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 posted in Lost Chronicles: Salem on Dec 2, 11 7:37 AM
Just finished playing the game and I found the ending rather abrupt and confusing. The rest of the game we fun and challenging. I needed the walkthrough for a couple of parts, but overall was able to figure it out. I did have a hard time with the map feature and trying to figure out my way around, but all in all, an enjoyable game for $2.99. I may play again, just to try to get all of the familiars.
 posted in Best in Show Solitaire on Oct 18, 11 6:40 AM
I tried this game and found it to be "OK". I guess I was subconsciously comparing it with the Fairway Solitaire game and found it lacking (I really like Fairway and have played it through several times). I found the gameplay a bit jerky and the instructions a bit unclear, but suspect the quirks of the game will be revealed as the game progresses. I have decided not to buy for now ,Maybe as a DD I might reconsider, but not just now. I know that some will find it a fun and enjoyable game. I hoped it would be my cup of tea as I am an avid dog lover and would have liked to explore some of the information being given out about the different breeds, etc.
 posted in Hidden World on Sep 7, 11 10:02 AM
I bought the game about 20 minutes into the demo and have been playing it for close to an hour. I love the little workers and even the dragons and since I am playing in the relaxed mode, have had no problem with time running out. They give you about 3-4 times as much time as one would need to complete a level in this mode. Once I finish this chapter, I plan to go back and select the other mode to see if I can beat the shorter times for each level. I see that there are trophies for four chapters, so I should have lots of game time as I haven't finished the first one yet. I am really particular about what kind of time management games I like and this one fits the bill for me like Royal Envoy did. (I have played that several times and enjoyed each time). Anyway, it is definitely worth trying the demo at least. Thanks BFG
 posted in Royal Envoy on Aug 16, 11 8:01 AM
Hi. I just finished Level 63 Expert in gold time and I want to thank all who have taken the time to write up the answers to the levels. It was a great help to me and by using the tips, I was able to accomplish some of the more frustrating levels. I usually didn't "peek" until after I tried a few times, but was thankful for the info when I was stuck. Thanks again to all who helped. I just love the game and am looking forward to a sequel.
 posted in Royal Envoy on Jun 7, 11 8:06 PM
Wow. I just finished getting the gold star for this level. It took me 7 tries. I was doing everything I needed to do, but just not fast enough. What a sense of jubiliation when I finally got it. Now on to the next one. - maybe tomorrow. I just love this game. It is so addictive I hate to stop and go to bed, but it is getting late and tormorrow is a work day.
 posted in Royal Envoy on Jun 5, 11 7:59 PM
I am not usually a TM person, but I LOVE this game. I finished all 63 levels and am going back to get gold on all levels. When I am done, I may opt for the CE to get the other levels. Between this and Settlement Colossus, I am not getting much done around the house these days.
 posted in Snark Busters: All Revved up on May 30, 11 12:25 PM
I enjoyed the game. I just finished playing for the second time. I did, however, find it too short. Worth the money though, as was the first in the series. Hopefully there will be more of them. The graphics and music, etc are good, objects cleverly hidden and not too small. I do enjoy the news reporter. Her comments are fun to read. Glad I bought it and will play again. Thanks BFG
 posted in Farmscapes on May 10, 11 10:48 AM
Thanks for the info. I was stuck and didn't know how to get the treesprout. You just click on it when it is highlighted. I had a hard time finding it. The game is fun, but I liked Gardenscapes better as I am not much of a match three player. I prefer the hidden object scenes in Gardenscapes. Oh well, the rest of it is great and I really enjoy the interaction with the characters.
 posted in Antique Road Trip 2: Homecoming on May 10, 11 6:21 AM
I enjoyed the game in that it had different puzzles and the dog was sooooo cute. I did, however, find it a bit abrupt at the end. I was going along having a good time and then --- it was over. I didn't even get to spend all the money I accumulated. I feel like I missed something. Wasn't the purpose of the game to furnish the parents' antique shop -- I only bought a few things and then I was done and the couple were heading home. Oh well, maybe there will be a third in the series. Overall it was a 3 1/2 out of 5 for me.
 posted in The Fool on Apr 13, 11 6:42 AM
Just finished the game and have to say I am still laughing at the end where she pulls his ears!!! Allin all, I really enjoyed playing the game. The mini games were a treat as they were different from most other games and there was a skip button if you got stuck. I plan to play it again and concentrate on the mini games I did skip,now that I know how to progress through the challenges to the end. Again, I found the game fun and entertaining and just difficult enough. Thanks BFG. More like it would be appreciated.
 posted in Slot Quest: The Vampire Lord on Apr 4, 11 7:12 AM
I bought the game after the fix and have had no problems with it - so far. I do enjoy the challenges and the bonus rounds. It is fun to keep going and keep on trying to achieve the challenge. I haven't finished the game yet, but am hoping that when you finish all the challenges,etc that you can just play the game without doing them. That would be fun. I don't know why they give you the $2500. The amount never changes, even though you "win" thousands. I guess it will come clear by the end. All-in-all, I am enjoying the game and wish there were more like it. I mostly like the HOG-type game, but do like a change once in a while and this certainly is a change. Thanks BFG for offering it.

Finally figured out that if you go back to a machine, you can play it just for the "cash" and not the "quest", once you have finished the quest for that machine. This works out well if you need to have larger payouts to complete some of the quests later on. ( if you need to advance to higher levels on a machine to increase the "payout" for that machine). All in all, I am having a blast with it and it doesn't cost any real money (other than the $6.99 to buy it) to play the slots all day or evening if I choose. I hope BFG comes out with some of the other Phantom Slots or even some other company slots. They are great. Thanks :
 posted in The Heritage on Mar 10, 11 2:23 PM
Just finished the game and am confused by the ending. Hopefully there is a sequel. The game itself was OK. Not the best, but certainly a change of pace, which is what I was looking for. Made you think and reason stuff out. Very different gaming experience. I will be on the lookout for another similar, or even the sequel.
 posted in Shop-N-Spree: Family Fortune on Mar 9, 11 10:26 AM
I,too got the access violation error message during the trial period. Soooo, even though I was planning to buy the game, I will wait until I see if there is an upgrade. I am using Windows 7 and everything is up to date, so it shouldn't be a problem, but it is.
 posted in The Dark Hills of Cherai on Feb 25, 11 6:03 AM
Just finished the game for the first time. I will be replaying it. I enjoyed several features of the game including the ability to switch between the three characters locations, the swapping of the objects and the fact that you could, if you want, skip the minigames. The gameplay was smooth and moved right along. I liked having to keep track of all the three inventories so you would know who to go to to get an object you might need to advance that particular character in the game. Just different enough to make it fun for me. Glad I bought it.
 posted in Totem Treasure 2 on Feb 22, 11 6:47 AM
The graphics and sounds were very realistic and enjoyable. I played the demo for 12 minutes and had accumulated $147,000.00, thus not a realistic game. I have other casino slot machine games that are just as well made, but do not pay out such big amounts each spin. Nor does the "bonus" come up so often. Mostly because the payout was so unrealistic, I deleted the game and won't buy, even at 2.99. It gets really boring after a few minutes of constantly winning.(I wouldn't say that if it were real money, of course!!!) There is not challenge to it. I didn 't try the roulette part as I am not a roulette player and it didn't interest me. For someone who just wants to sit and watch the images go around (autoplay feature), I guess it would be OK to just listen to the sounds and read a book or something. A definite no buy for me, even at 2.99.
 posted in Muse on Feb 8, 11 6:56 AM
Sounds like a pass for me too. I don't like STDs and don't work well under pressure. Thanks for the reviews, the save a lot of time.
 posted in Jack of All Tribes on Jan 27, 11 7:56 AM
I just did the demo and decided it wasn't for me. I am not much of a Time Management game, but thought it might be like Island Castaway, which I did enjoy. Alas, it was not to be. If you enjoy TMs, I can see where this would be a fun and great game to have. There is lots of action, no real time pressure, several fun things to do, including a bit of "hidden object" and excitement with the fires, etc. I thought the cocktail hut was a fun addition. The scenes are bright and colourful and the people are active and fun. It is nice to see them jumping up and down with such enthusiasm when you complete a level. Makes you feel like you accomplished something. The directions are explicit and easy to follow and the timer doesn't seem to be a factor, even to someone who doesn't play a lot of TM games. All in all, if I was a TM person, I would definitely purchase this one, but decided not to as I am more of a slow paced person, I guess. Those of you who do decide to buy it, enjoy.
 posted in Hodgepodge Hollow on Jan 4, 11 6:31 PM
I found this to be a delightful, fun game. I just finished the demo and have bought it. The graphics are so bright and cheery. I just love all the little characters. It is bright and the objects are not too hard to find. The hint is quite good and recharges quickly. I know there isn't much challenge to it, but sometimes your brain just needs to have fun. This one does just that. Thanks Jolly Bear Games for another good one. And thanks to BFG for offering it to us.
 posted in Hidden World of Art on Dec 18, 10 5:04 PM
I just finished the game and, even though the gameplay was a bit repetitious, I found the information on the art intersting. As the game progressed, the gameplay got a little more challenging (at least in my opinion) and it was therefore not boring. I was a little disappointed in the furnishings, but it was fun to try to decorate the apartment. I liked the fact that you could replay a scene to try to get first place in each of them. I will probably wait a few weeks and then play the game again. I enjoyed it. Thanks BFG for some art history lessons.
 posted in Settlement: Colossus on Dec 13, 10 5:57 AM
I have played this game through several times and enjoy it every time. Experience only enhances the gameplay in my books. The first time through I didn't get to enjoy the extras (frogs jumping, thunder and lightening, rain, etc). I take the time to enjoy these features when playing it now as I know what to expect and what to do to move along in the game. A great game, well worth the $ and one I will continue to play for a long time. It would be great to see a sequel or even one similar to it come along. I know the developers must have taken a long time to create it, but hopefully they know it was worth the work - at least in my eyes
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