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Average User Score: 3.6Feb 16, 2014To make this short - Fading Hearts is much more a visual novel than a game.
Just so we're on the same page, as far as I'm concerned, LongTo make this short - Fading Hearts is much more a visual novel than a game.
Just so we're on the same page, as far as I'm concerned, Long Live The Queen and Magical Diary are games, as they offer plenty of interactive content, where you actually get to play, make decisions and influence what happens next. In Fading Hearts, though, the communication is mostly one-way - most of the time you watch and read, and occasionally make a choice. It took me around 20 minutes of scrolling through animations and text boxes, until I got my first choice, and that is only to have the game throw at me more and more information.
Obviously, I'm disappointed, as I was expecting more to do. Despite my disappointment, though, I'm not rating this game too low, since it was completely my fault, that I didn't get what I wanted. I should've done some reading before buying something I had thought was something else. I just figured I'd post something about it, so others wouldn't make that mistake. Only get this if you want to watch and read a visual novel. It's nothing like Long Live The Queen!… Expand
Average User Score: 5.5Feb 12, 2014I love simulation games in general, and while Sid Meier's Railroads does have a few problems and drawbacks, I am having a lot of fun with it.I love simulation games in general, and while Sid Meier's Railroads does have a few problems and drawbacks, I am having a lot of fun with it.
I read many complaints about crashes and technical problems, but I rarely encountered any by now (15-16 hours of gameplay). The game did crash once for me, but it seems to have been an isolated incident. Generally - the game plays just fine (Windows 7 64bit).
I don't have much to say about the graphics and music, which I suppose has a lot to do with this game being 7 years old by the time this review is being written. Obviously, I can't expect it to look and sound like games released during the last couple of years, so this is not a issue for me.
As for the gameplay - I really love the general idea of building a railroad network, connecting cities and industrial sites. The game does offer a fairly deep, balanced and complex gameplay, but I must admit, that as a Civilization series veteran, I was expecting more. In every scenario I play, I usually end up with quite a network and a lot of money, so I start working on the scenario goals, but I can't escape the feeling that something is missing. I'm not sure if the problem is a lack of challenge, or maybe the scope of each of the scenarios is too small, or maybe something else that I'm missing.
In conclusion, I love this game, I wish I had discovered it before, but what I'd really love - is an improved sequel. I doubt Firaxis games are even thinking about it, but maybe someone else will step up to the challenge.… Expand
Average User Score: 4.4Feb 9, 2014Superfrog HD is a fun to play 2D side-scrolling platformer. There's nothing really fancy or extraordinary about this game, but it does feelSuperfrog HD is a fun to play 2D side-scrolling platformer. There's nothing really fancy or extraordinary about this game, but it does feel balanced all-around. I've experienced none of the control problems some other reviewers have mentioned, everything feels exactly like it should be. All in all - a nice platformer. I paid $10 and I feel like I made a decent deal.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.5Feb 6, 2014'Magical Diary' is a cool japanese simulation game. You play a girl during her first year in magic school. The idea in the game is to make'Magical Diary' is a cool japanese simulation game. You play a girl during her first year in magic school. The idea in the game is to make friends, get along with your teachers, solve some puzzles (exams to be solved with magic), and maybe get a boyfriend or even get married.
There are quite a lot of options to explore, so beating the game once isn't all there is to it. I've gone through three different branches, although one of them ended prematurely, as it was my first game and I didn't bother to read any of the instructions or guidelines, so I got myself expelled from school and didn't get far.
The graphics aren't anything special, but aren't bad either. The music is nice, the story has both funny, serious and dark elements, and all in all - the game is fun to play.
In my own personal list of favorite japanese simulation games, Magical Diary gets the respectful third place (where Long Live The Queen is the runner up, and Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the winner).… Expand
Average User Score: 6.6Feb 6, 2014I only bought this game because it's a japanese simulation game, and I'm a real fan of the genre.
The idea is cute, pretty much like inI only bought this game because it's a japanese simulation game, and I'm a real fan of the genre.
The idea is cute, pretty much like in Magical Diary - you make friends in order to recruit members for your club. The problem is, this game seems dull and boring. After playing more complex games, such as Long Live The Queen, Recettear and even Magical Diary, this game simply pales in comparison - *big time*!
I'm not completely sure, I'm only been playing for an hour or so, so I'm probably going to give it some more time, hoping it'll surprise me. I promise to update this review if I ever change my mind about this game, but so far, I don't like it at all. If you like games like that, better go for a better one, such as the examples I mentioned above.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.7Feb 6, 2014Just like the first Ace Patrol, "Pacific Skies" is a casual strategy game. You get to play as either US Navy, US Air-force, Japanese Navy orJust like the first Ace Patrol, "Pacific Skies" is a casual strategy game. You get to play as either US Navy, US Air-force, Japanese Navy or Japanese Air-force, and fly on missions against the other side. The point in the game is to use tactical airplane maneuvers to your advantage and shoot down the enemy airplanes.
Unlike what I expected from a game with Sid Meier's name on its title, both games on the series are quite easy to learn. Having that said, they do get really challenging on the harder difficulty levels. A part of the fun is, you can change the difficulty level while playing, and practically choose the difficulty level of each and every mission. The thing is - the points you get for completing a mission depend on the difficulty level, so for anyone trying to compete for a place on the leaderboards and for some of the achievements, playing on a high difficulty level is a key.
As far as graphics, music and sound effects are concerned, Pacific Skies doesn't offer much beyond the original Ace Patrol. There's nothing fancy or extraordinary regarding those aspects of the game. The gameplay, however, is a lot of fun. I recommend this game to anyone who's into airplanes and strategy.… Expand
Average User Score: tbdFeb 6, 2014Nevermind, was reviewing the wrong version. :X
Shouldn't there be a 'delete' option somewhere? Should write a review for the website's userNevermind, was reviewing the wrong version. :X
Shouldn't there be a 'delete' option somewhere? Should write a review for the website's user interface. :P… Expand
Average User Score: 7.9Feb 4, 2014A cute old-school side-scrolling shooter, inspired by the 8bit/16bit era shooters. The graphics are nice (720p pixel-art), the music is cool,A cute old-school side-scrolling shooter, inspired by the 8bit/16bit era shooters. The graphics are nice (720p pixel-art), the music is cool, the controls are smooth and intuitive. All in all - a really fun game to play, and the best part - it has cats, so if you like cats, your amusement is guaranteed! :)
The game is not as fast as Syder Arcade, but it does get challenging. There's 'easy mode' for people who want to take it easy and enjoy a casual shoot-'em-up experience, then there's 'Normal', which offers a balanced challenge level, and then there's 'Arcade mode', for anyone who's up for a real challenge.
From my personal experience on Normal Mode, the first few levels are quite easy, letting you gradually figure out the game, but the difficulty level does pick up as you advance through levels. Also, there's an "Infinite Mode" continuous survival game mode, where you can test your skills over time and see how long you survive.
My final verdict: Get it, meow! The milk must flow!… Expand
Average User Score: 6.6Feb 4, 2014I'm generally a fan of old-school RPGs, I'm all in for supporting indie game developers, but c'mon! This entire trend of crappy games sold asI'm generally a fan of old-school RPGs, I'm all in for supporting indie game developers, but c'mon! This entire trend of crappy games sold as "Indie", "Retro" or "Old-School" is really starting to get on my nerves! I don't mind the lack of voice acting, I don't need long and gorgeous cut-scenes, I can live with the shallow storylines, I can also deal with the ugly graphics in general. But what really drive me nuts are the small things, such as, for example, me being able to hit an enemy from 100 miles away.... with a melee weapon! Nevermind the fact that all I really hit was air, the monster on the other corner of the screen just dies and disappears.
For me, this is a game breaker. It's like the game devs are telling me, "Hey, it's a fantasy game, right? You only imagine you're an adventurer, you only imagine you're fighting monsters, so what's wrong with imagining you really hit the bat right before it died?" Well, at this point I put on my Grumpy Cat mask and shout, "No! I won't friggin' imagine that! It's your job as game devs to illustrate at least the most basic stuff!".
Needless to say, that if in the past I generously shelled out money for indie games without digging too deep, thinking to myself that even if I won't be enjoying the game, at least I'd be supporting the games industry, that is not the case anymore. I'm tired of lazy game devs selling me crap as "Indie". I'm willing to pay for good games, but I work hard to earn that money, and so should everyone else, including game developers.
As far as I'm concerned, Anodyne is a bad game. I can't remember how much I paid for it, I just hope it wasn't much. Oh well, at least I'm wiser and more careful now, when it comes to choosing what games to buy, regardless of how cheap or expensive they are.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.7Feb 4, 2014A fast paced, old-school side-scrolling shooter, inspired by 8bit/16bit era shooters. It looks great, the controls are accurate and intuitiveA fast paced, old-school side-scrolling shooter, inspired by 8bit/16bit era shooters. It looks great, the controls are accurate and intuitive and the entire game feels really balanced and fluid. Definitely one of the best shooters I've ever played!… Expand