Saturday, 31 August 2013

App Review No. 19 Sniper Shooter

Strong points:
Lots of levels
Lots of guns 
Great (and not so great) puns 
If you wait long enough then the game gives you the gun to reach the next level enabling free flowing gameplay
Good updates

Weak Points:
Controls are very sensitive or not sensitive enough

Can be very frustrating as if you mess up once then goodbye 3 stars

Friday, 30 August 2013

Review No. 36 Deus Ex: Human Revolution - PC (18+)

Strong Points:
Brilliant stealth gameplay
Good sound physics
Good storyline with many plots
Lots to do
Nice shooting mechanics
Choices are fun and can change the way the story turns out

Weak Points:
Can get confusing
Frustrating when you die and have to restart to far back
Inventory space is too small
Can get repetitive

Thursday, 29 August 2013

App Review No. 18 Metalstorm Online

Strong Points:
Great graphics and sounds track
Good sound effects
Lots of planes
Lots of upgrades
Survival mode is fun
Campaign is difficult but still possible to complete

Weak Points:
Too many things are premium
Campaign is too short
Not enough good updates
Gyroscopic controls mean that you have to be standing still
Needs wireless connection to play

Monday, 26 August 2013

App Review No. 17 Minecraft Pocket Edition

Strong Points:
Great Minecraft formula
Exclusive items
Lots of updates
Good controls (except flying)
More of a pick up and play attitude due to it being on a phone
A lot cheaper than the computer version

Weak Points:
Small world compared to computer version (not since version 0.9 where the world is now infinite)
No superflat, hardcore or large biomes modes (superflat has been added in version 0.9)
Not as much content as the computer one (it's getting close though)
You can actually empty the world of resources (not since version 0.9 where the world is now infinite)
No modding
Flying is fiddlier than it needs to be
Infinite worlds can lag a lot

App Review No. 16 Powder Game Viewer

Strong Points:
Lots of elements
Viewer is fun but isn't within the app

Weak Points:
Gets boring after a while
Multiplayer is impossible 
Not as good as PC game
Not many updates
Pixel limit

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Review No. 35 Super Mario 3D Land - 3DS (3+)

Strong Points:
Nice Graphics
Nice gameplay style
Good for beginners and experts
Good 3D
Lots of content
New powerups are fun
Streetpass features are good
Invincibility Leaf is good for beginners

Weak Points:
Not enough powerups
Huge difficulty spikes on some levels
Gets repetitive
Bosses are too easy
The P-Wing makes the game to easy

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

App Review No. 15 The Sandbox

Strong Points:
Lots of elements
Lots of campaigns
Free mode is fun
Nice mechanics
Lots of achievements

Weak Points:
You have to buy most of the campaigns (for real money)
You run out of mana quickly
Quite repetitive

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Review No. 34 Sonic And Sega All-Stars Racing - PS3 (7+)

Strong Points:
Lots of characters
Lots of stages
Good graphics
Nice mechanics
Ability to choose audio
Local multiplayer
Fun missions
Three difficulties

Weak Points:
No one on online multiplayer
Some people are clones
Balancing is a problem
Difficult to get all the stages, music etc.
Can get repetitive
Not as polished as other karting games
Some of the missions bring gameplay which can't be used in the main game

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

App Review No. 14 Planet Plop

Strong Points:
Good gameplay mechanics
Nice graphics
Pick up and play
Epic music

Weak Points:
Gets repetitive
Huge difficulty spikes
Slightly boring
Start again from beginning (no checkpoints)

Monday, 12 August 2013

Review No. 33 Minecraft - PC (7+)

Strong Points:
Endless possibilities
Nice gameplay mechanics
Good graphics which can be changed
Lots of different game modes
Multiplayer is fun
Mods are great
Sound effects are good
The Nether and End are amazing
The game is very customizable
Updates are frequent adding more to the game
The mobs and fun and creative
Value for money

Weak Points:
Adding mods is difficult and requires you to download lots of other things
LAN is difficult to use
Not enough animals or mobs
Lots of the blocks are the same
Some bugs
Music is all right
Not enough achievements
Not enough tools
Not enough everyday furniture
Not enough sky or underground space for big projects

Saturday, 3 August 2013

App Review No. 13 Bad Piggies

Strong Points:
Great physics
Good Angry Birds graphics and sounds
Lots of modes
Great variety of levels
It's good to be green!

Weak Points:
Not enough levels
Levels can be very frustrating (huge difficulty spikes)
You can't fight the Birds, only run away from them

Friday, 2 August 2013

App Review No. 12 Angry Birds Star Wars

Strong Points:
Great Angry Birds formula still used
Great new powers that are still linked (slightly) to the Birds old powers
Good storyline
Different sort of levels from the other games
Incorporates all features from all games
The Pigs are still in the game!

Weak points:
Not enough levels
More updates needed
Lots of frustrating levels

Thursday, 1 August 2013

App Review No. 11 Angry Birds Space

Strong Points:
New costumes look good
Gravity physics are great
Freezing effects are good
Ice bird is different

Weak Points:
Levels can be frustrating
Only one new bird
Not enough levels

Video Game Character of the Month - August 2013 - Mario - Mario Bros.

Video Game Character of the Month
August 2013
Mario Bros.
Mario is one of the greatest video game characters of all time and has the title of the two best franchises of all time (Mario and Super Mario). He is one of my favourite characters and indeed was one of the first games I played properly (Super Mario 64 DS). I really enjoyed that game and have completed it twice (although not with every star). For me the older Mario platforming games were better than the new ones as they were simpler and didn't depend on power ups as much. While I say this my actual favourite Mario adventures have always been in 3D such as Galaxy and 64. Well that's enough on me I hope you enjoy the rest of the post.
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