In a sea of endless runners and match three games, The Seed makes an artistic statement that makes it stand out. And that should be celebrated.
On more than one occasion I won the righteous prize of a sticky octopus. These things were gelatinous blobs that felt gross when you touched them but had the ability to “crawl” down your window, provided you kept them clean, which was easier said than done. Developer First5 Games has designed their latest game, Cling!, around this very toy.
Aside from the retro-styled visuals and the classic music from the series, Final Fantasy: All the Bravest is a travesty of a game. And considering you can easily find better Final Fantasy games with retro-styled visuals and classic music from the series, there is absolutely no reason for even the most ardent of Final Fantasy fans to play All the Bravest.
Creating a sequel to a popular title is a huge undertaking. Not only do you need to maintain the spirit of the original but you need to instill a sense of freshness to it by introducing new things to the already popular formula. Imangi does a great job of this with Temple Run 2.
Rhythm games developed for a platform that originated as a music playing device seem like a no brainer and the… Read More »
Growing up on Super Mario Bros. and Sonic the Hedgehog, one would forgive me for being skeptical about platformers on touch devices. I mean, how do you do a platformer with only touch controls and gyroscopes? But then I played Ubisoft’s Rayman: Jungle Run and knew that it could be done and done well. Wanting more experiences similar to Rayman, I stumbled upon Little Amazon, a side-scrolling platformer from developer Ctools.
2013 kicks off with LEGO introducing their latest universe to play in, Legends of Chima. It also sees them being the most aggressive they have ever been in using cross-media. First up is Legends of Chima: Speedorz.
Long before Mass Effect or Dragon’s Age, developer Bioware made a name for themselves by delivering one of the all-time greatest computer role-playing games ever, Baldur’s Gate. Featuring a strong campaign storyline, memorable characters and dialogue choices, it was ground breaking in nearly every way and set the stage for the developer’s rise to being one of the top Western roleplaying game developers. Even now, 14 years after its release, and over a decade since its sequel, fans still clamor for a new entry in the franchise.
Angry Birds is arguably the biggest brand in gaming right now. Forget Call of Duty and its $60 price tag, Angry Birds is free and just about everyone in the world has played it at some point or another. The little cartoon birds have permeated everything from clothing to birthday parties making them a cultural touchstone. Their expansion into everything reminds me a lot of another famous brand, one that has stood the test of time for 35 years. And of course I am talking about Star Wars.