Archive for July, 2011

Review: Doodle Farm [iOS]

July 31, 2011 Leave a comment

Chicken + Worm = Nothing. 😦

Doodle God was my introduction to this type of game. It made me feel smart, and scratched the creative side of my brain. You started with just a few elements, like Water and Fire, and began creating some very interesting things, and it all made sense as you did. So many times I would beam proudly at my created tile and immediately began thinking of things I could make by combining it with something else. Enter Doodle Farm.

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What’s In Our Consoles- July 30 Edition

July 30, 2011 Leave a comment

Wish this car was in GT5. 😦

I think this week, I have spent more time on my iTouch than my console. Gamefly still hasn’t charged my account, so it’s still on hold, too. I probably won’t get anything to start reviewing until late next week. Though I will start working on a few iOS games soon. But anyhow, let’s knock the PS3 stuff out first.

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News: Nintendo Profit Forcast Change, 3DS Price Drop, Free 3DS Goodies

July 28, 2011 Leave a comment

Mommy, wow! I can have one now?

I think it’s a fair assessment to say the Nintendo 3DS hasn’t soared off the charts like Nintendo’s last two affairs, the Wii and the DS/DSi. Nintendo had estimated its profit for the fiscal year ending in March 2012 would be 110 billion yen ($1.41 billion), but has since revised that number with an 82% decrease; 20 billion yen ($257M). The companies statement about the revision has been to reflect “trends of stronger-than-expected yen appreciation and sales performance, the decided price reduction of the Nintendo 3DS hardware, and the sales outlook for the holiday season.”

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Monthly Polls Are Back

July 27, 2011 Leave a comment

I did this a few times, and you can see there is a page for polls. Figured I would bring it back. So here it is!

Not much is coming out, thankfully as I have a lot to catch up on, but a few big games with buzz and a new Dragon Quest Monsters game I am slightly interested in are coming out. So what’s your pick?

Big Ol’ Releases- 7/24/2011 Edition

July 24, 2011 1 comment

Oh, summer, how I love thee. It is the time of year to catch up on all the games in your backlog while you wait for the holiday season to begin. Though usually plagued with the summer movie-games, every once in awhile a game comes out that gets some buzz. This week, it just so happens to be an Atlus game. Read on after the break to see.

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What’s in Our Consoles- July 23rd Edition

July 23, 2011 Leave a comment

On the podcast, years ago, I had a segment “What We’ve Been Playing”. This is the blog version of that. If we had more writers here at Gameciety, each writer would send in a few paragraphs. But instead, I will write a few paragraphs about what I have been playing this week.

Obviously, I have been playing some review games. Games, you ask? Yes, I am working on the next review, Limbo for PSN. I started it yesterday afternoon, got about halfway through in my hour sitting, and meant to finish it last night. Game is twisted, graphically pleasing, and a very fun puzzler. I’m not crazy about the “die as many times as you want, and just spawn a few feet back”, and that will deal heavily in the score it gets, but besides that, it really is a fun game.

And I’ve been sucked back into Gran Turismo 5, thanks to the guys at Initial D World forums, and the Facebook group chat we have been using. Finally delved into some online racing. Seems it takes forever for people to get started. And most of my cars are untuned, so that takes more time. But it isn’t too laggy, and it can be fun with friends. Seasonal Event updates have me playing pretty consistently, too.

Lastly, on the PS3, I played a little Battlefield: Bad Company 2 with a clan mate. Its amazing how fun that game is, and it made me want Battlefield 3 more than I already do. The maps are SO good. There’s really only a few that I do not like.

On the iOS, I played some Pocket Academy finally. That game is hard to get into. I spent about 15 minutes trying to figure it out, and finally gave up. It’s by the same people that made Game Dev Story, one of my favorite iOS games of all time. And just recently picked up My Car Salon for free. It’s a time management game, like Diner Dash, only a helluva lot better. Actually, it’s more like Pretty Pet Salon, another free time-management game by the same company. Only My Car Salon is very easier to get into and get things upgraded.

One last game on iOS for this week is another freebie, it’s Eternity Warriors. A hack and slash “RPG”. Its very basic, and I have only just started playing it, but it can be fun. Mind numbing button bashing, and leveling up. I am having a hard time navigating the main menu, if it can even be called that. But again, its free. And it has Game Center, both multiplayer and achievos.

Next week, I got more Limbo, probably more Gran Turismo 5, and I need to get back into Fallout: New Vegas.

Review: Fight Night Champion [PS3]

July 22, 2011 Leave a comment

Rocky: The Vide- wait.. no.. Fight Night Champion review below!!

Fight Night Champions was one of those games I found out about by browsing upcoming games in Gamefly. I hadn’t heard much about it since I added it to my que late last year, but hey, it’s a Fight Night game; a series I have loved due to my passion for creating a monster-of-a-boxer, putting the settings on Easy, and just beating the snot out of everything in my path. You can bet I was excited to play a new one. It’s going to be a step up from the last one, right?

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