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Sand: Omnibus Edition by Hugh Howey
Sand: Omnibus Edition by Hugh Howey
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible imagination, 18 Jun 2014
The worlds Hugh Howey creates in his books are so real. He has such an amazing talent that I discovered in his first book 'Wool' and I think this is even better. The world is covered in sand and divers manipulate the grains as they dive through as if it were water. They are looking for artefacts from a previous civilisation (ours?) which can be re-used or sold. The story of how people survive in these harsh conditions is brilliantly told and the characters become people you really care about, especially Palmer and his family. The ending is very satisfactory but I still wanted to know more.
Botanicula: Collectors Edition (PC DVD/Mac) by Merge Games
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very different!, 14 Dec 2013
Loved this game but I spent 10 minutes or so at the beginning thinking I was going to hate it. Definitely not your normal point and click adventure. At first you are completely in the dark as to what to do but soon get the idea - you have to move the mouse around a lot to activate things. I became quite fond of the little tree creatures and the way they get excited or frightened. The graphics are beautiful. It's not a very long game but quite engrossing while it's being played.
Book of Unwritten Tales: Critter Chronicles (Mac/P&hellip by Nordic Games
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but not great, 11 Nov 2013
The Book of Unwritten Tales is one of my favourite games so I was eagerly anticipating playing this. A little bit of a disappointment mainly because it is so short. The first game is very long and involved many different scenes but this one just doesn't live up to expectations. What there is of it is very good, funny, good looking and a nice mix of puzzles. Critter gets a bit irritating as he only speaks rubbish but that didn't affect the game. A very good point and click adventure, but just as you're getting into it the realisation dawns that it is about to end. I have the feeling that a lot of games are getting shorter lately - or perhaps I'm getting too good?

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