Wednesday, 31 July 2013

App Review No. 10 Angry Birds Rio

Strong Points: 
Still keeps the great Angry Birds formula while giving it a new spin
Boss battles are a great and different feature
New birds are good

Weak Points:
The movie tie in enemies aren't as good as the Pigs! 
Levels aren't as good as the first two games

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

App Review No. 9 Angry Birds Seasons

Strong Points:
Changes the formula of the original while keeping the great Angry Birds gameplay
Lots of themed levels
Great variety of themes
Great sound effects and soundtrack
A good variety of birds and pigs
Great physics

Weak points:
Only one new bird
Some themes are similar
Some levels can be frustratingly difficult

Monday, 29 July 2013

App Review No. 8 Angry Birds

Strong Points:
Innovative gameplay
Lots of levels
Great sound effects and soundtrack
A good variety of birds and pigs
Great physics

Weak Points:
Some levels can be very frustrating
Powers make game less about skill and more about having the right power
Bonus eggs can be very difficult to find and collect

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Review No. 32 Halo Combat Evolved - PC (16+)

Strong Points:
Amazing graphics
Exciting story line

Weak Points:
Can become very laggy on certain computers

Well I guess most of you know this one. Halo Combat Evolved. The first ever Halo game. I started playing this at quite a young age, I have 2 older brothers who were 16, and 14 at the time who would play this constantly, and one day I asked them both 'can I play with you?' Well this is where my love of the games began. My brothers would bring their Xbox when they came to visit me (as they lived with their mum and I lived with my dad (who divorced her) and my mum) but I was hitting the time when I became very mischievous for my working parents, so my dad bought it for me on the family computer. I would play it for ages and ages without thinking about what the time was. Anyway, let's get back to the game.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Review No. 31 Super Hexagon - PC (3+)

Strong Points:
Good music
Nice gameplay
Very addictive
Just one more time gameplay
Minimalistic gameplay works

Weak Points:
Graphics are not that good
Hurts your eyes after a while due to the game spinning round and flashing
Sometimes too difficult

Saturday, 20 July 2013

App Review No. 7 Badland

Strong points:
Beautiful graphics
Great soundtrack
Variety of power ups
Dangers are dangerous but still avoidable
Lots of levels- takes a long time to complete
Multiplayer is amazing
Gameplay is great as well
The level editor is great, with in-depth tools and mechanics adding a whole new scope to the game

Weak Points:
No storyline- what the hell is going on?
Some levels are clones of others
Mulitplayer is hard to play on the iPhone or iPod (still possible though)

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Review No. 30 Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of The Starry Skies - 3DS (12+)

Strong Points:
Amazing Story
Character creation is epic
Huge over world
Brilliant monsters
Lots of extra content through DLC
Lots of quests
A good, solid RPG
Flying is fun
DLC Characters from past games
Alchemy is fun
Battle log is a cool feature

Weak Points:
Some quests are almost impossible to do without a walk through 
The DLC quests are a lot more vague then the normal quests.
Some bosses are frustratingly difficult
You will find yourself overpowered or underpowered quite a lot
Multiplayer is a bit limited as it only allows you to connect locally

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

App Review No. 6 The Simpsons Tapped Out

Strong Points:
Lots of content including some of your favourite Simpson characters and buildings
All characters have jobs that relate to their character on The Simpsons
Lots of updates
Lots of quests
Great storyline
Lots of levels and when you get to the highest one you can gain doughnuts (premium currency) for levelling up until the level cap is raised
Characters walk around Springfield making it seem more than just empty buildings
Outside jobs have good animations and can be quite funny

Weak Points:
Not all characters have voice acting
When you have so many characters you have to spend about ten minutes on the game to set it up
Some premium characters are very expensive
Quests can get repetitive

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Review No. 29 Luigi's Mansion 2 - 3DS (7+)

Strong points:
Funny, detailed characters who show their emotions really well
Very Detailed
Addictive, just one more level kind of game
Some 1/2 hour long levels mean you can fit the game in to a bus journey
Collecting the gems and ghosts is fun 
Looks amazing
Puzzles are inventive
The Poltergust 5000 is just brilliant
Boo fights are amazing and challenging

Weak Points:
Can get repetitive
Having to start at the beginning of the mansion each time you start a level means it takes ages to get to the part you need to get to
Ghost fights are easy and repetitive 
Controls are difficult to get used to 

Monday, 8 July 2013

App Review No. 5 Doodle God

Strong Points: 
Lots of elements
Lots of groups
Good pictures of elements
Lots of modes
After main story, there is still a lot to do with quests, puzzles, artifacts and mini games
Great selection of quotes
Most element creations make sense
Hints are helpful
Music is great

Weak Points: 
At some points, you almost have to use hints as the element creation doesn't make sense
You can't play many of the modes until you complete the main storyline which can be annoying
Can be repetitive as you find that you keep making the same element over and over again
Can be frustrating

Friday, 5 July 2013


Wow! Have we come a long way since the 100 views then the 1000 views posts! Thanks to all of you for you taking the time to read the blog, your continued support in the form of comments and poll votes and just enjoying the blog. It has made it a real pleasure to write for the blog and write all those in- depth reviews (three more to go!)