Archive for the ‘2.5 Stars’ Category

2 Minute RPG

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

2 Minute RPG

As the name suggests, this lolfest packs as much stunning gameplay as possible into the 2 minutes allotted per game. You move around the barely drawn landscape, talk to NPCs, battle monsters, grind in the dungeons, collect phat lewts, and then register a score after your 2 minutes expires. It is a clever idea and it’s actually kinda fun, to tell you the truth, but it’s too bare bones to really taken seriously. What the developers have proven is that it possible to make a Pick-Up-and-Play RPG and I applaud them for it.

Rating: ★★½☆☆ icon
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AC-130 Spectre: iSniper from above!

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

AC-130 iSniper from the sky

Anyone that has played the AC-130 Spectre mission, in Call of Duty 4, knows exactly what this game is; three different zoom levels, three devastating weapons, three percent chance of return fire…just like real life! Controls are a little more frustrating than the “real game”, but still playable. Be forewarned that the game is pretty repetitive.

Rating: ★★½☆☆ icon
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Dark Raider

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

Dark Raider

Worst game icon I’ve seen…EVAR. It’s meant to be a hybrid between Zelda gameplay and Indiana Jones theme, I guess. You travel between 8 themed worlds (Egypt, Greece, Rome, etc.), each with 8 levels, collecting keys to gain entry to more secret tombs. There are a variety of monsters, traps, and puzzles. The game’s not bad, but it’s not really good either. The primary issue is the controls. I rarely felt like it was my fault when I died, which is a huge problem. It seems like it has depth, but you have to be willing to soldier through the control issues to experience it. Sometimes, a game just rubs you the wrong way and this is how I felt about Dark Raider; it just doesn’t do anything really well. /do not want

Rating: ★★½☆☆ icon
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Castle Conflict

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

Castle Conflict

This looks like an “in-ur-garage production”, but the old skool pixel are is alright. The goal is to reduce the opponent’s castle to zero health. Lumber is the resource and you send your little loggers out to get it, but have to out-think the opponent before they slaughter your workforce. Each different unit shown at the top has a different use, but they are not terribly diverse. The game is mostly about timing and a little strategy.

Rating: ★★½☆☆ icon
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Flu Fighter

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Flu Fighter

This is a good Dr. Mario clone with a bad theme; you line up falling quaaludes, as far as I can tell.

Update: Unfortunately, in later levels, I ran into some control issues and several bugs, one of which was a show-stopper, in which my save was lost. I typically don’t review, based on bugs, but many users are reporting the same issue I had. I would stay away from this at least until the 1.3 update is released. Personally, I don’t plan to play it again. Rating plummets.

Rating: ★★½☆☆ icon
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