Posted by Dan H. | Posted in Games, Video Games | Posted on 18-06-2012
I just finished Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP that I got as part of the Humble Indie Bundle V. It is a fantasy game whose irreverent tone fondly reminds me Sierra Entertainment fantasy adventure games of the late 80′s. It’s not a very long game, three to four hours total play time, so I won’t spoil anything by going into specifics.
I know this may come off as a bit haughty but this is less of a game and more of an interactive piece of art. There are only a handful of action sequences. The majority of the game is spent casually traipsing about a visually appealing pixelated world solving puzzles. The puzzles aren’t overly complicated or esoteric, for the most part they can easily be solved just by goofing around.
What really ties everything together is the Jim Guthrie’s score. It elevates a game that is a quirky adventure game throwback into a true masterpiece.
If you were one of the many that picked up Humble Indie Bundle V then I would suggest not glossing over this game. If you don’t already own this game it is well worth the money. It is available for iOS, Windows and Mac via Steam and on the Ubuntu Software Center.
Posted by Michael P. | Posted in Video Games | Posted on 14-06-2012
Image courtesy Google Play Store
Adult Swim has made another silly game. This time it is way more addictive. Monsters Ate My Condo has great graphics and sound but more importantly is fun. Characters designed by the crew that brought you games like Robot Unicorn Attack and Snoticles. I grabbed it for my iPad but it is available for iPod/iPhone and android devices on the play store. Well worth the $.99 to make monsters eat sections of a building while the music pumps out hints of Dubstep. Easy to lose some time on this one. Like Rampage….only on Crack sprinkled with LSD.
Posted by Michael P. | Posted in Video Games | Posted on 17-05-2012
As many of us use the Steam service for the majority of our PC gaming needs, I found the newest feature quite interesting. The recent update allows users to remotely install new or old games in their steam library onto their PC from a web browser or the Steam apps available for iOS and android. In other words, one could plan a game night with friends or buy and install a game which recently went on sale from work and have it ready to play as soon as you get home. Awesome. I only hope my hard drive can withstand another holiday sale.