Posted on Feb 08, 2011 under Android |
The sequel to the behemoth that is the Angry Birds sensation is now live on the Android Games market. Its already shot to the top of the charts even getting above the original Angry Birds game. But is it worth they hype? Is it any better than the original? Firstly let me say that this sequel is no radical reinvention but an evolution of what was already existing, but in fairness the game was already fantastic.
In many ways the biggest challenge this game faced was to keep the gameplay both fresh and challenging. ~The only major addition to the gameplay is the addition of snow, which does add to some of the levels, but overall is not a huge addition. The most inventive way Rovio (the developer) has gone about this is to utilise an advent calender method to unlock the christmas levels. What happens is that another level is available to play after another day passes, by limiting the gameplay its extending the amount of time you will spend on it. However this model only workd when in conjuction with the more traditional method of unlocking level which Seasons has with its halloween themed levels. The challenges are still inventive and the three star rating is still hard enough to grasp, to warrant another round of gameplay. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on Dec 09, 2010 under PSP |
Incredible visuals, both technically and artistically
Violent combat with responsive controls
Puzzles are a great change of pace
Thoughtful story with a couple of touching moments.
Does little to differentiate itself from other God of War games
Design issues affect both the visuals and combat.
The word “epic” gets thrown around an awful lot, but it’s rare that a portable game is worthy of such a lofty distinction. God of War: Ghost of Sparta doesn’t let the diminutive hardware it resides on get in the way of delivering the breathtaking sense of scale for which the series is known. Incredible visuals ensure the mythical locations you venture to continually amaze with their strong sense of place and varied artistic design. And sharp controls push Kratos’ unrelenting rage to the forefront so you can focus on tearing the minions who dare oppose you limb from bloody limb. Ghost of Sparta is an impressive technical achievement that is almost indistinguishable from its PlayStation 2 brothers, but that authenticity comes with a few drawbacks. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on Nov 23, 2010 under PS3 |
Huge, beautiful city stuffed with amazing details
Lairs and other platforming sequences are fantastic
Long, with lots of fun and varied activities
Economy is more meaningful than before
All sorts of improvements, big and small.
Main story is disappointing
Assassin recruitment is contrived and ultimately meaningless
The ladies of Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood have both bark and bite. If you played Assassin’s Creed II, then you already know Caterina Sforza, the comely Italian countess with a soft spot for sly, rugged assassins. She’s not the only female character with an important role to play in Brotherhood, however. Claudia Auditore is no longer just a submissive bookkeeper, but rather a strong young woman who eventually learns to handle a blade. And then there’s Cesare Borgia’s cunning sister Lucrezia, whose sharp tongue is matched by her severe, almost vampiric appearance. These willful women are ensemble players in the continuing drama of Ezio Auditore, the self-assured star of Assassin’s Creed II. His story continues in Brotherhood, which begins directly after the events that closed its predecessor. Read the rest of this entry »