Posted 21 October 2012 - 23:00
One of the major updates I noticed today was with the Microsoft Solitaire Collection of games, along with Mahjong and Minesweeper. Looks like many of the 'Coming Soon' features that were displayed for the Solitaire games are now available. Things like creating your own theme, where you can now choose the gameboard background image, even the image on the back of the cards, as well as a new feature - animations that display while you are playing.
Those cosmetic changes are all well and good; frankly I did create my own theme. But the biggest improvement is the fixing of the Pyramid Solitaire game. It used to be so frustrating when you went through your stock pile, you got re-dealt the pyramid stack too! Now it plays the way it's supposed to; you get 3 rounds with a stack so it's much easier to complete a pyramid. Before, maybe 1 out of 20 times you could clear the top, if that.
Other than that, it seems to start up a bit quicker. What do you all think? Any other observations?