Please post your REVIEWS for Magic Bookshop: Mahjong here

[Post New]by pondprowler on Jun 2, 14 12:33 AM
A thread for your reviews!

Edited on 06/02/2014 at 10:00:37 AM PST


 

Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Magic Bookshop: Mahjong here

[Post New]by JustTheFacts on Jun 2, 14 3:37 AM
Time Mgt Game With Mahjong & Elixirs!***


BASED ON DEMO

IN BRIEF

Game opens without Full Screen ratio adjustment, so it is skewed on my monitor. That put me off a little up front. The graphics are cartoon of acceptable quality, with the story exposed comic strip style. No voiceover. Total silence. The music and sound are set at zero, so you need to go do the settings yourself. The music is okay but not what I would have chosen for either a Mahjong game or a Time Management game.

And this is definitely both. And an elixir-making game as well. One that is very easy and simple, but which has no explanation of any of the rules.

And up front for those who need to know. There is a timer. You cannot progress in the game without beating it, and I had trouble in the 3rd level (but I am really bad at timed games). That is the storied version. You also have the option of playing any of the boards in the Free Play section of the game, without having to unlock them.

The story is a simple one. You are an ambitious little elf and you have opened a rapidly successful bookshop. Unfortunately, an evil witch heard about it and came looking to steal a book that could be used against dark magic. Luckily, a wise owl took off with the book and the witch was thwarted. But she trashed the bookshop and now you must find your customers’ orders from the disorder, then move on to visit the wise owl.

The shop’s customers come in asking for specific books, which you must find on the piles. They each have 4 little hearts above their choices, and if you don’t get it in time, they go away unsatisfied. If you must remove books not yet wanted they go on a bench until needed, where you must remember to give them to the customer. There are 3 different tile sets to choose from.

The elixirs allow you to see the correct tile matches for the customer, or shuffle. And, I assume, other things. I only got to use one. There are several you can make from recipes in the Book of Good Deeds. This involves a very strange mini-game with Match 3 elements but totally beyond my grasp or understanding. The instructions are of no help. I couldn’t complete the game and there is NO SKIP.

So. Based on my limited ability to play this game, I would have to sadly say it is not a game I would, overall, recommend. Which is a pity. I like games that mix things up a little and take off at a new tangent.

For those who can figure out the puzzle, and enjoy a reasonably challenging time management game, this may well appeal! But...I don’t recommend this game!

 
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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Magic Bookshop: Mahjong here

[Post New]by judithannegg on Jun 2, 14 8:15 AM
I love this game! I love Mahjong timed games, so this is really up my alley! I had to replay the 3rd level about 3 or 4 times before I beat the timer! The timer does seem very fast. I do recommend this game for people wanting a challenge since there are 50 levels and if I am having a challenge at level 3, then I have some serious challenges ahead of me, which is what I want out of a game. No untimed option, so those who do not like timer would not like this. I am definitely turning a credit in for this right now! It is a combination of Mahjong and time management games where you serve customers.

 
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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Magic Bookshop: Mahjong here

[Post New]by hellfern on Jun 2, 14 9:29 AM
Nice twist on Mahjong and Time Management. Good graphics. Very challenging! Definitely a buy for me if I can pass Level 3.

 
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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Magic Bookshop: Mahjong here

[Post New]by bfgMurrumbidgee on Jun 2, 14 10:00 AM
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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Magic Bookshop: Mahjong here

[Post New]by Blooming_Lilac on Jun 3, 14 8:32 AM
I really wanted to like this game. I've been playing some TM/M3 games of late and thought I might enjoy playing Mahjong with the TM added in to keep it interesting.

First of all, the music is beyond annoying. I never play games without the music. Most of the time, I keep it down low so I can hear it without it being a distraction. I tried that with this one, but it bothered me so much I turned it off.

The graphics were really cute and colorful.

I love TM games, but the timer for this one is really tight. I managed to get 2 stars on level 3. I've decided the game's probably not for me, but if you like Mahjong and TM games, you'd probably enjoy it.


 
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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Magic Bookshop: Mahjong here

[Post New]by mtvoyager on Jun 3, 14 11:44 AM
I didn't like it. I think it would have been nice to have an option to not have it timed.

 
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[Post New]by Tufty57 on Jun 5, 14 8:22 AM
Mahjong meets time management



I am sure mahjong fans will enjoy the take on this game. As well as clearing boards, you must supply your customers’ needs as they appear in your book shop, their hearts depleting as you try to meet their needs until the dreaded pulse begins.

I admit I only completed half the demo as I was
a) finding the music very repetitive and irritating (yes, you can turn it off but then you just have an awful silence)
b) I prefer a more relaxing game and I found myself getting anxious as the time ran down (silly I know)

Being a novice at this type of game, I didn't manage to work out the tricks and strategies, but I am sure someone will fill in those details.

If you enjoy this type of challenge and are a skilled player then this will probably be absolutely your cup of tea

 
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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Magic Bookshop: Mahjong here

[Post New]by hellfern on Jun 21, 14 9:34 AM
Impossible! Board and customers are poorly synced! Can clear board or serve customers; cannot do both. Update needed. Can't get passed Level 9. Actually, if it played right, it would be totally enjoyable!

 
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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Magic Bookshop: Mahjong here

[Post New]by lilTweet7 on Jul 1, 14 6:49 PM
Thought I had my fill of Mahjong games, since I own several, and most are just not challenging at all. This one however is... what a nice treat! I'm really enjoying the game, but now stuck on level 21! ha ha. Finally, a Mahjong with challenge.... I like, I like

 
 
 
 
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