Thursday, October 31, 2013

Fright Fight on Kickstarter - Frightening Characters + Super Smash Bros + RPG!

Happy Halloween! Today feels like a perfect day to point out Fright Fight for OUYA, iOS and Android. Oh, and there are 31 days left, which is 13 backwards! MWAHAHA! Seriously though, Fright Fight looks intriguing for its increasingly-awesome animations, online multiplayer and intriguing controls: on iOS and Android, everything is handled via gesture system, not simple buttons!

Astro Golf on Kickstarter - Adventure, Golf Style!

I've played a few games in the past that revolve entirely around basically shooting yourself in a direction to get to your goal, collecting points and the like as you go. I would say it's one of my favorite genres, really, as it's a unique way to get around and explore. Imagine if you combined Angry Birds with exploration; instead of flinging yourself at a building and pigs to destroy them you flung yourself in a direction toward a goal. All of that being said, Astro Golf looks like a fun addition to the genre!

Cursed Treasure 2 Review and Interview - FREE Tower Defense Meets RPG Web Game

Awesome, fun art right from the beginning!
Cursed Treasure 2 (with the awesome, impossible-to-resist-singing subtitle of 'Hey! Heroes! Leave us Gems Alone!') is a free Flash game that places you in the role of an evil overlord that must protect gems from the invading, annoying "good heroes" that always try to spoil a good/bad time. While the game is a Tower Defense game through and through, you gain experience after each level (whether you win or not!) that help you out, making the game great for both Tower Defense lovers AND RPG fans. I won't hesitate to say that I'm absolutely terrible at Tower Defense games myself, but I fell in love with the original Cursed Treasure. As soon as I heard the a sequel had released, I spent the next several nights absorbed in getting stars from levels, upgrading skills and annihilating do-gooders with unending fury!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Lilly Looking Through Review - A Magical Adventure

Look how cute she is!!! The goggles are even way too big for her face!

I recently had the honor of playing the full version of Lilly Looking Through. In case you hadn't seen it, I'd played and reviewed the demo already, and I'm happy to report that the full game continues the demo gloriously!

For those not familiar, Lilly Looking Through is a delightful Myst-style point-and-click adventure game for PC/Linux/Mac. Lilly, an insanely adorable little girl, begins by mimicking a frog, and when a scarf goes blowing by her she decides to chase after it. Along the way, she discovers some magical goggles that let her see (and even go into) the past to mess around, allowing her to get across now-broken areas or mess with things that entirely change the present.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Ever, Jane Kickstarter - An MMO in Jane Austen's World!

Ever, Jane is one of those things that should pretty much be Kickstarted on concept alone, but has the experience and awesomeness behind it to really follow it up. The concept is pretty simple - play in a world based on Jane Austen's novels! You won't be killing dozens of enemies for quests (there are still quests though!), experience and epic loot, instead you'll be gossiping, inviting people to balls and playing minigames like sewing and hunting. There's also an early playable version for you to try out, and I happily did!

McFarlane Toys Assassin's Creed Action Figures

We were in the local Walgreens the other day getting a few things and happened across these awesome action figures! It was the first day that I started this blog so I didn't really consider getting pictures of them until we were out of the store, so we figured we'd check in Walmart and K-Mart while we were there... Somehow neither of them had em! How in the world does Walgreens get these awesome figures before K-Mart and Walmart?!

Normally I'm pretty meh about action figures, even really cool ones, but this is ASSASSIN'S CREED!! Seriously, look at it! RIGHT NEXT TO THE GUM!!! Anyway, they really do look awesome, and to make things even better they each come with a special unlockable for Assassin's Creed IV.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

EvilQuest Review AND GIVEAWAY - You Are the BAD Guy

Have you ever played Dungeons and Dragons, or any other pen and paper RPG for that matter, and chosen Chaotic Evil as your alignment assuming it'd be fun to be evil, but then had trouble actually playing the game in proper character? Galvis, the absolute antihero of EvilQuest, doesn't have that issue whatsoever. From the beginning of the game, killing your fellow prisoner despite promising to help him go free just because he snored at night, EvilQuest gives you what it promised.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Free Minecraft Halloween Texture Pack for 360!

This is Halloween, this is Halloween... *hums to self*
As if Minecraft wasn't creepy enough half the time, you can pick up a FREE texture pack through November 3rd to get in the Halloween spirit! The creepers look like ghosts, the cows look rather skeleton-y and even the moon is crazy! I've yet to get a texture pack for Minecraft, and I'm one of the 7 people in the entire world that doesn't have it for PC, so I'll definitely be grabbing it and toying around. Anyone who knows me well will know I'll be tossing my controller and pausing in fear very often... Happy Halloween!

Angvik Review - The Epitome of Difficulty

"Angvik is a platform action game set in a joyful but unforgiving land."
         - Alastair John Jack, the developer of the game.

Boom! My review is pretty much done, those 13 words explain most everything about the game. My only suggestion would be to put 'UNFORGIVING' entirely in bold, capital letters. In fact, while you're at it, throw a bunch of exclamation points after it.

"... set in a joyful but UNFORGIVING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! land." There we go.


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Awesome Kickstarters: 8-Bit Inspired Notebooks and NEW SNES Boss Music!

Kickstarter is a really awesome place where we can geek out over stuff that's absolutely perfect for us. Today's finds include lasercut notebooks with awesome 8-bit game-themed art, hilarious and useful "passive aggressive notepads" and two different talented musicians covering SNES-era music! None of these are quite backed yet, but REALLY should be! Make sure that you give them all some love! Remember that even if you can't afford to back them, you can help out by sharing them with friends and family.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Tiny Barbarian DX Review - Channel Your Inner Barbarian!

When's the last time a game made you battle endless, increasingly-brutal foes until you collapsed BEFORE the main menu even comes up??? That's Tiny Barbarian DX for you - a story that begins with our Tiny Barbarian falling in battle. This little challenge/amazing method of teaching you the simple controls is where you first learn that, while tiny, the barbarian is still brutal and fun to control!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Lilly Looking Through Demo Review AND FULL GAME GIVEAWAY!

Lilly Looking Through is pure innocence and whimsy in game form, where every click, every short video of action is purely delightful.

It takes only seconds to see the heart of this cute adventure. Lilly is standing there staring at a frog. When you click on it, she does a little hop. The frog turns away and she does a couple frog-hops toward him. Soon after the frog hops away, perhaps just as she would have followed in suit, a red scarf blows by. Unless it were a Scarf of Awesomeness +4 in any other game, this would mean absolutely nothing, but for Lilly it's enough to go on an adventure!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Magicite - A Multiplayer RPG (Roguelike) Platformer on Kickstarter

Note: Although the game is on Kickstarter, it's just shy of the 400% mark as I write this! Since the Kickstarter was officially successful, you can get the perk goodness through Paypal as well.

Magicite (raise your hand if you've heard that term before!) is a Multiplayer RPG Platformer, and you'd may as well through Roguelike in there as well. The concept sounds rather simple - you create a character, fight baddies through procedurally generated instances and if you survive, you can move on to a randomized town to do all the awesome stuff that RPG towns are famous for before doing it all over again. Oh yeah, and you can put your hand back down now... Sorry, I forgot about that.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

SCALE - A Unique Puzzle Game on Kickstarter!

EVERY treasure chest should be this huge!

What does that image look like to you? That's right, boys and girls, it's a super huge treasure chest, and it's only one of many awesome concepts in SCALE!

Steve Swink and CubeHeart, described by Steve himself as "a Voltron-like flesh monstrosity of game development talent", have begun a Kickstarter campaign for a truly interesting PC game named SCALE. SCALE, again in Steve's own words, is "a first person reality manipulation game that reimagines exploration with a unique resizing mechanic." I honestly don't think I could say that any better myself, which is why they make the big bucks. For such an awesome game, a goal of $87,000 is pretty SCALEd down! [Note: Right now as I write this, it's just over 42% funded with 27 days to go!]