A girl's thoughts on everything on video games.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Review: Borderlands 2 Demake

If you're a Borderlands fan or an old school 16-bit fan or just love playing free flash games, then you must try this free-to-play Borderlands 2 Demake! And guess what? It doesn't have those disgusting pop-up ads covering your screen or must-buy-weapons-with-RL-money crap.

The control functions are simply great, arrow keys to move around and the space bar to shoot; even a 3 year old could play this game. The first thing was to select a character, and each character had different stats. I preferred using Axton as he had the best overall stats that worked well for my noob gaming-ness.

Borderlands 2 Demake character selection screen

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Mutant Mudds Demo

When sifting through the demos in the Nintendo eShop, I came across this adorable little platformer called Mutant Mudds. From the screenshots shown in this post, you can see that it has a sorta; cute retro feel about it. It's a generic platform game, no doubt about it, but the way it's played and how the controls are designed and handled; you could say, Mutant Mudds was built perfectly for the 3DS.

This game - even though a demo, was one of the first games I've played that was better off being played with the 3D turned on. Better with 3D turned on?! Chaotic! Yep, this shocked me too.

Mutant Mudds Demo
The game consisted of the usual platform normality to it... but also contained a foreground platform and a background platform you could jump across to! 3D being turned on (for once), really helped on distinguishing the placements of the monsters and the different platforms. If the monsters were right in front of you - you can blast them away with your bubble looking gun or jet-pack your way over them, but if in the background or foreground then, they were not to be worried about.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Mario Kart 7 Winning Guide

In this post, I'm going to try and write a type of guide on things you can do to come first in Mario Kart 7 (MK7, no I am not referring to Mortal Kombat 7). I'm no pro at this game; just an everyday player, that managed to get the three stars next to my name, so don't get all rage face on me if you've read this and are still losing. You simply just need to practice more or - settle on being a gaming noob in general. Jks.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Review: Mario Kart 7

It is finally done, I've finally come first in all the tracks. It took a freaking long time but its done and dusted. So what of it? What did I truly think of the game?

In one obscure word.. Frustratingly-fucking-tastic!

Toad getting Inked looks BADASS!

I'll start with the graphics. Really, there isn't much to say about the graphics of MK7. I guess it's the best MK7 and Nintendo 3DS graphics will ever go... Not totally detailed like other handheld gaming consoles *cough, Vita*  but simply satisfying - I love it, it's Mario and it's good. In my opinion, gameplay will always beat graphics. The 3D-ness was pretty leet but the majority of the time, I had it turned off for more game time and less headaches. The MK7 graphics I felt, wasn't a huge step up from the older and other Mario Kart games, but hey, that's no surprise from the almighty Nintendo franchise.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Resident Evil: Revelations Demo

I'm hungry!
Resident Evil: Revelations is a much better demo than Cooking Mama 4 - by a long shot. No offence to the Cooking Mama people out there.

In the demo, you start off being in a room, exploring the dirty bedroom and bathroom. When all of a sudden, you turn around... and an ugly beast with no face falls out of the closet and tries to kill you. You then kill him with a gun like a pro or run into the next room like a sissy girl.

I personally feel the controls are easy breezy to adapt to, however the viewing is a little off. What I mean is... when I'm playing the game, I just know something's going to jump out at me from the ceiling so I quickly want to look up. It seems the only way I can look up; or even down is if I use the weapon zoom-in mode. A bit tedious but do-able.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Cooking Mama 4 Demo

I like cooking, I like the 3DS, I like cute Japanese games, what could go wrong... right?

I suck at making a pizza, even in the demo.
Well to start, I am pretty open to strategy/cooking games. Heck, I am guilty with playing a few on Facebook. So I decided to download one of the newest 3DS demos free to download, Cooking Mama 4. Oh and I also downloaded Resident Evil, but I'll talk about that another day.

So what of this Cooking Mama 4 demo? Not a lot. Literally. You sift flower, mix the ingredients into dough, kneed the dough, put toppings on it, put it in the oven and bobs-your-uncle. Walah, demo complete. In short form; you get to bake one pizza with a stylus and... that's pretty much it.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Skylanders Multiplayer

In most video game campaign modes, I prefer to venture out alone. Multiplayer is usually meh for me but there are those rare occasions where I do prefer multiplayer for example, Little Big Planet or Halo. I'm one of those people who stray away from the yellow brick road in main missions, to go explore the map - just in case there's some super-rare-mystical-bonus item waiting to be found, and usually am the person to be yelled at for not focusing on the mission at hand.

Hex and Drobot being noobs on Skylanders

Playing Skylanders in multiplayer mode would have to be one of those rare occasions where I prefer another player on my screen with me. Why? Because I'd be switching characters in and out, left, right and centre. 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

First Impressions: Skylanders Spyro's Adventure

When I saw television ads on this particular game, my first thoughts were - errr a cute kids game lmao. So my boyfriend and I ended up purchasing the 3DS version of this game for his 11 year old little brother as a Christmas present. We spent a bit of Christmas break holidaying with his family and saw how much fun his little brother was having playing Skylanders and how interesting the whole Skylanders gaming concept was. Next thing you know it, my boyfriend went to the shops and purchased a PS3 version just for us.

Cute visuals in Skylanders
When purchasing Skylanders on any console, it will come with 3 characters, the game and the portal. Being a Spyro related game, you'll obviously get Spyro and 2 other random characters of different elements. There are plenty of different elements; air, earth, death, water, mechanical etc. and each element has the ability to unlock a mini reward section of the game, as well as different powers - which are also individualised by each character. Buying more characters to unlock mini rewards? Great marketing strategy right? I've fallen for it. Every character is useful in it's own way but I won't get too in-detail with all the specific characters because I'd be sitting here typing about them for days...