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 ?
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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.
So, you know how back in 2006 everyone was playing Viva Piñata? Well I wasn’t. It just looked a little too much like a ‘kiddies game’ so I left it well alone. As time went on more and more of my friends confessed to having played it, and one evening not so very long ago, when bored with my game collection, I decided to download it from XBL (after all, spending MSPs isn’t like spending real money…) and moments later I was kinda hooked…
Viva Piñata grabbed my attention and all I could think about was getting these piñatas to stay and make my garden all pretty… If I’m honest, this captivation didn’t last as long as it perhaps could have, but for a few weeks at least my evenings were spent gardening and looking after my new found pets. Read on to see why I would recommend this game to any of you who haven’t yet connected with your inner child and given it a go…
I know people will disagree with me on this one, and I guess that’s the beauty of the gaming industry, we all like different things, but for me this year has only really released one title that has captivated me, had me strategising in my sleep and longing to get home just so that I can finish it off; and that game, dear readers, is:
Dragon Age: Origins
So why DA:O? Well, there are many things that I could say about this game; many wonderful, hyperbolic things, but if I had to keep it brief I’d say that if Mass Effect and Lord of the Rings were to have an illegitimate love-child, Dragon Age: Origins would be it; and if you know me at all, you know that’s no bad thing.
Fortunately, this is my site, so brevity is not a necessity. Read on if you want to know why a throw away quip isn’t enough to sum up this game, and why the latest BioWare offering has sapped more than 90 hours of my life and already had me planning my third playthrough less than half way through my second… Read the rest of this entry ?