Gamezebo Archives - May 2010

Shrek Forever After Review: Shrek Forever After Review: Funny, but flawed

May 24, 2010

Shrek Forever After has finally arrived in theatres, which means that tie-ins are appearing everywhere. Not surprisingly, one such tie-in is on the App Store for the iPod Touch and iPhone, aptly titled Shrek Forever After: The Game. This game is faced with the daunting perception that licensed properties are often underwhelming, but Gameloft seems determined to buck this trend by producing a substantial offering.

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Hotel Review: Newbie-friendly adventure game for fans of supernatural mysteries

May 24, 2010

When a hotel in France starts experiencing some supernatural phenomenon, it only makes sense to call the NYPD, right? OK, maybe not. But that's the premise of Hotel, a point-and-click adventure from Cateia Games (The Legend of Crystal Valley, Iron Roses) that manages to make the genre more appealing to new players, though this will probably make it a far too easy experience for adventure game veterans.

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Vera Blanc - Episode 1: Full Moon Preview: The adventure begins with Vera Blanc - Episode 1: Full Moon

May 24, 2010

Remember those "choose your own adventure" books where you you could end up with a totally different story depending on what path you chose for the characters by flipping to different pages at key moments in the plot? Vera Blanc is an upcoming mystery thriller game from indie developer Tycoon Games that was developed in the same spirit, with graphics that are drawn in the style of a comic book.

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The Seawise Chronicles: Untamed Legacy Preview: Find your lost grandmother and sister in this upcoming casual adventure game

May 24, 2010

Maximize Games (2 Tasty) has some info and screenshots on its website for an upcoming fantasy-themed casual adventure game called The Seawise Chronicles: Untamed Legacy.

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Chocolatier: Sweet Society Preview: PlayFirst brings Chocolatier to Facebook with Chocolatier: Sweet Society

May 23, 2010

Chocolatier, a charming series for the PC where players travel the world buying and selling chocolates in the service of the powerful Baumeister chocolate empire, has made its way to Facebook in PlayFirst's Chocolatier: Sweet Society. Although still in early beta, the game's combination of shop management and chocolate-making feels like a natural fit on Facebook.

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Call of Atlantis 99 cents until June 18

May 23, 2010

Thinking about grabbing Call of Atlantis after reading our review? There’s no better time than now! Playrix has just confirmed that the current price of 99 cents is merely a launch price sale. Wait too long and you’ll be stuck paying $2.99!

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FlipOut, Hysteria Project and more! Free iPhone Games for May 23, 2010

May 23, 2010

Free games are all around us, but they may not be as easy to find as you’d think. We help you sort through the App Store to find the latest price drops and limited time offers so that you won’t have to spend a penny. Today’s free games a line-drawing puzzle game, the return of full motion video, a fight for world domination in air hockey, and more!

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Steam Pirates mysteriously yanked from the App Store

May 23, 2010

Fans of Luc Bernard had spent months anxiously awaiting the release of Steam Pirates, his latest title that combines RPG and adventure elements with his own unique art style. Their long wait finally came to an end when it was released 3 days ago – but if you didn’t act quick it looks like you’re back to waiting. For reasons not yet known, the game has been removed from the App Store.

UPDATE: Luc Bernard has posted an explanation on his Twitter.

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Jungle Bug: Rock & Roll Review: Jungle Bug: Rock & Roll Review: A copycat experience that surpasses its source material

May 23, 2010

The overwhelming popularity of survival games on the iPhone in recent months has touched on about every formula we can imagine. It should come as no surprise, then, that Jungle Bug: Rock’n’Roll isn’t a title rooted in originality as much as it is in mimicry of other titles. This sort of copycat mentality is usually viewed as a negative when it comes to the App Store, but every now and then a copycat comes along and offers up a better experience than the original. Jungle Bug: Rock’n’Roll is one of those rare titles.

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The Heritage Walkthrough

May 23, 2010

Welcome to The Heritage walkthrough on Gamezebo. The Heritage is a hidden object/adventure game played on a PC or Mac created by Bruto Memo Entertainment and Seven Sails. This walkthrough includes tips and tricks, helpful hints, and a strategy guide on how to complete The Heritage.

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