Friday, July 29, 2011

Deal - MCF: Dire Grove on sale for $1.99 this weekend!

Friends, Big Fish has a sweet deal for you this weekend. You don't want to miss this one!

Remember my review of Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove?

Well, if you haven't played this thrilling adventure / HOG game yet, here's your chance, with an unbeatable discount.

This weekend only, you can get MCF: Dire Grove for $1.99!

Use the coupon code GROVE at checkout.

This is one of my favorite casual games of all time! Nab it while you can!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Deal - Robinson Crusoe and the Cursed Pirates (PC) and Echoes of the Past: Royal House of Stone (Mac) on sale this week!

Here's the Catch of the Week for July 4 - 10!


PC: Robinson Crusoe and the Cursed Pirates is a hidden object game.

Mac: Echoes of the Past: Royal House of Stone is a hidden object game.


To get these games for $2.99, click the appropriate image below!

PC users
Mac users



Saturday, July 9, 2011

What's happening at AGFE?

To all of you who keep checking A Game For Everyone despite my infrequent posts: thank you.

I have several reviews I'm eager to write, and I want to keep working on my Royal Envoy strategy guide since so many people seem to find it useful. Life has kept me constantly busy, so I haven't had the opportunity to post everything I want to.

In the meantime, I've been trying to post deals as I find out about them.

As you know, I carefully seek out the best games on the market, and I think I've found a good batch of recommendations for you. Once I can find time, I'll get some reviews posted.

Thanks again!

Friday, July 1, 2011

All Big Fish Games on sale for $4.99 this weekend!

To celebrate the 4th of July, Big Fish Games is having a sale from July 1 through July 4!

Every standard game is on sale for $4.99 when you use the coupon code FOURTHOFJULY.

Click the image below to go get your cheap games! Woo hoo!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Deal - Sale on all PlayFirst games, starts this Friday!

Through the weekend of June 24 - June 28, Big Fish Games will have all PlayFirst games on sale for $4.99!

Once the sale starts, you can click on the image below to go get your PlayFirst games!


Here are a few personal recommendations from my wife and me:


Deal - Midnight Mysteries: Salem Witch Trials on sale for $2.99 this week!

The Catch of the Week for June 20 - June 26 is Midnight Mysteries: Salem Witch Trials!

This is an hidden object game.

To get it for $2.99, click the image below!


Mac users click here!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Deal - The Hidden Object Show: Season 2 on sale for $2.99 this week!

The Catch of the Week for April 11 - 17 is The Hidden Object Show: Season 2!

This is an hidden object game.

To get it for $2.99, click the image below!


Mac users click here!

Update - Royal Envoy strategy guide - level 57!

For those of you struggling with level 57, I've finally added it to my Royal Envoy strategy guide.

I hadn't remembered how tricky this level was until I tried it again. I should have added this to the strategy guide earlier.


I hope this helps. Enjoy!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

No recent posts?!!

I haven't been posting lately.

The reason for this is that I haven't been gaming. I haven't done anything with games lately.

Why? Because I haven't had time to sit at the computer. All of my leisure time has been eaten up with the necessities of daily life.

As soon as I can, I'm looking forward to writing more reviews and adding more levels to my Royal Envoy strategy guide.

Thanks to all of you who visit!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Deal - All games $4.99 at Big Fish Games this weekend!

This weekend, all games are on sale for $4.99 at Big Fish Games!

This is your chance to get those games that you didn't want to buy for full price!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Deal - Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's Murders in the Rue Morgue on sale for $2.99 this week!

The Catch of the Week for February 7 - 13 is Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe`s Murders in the Rue Morgue!

This is an hidden object game.

To get it for $2.99, click the image below!


Mac users click here!


(Sorry it took me so long to get this posted!)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

All PlayFirst games for $4.99 this weekend!

This weekend, all games from developer PlayFirst are on sale for $4.99!

Just use coupon code PLAYFIRST at checkout.

Now's you're chance to pick up the game that you've been eyeing! What will it be? Here are some of my wife's and my favorites:

Monday, January 31, 2011

Deal - The Dark Hills of Cherai on sale for $2.99 this week!

The Catch of the Week for January 31 - February 6 is The Dark Hills of Cherai!

This is an hidden object game.

To get it for $2.99, click the image below!


Mac users click here!



Friday, January 21, 2011

Review - Drawn: Dark Flight!

After playing Drawn: The Painted Tower at the end of last year, I was very impressed (Read my review!). The unfinished story left me wanting more - more of the same immersive gameplay and the same magical world.

Finally, Drawn: Dark Flight was released later in 2010. But did it live up to the greatness of the first game? That's what I'll tell you in today's review!


What I liked

  • Same whimsical setting
  • Fitting music
  • Engaging puzzles
  • Smooth gameplay
  • Fascinating atmosphere

What I didn't like

  • I can't think of anything





Quick Plot

Picking up where the first game left off, you need to use art, magic, and puzzle-solving skills to help Iris overcome the dark evil that holds power over the city!



Mechanics

Adventure: This game falls solidly into the adventure category. You are traveling around, solving puzzles and picking up inventory items.

What pleased me so much is the fact that the game doesn't leave you clueless or floundering at any point, which is a guarantee in most standard adventure games. In this game, you typically have a pretty good idea about what to do, even if you get hung up for a short time.

Non-HOG: I highlight this because I was so glad this game wasn't a HOG. Most games on the casual scene these days are HOG-Adventures. In Drawn: Dark Flight, you're free from cluttered rooms and item lists. Ahhhhh.




Highlights

Puzzles: This game contained some of the most enjoyable puzzles I've ever encountered in an adventure game - and I've encountered a lot in my years as a gamer. Several puzzles are original in concept, which is exceedingly rare these days. So, puzzle fans, get ready for some fun.

Graphics/Atmosphere: The graphics and mood are the same as they were in the first Drawn game. The fanciful locations will take you to another time and place, where magic is real and anything is possible. The hand-painted art style is masterfully crafted, and the cold, sad atmosphere is easily felt.

Music: As in the first game, the swelling, dreamy music does it's job to accompany you on your mysterious journey. The themes and instrumentation adequately convey the mood and emotion of the game and it's various scenes.




Issues

Puzzle bug: The only issue I ran into was a little bug. During a puzzle in which you have to shift and align a number of rotating pieces, some of the pieces became strangely oriented (perhaps between exiting the game and starting it again?), and I could never find a way to reorient them. I don't know what caused this, but solving the puzzle became impossible, forcing me to skip the puzzle.

When my wife played this puzzle on her game, the pieces all stayed oriented just as they should, and she was able to solve the puzzle. I just happened to get a glitched save game, I guess.




Suitable for the family?

The game had great draw for both my wife and me.

The kids were a little nervous about one or two characters and scenes - it's a pretty solemn and shadowy game, after all. Still, they enjoyed watching, and appreciated various elements of the story and scenery.

The fantastical elements will be attractive to children: things like gnomes, woodland creatures, and flying books.



The family man's final ruling

Excellent. Big Fish Studios has put excellent work into one more brilliant game. I was thrilled to be free from hidden object scenes in what turned out to be a pure adventure game - following clues, using inventory, and solving puzzles while experiencing an interesting story.

The graphics are finely painted. The lighting, music, and ambience manage to pull you into Iris' magical world. Certain scenes made me pause and say, "Whoa." I also like the way that they worked music into the game as a story theme.

Perhaps best of all were the puzzles. The puzzles were original, engaging, and very fun to solve. Ever since the golden age of adventure games (with titles like 7th Guest, Obsidian, Black Dahlia, and Tex Murphy), great puzzles have been hard to come by. Most puzzles now are repeats of the same thing you've done in all of the other games. But in this Drawn sequel, you'll experience fresh, challenging new puzzles that will have your mental gears turning happily.

I liked this game even more than the first Drawn game. It was that good.

Here you have one of the best games of 2010, if not THE best. Get it, and prepare to be immersed in an artistic world of good and evil.


You'll like the game if...

  • You liked Drawn: The Painted Tower
  • You like adventure games
  • You're tired of HOGs
  • You like solving good puzzles
  • You like magical stories
  • You like a dark, somber atmosphere

You won't like the game if...

  • You don't like adventure games


My rating:

If you want to play Drawn: Dark Flight, click below:

PC - Collector'sPC - NormalMac - Collector'sMac - Normal

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Deals - Haunted Hotel II and Mystery of the Crystal Portal: Beyond the Horizon on sale for $2.99!

Here's the Catch of the Week for January 17 - 23!


PC: Haunted Hotel II: Believe the Lies is a hidden object game.

Mac: The Mystery of the Crystal Portal: Beyond the Horizon is a hidden object game.


To get these games for $2.99, click the appropriate image below!

PC users
Mac users



Monday, January 10, 2011

Deal - Diner Dash on sale for $2.99 this week!

The Catch of the Week for January 10 through 16 is Diner Dash!

This is an old-school time management game from the early days of casual gaming.

To get the game for $2.99, click the image below!


Mac users click here!