Peter Fehrs
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petehammer reviewed on 30 Mar 2009
Amazingly great game. Currently available as part of the Macheist Bundle, which is how I got it. I'd never played the demo or read any reviews of it. I just dove right in.

For an independent game it is incredibly well-crafted. Everything is top-notch, from the sound and music to the graphics and story.

If you're a mac gamer like me, you're probably frustrated by the never-ending stream of "hidden-object" or "time-management" games a certain company craps out every week. These annoyances, which look like they were built in Flash in about a week, cost $20. The mac games market appears split between pricey AAA titles (shooters, RPG, etc) and these crappy $20 Flash-based games. World of Goo is a breath of fresh air. It is a great independent game that is meticulously thought out - and it costs the same as these churned out exercises in frustration. The developer (2D Boy) obviously spent a lot of time thinking through the puzzles and narrative.

Once I sat down to play it, I was hooked. World of Goo is amazingly fun to play. Just download the demo and try it for yourself. Even after you've beaten the game, you'll go back to try to free more Goo Balls.
[Version 1.2]


petehammer reviewed on 04 Mar 2009
Have you played "Build-A-Lot"? Well, guess what, you've played "Be a King." This game is obviously built on the Build-A-Lot engine, with select tiles on which you can place various types of houses. Unfortunately, the game lasts all of a couple hours (tops). In fact, in the hour you're allowed to play for free, you'd get much further into it if the tutorials didn't intentionally slow you down.

The idea isn't bad: a lightweight combo RTS/Build-A-Lot game. The implementation isn't great: the game is very, very short and far less complex than Build-A-Lot (though no annoying race against the clock play). There are maybe 7 structures total for the game, and three upgrades for each. Once you "unlock" certain buildings, however, you'll never use the prior building types.

Buying Starcraft or Warcraft used (or even new) will give you hours upon hours more play than this game.

Stability: I had a couple bugs, such as knights who were stuck on the map and numerous spelling/grammar errors.

Graphics: Sufficient for this type of game.

Value: Horrible. This game would be worth it at $5. But at $15 you can get a real RTS that offers the same simple graphics but gives you multi-day gameplay.

Unless the price is lowered, stay away.
[Version 1.0]


Petehammer reviewed on 13 Feb 2009
Excellent program... and it is free! I track all my runs with this program. It remembers your shoes and routes and you can easily see your progress through the bar graph pane. Has a built in calculator to generate pace or distance and a notes section so you can remark on your runs. Worth way more than you'll pay... $0. I've been using it for 2 years straight with no crashes or losses of data.
[Version 2.0]

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