MONEY. LOT OF POTENTIAL WITH THE GRAPHICS BUT THAT'S IT.

by Jeanne Dower, USA - Apr 3rd 2008
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Build-a-lot
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It leaves you in two minds...

I decided to give this game a go because I like community type games that involve building houses or society management type stuff and after the demo hour I'm still not sure whether I want to buy it or not.

Don't get me wrong its a pretty good game to play, nothing really gripping about it but if you like this sort of game it's ok. It's main drawbacks for me though was that it took FAR too long to load. This is especially crucial when a time limit is imposed on the demo time. 6 minutes to load up and then I had to force quit because it wouldn't adjust to window view without freezing my computer.

In regards to control I think this game has a little too much digging power into my preferences. I understand that finding the name of the user is a neat trick so it can say the player name at the start but it also managed to change my background picture to the default setting so I'd like to know what other preferences it had access to.

Despite the slowness of loading and slight lag in gameplay between levels I really liked it, which is why I'm in two minds. I like the game for what it is but I don't think it has been executed well overall. I'm interested to see how everyone else felt about it.

by Jessica Simmonds, Australia - Apr 3rd 2008
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Cars Radiator Springs Adventures
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Not Child's Play!

I paid much more for this game than others I've bought for my grandchildren, and was more disappointed with it than any other. My kids wanted a race car game, and were not interested in the "activities". And no wonder! They were much too difficult for my 4-6 year olds. The "race" was ridiculous. They couldn't drive the cars around curves and crash into things. They could only shift gears at a proper time to win a drag race. Very disappointing.

by Connie Copenhaver, USA - Apr 3rd 2008
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Miss Teri Tale
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Pretty Good Game!

Really enjoyed this hidden items game. Jason the little pooch is missing and you need to help the newest neighbor in the cul-de-sac find out where he is hiding or has he been dognapped? Graphics are quite clear and objects are cleaverly hidden in the neighbors homes, backyards, etc. Collect clovers in the home to gain extra hints. The clovers are continuously there so you never run out of hints, which is helpful. I didnot understand the significance of the laptop messages or the newspaper articles to the storyline, so I ended up skipping them and continuing with the searching of hidden items. I really like how some items were very easy to find and some were more difficult. The graphics were quite clear and easy to search. The sound to the game was interesting and quite real sounding, loved the neighborhood sounds. There are also objects moving in each scene which give it a real life quality. Overall, I thought this was one of the best hidden objects game I have played. Keep Miss Teri's Tales coming!!

by Teresa Dunn, USA - Apr 3rd 2008
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Miss Teri Tale
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not the best ......not the worst

It is not a very interesting story and you backtrack to the same 9 houses over and over. You get a weird email between each level and it doesn't make much sense or help the game at all. To get the clues you have to keep going back to a room and clicking on clovers (they are unlimited), A total waste of time. The mini games are quite easy, a jigsaw like puzzle and a lock combination puzzle. If you are just interested in finding objects then you might like it. It does not hold a canldle to MYSTERYCASE FILES or ESCAPE TO THE MUSEUM

by KATHY KEELER, Canada - Apr 3rd 2008
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Tomb Raider: Anniversary
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Excellent

I missed Tomb Raider and this one is a tribute to the old game. I like this so much more that Angel of Darkness. Laura is the best graphically so far. The scenery is fantastic and the game play is excellent. You can literally walk back through the levels which is amazing. The adrenaline dodge is difficult to master but not impossible. I have not run into any glitches and would recommend this.

by Colleen-Sue Davis, Canada - Mar 28th 2008
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Space Trader
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Space Trader

This is a fun little game that mixes the first person sim genre with the first person shooter. As far as the trader part of the game goes, figuring out what items to buy and sell based on what's going up in value can be a bit tricky. However, you can usually make up for a lack of market savvy if you're willing to turn bounty hunter and take down a few criminals. My only knock on the game is that it has only three levels. Do yourself a favor and try the demo, if you like that then more than likely you'll enjoy the full version of the game.

by Seth Foreman, USA - Mar 28th 2008
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Escape The Museum
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Only okay!

Very much like other search games where you look to find certain items, then solve a puzzle to escape an area. I am enjoying the game to a small degree but am frustrated with the inability to clearly see the items you need to find. Many of the ojbects are fuzzy and it is difficult to tell what they are. Some are hidden behind other objects with only a small portion sticking out which isn't usually a problem but in this game many of the screens are very hard to see the smaller details. Many items look alot like the one you need, but after you click on them it isn't the one you need. You have a renewable hint button, which has saved me getting out of an area because I can't make out the objects. I would probably buy the game again, but only because I have exhausted alot of the other choices of the puzzle finding games I like. I would get Hidden Relics or Nightshift Code before I bought this one.

by Teresa Dunn, USA - Mar 22nd 2008
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Escape The Museum
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Not Your Average Hide & Seek Game

I was impressed by everything in this game except the mother's voice..ugghh! The h/s could be quite difficult and one wrong click lowers your average. Getting out of each room require 3 processes: Using the correct tools to escape, hide and seek (2 different forms) and a jigsaw type puzzle. The last 3 escapes at the end are the most challenging..finding the correct tools to escape. That part of the game does become difficult towards the end. I liked the idea of being judged on accuracy as well as time ( a bit of a change) I would play another like it most definitely...just please change the mother and daugher voices lol.

by KEVIN BRIAN, Canada - Mar 22nd 2008
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Escape The Museum
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Fun Game!

I enjoyed this game.....yes it has your H&Seek in it but it comes with some different twists. There are 2 versions of seeking, one the typical find different objects and the other find a 10 of one object. You also must escape from each room by using clues and tools to get out of the room. That was a nice twist. However the hardest part was the hideandseek.....instead of time being the main concern, ACCURACY is and you are judged on an average that can down very quickly. Hints cost you average as does even the slightest wrong click. THOUROUGHLY ENJOYED THE GAME and I will actually play a 2nd time to up my percentage. The biggest con is the voice overs (not the best acting) and the very odd time you may click on the right object and it will not accept it and your average goes down. Those are few and far between though. If you like the seek games I highly recommend this, It has that and much more to keep you entertained.

by Andrew Harris, Canada - Mar 21st 2008
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Chocolatier 2: Secret Ingredients
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Fun Game, This One...

I have to say, I was pretty hooked on this game for several weeks. At first I had no idea what I was doing, but once I got the hang of it, I beat the story mode pretty quickly. Now that I've discovered all the secret ingredients, though, unfortunately I don't feel as inclined to play the game because it just doesn't seem like there's any kind of surprise waiting for me now. I suppose I could go back and see how quickly I can make tons of money, but for some reason it just doesn't seem to "hook" me as much as the story mode did. It's definitely an enjoyable game, but once you find all the ingredients, it's continuous playability may go a little down hill for you.

by Liz Winfrey, USA - Mar 21st 2008
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Kudos
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Has potential, but full of bugs...

I have enjoyed playing this game a lot the last two weeks. Unfortunately, as the featured shopper said in their review, it's pretty much full of bugs. The game itself is an interesting concept, I just wish I could play it without having technical issues. I was doing ok having learned the weird quirky behavior of the game, but tonight the final straw... I can't get to the next day anymore. At the end of the day, you have to click the alarm clock to sleep and now the alarm clock won't become available and I might as well give up now because time is at a stand still and there's nothing I can do about it. Fun stuff. I hope there are more patches available because the game is actually enjoyable when it's playable.

by Liz Winfrey, USA - Mar 21st 2008
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Escape The Museum
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Escape the Museum

Wow, this is one of the best solving puzzles/hidden objects games I've played in ages. You can take as long as you want to find the objects, but beware of clicking on the wrong items, your score goes down very quickly. Well done to all, lets have more like this.

Lesley
Jersey, Channel Islands U.K.

by Snooka, England - Mar 19th 2008
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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
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This Game Rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!

This game rocks. always go to the dark side. its way better

by Bob Haze, USA - Mar 19th 2008
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