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#807516 - 05/09/12 12:52 PM Botanicula -- A Review by Gremlin
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Gremlin joins forces with a unique group of organic companions and makes his way from the top branches of a plant, down to the roots, solving puzzles as he goes. Can he save the world from the evil black spiders without learning to speak Botula?

Botanicula

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#807518 - 05/09/12 12:53 PM Re: Botanicula -- A Review by Gremlin [Re: Becky]
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Thanks for a great review! I absolutely loved every minute of the game.

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#807616 - 05/09/12 07:15 PM Re: Botanicula -- A Review by Gremlin [Re: Becky]
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My sentiments exactly!
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#807693 - 05/10/12 04:29 AM Re: Botanicula -- A Review by Gremlin [Re: Becky]
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Thanks for the link Becky & Gremlin for an interesting review! smile

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#807702 - 05/10/12 05:42 AM Re: Botanicula -- A Review by Gremlin [Re: chrissie]
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Nice review, gremlin !! Thank you thumbsup

[And thank you Becky, also grin]
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#807785 - 05/10/12 11:25 AM Re: Botanicula -- A Review by Gremlin [Re: Becky]
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Thanks Becky & Gremlin thumbsup wave
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#808049 - 05/11/12 02:45 PM Re: Botanicula -- A Review by Gremlin [Re: Becky]
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Fantastic review. Thanks Becky and grim!


Edited by jfcwilson (05/11/12 02:46 PM)
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#808311 - 05/12/12 12:06 PM Re: Botanicula -- A Review by Gremlin [Re: Becky]
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Terrific review, Becky and Gremlin! thumbsup
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#808576 - 05/14/12 07:01 AM Re: Botanicula -- A Review by Gremlin [Re: Becky]
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Got the game yesterday from Steam. Was worth it for the price (8 Euros), but I found it way too short... and too easy. Machinarium had better puzzles, I think.
It was however fun to play and watch - for the price I definitely recommend it!
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#808589 - 05/14/12 08:37 AM Re: Botanicula -- A Review by Gremlin [Re: Becky]
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I don't get the way too short part. duh It took me plenty of time to play especially for the price, since it's not priced to be a full 20 hour+ adventure game. If you don't peek at a walkthrough and if you try and get all the cards and not miss one interactive object in each scene, the game is quite a decent length. It's a game meant to be savored.

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#808663 - 05/14/12 03:32 PM Re: Botanicula -- A Review by Gremlin [Re: Becky]
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Well, it took me 2 hours, I got almost all of the cards, haven't peaked in any walkthrough... I'm not complaining, like I said, for the price I recommend it - but that's how it was for me smile
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#808666 - 05/14/12 03:33 PM Re: Botanicula -- A Review by Gremlin [Re: Becky]
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Wha-hoo! That's a very organic and fun review, Gremlin! The only thing I would add would be that it is also available for the Intel Macs.

I've been through the game several times and am still short 2 critter cards. I'm going to replay it again soon.
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#808677 - 05/14/12 04:10 PM Re: Botanicula -- A Review by Gremlin [Re: Becky]
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Tomer, kudos to you then. I was still on the first section in two hours. rotfl
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#808722 - 05/14/12 07:53 PM Re: Botanicula -- A Review by Gremlin [Re: Becky]
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Well, here I go being grumpy again. I didn't really care for it all that much. I'm not terribly fond of having to go from room to far away room to get an inventory item and I'm not nuts about mazes. If that second leaf map made any sense to someone else, it didn't to me. It was cute but I tired of it pretty quickly. Honestly, I liked Samorost 1 and 2 much better.

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