Monday, October 13, 2014

Temporary Hiatus

    I recently succeeded in getting my first job, and my attention has been shifted to console and pay games more than usual. As a result, I've been spending much less time on free-to-play games which is bad for reviewing and worse for my schedule. Therefore, I'm putting the site on hiatus for a couple of months. This will free up my time and let me enjoy life for a while without worrying about blowing off my readers.
   Don't worry, eventually I will again yearn to grind loot amidst an online community and share my opinions of the experience here. That's not something that goes away. But right now, my focus is on other things, one of which is using my newly acquired income to get a new laptop. That will greatly expand the amount of newer and more popular MMOs I can play, while also allowing me to take screenshots at higher graphics settings. Higher quality fun for me, higher quality articles for everyone else.
   So don't fret, o' few readers. I shall return!

   (I should be back a little after New Year's)

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Snappy Gores - Happy Wars Review

   (Note: This review is over the Steam version. The Xbox version has been around longer and may have more stuff.)

   Happy Wars is a cartoony action-strategy game developed by Toylogic and available on Steam and XBLA (Xbox Live Arcade). More action than strategy since 15 vs 15 takes some getting used to, but it's so cute you may just dismiss the strategy part of the game altogether for a while.

If you can hardly tell what's going on, then you're playing Happy Wars.
   There is only one game mode, in which you take control of towers in a linear path to your opponent's castle in an effort to take control of it as well. It's a casual game and kid-friendly, so most of your time will be spent repeatedly stabbing people rather than devising some kind of master plan. However, it does have a bit more depth than it appears to on the surface. Keep reading to find out.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

No Review This Week

   However, I did put together a fancy new review database to make it a little easier to browse my site. Check it out by clicking Review Database on the top right of the page. It's alphabetized!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Simplistic - Ballistic Review

   Ballistic is a first-person shooter created by Rumble Entertainment and available on Facebook. Yep, Facebook. I felt like I was spending too much time on Steam, so I opted to look around different platforms to see if there was anything worth playing. Turns out there is.

   Browser games have come a long way since I last looked at them, many of them advertising themselves as being "console-quality" and a select few come pretty close. Being Facebook games, they tend to be aggressively newb-friendly and Ballistic isn't any different, so if you are experienced with multiplayer shooters this game will be very easy for you. Is it worth your time, though? Perhaps.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Hobocraft - Robocraft Review

   Robocraft is a tank shooter/creator developed and hosted by Freejam and available on Steam in Early Access. It is frequently described as "Minecraft meets World of Tanks", but it's probably best to ignore that reference, especially if you hold any ill-will towards those games.

    In this game you get a selection of blocks, the most basic blocks being free, and you build yourself a tank. How well your tank is built determines how well you do in battle, though there's nothing stopping you from just building whatever you want. Well, nothing besides the obvious. Parts need to be unlocked and bought, which takes time. Is it all worth it, though? Read on to find out.