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Posted:
2012-10-10

cardb

Super Gamer Dude

8.2

Let's Tap provides a good tutorial in helping you familiarize the unique method of controlling. It has taken much advantage in the incredibly sensitive Wii controls that can detect the slightest vibrations so getting a response isn't quite hard. To think that the Wii remote was never intended to be used in such a way, it's astonishing to find that it effectively works. Generally, you interact with the game menus by tapping once or twice.

The game provides five different game modes: Tap Runner, Rhythm Tap, Silent Block, Bubble Voyager and Visualizer mode. Tap Runner is a racing type of game where you encounter a series of obstacles. Essentially, you'll just be tapping your way to the finish line. You move forward with a light tap and you jump and avoid obstacles by tapping with more force. In this mode, you can play in 16 different courses with increasing difficulty as you finish one after another. It also has a multiplayer mode where you can play with 3 other friends or AI opponents. Completing each race is very much achievable without exerting much effort but it does take some time to obtain gold medal rewards.

In Rhythm Tap, you basically try to tap in time to the beat running across the screen as music is played. You are able to unlock 16 tunes ranging from instrumental, to Jpop and dance music. It's quite simple and easy, but it’s not much satisfying for long term gaming. There isn't much of a hooking factor here since the tunes are easily forgettable and the game just lacks depth.

The third game mode is Silent Block which is a puzzle type of game where there is a tower of composed of circular discs and you remove one of them without causing the tower to fall over. Extreme sensitivity needs to be applied here as making strong or fast taps would destabilize the tower. The beginning stages only contain few combinations of colored discs but as you get through to each level, more colors are added to increase difficulty. This mode also has a multiplayer mode which is way more fun compared to playing alone. Hearing your opponents tap their way to stabilize their own towers gives you a frantic sense of competitiveness.

The fourth, Bubble Voyager is mostly a shooter based game that's in a 2D environment. Your character would mostly move around fighting through angry squids, lasers and other obstacles. As usual, you tap your way to move for upward and forwards and fire missiles. This is much more of a survival type of game where you try to outlast enemies and get a high score. The environment isn't visually stimulating and there isn't much depth to it. Eventually, it gets dull the longer you play. There is also a multiplayer mode to this one and you get to battle against other players in a 2D arena and try to eliminate one another by firing missiles.

The last would be Visualizer which isn't really much of a game as there is no scoring; it’s more like a free style drawing mode where different patterns come up on screen depending on your tapping. It’s quite fun and visually entertaining, a good one to play if you like to kill some time.

Overall, Let's Tap really lets you tap into a unique way of playing with your Wii. Whether you're alone or playing with friends, you'll be sure to get pure fun and entertainment from this. This is truly a breath of fresh air to the conventional wave-lift-throw motion based games out in the market.

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Posted:
2012-10-11

cardb

Super Gamer Dude

5.0

Brunswick Pro Bowling can be played in two ways; one is the quick play where you get to choose a premade bowler and play with up to four other bowlers while the other one is a more detailed game where you get to dress up and design your character using the preformatted palettes for your hairstyle, gender, body type and even your preferred hair color. You can also choose your character’s facial expression ranging from serious, irritated or gloomy. When you’re done dressing up your character, you can start competing for you to be the next bowling champion in this game.

Pro Bowling is a three-game competition wherein you need to win at least two games to earn money which you can use to buy Brunswick gear, arm strength and accuracy at the in-game pro shop. Your main goal is to increase your reputation and to ultimately win the game. The more games you win, the easier it gets for you to access higher levels and compete against more competitive players.

If you know how to play bowling, then playing Brunswick Pro Bowling would not be that difficult. First you need to adjust your position to get the right angle using the D pad. Rotate your remote while holding the trigger button. Slowly swing your arm back then swing it forward to release. And to do that, you need to let go of the trigger and watch the number of pins you hit. Your success will rely on the speed of the ball. The angle of your wrist or your position will not have that much bearing on the amount of pins you will hit. Another downfall of this game is that you will never move simultaneously with your character on screen.

Although Brunswick Pro Bowling struggled to combine the different factors that makes a roll successful such as arm strength, hook, proper arm angling etc., it still comes out as a failure because it does not provide accuracy on its controls which can be disappointing to the players. Moreover, even though there is an evident attempt to enliven the entire presentation of the game, its dry graphics and poor characters weaken the game. The music loops are somehow appealing but they are not great enough to uplift Pro Bowling. This Wii version is also $25 higher in price compared to PS2. So if you want thrill and excitement for a Wii game, Pro Bowling should not be at the top of your list.

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Posted:
2012-10-11

cardb

Super Gamer Dude

5.0

If you are one of the very few people who do not have an idea what Truth or Dare is, well it is a game typically played by adolescents during camps or sleep-overs. The game is about giving truthful answers to questions thought up by your friends but if you do not want to provide honest answers, you can always opt to do what they would challenge you to do instead. The dares are usually what makes this game exciting but unfortunately, this element was taken out in Truth or Lies. So in essence, this game is just about asking your friends and family endless questions which can get to be so boring in the long run.

Truth or Lies is played using a USB connected or wireless microphone. It can be played by up to seven people in Normal or Hot Seat modes. For you to be able to start the game you need to answer three questions and provide honest answers and another three questions with untruthful answers to set up your voice tone. You also have to set up a profile and choose a set of questions suited to the relationship and age of the players. There are set of questions suitable for children, adolescents, adults, families and partners.

The questions asked in the game are generally wholesome and quite suitable for the type of setting opted by players. However, there are some questions that seem to have gotten mixed up like a question about how one thinks about his boss on the teenage section. Players can opt to pass three times throughout the game if he doesn’t feel like answering the question on hand.

Players accumulate scores in Normal mode by answering the questions truthfully and the player who gets the highest points wins. This game can be fun if it is accurate and consistent enough in judging the answers but no matter how you adjust the settings at the start of the game, the results can still be frustrating when it gives the wrong scores regardless of how accurate your answers are.

Another game mode is the Hot Seat. Players take turn in taking the hot seat and participants get to ask five daring questions which they personally thought up, to the person on the spot. Unfortunately, because you cannot rely on the accuracy of Truth or Lies, you end up feeling disappointed and annoyed instead of having a good, quality time.

If you want to spend your $40 wisely, grab some bottles of beer and gather your friends to play actual Truth or Dare instead and save yourselves from shabby questions and annoying announcer.

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Posted:
2012-10-23

cardb

Super Gamer Dude

8.5

The story behind Petz Catz 2 is a simple one. The adventure starts in the village of Pawville, whose residents are furry kittens. These little kittens have one enemy, a wolf by the name of Ivlet. The towns-kittens end up capturing this wolf, which, once he is in their village, steals their magic hat. It is up to one of the two kittens whose mistake allowed the hat to be stolen in the first place to venture forth and reclaim it.

You get to start your adventure off by selecting from over forty different kinds of kitty breeds to be. This selection doesn’t really affect the gameplay, but it does change the way the menus and game look.

The game itself is similar to many other RPGs out there. You acquire money in the village to buy clothes and accessories to outfit your kitty and other kittens in town. To get that money, there are a number of different little sub-games and side quests for your kitty to undertake. In order to succeed and help the kittens of Pawville, you have to learn to win them all!

Some of the side games involve such things as fishing and collecting bugs, growing flowers and other plants, and hunting down animals to return to the zoo in Pawville. There are races to compete in, treasure hunts where you use your whiskers to detect the treasure, and other little games. While they all help to take attention away from the main adventure, none is exceptional fun to play.

The role-playing aspects of this game are not incredibly deep or new, either. There are a number of different areas for your kitty to explore, such as a desert world, an ice world, and others. There are also stones called 'warp stones' that will help you traverse the world quicker. Combat in the game is not intense, and your kitty can really only throw rocks to get enemies to leave it alone. Fortunately, the thought bubbles above enemies can indicate how aggressive they will be, allowing a player to pick their path and timing to get through an area.

Overall, the videogame Petz Catz 2 is geared for a young audience. The storyline is basic, and is easy to pick up for a child. The sub-games are all very simple, and will be no problem for children to understand. The combat certainly isn’t violent, but the game itself can be a lot of fun, moving the Wii remote around on the screen. It’s not the most thrilling or involved game in the world, but if you’re looking for a game that a youngster can get into and that won’t leave them with nightmares, then Petz Catz 2 might be worth a shot.

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Posted:
2013-06-03

cardb

Super Gamer Dude

8.5

The story behind Petz Catz 2 is a simple one. The adventure starts in the village of Pawville, whose residents are furry kittens. These little kittens have one enemy, a wolf by the name of Ivlet. The towns-kittens end up capturing this wolf, which, once he is in their village, steals their magic hat. It is up to one of the two kittens whose mistake allowed the hat to be stolen in the first place to venture forth and reclaim it.

You get to start your adventure off by selecting from over forty different kinds of kitty breeds to be. This selection doesn’t really affect the gameplay, but it does change the way the menus and game look.

The game itself is similar to many other RPGs out there. You acquire money in the village to buy clothes and accessories to outfit your kitty and other kittens in town. To get that money, there are a number of different little sub-games and side quests for your kitty to undertake. In order to succeed and help the kittens of Pawville, you have to learn to win them all!

Some of the side games involve such things as fishing and collecting bugs, growing flowers and other plants, and hunting down animals to return to the zoo in Pawville. There are races to compete in, treasure hunts where you use your whiskers to detect the treasure, and other little games. While they all help to take attention away from the main adventure, none is exceptional fun to play.

The role-playing aspects of this game are not incredibly deep or new, either. There are a number of different areas for your kitty to explore, such as a desert world, an ice world, and others. There are also stones called 'warp stones' that will help you traverse the world quicker. Combat in the game is not intense, and your kitty can really only throw rocks to get enemies to leave it alone. Fortunately, the thought bubbles above enemies can indicate how aggressive they will be, allowing a player to pick their path and timing to get through an area.

Overall, the videogame Petz Catz 2 is geared for a young audience. The storyline is basic, and is easy to pick up for a child. The sub-games are all very simple, and will be no problem for children to understand. The combat certainly isn’t violent, but the game itself can be a lot of fun, moving the Wii remote around on the screen. It’s not the most thrilling or involved game in the world, but if you’re looking for a game that a youngster can get into and that won’t leave them with nightmares, then Petz Catz 2 might be worth a shot.