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Posted:
2010-10-27

shellshockie

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7.4

This is a game with a few crosswords and enough to keep the mind active in more ways than one. This is PSP releases and also reasonably priced. This game is aimed replacing the pen and paper puzzle game that has been here since time immemorial with something that is up to date. The game is made up of over 2,000 conundrums and it is intended to keep your hands on the handheld in a restless, brainteaser-provocative. The puzzles contained in this game are associated with of the four different quizzes in the game: Crossword, Word search, Fit word and Carol Vorderman’s personal favorite and sudoku. The game uses these game types for the for play modes.

In this game you can just choose to play an indiscriminate crossword puzzle when you have extra minutes on you or you can find yourself with a larger block of time you can play the more lengthened Puzzler Tournament and this puts all the flavors into use. There is also the Quick Blast mode which takes motivation from the Brain Training series which is from the Nintendo. Here you will have to choose the puzzle type and the period of time you intend to play, the game subsequently generates a series of mini-challenges. For continuation, your performance is recorded and you can refer to your earlier performance to improve on the future performance.

There is also the Fast Fun mode which is aimed at those who have less time on the game. The player here is faced with a variety of incomplete puzzles which must be solved within a given period of time. If you are organized Simple Puzzle mode is for you. The mode merely presents a challenge and leaves you on your own to get your way out and you do not have to worry about a time limits or high scores to be achieved. However you will note that many of the modes in this game the player is progressively supposed to achieve high scores to reach certain ranks to be able to unlock the next more taxiing and rating. This is a way of lengthening the game and giving the player something to aim for in what would have turned out to be totally unrelated series of puzzles.


The multiplayer option is broken down into two sections. The sprint mode which assigns lives to each others that are lost when you put in wrong answers and Marathon which utilizes a time limit which reduces until the player solves the puzzle. The control system is elementary and anyone can get around the game easily, the onscreen options are clumsy, you select them by D-pad and by fascia buttons. You will note a lot of problems immediately you start navigating. Like in the Fit wood mode, you have to cycle through the available blank spaces before you can make any word, and there are no set rules on how to do that.

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Posted:
2011-07-21

shellshockie

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7.7

Many players are still going crazy with NBA Jam nowadays because it features the most basic ways on how to play basketball but as the game goes along it will boost the players competitive instincts. Players also do not have to worry about any basketball rules just like in the real game. The player just need to play the game at his best and be extremely thrilled to get a perfect dunk or kick the ass of his opponent or shoot three times in a row.

Now with the Wii version of the NBA Jam, what happens to be a classic game, now finally joined the new generations of video games. The Wii remote makes the player move like in a reality basketball game. The new version of NBA Jam still features the old school arcade game but the result is spectacular because of the latest innovations and technology that the EA Sports incorporated to the game. The avid fans of NBA Jam seemed to play from the past but using the techniques of the future.

The basketball players in NBA Jam characters are now portrayed by 3D models with actual pictures which seemed to the players that they are playing the real game. The setting of the game is created with a reality based graphic style. The 3D models help the graphic designers to create a variety of moves and styles in shooting and dunking the ball in the most awesome manner.

Before, there are many attempts in advancing the different features and designs of the NBA Jam gameplays but the EA Sports strongly stand to retain the original gameplays back to the time when it started. There are only a few techniques added such as the anklebreaker to distract a guarding opponent or the alley oops turn so that the player can dish their partner for an easy shot, but undeniably those who played the Wii version of NBA Jam can still feel that they are playing the original NBA Jam.

Although the NBA Jam now is a Wii version, the designers still use easier nunchuk motions using the Wiimote. But the arcade fanatics can still prefer to play the game without using the motions which is still the best way to play the game just like before. Playing NBA Jam is always exciting especially to those who love basketball games and it is really addictive if you play it with your friends or other people but it is always categorized as a quick pick-up game rather than an eight hour marathon which is the usual time a player can be hooked from a computer game.

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Posted:
2013-08-19

shellshockie

Newbie

4.4

The concept of Combat of The Giants Dinosaurs 3D is quite a different one that one would find with games of the same genre. It consists of dinosaurs that fight each other, and the end game has an effect on saving the world from disaster. Ubisoft, a well known game maker, is the creator of the Combat of The Giants Dinosaurs 3D for the 3DS. While it is fun to play the game, one would not like to place it at the addictive rating for gamers.

There is fun in customizing the dinosaur that one would use as the main playing character in this game of Combat of The Giants Dinosaurs. The choice is between five different dinosaurs and the ability to customize the dinosaur, which can be done as the game progresses and one gain levels by wins. Customizing the dinosaur could be stated as the most fun aspect of the game and is locked for the player till they attain some levels in the game.

All in all the game is quite easy to play otherwise. A gamer has to ward off attacks from other dinosaur. These attacks are one of two possibilities and the gamer needs to be able to predict the sort of attack that the dinosaur would be executing. With each replay, it is but natural for the player to get better at this predictive aspect. This is the reason that the game does not hold much weight in the replay aspect.

One of the dinosaurs is usually the one that has the best of capability and this one is what most players would naturally identify and use for playing. All this makes the game more children oriented and friendly. Even younger children would find the game Combat of The Giants easy enough to master and win successive game plays. With the four dinosaurs that one gets to choose, and combination of battles that a player can execute, there is a total of twenty combinations. This is all that one can find in each repeated game.

The 3D aspect of the game adds some attraction. It provides quite a pleasing effect to the overall view of the game. It is the background, or canvas, on which the game is executed that has the 3D effect, and the depth is quite mesmerizing to behold. The game play, however, has no 3D feature per se. The battles and the characters that is the dinosaur, are themselves all created in a 2D environment.

Overall, the game Combat of The Giants Dinosaurs could be rated as average with the customizing of the dinosaur being the most fun or interesting aspect of the game. There is not much of replay value. The 3D effect, though it provides some pleasing viewing effect, is not used at all in the actual game play. The theme, as already explained, makes it perfect and interesting particularly for children. It would be them who find the game different than others, since they tend to have a bigger imagination.

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Posted:
2013-08-19

shellshockie

Newbie

5.3

Family Party 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade will provide you with a few hours of laughter and stiff competitions in the comfort of your own home before it becomes repetitive. This multi-game package from Nintendo, allows players to participate in party games specifically designed for multiple participants. Complete with a number of arcade challenges, obstacle courses, familiar athletic events, and thinking games, the Family Party package delivers an economically reasonable selection of games.

Family Party 30 transports its participant to "Family Party Land", an island full of magic and fun combined with a wide range of family favorite games and over-the-top challenges. Challenges that you have witnessed throughout life now come to life in your living room. You will have the opportunity to experience such adventures as space flights, horseback rides, skydives, and other activities without the concern of doing damage to your living room. Medals are awarded as you prove your mastery of each game, and high scores are kept to determine which member of your family will be king of "Family Party Land." The battle for supremacy of the island will provide a certain level of entertainment.

The all-new Wii U system, another advancement of the constantly evolving in-home gaming industry, includes the GamePad which has a special multiplayer challenge mode with many of the games that allows unique competitions between players. With the GamePad it is now possible to kick virtual soccer balls in the family room, to act as a game master in hidden card games, or to navigate obstacle course challenges. The Wii U GamePad can be used in a variety of methods to participate in the Family Party 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade. Your family will utilize the GamePad to attempt each challenge that Family Party can bring your way.

This package of games was designed specifically for family play and interaction. For about £30.00, your family could experience many evenings together entertaining and being entertained for a brief time. There are games for every member of your home and enough variety that there is always something someone will want to play.

Overall, the game is designed for interaction with several players, solo players may not have enough here to enable enough playability within the game, so users may lose interest quite quickly within a short space on time.

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Posted:
2010-10-25

shellshockie

Newbie

7.9

LEGO Batman The Videogame features a game that is split into three separate chapters. Each of these chapters introduces a different group of super villains. You will be controlling the dynamic duo on a fixed-perspective action platformer as they do their job as crime busters. You get to grab and throw thugs as well as use “batarangs” which is a huge attack that deals much more damage to your enemies than the usual grab-and-throw move.

For the story mode of game, you only get to play as Batman and Robin all throughout. However, a variation has been made for your characters as you move along each level. You can now upgrade your characters with extras such as glass-shattering sonic weapons, magnetic boots, heat resistance gadgets, and many more. These add-ons pretty much does a well job in beating the villains- specially bosses. The bosses include Mr. Freeze who uses a gun that can freeze anything, a brute monster that posses super strength, a genius professor that uses mind control, and so on.

Throughout the game you will be ending up with funny scenes, situations, characters, lines which ensure that you will be having so much fun and laughter while you do the beating and smashing. On the game, you will also be collecting objects and endless array of Lego studs that can sure make the experience addictive. This game features a basic gameplay that was designed especially for the family and for anyone of any age.

Since your characters are made out of lego blocks, be sure that all the environment will be made of the same material as well; providing you with a cute and friendly atmosphere. The game also features a good audio that suits the story lines and the personality of each of the characters. This game definitely deserves to be in the market because its basic gameplay is so effortlessly entertaining.


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Posted:
2010-10-30

shellshockie

Newbie

4.9

The game features your character as one of the natives of the planet Pandora – Na’vi, which are also referred to as the Warriors. Just like the movie, the warriors’ village is being destroyed by the RDA (Resource Development Administration) from Earth. This company is bound to take all the resources of the village leaving its inhabitants seek vengeance. The story revolves around the concept of “an eye for an eye” which is the result of mans’ disrespect to the planets dwellers and resources.

You will be endowed with the quest to find and take back some artifacts that were stolen from your village. Also, you will need to seek those responsible for pillaging your village and make them pay. However, in order to make it to the humans’ base, you will need to find your way through the thick forest of Pandora and fight your way through some of RDA’s soldiers. The main goal of this game is survival; and since you only fight guns with a staff, being careful and hiding most of the time will be very essential.

The Stealth gameplay is ok for the environment of the game since it happens most in the thick of the jungle. And in order to take down an enemy, you will need to hit them a number of times with your staff. This is a bad weapon for taking out dozens of enemies but is very much helpful when combined with the right timing and position of stealth.

As you go through the game, you will also be able to use a bow which is good for long range attacks. The staff and bow, as well as your skills can be upgraded as you proceed with the game. A good way to level up items and abilities is to catch spirits which are usually colored white and glowing along the way. Sounds good huh?

Now for the bad, the camera angles are bloody awful, the controls are really not up to the graphics on the game, a real let down with this game, some of the flying missions become repetitive after a while and with the bad controls it makes little fun to play as a result of that.

Granted the developers put a fair bit of graphical styling’s in the game, they left out the basics like controls, less repetitive stages especially during flight, this cuts off a big chunk of the overall game score and as such I would not purchase it.

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Posted:
2011-07-21

shellshockie

Newbie

7.5

The characters of Overlord Dark legend include Halflings and Bandits stealing foods and evil wolfs continuously decreasing the population and destroying the villages. There are also some magic and spells to be created within the game. Some characters such as the minions and other characters were exaggerated, at times to feel and seem unrealistic. Though the Overlord is now a legend in Wii pointer control and strategic games, it also cannot deny that the gameplays still ruled with fantasy mushroom kingdoms.

The biggest game killers are the appearance of bugs and the inconsistent visual graphics, minimal, we are talking about a Wii game after all so this can be overlooked, I only mention this as it is hard not to compare game graphics and games in general when playing them.

The Overlord Dark legend is imbued with humor that is why there are still a lot of players hooked with the game, myself included, it has it flaws granted, the gameplay itself it enough of a reason to play it. It is made more exciting because it is an origins tale where the main character starts as a weakling being bullied by his siblings but emerge as a total badass as the game progresses. The main character is assisted by his loyal minions who do all the dirty work.

The minions were brainless servants and serve as armies as well. With the command of the cursor and guard marks they will destroy anything that comes in their way but will also get occasional loots that belonged to the enemies and some treasure chests as well. They will destroy a living creature then gets its glowing life force to use in making other minions in case some of them will die. They are lovable because even though they mindlessly destroy living creatures they rush home to their master with big smiles and contented with their day’s treasured gold. They have annoying but hilarious voice that do the trick.

The world setting of Overlord is quite big but there are problems in loading time. They created a wonderful picture of the game setting but it suffers from a few pop-ins and visual oddities that disturb the game. The setting though created as huge but it still portrays some limitations that also affected the game.