czwartek, 17 lutego 2011

No posts for a while..

So tomorrow I'll be leaving for about a week (back on February 24th) and there will be no new posts during that time. Also, I know I did not post a review yesterday, but I've been busy packing and I did not have any time for a post (yes, that's not an excuse, I should be working day and night on new reviews). So, after 24th I'll be back and I'll resume writing.

To make up for the lack of yesterday's post, here's a quick review of a very addictive game:

The game is called Bust-A-Move (a.k.a. Puzzle Bobble). Your main objective is to shoot bubbles and match three or more on the top of the stage. After few shots, the stage will lower itself bit and if even one bubble crosses the bottom line, the game is over.

The original game was developed for Neo-Geo in 1994 by Taito Corporation and since then, many new versions came out for PS One, PC and even an iPhone and iTouch versions came out some time ago.

As I said, the game is very addictive and there are hundreds of levels to play, so you won't get bored easily.

The game is now quite hard to get. You can try to get the original version for Neo-Geo from a ROM site to use with an emulator or if you have a working Neo-Geo, try on ebay. Also, if you're an iPhone/iTouch owner, get it on App Store.

That's all for today. See you on 25th and sorry for the problem.

P.S: If you know an interesting game, that's worth trying, write a comment or PM/e-mail me the title and I'll check it out to write a review.

poniedziałek, 14 lutego 2011

A new road + review of Hacker Evolution


I haven't posted on Friday, because I came to a conclusion, that my blog is a no-go. It's about everything and nothing thus making it not quite interesting. So, after a massive brainstorm I decided to write short reviews of indie games I find interesting and entertaining. The schedule remains unchanged: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays + sometimes a bonus on weekends.

Well, to not stay empty-handed, here's a quick review of a game I found today.

The game's called Hacker Evolution and was developed and published by Exosyphen Studios. It's a hacker simulation game with a nice and full of side quests - story. You start as a former intelligence agent, specialized in computer security. Your main objective is to find out who is behind recent events which caused a massive interruption in web traffic. You hack into computers, steal money from bank accounts to upgrade your system and find clues and bits of information.

The graphics are minimalistic. A game, where you mainly use a command-line does not need a fancy layout, eh? Instead you get a nice computer-like interface with a variety of skins to choose from.

The sound is also very minimalistic. A nice ambient in the background, typing and option-choosing sound is everything you will get. That's really enough for a game like this.

The gameplay is very nice. You really get the hacking feeling from it. You even get a chance to edit and write your own code to make programs and needed tools to get what you need. The main screen consists of a brief schematic of your system configuration, a map showing available servers, a command-line and a message box. Everything is almost like in a Hollywood movie with Tom Cruise as the main character or something.

Final thoughts:
I strongly recommend trying this game as it is quite realistic and gives you hours of brainstorming, puzzle solving and gathering information. You can get it on Steam for 9,99€ or in a pack with Hacker Evolution: Untold for 23,99€.

Get it here!