Suburban Timewaster

I play video games and review them.

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Frozen Essence (Unbrokenhours.com)

Mina has been sleeping for years in a crystal prison.  Now that she’s awake, it’s time for Mina to unlock her true potential as the Death Orb.  Whether she finds romance or corruption is all up to you.

What personality Mina takes is based entirely on what path you pursue.  You can go on Rune, Cauis, Aurelius, Varian, a secret character or the alone path.

Each character has a minimum of two endings and only one of them is the true ending of the game.  Some paths Mina tended to be annoying while on others she was a very strong character.

The game is pure visual novel form.  In the first part, you make choices to determine what character you’ll pursue.  In the next part, you make choices to determine what ending you get.  As you complete each ending, you unlock new pictures for your gallery.

This game is interesting and fun.  I give it 6 out of 10; not a bad way to spend your time.

Cake Mania 2 (Bigfishgames.com)

Jill just got the bakery back for her grandparents but she still feels like something is missing.  A few minutes later, two friends of hers ask for help with their bakeries.  What path will Jill take in her life?

In this game, you meet Jack and Risha.  You choose which one to help and after each setting is complete, you pick what to do next.

The story differs depending on what you pick.  You can find love, fame, or realize that everything you wanted was there all along.

As I said earlier, you pick what direction Jill takes in the game.  Each ending unlocks another trophy for the main menu.  Other than that, it’s the same old thing.  You bake a cake, frost it, put a topping on it and give it to the customer that requested it.  You can’t advance through the levels until you get the required goal.  If you’re lucky, you can get the super goal.

In between levels, you can purchase upgrades for your shop.

It’s fun and addictive.  I give it 8 out of 10, even better than the last game.

Awakening: The Skyward Castle (Bigfishgames.com)

After awakening from a long sleep, traveling through Moonfell Well, and seeking the Goblins’ aid, Princess Sophia finally discovers her home.  For some reason, the people have been turned to stone and a man named Dreadmyre threatens the safety of it.

Like the last games, Sophia has no powers and is reliant on her own skills and her magic companions.  In this one, it works to her advantage because Dreadmyre can’t harm her.  She also meets the many servants of the castle and discovers why her parents did what they did.

The game play is reliant on logic.  You have to find objects throughout the game and figure out which object would be put to better use in which scene.

If you’re stuck, you can use a hint.  You also have two companions in the form of a pocket dragon and a wise owl.

After this, you can play the epilogue to discover that the series isn’t over yet.  If you feel like shelling out extra money, you can get some bonus content.

This game is beautiful and fun.  I give it 8 out of 10, great artwork and a great game.

Whispers (Gamehouse.com)

Charlotte’s professor takes her to the cemetery to find a lost relic of the American Civil War.  Unfortunately, a strange man who has an unknown agenda captures her.

Just like with the Fifth Gate, I am not describing porn no matter however much I might sound like it.  Charlotte’s life has been a mystery to her and she finally gets to solve it.  Some voices in her head and people help her along the way.

The game is standard hidden object.  You go to different locations and collect.  After you finish the main storyline, you can collect all the objects in find them all mode.

The game is fun but doesn’t have much in the way of plot.  I give it 6 out of 10, something to do when you’re bored.

Dairy Dash (Bigfishgames.com)

When Mr. Smith gets a farm from a relative, he thinks it will change his family’s life.  If only he know how much he was getting into.

The story’s quite simple; a family moves to a farm and has to work hard.  Therefore, there’s nothing special to mention except that Flo shows up.  In this game, you have to feed the animals, give them water, clean some of them and then you get the produce to sell.  After a while, you grow plants to sell.

Sometimes Flo will call and ask for some of your products.

If you’re having trouble, you can drink a glass of lemonade to speed up.  Sometimes you play mini-games at the county fair.

This game is fun and addictive.  I give it 5 out of 10, a typical Dash game.

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