Monday, December 31, 2012

A Virus Named Tom Review

A Virus Named Tom Review:

A Virus Named Tom is a complex puzzle game in where you are a Virus (Named Tom) and your goal is to take down the very technology that people take for granted.

Your goal is to spread your Virus to certain areas of machines in order to take them down, you do this by making a daisy chain where it will start at the beginning and connect through all of the other pieces and to the end. It's a simple idea but it is very triky and you'll have to re-start some levels a few times because they don't make it easy.

The story is that your a virus made by a known scientist who was fired. The scientist is seeking revenge because he created all of these technologies that people are using and no one really respected him for any of it.

The beginning levels are easy, so simple. However once the game picks up it becomes more prevalent that strategy will get you through the game and not just speed.

You will have to contend with (I guess you can could them) anti-virus bugs. If you touch one you die. The puzzles will also have the pieces hidden or "encrypted" and the only way to know if it's in the right position is to match the pieces up so your virus can continue the chain.

There is cop-op and like a versus battle, where either you and your friends team up in a puzzle, or you and your friends battle each other to see who the top virus really is.

Visually the game looks really good for the type of style that it is. You can easily see everything you need to and nothing will drown out something else.

The sounds in the game fit the game pretty good. They kind of match so well they might have done the same like what happened to the game Shatter where they made the music for the game. The sound effects of the tiles rotating around and the virus spreading to even things blowing up sound really good.

In the end this is simply one of the most challenging puzzle games I've ever played and I hope that one day you try it out.

I give it a 9 out of 10.

The game can be really hard and frustrating for some and I believe that they should at least slow down on their pace from this is normal to here, have fun.

Saturday, December 29, 2012



Bit.Trip Runner is another game in the long line of games. It's a challengin game that will put you to the test. The idea is you must jump, or slide over and under obstacles in order to collect these little gold blocks. You don't have to collect any of them and some are in precarious positions. In order to achiever the best score you must collect all of them on each level. One of the many hard parts about this game is that there are no restart points (checkpoints) if you hit an obstacle, miss a jump, miss a slide, etc. you must start from the beginnong of the level all over again.

If you successfully collect all of the gold on each level you get a chance to score more points byu going into a bonus level. The same applies here, the more you collect the more your score will be. However if you hit anything or messup, then the bonus round is over.

The graphics are really cool. I've always like retro style games and especially ones that give it a modern flair like this game does, It seems like if the games of old were made today this is what they would have looked like.

The music in these BIT.TRIP games is also some of the best. THe music matches the rythm of the game perfectly. SO each jumo would make sounds and add to the music.

The bottom line of this game and other BIT.TRIP games is you should check them out due to their homage to games of old and are just as hard as some of those older games as well.

I give this game a 9.5 out of 10.

It is challenging, but I like that in this style of platforming game.

I hope you all had a good Christmas

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and I hope you have a fantastic New Years. I hope you all had and continue to have a wonderful holiday time.

A whole bunch of reviews are coming starting right now!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Trash Panic Review + Information.

I was going to do a few reviews last week, but with my birthday I decided to hold off until this week.

*****Video of trailer at the end*****

The first review is Trash Panic (ゴミ箱 Gomibako?) PSN game that is fun but challenging, very, very, very challenging. Oh did I mention that this game is VERY CHALLENGING.

Trash Panic is a puzzle game where you must destroy trash in a garbage can. Sounds simple but it's not. You must use trash to break up other trash, like smashing a toaster into a light bulg, or a microwave oven into the toaster, etc. Some of the trash is burnable like guitars, wood crates, toilet paper, etc. However some items can not be burned like safes, ovens, etc. and some will put the fire out like toilets and barrels which contain water in them or a fire extinguisher. You have a predetermined amount of trash that yuo must go through in order to complete the level. It's not easy and it will put you to the test. There are 2 items you must watch out for, one of them is a Mottaina or special trash. This item MUST make it to the bottom of your trash can and MUST not be broken or burned or damaged. A little guy at the bottom of the screen will remove it from your Garbage can when he passes by it (Only if he can reach it) if the item is destroyed your garbage can will be filled with junk that will be hard to remove. The other item is a BOSS item. You must destroy the BOSS in under 10 seconds. If you fail to do the it will also drop a whole bunch of trash into your can, seriously messing up your chances of winning.

The music is okay, it's not great but it at least a little up beat and fun. The sounds are good, from items destroying to the sounds of water rushing and items burning /exploding. Yes you heard me correctly, some items like propane canisters can explode in your garbage can.

You will fail the game if 3 unbroken items don't go into the garbage can but instead fall to the ground. If you smash something down on the top of your garbage can and it breaks and falls out of the can and onto the floor, your  fine, no problems here. Just make sure that nothing unbroken hits the ground too many times. The game rewards you on your neatness or ECO. The more tidy and less cluttered your garbage can is, the better score you will have. Conversely  the more scattered trash you have and the more broken special items, etc then the higher your EGO will be and the lower your rating will be.

All-in-all this is a fun but seriously hard game that is worth the $4.99 price tag from the PSN store.

I give this game a 8.5 out of 10

This game needs to have a tutorial level, the learning curve is tough, but with practice comes fun, and hey who doesn't like to see an explosion from a garbage can anyways?

Stay tuned for more reviews coming  really soon!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

God of War Saga Ultimate Bundle Review

God of War Saga with red controller is epic win.

First off you get a new Red PS3 controller (No charging cable which surprised me) and 5 games. What makes this bundle so special are the 5 games.

You get the classic God of War PS2 game (All of these are remastered for PS3 with trophy support) God of War 2, God of War chains of olympus, and ghosts of sparta.

You also get GOD OF WAR 3!!!

One thing did annoy me about this bundle, other than no charge cable for the controller, god of war 1, 2 came on a disc and God of War 3 came on a disc. God of War chains of olympus, and ghosts of sparta. came with a download code to download them from the store. I believe that they could've added them to discs as well.

I don't have any kind of review on the games since this will be me first time playing them, well I played the demo of GoW 1 many years ago.

This is what I know so far, the combat system is fantastic, smooth and precise. The character development and story line development is edging and all around fun. The music fits this game very well, whoever was in charge should work on all games.

The difficulty of this game is also very freaking well done. It's not too easy where you could breathe on the enemies and they all die, but it's not that it takes you hours on any enemy or a boss. It's somewhere in the middle that I call the sweet spot. It can appeal to games of every skill level.

This Ultimate Combo has 1 more trick of it's sleeve. It also contains a one month PS+ trial. Which as long as you cancel the trial you will never be charged and you could try out PS + for the first time.

So lets take the prices of this bundle apart (as if you were going to buy each thing.)

Red Playstation 3 Controller - $54.99
God of War Saga New - $39.99
One month to PS Plus - $7.99 (They did at one time sell them for about this price)

Total = $102.97

The Price of God of War Saga & Deep Red DUALSHOCK 3 Wireless Controller Bundle = $59.99

Yep, you heard rightr for just $5.00 more than buying a regular controller by itself, you get God of War Saga, and a one month to PS+.

There are other bundles like this, but none have as many games as this one does.

Remember that this sunday marks my steam game gicveaway on playfire.

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