Summary: I give this game extra credit for including some minigame puzzles that are truly challenging and fun to figure out. For those who can't do them, there is always the puzzle skip (and the strategy guide in the CE). There is a ? in the corner of the minigame interface that tells you the object of the puzzle.
Summary: I just bought the SE and I agree with all of you: great game - I too have skipped a few mini games (just couldn't figure out what to do and didn't want to look at the walkthrough here). The Hint feature fills quickly in advanced mode and is very helpful. The journal not so much, more just to store codes, etc. and give details about each person you meet. At least play the demo, and decide for yourself if the mini-games are worth it (worth a free game token at least).
Summary: Really enjoyed this. Other reviewers have done the detail, so I'll just add that I liked the tongue-in-cheek fun the game had with the stereotypes of these 'defeat the unleashed evil' games. One character blurts out you aren't quite what he was expecting as saviour of the world and then tactfully promises to keep your lack of awesomeness a secret. And I laughed when I got a Persistence achievement for repeatedly trying the wrong item in the same place.
Summary: Nice adventure HOG with lots to do and plenty to challenge. Even the bonus adventure was a good length and it didn't force you to play the bonus on a lower less advanced mode which was good. Well drawn and a good storyline. Puzzles were not that unique but still challenging.
Summary: Loved it loved it loved it !! You must re-assemble the nine priests in order to close the portal to the dark side. Awesome artwork and graphics. Long and detailed. great storyline, lots and lots of puzzles that vary in difficulty. I played in advanced and found the challenge level just right. The strategy guide is there if you need it.. and you may need it a couple of times. Really enjoyed the variety of puzzles and the huge assortment of inventory objects.