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Game review
Puzzle Craft
Match-ville
by Harry Slater 21/8/2012
Product: Puzzle Craft
Developer: Ars Thanea
Publisher: Chillingo
Format: Android, iPhone, iPad
Genre: Puzzle, Simulation
Players: 1
File size: 44.9MB
Version: Europe
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Menial jobs have made a comeback thanks to freemium games like FarmVille. Gamers don't want to be superheroes or unstoppable killing machines any more - they want to tend their crops, sell their wares, and not pay very much attention.

Puzzle Craft mashes together this desire for ordered, slow-paced creation with a simple puzzle mechanic. It makes for a slightly more involved city building experience, albeit not one without its flaws.

Food for thought

At the start of the game you have an open field, a few coins, and an overwhelming urge to build a settlement. So you spend your coins on a farm, a mine, and a couple of cosy cottages to entice people in to your new hamlet. ...
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Summary
An entertaining experiment, Puzzle Craft won't convert anyone to its slow-paced cause, but it'll certainly keep fans entertained
RATINGS
Audio/visual: 8
Gameplay: 7
Value: 7
Innovation: 8
Overall: 7
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