Product Type: Mazoom PC games
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Machinarium - a game for everyone!
Member Name: xisorosix
Advantages: Beautifully created game
This is a lovely game that I completed twice altogether with no loss of enthusiasm! The game's main character is a endearing little robot who you guide around using your mouse. Along the way there are many puzzles that your robot must solve to progress. Although there isn't a dialogue in this game, it is clear what is happening and there are prompts readily available including hints if you get stuck (...it's much more fun not using these)! The antagonists of this story are three robot thugs who are hatching a plan that your little guy must try to stop!
There are many good points about this game including the relatively low price point of $10 as a download from the site. I bought this game as part of a discounted bundle, so you can get it for even cheaper than $10. This was also the first game that I played together with my partner and it proved to be so much fun. In the end we completed it in around a week by playing a few hours each day. The skill level is good for everyone - for an adult the skill level is set about right, and for a young child I would imagine parts of it would be hard but the hints are available if needed so progress can be made without frustration. I've found with some games that after completing it, it's difficult to have the same level of enjoyment playing it a second time round, but the puzzles and settings are numerous and diverse enough for you to love playing it over again.
This game has been very successful scoring high marks on several aggregators as well as winning several gaming awards including the Best Soundtrack award from PC Gamer a few years ago. You can even buy the soundtrack on the official Machinarium website. The game is also available on both Windows and Mac operating systems. The animation is lovely - it looks like a beautifully illustrated book and is highly imaginative overall. The backgrounds are very detailed and there are many interactive features in each new scene that you enter. I really feel that this game would be great for anybody, but if you aren't convinced about this game, then you can check out the website where you can play a demo from the game. The demo is the opening part of the actual game - I'm sure you'll want to play more afterwards.
Summary: An excellent game that can be enjoyed by anyone who loves puzzles...or a bit of fun!!