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Critter Crunch Review

Bland Name, Tasty Game

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HIGH A new, predatory twist on puzzling.

LOW The difficulty of the final third feels haphazard and unrefined.

WTF Rainbow-colored regurgitation.

Gardenscapes Review

Rummaging Through Stuff Is Fun. Really.

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HIGH The graphics are pleasant, and the game hides objects in very clever ways.

LOW The garden-renovation elements are much too simple.

WTF Live cats and fish. Hidden in rooms amid junk. For sale.

Scribblenauts is weak and Layton's done

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I finally got my hands on Scribblenauts and I have to say, I'm quite divided on it.

On the one hand, it's an absolutely fantastic idea. Write any word and the game will produce that object to be placed at the player's discretion anywhere in the level. I mean, how brilliant is that? Need a flyswatter? Write FLYSWATTER and you've got one. Want to summon the dread god Cthulhu? You can do that too, and he actually shows up. Major brownie points there. The downside to the game is that I think the developers kind of bit off more than they can chew, especially in regard to the level of production that's possible on the DS.

Quantz Review

A Rubik's Cube for the digital age 

Quantz Screenshot

HIGH: The graphics and sound are beautiful, and flow like a clear, computerized river.

LOW: Flipping the cubes is a delicate operation, and often frustrating.

WTF: It's a puzzle game. The whole concept is one big WTF, really.

Sudoku Ball Detective Review

Yes, you read that right

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HIGH It's Sudoku.

LOW It's just Sudoku.

WTF Why put "Detective" in the title when it's barely in the game?

Osmos Review

I apologize in advance for any biology-related discrepancies

Osmos Screenshot

HIGH Absorbing a big lifeform just slightly smaller than me.

LOW Miscalculating my orbit in the sun levels and dying when I was close to finishing a level.

WTF Shouldn't my lifeform become intelligent at some point after consuming so many others?

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