Category: Gaming

Game of the Week: Tomb Raider (2012)

Welcome back Lara Croft. Or should I say hello to the new Lara since this is a reboot.  I know that much was made of how would Tomb Raider respond to the success of the Uncharted series.  Though both Drake and Croft share a lineage that includes Indiana Jones and Doc Savage, I always felt …

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Game of the Week 10,000,000

10,000,000 or ten million is a combination endless runner, match three puzzle and roguelike RPG.  It’s odd and a bit brilliant. It’s available for iOS, Android and Steam.  It’s graphics are reminiscent of an early roguelike.  You could either call that inspired or ugly.  I wouldn’t argue with either. The premise is very simple.  You …

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Game of the Week: Assassin’s Creed Revelations

If  you’re going to call your game Revelations, the actual revelations should be pretty darn good.  Unfortunately, that’s not the case here. It doesn’t ruin the game, but it adds to the overall feeling of jumble that is this game.  Simply put, there are too many ideas in this game.  Everything is just sort of …

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Game of the Week: Spiderman Shattered Dimensions

If it wasn’t a comic book (game) plot, Spiderman Shattered Dimensions’ plot wouldn’t ever be taken seriously.  It’s the kind of thing a thirteen year old boy dreams up to tie the doodles together in his notebook.  However, as a device to give me different spins on Spiderman gameplay, I’ll take it. Let me get …

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Game of the Week: Super Hexagon

Super Hexagon is a strange game.  You die.  You die over and over again.  You actually fall into a rhythm of dying.  It’s not about succeeding.  It’s about surviving as long as you can.  The only controls are your left and right buttons.  Think of it like Pacman only you’re chased by the maze itself …

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Game of the Week: Nimble Quest

Nimble Quest

If you’re one of those people asking why no one ever crossed the old cellphone game snake with an 8 bit RPG, what am I saying?  People don’t ask those questions.  It’s really only the kind of thing that comes up in a brainstorming session.  However, in the case of Nimble Quest, it turns out …

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Lucasarts Memories

Disney is closing Lucasarts studios.  While I still can’t suppress a little smile when I see the Lucasarts logo at the start of a game, it’s been a long time since the glory days of the game makers.  The first Lucasarts game I played was actually a Lucasfilm Games division effort called The Eidolon.  It …

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Game of the Week: Doodle Jump

Doodle Jump is a game so simple it could be easy to overlook.  Still, sometimes the simplest ideas are the best.  I suppose you could classify it as an endless runner only vertical.  Your only job (usually) is to get as high as you can.  Of course, that’s like saying that a pinball table is …

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Game of the Week: Star Wars Pinball

I’m trying to give a little variety in the game of the week. I’m also trying to reflect what I play. I wish I had time for more grand strategy gaming, turn based tactical or even some strategy RPG’s. I have limited time and even more limited gaming time. So I try to pack as …

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Game of the Week: Assassins Creed III

I’ve played all the main games in the Assassins Creed series. I’ve enjoyed most of them. The only one I haven’t finished is AC2: Revelations. I’ll probably finish it up sometime, but after the excellent Brotherhood, it didn’t really grab me. As I mentioned previously, I was really looking forward to III since it took …

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