Fun Rating: Really Fun
In a Nutshell: Wake up on an island, punch trees.
Developer: Markus Persson
Verdict: Not very fun.
In a Nutshell: This game didn’t pass qualifying.
“Experience the thrill and adrenaline of the Olympic Winter Games of Vancouver 2010! Carve your way down the slopes and across the ice as you aim to reach the pinnacle of your sport and claim a gold medal for your country.
Featuring only the fastest, highest and most spectacular events from the Olympic Winter Games, Vancouver 2010™ immerses the player, first person, in the adrenaline, danger and glory of the world’s greatest winter multisport event.”
Verdict: Really Fun!
In a Nutshell: A rich and surprising 2D action side-scroller
“In Shadow Complex, gameplay is centered on exploration and fast-paced combat as you gather game-altering power-ups and an arsenal of futuristic weapons to overcome obstacles, thwart legions of enemies, and delve into a mysterious open game world. The original single-player adventure is set in a compelling universe based upon the best-selling novel, Empire, by Orson Scott Card.”
Verdict: Sorta Fun
In a Nutshell: A swinging remake of an old action platformer.
“Bionic Commando is back, now on the Xbox 360 [PS3 and PC], 20 years after the NES classic was initially released. And returning with it is the swinging bionic arm game mechanic that made it so popular and critically acclaimed. Bionic Commando makes the move to 3D, and gamers will be able to grapple, swing, and scale a giant environment filled with buildings, canyons, and more.”
Verdict: it’s a dud
In a Nutshell: A mediocre new take on a classic Windows puzzle game.
“Minesweeper has come a long way since the days of the 9 X 9 grid! In Minesweeper Flags, you can choose to play the classic grid game if you like, but if you’re looking for real action, check out our Flags mode where you must secure the mines instead of avoiding them. Minesweeper Flags also delivers exciting multiplayer action for up to four players, deep stats to track your rankings, ratings and true skill score, fun new achievements and an all-new action packed single player campaign mode. This is Minesweeper Xbox 360 style!”
In a Nutshell: This is a story driven FPS set in the city of Rapture deep under the ocean. You use genetically enhanced abilities, good old fashioned firearms, and ingenuity to battle the disturbed citizens of the city.
(from the game’s website)
“BioShock is the “genetically enhanced” first-person shooter that lets you do things never before possible in the genre. Turn everything into a weapon, biologically mod your body with plasmids, hack devices and systems, upgrade your weapons and craft new ammo variants, and experiment with different battle techniques..”