Hero Academy already has a large following on iOS devices (like the iPhone), but now it’s available on PC. Will and gave it a whirl the other day and came away impressed. Here are my thoughts.
Updated April 30th, 2019: Replaced the link with a new, working one.
I liked Cut the Rope on my iPod Touch, and was hoping it would take a hint from Angry Birds and transition to the web for playing online on my computer. Unfortunately, it took the wrong hint.
Hi, I’m Alphasim and I’m a recovering World of Warcraft addict. I’ve been clean for a month now after over 1,000 hours lost to Blizzard’s life-ender.What does this have to do with Free Realms? Not allot, I guess, but it does point out that I probably shouldn’t be reviewing another MMO at this point. Fortunately, Free Realms is the anti-WoW in many ways, enough so that it’s fun to play without kicking my addiction back in gear. It’s advertised as a ‘fun, casual, free-to-play MMO,’ which, for the most part, it is. I have to say that I’ve enjoyed it, but it’s definitely not for everyone.
Wii Sports Resort is to the Wii Motion Plus accessory what Wii Sports was the original Wii Remote: it’s a tech demo that sells what the item can do, while proving entertaining at the same time. While Wii Sports Resort comes off a little shallow due to heightened expectations, it’s still a fun game to get out when non-gamers or even casual gamers come around.
The first thing Beta and I noticed upon picking up Dokapon Kingdom was that it billed itself as the Friendship Killer. I can say, with wholehearted honesty, that yes, Dokapon Kingdom can be a friendship killer. But, in spite of that, it is a greatly fun game. Just don’t play it with anyone with high blood pressure or a bad temper.
I originally played Animal Crossing on the Gamecube when a local Blockbuster got a copy a week before the official release. I fell in love with the game right away, and played the heck out of it. Beta, too, enjoyed it immensely. That said, neither of us were highly enamored by the recycled content of AC: Wild World on the DS. It was too much of the same with little innovation. After playing the original for a couple years, you have to forgive us for wanting a few changeups here and there to keep things fresh. Now that City Folk is upon us, is it a new game, or the original again with a city tacked on? Unfortunately, it’s the latter.
Wii Music has gotten a bad rap online since it launched, and I must say that part of it is warranted. This isn’t the be-all, end-all music game that Nintendo wants it to be. It takes allot of imagination to play, and a little forgiveness for it’s foibles, but it can be fun. Just don’t go into it expecting Rock Band Wii, and you’ll be in the right frame of mind.
It’s about time I reviewed my second handheld game, and Cooking Mama gets that distinction, a very off-beat, very Japanese game that tasks you with preparing dishes under the watchful eye of Cooking Mama. Who is this culinary genius? Well, some lady in a pink bandana and yellow apron, I guess – there’s no back story to tell why you’re learning under her. Is she supposed to be your – the player’s – Mama? This is never answered, and it’s bothered me endlessly. Continue reading