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The Treasures of Montezuma 3
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One of My Favorite Matching Games

Love the graphics, sound effects and the challenge of this game. I haven't played a matching game with so much explosion as this one. It is cool and addictive.

by Christine Madero, USA - Jan 22nd 2012
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Trivia Machine
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Well Worth The Price

It is a fun game to play. Questions start out easy. As you advance, the questions become more difficult to answer. It is multiple choice and you can eliminate some of the choices but you earn less points. Questions are updated frequently to keep up with current events and such.

by Christine Madero, USA - Jan 22nd 2012
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Mahjong Dimensions Deluxe
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A Refreshing Twist to Mahjong

It can be frustating as you advanced to clear all matches before timer runs out?but I eventually succeeded.

by Christine Madero, USA - Jan 22nd 2012
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Mahjong Forests
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Awesome Tiles

Beautiful Tiles. Different in every level. I played it from start to finish.

by Christine Madero, USA - Jan 22nd 2012
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Vacation Quest - The Hawaiian Islands
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Same Ole Same Ole

Boring?.same old hidden object game just like all the others. No innovation here. I purchased it a year ago and still haven't finished it because it's boring?.

by Christine Madero, USA - Jan 22nd 2012
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Mafia II: Director's Cut
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Great Voice Acting Can't Save a Crappy Game

I bought this because I recognized some of the voice actors and was pretty excited. I love GTA clones as a general rule. Graphically, this game's well done. The voice acting? Great? The story is so-so, and the ending is just weak.

Game play is standard fare but with less options. Really no side missions (unless you count finding and ripping down wanted posters, sort of this game's answer to tagging territory in GTA: San Andreas). You'll meet some characters who tell you to come back later for work - but when you do they have nothing for you. There was a lot of development that could have been done there - a lot of fun missions that could have happened.

The game forces you to stick strictly to the plotline it's laid out. You can't really do anything else. And once the game ends (in a very "screw you" moment that makes you feel like you've wasted a few hours of your time), you can't go back and free play in the game like when you finish a GTA game. The game's over. The end. Very lame.

Since this is the "Director's Cut," there are other games in it you can play. One has you playing as Joe, the best friend in the main game's storyline, doing missions that correspond to the original game. Same problems, though - shoehorning, not a lot of independence, dull story. The other two games focus on Jimmy, a hitman for the mob, and have an actual scoring system like an arcade game. Same problems.

This game isn't worth the cost. I think of the things I could have spent that $39.95 on and it kills me. Avoid this unless the site's having some sale that drops the price below $20. Then it might be worth it.

by rkm0001, USA - Jan 22nd 2012
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Dirk Dashing
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Dirk Dashing

I love it! It's lots of fun. Reminds me a lot of the old PC game Chips Challenge. Graphics are older style, but then I'm old so that's okay.

by Karen McCormick, USA - Jan 21st 2012
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5 Realms of Cards
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Fun

The game is fun but redundant. It works great, I think Barbara ONeal needs to refresh her Mac!

by Larry Marshall, USA - Jan 21st 2012
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Awakening - The Goblin Kingdom Collector's Edition
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Awakening - The Goblin Kingdom Collector's Edition

I liked the demo of this game so much, that I actually paid full price for it(which I'm normally loathe to do!). The art was very good, the plot was fairly intuitive(meaning I didn't have to use the strategy guide to figure out what to do next), the hidden objects were decently hidden, and the mini-games were not(with a couple of exceptions) ridiculously hard. I hadn't seen either of the earlier "Awakening" games, but I got a deal on "Moonfell Wood" from Big Fish, so I bought it. I've started it, but "The Goblin Kingdom" is definitely better.

by Joe Slavinsky, USA - Jan 21st 2012
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The Sims 3
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Good

Pretty good game. If you've played the passed Sims games you'll see that a lot has change. I think those who are new to the Sims game will also enjoy it for quite some time as the possibilities do seem endless. The customization in building and buying has progressed a lot from the previous titles and creating Sims and pushing them along through their life can be really engaging and lots of fun.

by Lenny Melendez, USA - Jan 20th 2012
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Diner Dash 2: Restaurant Rescue
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Just okay

This is game is okay. Not $19.95 okay though. Save your money until it goes on sale.

by Deamaire Stephens, USA - Jan 20th 2012
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The Princess Case - A Royal Scoop
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Basic subpar hidden object game

aside from the fact that it does not display the objects your looking for and that they are hidden behind objects you dont know to click on and without the clues no one would ever find some.

very basic game i put up with aside from the above until it referred to a known terrorist group as freedom fighters.

Lost me.

by Captain Skurvy, Australia - Jan 16th 2012
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The Missing: a Search and Rescue Mystery Collector's Edition
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Not nearly up to Big Fish's usual standards

With nearly every purchase of their puzzle games, I've found Big Fish's products to be very well programmed, challenging, visually appealing, and they tend to take a while to solve. "The Missing" turned out to overly simplistic, both in terms of the overall gameplay as well as the low difficulty level of nearly every puzzle and hidden object scene. Maybe this game was designed for a much younger audience than is typical for them, but this one was over way too fast, and really didn't provide the challenge that I'm used to from them. Definitely not worth the price in any case. Just for the record, until now I've never rated a Big Fish puzzle game below three stars, and usually think they deserve four or five. Hopefully this is not a trend that will continue...

by Josue Fuerte, USA - Jan 16th 2012
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Cities in Motion
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Good Fun, great grahics

I have Mac 2008 Unibody, with 4GB RAM and GeForce 9600M GT 512MB 2.53 CPU (Core 2 Duo). Erm, you have to turn some of the settings down otherwise you only get like 8FPS. However, once adjusted, the graphic are very impressive and the gameplay is immersive. Will keep you entertained for a LONG time. However, I think there are some minor bugs in the game. You almost have to learn how the game maker / developers wish you to play it rather than just using intelligence and logic. That is only true in part though, and in the main its great fun and enjoyable.

by Stu81, England - Jan 16th 2012
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Farmscapes
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Something for everyone

This is a cute little game that intertwines match 3 puzzles, hidden object scenes and tasks all wrapped up in a story about Grandpa Joe's farm. You also get to earn money to renovate and decorate the farm so there's a bit of a sim feel to it too. I enjoyed all of the different types of puzzles in this game, especially the tasks. The story scenes in between drag a bit, but there is an option to skip them. If you finish the game and decide to start on a second or third farm, you'll bypass the story altogether and just get the puzzles. An added benefit to continuing on, you'll also encounter some of the more interesting and difficult match 3 puzzles. Great value for the price.

by Sky Yoshimura, USA - Jan 16th 2012
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Twisted Lands 2: Insomniac
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Loving the game!

Lovely and dark, not too hard or too easy (otherwise I'd cheat with too many hints or get bored)... probably nearly finished it and wishing there were more of them!!

by watli, South Africa - Jan 16th 2012
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Robin's Island Adventure
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Love this game

Just finished the game.

I usualy don't play match3 but this is game is my choice for today.
Plus for me was:

- There's NO bloody scenes and violence.
- Cute colorful grafics.
- Easy puzzles which can be skipped.
- There are some hidden object scenes so gameplay is not so boring as in the other match3 games.

Minuses are:

- A bit annoying music
- Some puzlzes were very easy for me

by Wendy64, - Jan 16th 2012
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Great Monster Trouble
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This Game is Wonderful

This game has a very interesting gameplay. It's different from any other tower defense game I've played. Among the main advantages amazing graphics with the possibility to rotate the 3D view and an obsessive attention to details.

There are many strategic possibilities in the arrangement of the towers and the characters, which are very funny. I also found useful potions and water to stun monsters.

The Monsters are very well animated and really struggling, giving a sense of action to the game that I haven't found in any other Tower Defense.

I am speechless. lovely

by KingOfDefense, - Jan 14th 2012
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Avernum: Escape From the Pit
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Not as good as previous titles, not even a good game by itself

I love all the Avernum games, except this one. The great thing about the series is the games are consistent in the way the games are played, with just a few deviations, most of which are either cosmetic or small improvements on minor things. However, Escape from the Pit deviates from the tried and true leveling system of past games which allow a ton of unique character builds and implemented a stupid skill tree, which pigeon holes and restricts character in a game destroying way. For example, if you build a mage and need that mage to have Hardiness, you have to invest points into the skill below it, which either swords or spears. Don't want those? Tough, you either take the skills so you can unlock Hardiness or you can watch your mages die with one stray arrow or melee attack. If you do take the weapon skills, you waste precious skill points that ultimately go to waste, or you end up with a hybrid character that isn't good at melee or magic. And that's not the only problem. Quickness is buried in the melee tree as well, so ranged fighters have to waste skills in the melee tree if they want to unlock it. If you want to build a melee character with high evasion, you have to unlock a bunch of ranged skills to get to the ability that allows for dodging melee attacks. In short, you end up being forced to build boring hybrid characters and watching your little heroes die over and over, and that isn't what this series is about. Even if you don't compare Escape from the Pit to past Avernum titles, it still just isn't very good. It is just a bad rpg with better graphics. Skip the Pitt....your money is better spent download and playing Avernum 5 or 6.

by joshua.smith43, USA - Jan 14th 2012
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The Settlers 7 Paths to a Kingdom: Deluxe Gold Edition
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gorgeous looking game, but only for hefty Macs

This game can truly be breathtaking to look at and play, but get real people: this game requires a high-end Mac to enjoy it. I have an iMac i7 27" 2.8 GHz quad-core loaded with RAM 1 GB VRAM and the game runs fine (not maxed out settings, but plenty good). There are tons of hours of gameplay, and even though I'm not liking the tie-in with Ubisoft and its Internet validation, the game is worth the trouble.

by mudixon, USA - Jan 14th 2012
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