Suburban Timewaster

I play video games and review them.

Archive for the month “December, 2013”

Legacy: Witch Island (Gamehouse.com)

When a young woman goes on a trip with her boyfriend, she crashes on a nearby island.  Her boyfriend is nowhere in sight and everyone there was expecting her arrival.

The story is quite simplistic, a young woman goes on a journey to discover her destiny.  A major problem this story has is the ending.  I don’t want to give anything away so I’ll just say that the ending makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.

The game play is also quite dull.  You go from scene to scene collecting objects to add to your inventory.  Some items will require you to participate in a hidden object scene.  You use them to advance throughout the scene and if you’re stuck, use a hint.  Many times, I forgot what I was supposed to do and relied on the hint button like mad.

This game is simplisitic and dull.  I give it 0 out of 10; don’t even waste your time.

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Pong (iPhone App Store)

The very first video game ever created has found its way on your iPhone.  Bounce a ball around with paddles in this 2d tennis court.

I got this game because I saw a few screenshots of it on That 70s Show and wanted to see if it’s any fun.  Despite the simple concept, I’d have to say that it is.  Sometimes it’s nice to play a game where you can turn your brain off.  My only problem is that you can’t make the paddles smaller if you’re way too good at the game.

This game is simplistic and addictive.  I give it 7 out of 10; the perfect game to play when you’re drinking.

Combat (Xbox Live Game Room)

The classic Atari game is back in the Xbox Live Game Room.  Battle a friend with tanks, biplanes and jet fighters.

This game has no story so I wasn’t sure how to introduce it.  I only got this game because I have a book called The Art of Video Games and this one was the very first on the list.  I love what they can do with video games now but that doesn’t mean I want to forget the old.  All you do in this game is move a vehicle around while trying to shoot the one your friend is controlling.  Unfortunately, you can’t battle against an AI but, if you don’t know anyone that likes video games, you can always shoot a standing still tank.  Trust me, it’s much more fun with two people.

This game is simplistic yet addictive.  I give it 7 out of 10; a true classic.

Left in the Dark (Gamehouse.com)

Many years ago, a ship was lost at sea.  Now the ship has returned with no cargo or crew on board.  It’s up to a detective to discover what happened.

The game starts out chilling with a mysterious hook man lurking in the shadows.  A ghost guides you throughout the game.  At the end, the hook man starts talking, which takes away any creepy appeal he had.  The ending also felt a little rushed.

This is another typical hidden object game.  You go from scene to scene collecting items for your inventory.  Some items require you to take part in a hidden object scene.  The detective will write her thoughts in her journal from time to time and a map will guide you through the game.  Use a hint if you’re stuck.

This game is creepy yet simplistic.  I give it 6 out of 10; something to do when you’re bored.

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