I got some extra time, so as a result, you’ll get another review on the Finnish site: Fifth Avenue.´
I haven’t played Fifth Avenue much, but I think I have it pretty well nailed down. It’s certainly not bad as some have claimed — there are interesting decisions and good tension. However, for various reasons (bland looks, fragility with the shops and who knows what), it fails to deliver top tier gameplay. It’s almost there, it’s a good game without a doubt, but something’s missing.
Even though most of the mechanisms in the game are fairly simple, they interact in rather complex ways. Fifth Avenue is one of those games I really don’t enjoy explaining. Considering how often I’ll have to explain the rules to each and every game I play, that’s a big negative.