Adventure Bay is a surprisingly addictive, yet at times frustratingly slow, world building game with a bit of a twist to try and keep it interesting…
If you ever, like me, hear a song and just can’t place it, then this may well be the perfect app for you. It’s easy to use and will stop you going over and over that song you heard in that shop you went into but just couldn’t quite remember the name of… Read on to see why, in brief, Shazam is a must-have for any iPhone user… Read the rest of this entry »
This is yet another game I found while perusing the offerings of the Xbox Live marketplace. I wanted a new RPG so I thought I’d give the demo a go, and before I knew it I was ordering the game for next day delivery. I looked up the reviews and saw that it largely seemed to be the overlooked RPG of 2009, a victim of bad timing as much as anything, so I thought I’d give Divinity 2: Ego Draconis the benefit of the doubt, and to be honest, I’m glad I did. Read the rest of this entry »
Another easy but addictive iPhone game for you – Drop 7 bills itself as sudoku meets tetris, so as a fan of both, I figured this was the game for me. I have since spent many hours placing these little discs in what seems like the best place, and can certainly testify to the fact that, for addiction value at least, it’s been worth the money. Read the rest of this entry »
In a flurry of productivity here’s another potentially good buy for you this evening… I was mistakenly guided here thinking this was an RPG, and hunting for something with dragons given my recent love affair with Dragon Age: Origins (review of the DLCs coming soon… ish…) and was, if I’m honest, disappointed on both counts, but fortunately I was pleasantly surprised with the reality of the game, so read on to see if it could be the pleasant surprise you’re hunting for too… Read the rest of this entry »
This was actually introduced to me by one of the kids at school who came rushing over for help with one of the quizzes before his time ran out, and from that point on I was hooked. It has since entertained me on trans-Atlantic flights and entertained my entire family on long drives up and down the length of the UK, yes, people, Sporcle truly is fun for all the family.
This is a rather simple, sweet wee point-and-click game that I downloaded from Xbox Marketplace when I was looking for some time to kill. You control the character of Axel, an artist trapped by an evil rat in a perilous Dream World of Axel’s own creation. Your task – to find a way to beat the rat and escape from Axel’s crazy dream world.
As you move through the different chapters you need to find the usable items and solve various puzzles – some are logic problems, some are button games, and all of them will put a smile on your face – unless of course you have no soul and were never a child, in which case, you’ll probably hate it. As well as solving the various problems in your path, there are tubes of paint to collect, sketches to complete, and of course bones to collect as treats for Pixel.
When you reach the end of the final chapter you have to face the tree troll, a button game that will ultimately lead you to a successful escape and return you to your normal life where you can complete the painting that all the sketches have contributed towards.
There are also 3 mini-games as you go through, and if I’m honest, I found them a little frustrating at times as I’m not a huge fan of mini-games, but they’re really very short, and not enough to detract from the sheer light hearted fun of the game.
This is never going to be one of the great games of all time, and if you’re looking for something with hours of entertainment, lots of bloodshed, tactically challenging battles or state of the art visual effects, then this is not the game for you. On the other hand, if you’ve got a couple of hours to spare and you want a light hearted, easy going way to fill them, then this is a fun and innocent way to do it.