I tried out an hour demo of this unusual game on the Big Fish Games website. I haven't purchased it yet, not sure if I will, but it is a different sort of game, very whimsical.
Your hot air balloon crashes in a world unlike any you have been in. The object of the game is to complete different tasks in order to elicit help from the townspeople to repair your balloon basket and leave. You have people to talk to and get tasks from, then you must complete these tasks successfully in order to get their help. You also come across unusual pets that can help you in your quest. One little critter will follow you around, befriend other critters, climb trees and shake down fruit for you, and dig up rocks which contain treasures that you will need in order to complete your tasks. There are stores you frequent to buy different things to help you on your journey.
This is a game that is very different from anything I have tried before. It's cute in its own way, I think kids especially would love it. When I first started playing it, I wasn't too impressed. But as I got into it more, I thought how unusual it was.
If you are looking for something off of the beaten path as far as computer games are concerned, you might enjoy Wandering Willows. Try a demo of it on Big Fish Games.