Joe Dever's Lone Wolf HD Remastered - PC Review

I grew up on these books, but it's been years. It was surprisingly easy to sink back into the world once more

Thomas Was Alone - Xbox One Review

Simple graphics hide a deceptively deep story in this platform puzzler

Geometry Wars 3 - Xbox One Review

It's time to take aim at some familiar shapes - but with some new twists in the gameplay

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Xbox One Review

Some signs of new life in this yearly shooter are more than welcome

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth - 3DS Review

A new console and a new visual style - but the same great characters and stories

Friday, October 5, 2012

Orcs Must Die 2! - Fire and Water Booster DLC Review

This week has not been kind to me in terms of free time.  Here's hoping the weekend goes a bit more smoothly.  Any plans of your own for the weekend?

I was a huge fan of Orcs Must Die! 2 when it came out.  I knocked a lot of those ornery little buggers off and lost quite a bit more sleep than I had ever intended.  The blend of tower defense strategy and third person action really sat well with me, as did the spirit of experimentation.  There are just so many delightful traps for proper orc dismemberment, and their upgrades can be a ton of fun.

Monday, October 1, 2012

LittleBigPlanet: Sackboy's Prehistoric Moves - PlayStation 3 Review

Little BigPlanet got a ton of play this weekend from my youngest.  She has always loved the series - pretty much fell in love with it since playing the first game, and she has enjoyed the series since.  It sort of amazes me how much time she puts into it, but she makes most of her online friends through the game, and spends hours upon hours creating and testing areas - often Pokemon themed.

I hope you all had a very nice weekend and got some gaming in.  I got obscene amounts of several titles in, and probably have upwards of forty hours in total clocked in on Dragon's Dogma now.  I am about halfway through the primary storyline, but have been keeping busy with all of the side quests.  I also have several online franchises in Madden that have progressed (more effectively than my Lions have progressed in real life).  I have some Magic: The Gathering to play tonight -and it should be interesting as a few of the guys I play with tonight attended the pre-release tournaments for the upcoming expansion, so I'll get to see some new cards in play this evening.

So, speaking of Little BigPlanet, I thought I would touch on one of the spinoffs from the primary series.

LittleBigPlanet is pretty big in my house.  My son likes it, but my youngest daughter?  Well, she loves it.  It is pretty easy to see the appeal.  I have never really gotten into the game myself, but with those design options I probably would have eaten this series up as a kid who learned BASIC for the sole purpose of creating Choose-Your-Own-Adventure stories on my TI99/4a.  So back when we had a move, Sackboy's Prehistoric Moves came out and then shortly after it was a freebie for PlayStation Plus owners.  My daughter was very excited to give this game a go.