Thursday, 19 June 2014

App Review No. 56 Two Dots

Strong Points:
Lovely, clean graphics
Lots of levels
Nice challenge to levels
Very addictive
5 lives mean you can't play all the time so you have more time to do other things
You can compare your score to your friends via Facebook
Music is nice
Using squares makes the game more strategic
Daily Quests and Supply Crates are a big help to some of the more challenging levels

Weak Points:
5 lives mean you can't play all the time if you have nothing else to do
Power ups and lives can only be brought via IAP's
Lives take slightly too long to refill
Big difficulty spikes
Connecting dots can be unresponsive
Can get slightly repetitive

Saturday, 14 June 2014

App Review No. 55 Bloons TD 5

Strong Points:
Great tower defence gameplay
Lots of varied towers
Lots of varied stages
Nice, cartoony graphics
Powers are good
Split path tower upgrades add more depth to the game
Stat upgrades can help you if you're stuck on a level
Daily challenge, random missions and special missions adds more content to the game
Levelling unlock system is good
Kill count is a nice little thing

Weak Points:
The jump between difficulties (both stages and modes) is quite big
Certain levels are a lot harder than others (big difficulty spikes)
You can only have one speciality at a time
The specialities aren't that good
Enemy variation is only as much as this enemy is slightly harder to kill and releases smaller enemies that are slightly easier to kill
It can lag on later levels
No story, why are we popping bloons??

Sunday, 8 June 2014

First Impressions: Alien: Isolation

It was actually my Dad who played this game at EGX (as readers of the Live Blog will know) but, due to him not having enough time to write this post, he has given me the information and opinions to write it. I'll try my best anyway, so here we go!

Friday, 6 June 2014

First Impressions: WATCH_DOGS

I have been looking forward to this game for well over a year. Until it was delayed. Twice. I was originally going to get this game on the Wii U as it is the only next-gen console I have but since that has been delayed again, I settled for buying it on the PC.

Thursday, 5 June 2014

First Impressions: Starcraft II

This is a game that I have been meaning to play ever since I first saw it in a demo at PC World. And while it has taken me almost four years to get around to it, I finally have. Or at least the free version anyway.

Sunday, 1 June 2014

First Impressions: Mario Kart 8

I have been waiting for this game with bated breath ever since it was first announced. I have not been disappointed.

Video Game Character of the Month - June 2014 - Space Invader - Space Invaders

Video Game Character of the Month
June 2014
The Space Invader
Space Invaders
Ah, the humble Space Invader, so mysterious, so minimalist, so evil actually. I mean, seriously, they come to Earth for no reason, without any explanation and trap us on a 2D plane with minimalist graphics (and don't tell me that's just part of the game as that's what they want us to think).
Anyway, here's a quick bit of information on the Space Invader: