Fun Rating: Sorta Fun
In a Nutshell: Astroslugs is a pattern recognition puzzle game. Solving the puzzles gains you fuel for your spaceship so that you may go an dominate the universe.
Developer: Bit Barons
Verdict: Glad I only spent $25.
In a Nutshell: Lazy gameplay design choices and overuse of clichéd mechanics nearly ruin an interesting story and some amazing scenery.
A 400-year-old clue in the coffin of Sir Francis Drake sets a modern day fortune hunter, Nathan Drake, on an expedition for the fabled treasure of El Dorado, leading to the discovery of a forgotten island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
The search turns deadly when he and his party become stranded on the island and hunted by modern-day pirates. Outnumbered and outgunned, he must fight to survive as he begins to unravel the terrible secrets hidden on the island.
Verdict: Not Bad
In a Nutshell: This is a time and resource management game wrapped around a casual “swap” game.
“Welcome to World Train Royale! Join Lyria and her crew as they cross the continent expanding the Train Royale Company!
Search for new resources, meet strange and amazing hidden wonders. Create the best strategies in order to become the greatest Train Baron of All Time! “
Verdict: Didn’t I order a side of epic?
In a Nutshell: Rise of the Pirate God is the fifth and final chapter in the Tales of Monkey Island adventure game series.
Our piratey heroes meet their ultimate match with the Rise of the Pirate God. Can the world of Monkey Island be saved? Find out as the Tales of Monkey Island saga comes to its thrilling conclusion.”
Verdict: monotonous Arr.
In a Nutshell: The Siege of Spinner Cay is the second chapter in the Tales of Monkey Island adventure game series.
“Guybrush’s adventures continue on the high seas as pox-plagued pirates lay siege to the innocent Mer-People. In between defending the Mer-People and dodging the persistent pirate hunter hot on his trail, Guybrush manages to catch up to his beloved wife and despised arch-nemesis — but their reunion is short-lived. Now Guybrush must focus on eradicating the Pox of LeChuck before more harm can be done. And as the Mighty Pirate draws closer to a cure, the waters will only grow murkier in this thrilling chapter of the epic saga.”
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: 6-sided slogging
In a Nutshell: Story-driven turn-based strategy about elves and the control of magic.
“The shadows of destruction begin to loom on the horizon once a human mage uncovers a dark and powerful secret dating back to the remote past of the Elven race. However, the Elves cannot allow this forbidden knowledge to fall into the hands of others and thus imperil the world. For the first time in countless years, this ancient race must venture forth and interfere with events transpiring in the lands of man.
With the renegade mage in their sights, the sorceress Gilwen and ranger-lord Seagate set off together, unaware that beliefs and friendships alike will soon be tested…”
Verdict: not too bad, actually
In a Nutshell: This is a collection of slot machines.
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Verdict: If not for the load times . . .
In a Nutshell: This is a dogfighter with campaigns that take you through the time-line of WWII.
“Air Conflicts is an arcade flight simulator game set in World War II, featuring the aircraft of this period and historically inspired missions. The emphasis is on intense dogfights, daring bombing raids and exciting aerial missions.”
Verdict: just isn’t my thing
In a Nutshell: This is a collection of the most popular games you’ll find at a casino.
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