Review: Eternal Journey: New Atlantis (PC)

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Space, the Lost Frontier

It’s far from a secret: Alawar Entertainment have certainly stumbled upon a winning formula for their hidden object adventures, and consequently each new title, while not exactly innovating, certainly meets the mark to please fans of the genre. Eternal Journey: New Atlantis is no different; in fact, credit needs to be given to the design team for going a bit beyond the call of duty and adding some much-appreciated scientific depth and explanations, where other games would simply expect the audience to swallow improbable settings and events wholesale. Continue reading

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Review: Snark Busters: High Society (PC)

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[Insert Snarky Comment Here]

Last week, Alawar Entertainment released the third entry in the Snark Busters hidden-object adventure series, subtitled High Society. Like its two predecessors, High Society is essentially a stand-alone experience, though it features a handful of slight nods to the other games in the franchise. The gameplay has been changed up a bit as well, due presumably to a change in Stargaze Studios, its in-house developer’s, lineup. Continue reading

Review: Weather Lord (PC)

Weather Lord Review

Thunderstorm and Lightning

Casual games giant Alawar Entertainment has recently released a new time-management simulation, offering players control of the elements to achieve a variety of agricultural tasks in each level. Regardless of the fact that the game is being billed as Weather Lord in all materials from the publisher, all in-game references – including the title screen – name it as Weather Master, so that is the name I shall call it by. Continue reading

Review: House of 1,000 Doors: The Palm of Zoroaster (PC)

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Doors, Doors, and More Doors

The successful marriage of adventure game puzzle-solving and hidden-object scavenger hunts have been combined in several recent Alawar Entertainment releases, such as Natural Threat: Ominous Shores and Dark Strokes: Sins of the Fathers. In its latest release, the casual gaming giant does it again, and brings back a past favorite, adding a sequel to the House of 1,000 Doors franchise. Continue reading

Preview: Natural Threat: Ominous Shores (PC)

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Little Shop of Horrors Meets The Ruins (Meets Where’s Waldo)

In its continuing quest to dominate the casual gaming sector, Alawar Entertainment is this week introducing its newest title in its ever-expanding line of hidden-object games. Natural Threat: Ominous Shores is a flora-focused seek ‘n’ find fright fest, though its slightly creepy atmosphere is by far still apropos for the younger gamer. Continue reading

Review: Mega World Smash (PC)

Mega World Smash Review

A Smashing Good Time

Mega World Smash begs comparisons to popular arcade classic Arkanoid; in fact, developers Alawar Entertainment themselves claim this ball-and-paddle game puts “the fun back into the Arkanoid.” But just as quickly as you make the connection between Mega World Smash and what was obviously its inspiration, you’re forced to throw the association right out of the window. Continue reading