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Posted:
2013-06-26

purdey

Super Gamer Dude

6.4

Spore Creatures! Here it is. What are the good things about it? For one, there is an ultra cute adventure through multiple planets. There are also various quest objectives which can keep things from getting fusty as well as its notable robustness. On the other hand, the not-so-good things about the Spore Creatures include its property to become frustrating at game play elements at times. There are also different camera quirks and control as well as having to force certain creature designs that can even minimize the playerÂ’s creativity.

While Spore Creatures is not the very far-reaching hike through evolution that you may expect. However, this is not a reason to completely discount this cute title. It will be a charming adventure to go across multiple planets plus the feature of a pared down creature creation tool version that has helped the PC launch be a great success. While the Spore Creatures has annoying quirks in it, it is still an effective diversion for those who search for something more appealing, if not bigger than the usual computer game.

You will be prepping for your galactic journey and should be set in motion when Little Oogie, your creature companion, is kidnapped by aliens for some reasons. In turn, you will then build up evolutionary improvements and apply these to yourself with the goal of rescuing a little bugger. As you go through your journey, you will be in contact with different continents and planets, as well as acquiring spaceship parts. Alternatively, you will start befriending and alienating the nests of other creatures throughout your exploration of the universe environ.

The avatar that you will use in order to develop the avatar can be limited. However, this will let you altogether snap a lot of interesting limbs and other parts. Your creature is also a 2D array of pieces and parts instead of the full 3D model. Although within these, you can always rotate and resize the different appendages. Just be warned that this could result to some messy odd-looking tails and eyes that totter through the landscape.

Along run, your missions will mostly be fun but though there may be a lot game play elements that are sprinkled to keep the interest up. Pick items and throw them using a stylus flick so that at different points, you will throw the rocks at weather machines in order to break them. You can also throw food at hungry creatures. These gaming activities can be pretty amusing although not every mission is executed equally. Moreover, if you have an irritating quest, you will most likely end up with having a mini-game.

You will also occasionally need or want to make friends with other creatures. This is a facet that will require utilization of two game-play elements. Now for you to cuddle other creatures, you have to send out friendly calls that would prompt a couple of smileys just above the head of your prospect buddy. The Spore Creatures will work perfectly fine for those who want escalating challenges and thrills.

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Posted:
2013-10-11

purdey

Super Gamer Dude

8.5

Now Grand Theft Auto V is here I expect many gamers are asking if they should go out and get it. Well, lets cover some of the main point and let the gamer decide if this would be a good game to spend their money on. Having taken over five years to create, this is the best version of Grand Theft Auto V that you will ever play. The game offers a detailed and highly complex world that leaves you feeling like you live inside it.

Lets Meet The Three Stooges!

There are three main characters in this game and to make it more interesting you will be able to play as any of these three, something that has never been done before with a Grand Theft Auto game. The first character is called Michael and he is a rich, but now retired conman. However, his family hates him. The second character goes by the name of Franklin and he is the stereotypical gang banger from Los Angeles. The third and probably most interesting character is a psycho named Trevor. This is the guy that Rockstar created so that they could have a crazy guy outlet. Trevor runs around in his underwear murdering chaotically, and although some people might find him to be annoying at first, once you have played a few missions with him he starts to grow on you. He also offers some of the most memorable and interesting missions.

What Is Different About This Game?

There are a few things about this game that make it different from the previous installments. One of these is the handling of vehicles which is much better than before and does not give the feeling that your wheels are made of butter. Another thing is that this game allows you to operate from multiple approaches, so there is more than one way to solve a mission. You can go in guns a blazing, or you can adopt a more intense and stealthy approach. By the way, Grand Theft Auto V has finally incorporated checkpoints into their game with the result that there is no more having to repeat the long and tedious aspects of missions, a repetition that used to leave players frustrated and annoyed.

Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!

No, not the type that you eat! We're talking issues with the game here. Overall, there were only a few minor bugs that came up while playing. Grand Theft Auto V is surprisingly well designed, and it pushes the limits of what the PS3 and the Xbox 360 can reasonably accomplish. We need more games that push the boundaries like this. The graphics are breathtaking and the gameplay is marvelous. Overall, with Grand Theft Auto V, you will be able to clock up around 35 hours of gameplay with the basic storyline. However, there is a whole world that has been left virtually unexplored. Realistically, you could put a lot more time into this game just running and gunning.

Grand Theft Auto V is the type of revolutionary game that pushes the limits of what is possible on the consoles. So gamers need look no further if they are looking for endless amounts of fun and action as there is so much that you can do while playing.

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Posted:
2013-06-26

purdey

Super Gamer Dude

7.4

James Bond games have been a solid video-game franchise for a long time now, any fans of the first person shooters featuring mister Bond know what to expect by now, which is what Quantum of Solace delivers, A suave gentlemen with a license to kill and some great gun work. Quantum of Solace, in many ways repackages what other 007 games have already delivered, and in many ways it makes reopening it totally worth it.

It features Daniel Craig image as Bond, and his voice over is spot on. He does a great job of delivering the Bond feel through his voice. The PS3 graphics give the game a good stylistic look to match that nice suit. The game is well developed and cared for, and in all ways is a very solid first person shooter for Bond fans and FPS fans to enjoy.

Quantum of Solace, despite it's name, actually combines the plots of the movie, Quantum of Solace with Casino Royale. The title was originally intended to be sold as the game for Casino Royale, but didn't release in time for the Casino Royale movie. This is good news for the gamer, as more content, spread across the two movies and what should have been two games, is available in a single game. Quantum of Solace does however gloss over some of the finer features of both movies to fit the two more neatly together.

The Quantum of Solace game uses the same engine as Call of Duty 4, if that is any testament to the games play-ability. The game play is great by the FPS standard and great by the standard of video games in the Bond franchise. That combined with great level diversity over the two movies makes for fun game play. However, like every other Bond games the story line is hardly enough to keep anyone less than a die hard fan coming back for another play through.

The multi-player, much like Call of Duty 4, is solid fun. Its great to play against friends and online, but it too tries out. You'll eventually get tired of hearing Bond speak, and the game will become boring as that fresh Bond feel wears off. This is where the game really falters; it is perhaps too much like other shooters and doesn't do to much more than adding the Bond guns and the Bond style to the shooting experience, so when that all wears down you're left with any old shooter.

The Quantum of Solace Collector's edition offers several new features, a metal case, and an extras Blu-Ray disc that contains the behind the scenes video of the making of the movie Quantum of Solace, and the work that went into the video game title. For any die hard Bond fan out there this game is a must have. The dedicated gamer might consider picking it up to experience the world of Mr. Bond, and like putting a new skin over their FPS until they grow bored and set it down, they are likely to never pick it up again.

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Posted:
2013-06-26

purdey

Super Gamer Dude

7.4

James Bond games have been a solid video-game franchise for a long time now, any fans of the first person shooters featuring mister Bond know what to expect by now, which is what Quantum of Solace delivers, A suave gentlemen with a license to kill and some great gun work. Quantum of Solace, in many ways repackages what other 007 games have already delivered, and in many ways it makes reopening it totally worth it.

It features Daniel Craig image as Bond, and his voice over is spot on. He does a great job of delivering the Bond feel through his voice. The PS3 graphics give the game a good stylistic look to match that nice suit. The game is well developed and cared for, and in all ways is a very solid first person shooter for Bond fans and FPS fans to enjoy.

Quantum of Solace, despite it's name, actually combines the plots of the movie, Quantum of Solace with Casino Royale. The title was originally intended to be sold as the game for Casino Royale, but didn't release in time for the Casino Royale movie. This is good news for the gamer, as more content, spread across the two movies and what should have been two games, is available in a single game. Quantum of Solace does however gloss over some of the finer features of both movies to fit the two more neatly together.

The Quantum of Solace game uses the same engine as Call of Duty 4, if that is any testament to the games play-ability. The game play is great by the FPS standard and great by the standard of video games in the Bond franchise. That combined with great level diversity over the two movies makes for fun game play. However, like every other Bond games the story line is hardly enough to keep anyone less than a die hard fan coming back for another play through.

The multi-player, much like Call of Duty 4, is solid fun. Its great to play against friends and online, but it too tries out. You'll eventually get tired of hearing Bond speak, and the game will become boring as that fresh Bond feel wears off. This is where the game really falters; it is perhaps too much like other shooters and doesn't do to much more than adding the Bond guns and the Bond style to the shooting experience, so when that all wears down you're left with any old shooter.

The Quantum of Solace Collector's edition offers several new features, a metal case, and an extras Blu-Ray disc that contains the behind the scenes video of the making of the movie Quantum of Solace, and the work that went into the video game title. For any die hard Bond fan out there this game is a must have. The dedicated gamer might consider picking it up to experience the world of Mr. Bond, and like putting a new skin over their FPS until they grow bored and set it down, they are likely to never pick it up again.

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Posted:
2013-06-26

purdey

Super Gamer Dude

7.0

Sudoku is a numbers game found in most newspapers around the world, there are even Sudoku books sold for the more fanatical players. So it is no surprise that Nintendo developers saw the DS potential and created Sudoku Master for DS. The question is if it is enough to keep the gamers playing on the small screen.

For those who have not yet heard of the Japanese numbers game, this has been around for some time. The game involves numbers 1 through 9 where a series of boxes are placed together. The horizontal and vertical arrangement of the boxes creates a puzzle where some are filled with numbers. The objective is to complete the numbers in each box without repetition. So it is basically like a crossword puzzle but instead of letters there are numbers which have to fit in each particular box. It is not as simple as it sounds although it can be quite confusing reading about it the first time.

There are three levels of difficulty with more than 400 puzzles to play and each is times so the player can rate their own performance. The gamer can save their progress and they can also ask for hints which can clue them in that the numbers they enter do not clash. This is the one feature which is very important for the new players.

There is no two screen option for Sudoku Master and it would not be logical to do so for it would be difficult to keep track of the numbers in the different boxes that have to be filled in. The player also has the option to put in the numbers manually by writing on the touch screen. However, there is also the option to tap onto the box which the player wants filled in which makes it easier to do compared to the D pad.

To make a long story short, those are fans of the newspaper version of Sudoku would love this Nintendo DS version, for one thing the players can save their money. This is a game which targets the deep thinkers and thankfully Nintendo has succeeded well. This is a highly addictive game which not only the old will enjoy but the younger players who wish to have a more cognitive type of game.

Is this recommended for all? The answer is a definitive Yes especially for those who want to play a game that gives an intellectual satisfaction. For the young or the old, this is an easy game which can increasingly become difficult as the player progresses. The best thing about the game is its friendliness to the beginner Sudoku player. It is forgiving and teaches instead of penalizing. The learning curve of new players would definitely increase in this game.

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Hop (DS) - 16 reviews

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Posted:
2013-06-26

purdey

Super Gamer Dude

6.3

The story for Hop has to do with the Easter Bunny. Apparently, it’s all the rage these days to be the Big Hopper, and so a baby chicken named Carlos decides that he is going to take over the post. That’s pretty convenient, considering that the current Easter Bunny is about to retire and name his son, E.B., as the new Easter Bunny, but he doesn’t want the job. So, E.B. decides to leave on his own to follow his dream of being a professional drummer and all Carlos has to do is make sure he doesn’t come back.

Shortly along his trek, E.B. meets Fred, a bunny who wants to be the Easter Bunny too. E.B. and Fred hit it off, and journey together, with Fred learning what it takes to be the Easter Bunny, and E.B. doing what it takes to make it as a drummer. You play the game as Fred, doing your own thing and helping out your buddy.

Once in the game, your goal is to shoot your candy guns at things, and collect jelly beans. Your primary weapon, a gumball blaster, has unlimited ammo, which is a good thing because there are a bunch of enemies that’ll be heading your way. There are also three other weapons, the Marshmallower which shoots out a bunch of marshmallows, the Chocolate Squirt Gun which converts enemies into chocolate, and the Cotton Candy Gun which snares them in mounds of cotton candy for a short time. These weapons all have ammo that you need to find throughout each level, which actually shows up pretty often, and they also all are needed to help you continue through the game, as each can destroy a certain type of barrier.

There are 4 different stages in Hop, each consisting of ten levels. The levels are a combination of standard move and shoot levels, and mini-game levels like bowling with chicks, or drumming. Once you’ve unlocked a level, you can go back to it later, but there isn’t a feature that allows you to just play the mini-games, even the ones you’ve completed.

When it comes to the controls for shooting, they’re a little bit difficult to get used to. You actually rub the stylus on the touch screen when you want to shoot. This was awkward, considering you use the D-pad controls or the face buttons to move your character. It wasn’t impossible to overcome, just a little strange to get used to, but it is easy to pick up. Considering the age that this game is geared at, the system probably works just fine.

And that’s something that must be considered. Hop is a kid’s game, with production values that are geared for that. As such, it was not extremely difficult to pick up, but does require figuring out how to get to the next area by blowing through obstacles with a new weapon. It’s probably not a game for real little children, but kids in the 7-11 range might have some fun with it.

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Posted:
2013-06-26

purdey

Super Gamer Dude

7.6

There is a 3DS version out now and Flo takes a risk by taking on a run-down diner and make it work better and serve better food. The customers have to be served fast so they can move out fast as well. The cook has to make sure there is just enough food to keep the diners happy. They can complain a lot if their service is not on time.

At the start the pace is slow especially if there are not a lot of food served, but once the pace increases, the food better and serves more people, there are more diners coming in. there is a need now to make improvements on the premises to make sure that all who come in will have a place to sit and dine.

You also have to make sure that the food cooking does not go bad either so you need to pace yourself and learn to time how long before the food has to be transferred from the stove and onto the buffet table. As more and more come in, you need to move faster as well. If you need to hire more servers, just do it or they cuss you out.

Although the game is not really all that challenging somehow it comes out as very challenging. Some may say that the whole thing can become repetitive but it is not. You really need to make sure that you time your cooking right, if the food cooking takes too long and there is no longer a space to cook a fast order you lose your diners. So you have to Dash for It!

The only thing I will complain about is the price, it is just too much especially as you can play the shorter and simpler version for free on the social networks. But otherwise, I really have no complaints, I like the game and I like to plan out the menus as well, so I guess that really helps keep my interest up.

Presentation wise, the simple handheld is easy to use and the controls easy to handle. Don't expect much from the graphics, they are very simple and I like the feel of it. The sound, well it can be annoying because it is just the same thing playing over and over again and sometimes I can hear my mind playing out the tune when I am in the shower annoying but funny. Lasting appeal, oh definitely, I cant get enough of it and it is really curious for this is so simple. And maybe that is really the key to its success; it is so simple that it is hard to put down for it is just plain fun.

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Posted:
2013-10-11

purdey

Super Gamer Dude

8.5

Now Grand Theft Auto V is here I expect many gamers are asking if they should go out and get it. Well, lets cover some of the main point and let the gamer decide if this would be a good game to spend their money on. Having taken over five years to create, this is the best version of Grand Theft Auto V that you will ever play. The game offers a detailed and highly complex world that leaves you feeling like you live inside it.

Lets Meet The Three Stooges!

There are three main characters in this game and to make it more interesting you will be able to play as any of these three, something that has never been done before with a Grand Theft Auto game. The first character is called Michael and he is a rich, but now retired conman. However, his family hates him. The second character goes by the name of Franklin and he is the stereotypical gang banger from Los Angeles. The third and probably most interesting character is a psycho named Trevor. This is the guy that Rockstar created so that they could have a crazy guy outlet. Trevor runs around in his underwear murdering chaotically, and although some people might find him to be annoying at first, once you have played a few missions with him he starts to grow on you. He also offers some of the most memorable and interesting missions.

What Is Different About This Game?

There are a few things about this game that make it different from the previous installments. One of these is the handling of vehicles which is much better than before and does not give the feeling that your wheels are made of butter. Another thing is that this game allows you to operate from multiple approaches, so there is more than one way to solve a mission. You can go in guns a blazing, or you can adopt a more intense and stealthy approach. By the way, Grand Theft Auto V has finally incorporated checkpoints into their game with the result that there is no more having to repeat the long and tedious aspects of missions, a repetition that used to leave players frustrated and annoyed.

Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!

No, not the type that you eat! We're talking issues with the game here. Overall, there were only a few minor bugs that came up while playing. Grand Theft Auto V is surprisingly well designed, and it pushes the limits of what the PS3 and the Xbox 360 can reasonably accomplish. We need more games that push the boundaries like this. The graphics are breathtaking and the gameplay is marvelous. Overall, with Grand Theft Auto V, you will be able to clock up around 35 hours of gameplay with the basic storyline. However, there is a whole world that has been left virtually unexplored. Realistically, you could put a lot more time into this game just running and gunning.

Grand Theft Auto V is the type of revolutionary game that pushes the limits of what is possible on the consoles. So gamers need look no further if they are looking for endless amounts of fun and action as there is so much that you can do while playing.

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Posted:
2014-02-07

purdey

Super Gamer Dude

6.5

When talking about FIFA, all you normally think about is soccer played in big stadiums. This game is all about the sport of soccer, but in places other than official grounds, and in a style unique to the streets and parking lots. But to add a new ingredient to it, they have added extra styles to play the game. With FIFA Street 3, soccer is not just about scoring goals. This isn't just the same soccer game, though.

The soccer action of this game is fast-paced and fun, and not really for beginners; you should have your skills ready when you decide to play it. It has a single player mode and multi-player mode. For the single player, movements and game plan are limited. There are different new locations that you will be playing in. The fun part of the game is that you get to play real famous names from the soccer world. The street locations are made up of such places as beachside, parking lots, playgrounds, rooftop and an oil rig, seven in all. The skills needed in these new locations are not the orthodox ones and vary with from place to place.

I do like how each stage is vastly different. However, some of the moves are kind of unreliable. The ball actually seems to have a mind of its own and your players will sometimes just fall down for no reason at all. There are, unfortunately, no points for performing tricks which is a strange omission.

When it comes to the movements of the players, there really is nothing new to it. You still get those familiar moves that are used in soccer The winner is determined by the goals scored in a game just like a regular soccer game goes. The way you score and how many goals you make is what is important in this game, obviously. This is when a game plan will be needed. You can use this much in the multi-player mode. You can play the street challenge mode and of course, the multi-player competition. You can play with eight players online and compete with or against each other. If you play online, you may also join a world competition where you compete with national teams of different countries.

The graphics are better compared to other soccer games. I like the cartoon style characters. The audio and sounds also appeared clear and crisp. The presentation is very good making the game even more interesting and prevented it from becoming too conventional. And the changes done to the locations have given more challenge to the gamers. Now, they do not just have to play in their usual soccer field. Skills will vary as they play on different locations.

I would have to say this game is just alright, but nothing great. There are a lot of missed opportunities and new plays that could have been dreamed up for soccer in the world outside of stadiums. I would rate it 6.5 out of 10

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Posted:
2014-02-21

purdey

Super Gamer Dude

9.0

The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim is the fifth game in the series and can probably be classed as one of the best role playing games of 2011. The attention to detail is staggering, everything from the weapons, spells, and armor to the overall layout of the characters is impressive. This detail is also carried on throughout the game, from the misty mountains to the stunningly portrayed forests. The sound track which overlays the quest as you battle from one mission to the next also adds to the overall playing experience within the game.

You also have the option to free-roam as well as taking on the various missions, and the game has over 100 hours of gameplay. I still found myself able to obtain upgrades and so forth after such an extensive period of time. The length of this game is simply as astounding as its quality.

For people who have played existing titles such as Elder Scrolls Oblivion and such like, this is a much improved experience with the ironing out of all the previous problems which is frequently encountered with these games. The character integration is very fluent and there is no waiting time as in previous titles after you have engaged in conversation with numerous characters. Before long you also find you have built up quite an extensive amount of side quests and full on missions which helps to settle you into your role.

Another thing which makes Skyrim stand out is the storylines and being able to drastically change how the player is used, with options for upgrades, customizing weapons and leveling. All these are done at the pace of the user making it easy to customize and decide exactly how you plan to play Skyrim. You also have the option of trying out these options beforehand.

During the game you have various weapons and artifacts at your disposal, spells, throw fire, numerous weapons, magical attacks and so on. The gamer also has the option of being able to heal with one hand whilst firing a fireball against an enemy with the other. Or deciding to double the strength of the attack and by using both hands with one weapon. This action doubles the impact of that weapon. In order to cast weapons, the same weapon from both hands, you must acquire dual casting beforehand. It is little things like this that make Skyrim such a pleasure, multiple weapons, or combining weapons, potions, and the effects of using these changes depending on how you apply them together.

You also have options during the game to bring along followers to help you complete certain missions, or call upon dragons, summon demons, slow time, breath fire, or cast spells, and so much more. Taken as a whole, The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim has to be one of the best role playing games to ever make its way on to the Xbox 360.


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