Summary: If you look carefully, nothing revolutionary in this solitaire! Pets are absolutely useless except to artificially add lifetime to the game. They don't affect the gameplay. The "Spares" system show how an addition may seem clever at first, but easily converts into absurdity (see my video: http://youtu.be/xEOlM-NYNOk).
Summary: Interesting solitaire, but not for a long time. Game have many omissions, for example you can't change resolution. But if you want to have some steam game cards, you can play about 4-5 hours total
Summary: An interesting take on solitaire but ultimately too repetitive to remain interesting. The interface could have been made slightly more fluent. My biggest gripe with Faerie Solitaire is that the difficulty levels are too disparate; where the lowest difficulty "normal" is far too easy, the two higher difficulty levels (Master and Impossible) become impossible later on, forcing you to switch back to a difficulty level that just doesn't offer a challenge.
Summary: Taking on the already perfect and addictive Solitaire and making it better is a tough job, but Faerie Solitaire manages to maintain the feeling and addictiveness of the original game while adding new, interesting features, further improving the game.
Summary: Takes a solid solitaire game and adds a story mode, power-ups, virtual pets, all skippable if you want. Has decent music and great ambient sounds. Great graphics. Very snappy game play, you can really make the cards fly. Solid.
Summary: The faerie part makes no sense. A more fitting name would be Fun Solitaire. The emphasis is on fun, more than you could expect of a card game. It's not the deepest game, and it doesn't require real strategic thinking. Only a bit of planning when you have several options for a current card. The unlockables are totally inconsequential so only incentive to continue the campaign is 'more fun'. And sure, you'll have it. But nothing more than fun.
Summary: Faerie Solitaire is fun little time waster. Probably the best twist on a card game for a video game that I've seen. It's worth the $5, but chances are if you ever play it it's cause you got it for free. This game has some of the most generous and innovative developers, who have employed great marketing strategies for this game and it's upcoming sequel (which I think I'll buy after playing this).
Summary: It's solitaire all right--and a lot of it. There's plenty of game to be played and it actually has a story and an XP system with some other subtle twists to an otherwise boring card game. It certainly works at passing the time by.