19/08/2014

Lost Cities - 100 Games

Lost Cities is quickly becoming my most played iOS game, a very quick & easy game to learn but difficult to master.

I've enjoyed 100 games against Carl "The Board Game Geek" winning 66 games. I broke the 100 game barrier against Luffers a couple of months ago. I've now racked up nearly 500 online game wins.

13/08/2014

Angry Birds Epic - Shredder

It just crashes too much, usually in the middle of a daily dungeon or when I have a level stage nearly completed.

For a a free to play game I have spent quite a few hours playing & have not hit any paywall. I've enjoyed the turn based gameplay & the slow progression to levelling up your characters.

But after another day of crashes it's time for it to go.

11/08/2014

Completed - Monument Valley

A game truly suited to the device, making full use of the touch controls to give you a memorable experience.

It is a short game that you can complete in just over an hour but it is so beautifully made with some enjoyable puzzles. The Box is my favourite level slowly opening up to reveal it's interior.

Hopefully at some point there will be a future update to add more levels.


10/08/2014

Trials Fusion - Man, Machine, Da



I have fallen out of love with Zelda Wind Waker at the moment, the just another dungeon gameplay is beginning to destroy my enjoyment in the game. I have left it in limbo to go & enjoy Trials Fusion (Purchased in the recent Playstation Store sale).

The boys have played quite a few tracks, so I like to gloat whenever I manage to beat the times they have set. I am not that good at the track stages but I do enjoy the skill games & looking forward to setting some records on them.

Completed - Epic Astro Story

Another Kairosoft game this time you are building your own planet, exploring caves & other planets to find treasure. Trying to attract more residents to settle on your planet which in turn increases your work force & drives up your revenue.

It's another Kairosoft classic & equally addictive.

22/07/2014

Angry Birds Epic - Legendary Weapon

I managed to fill up the Legendary bar from friends using my birds for missions.

I don't bother using the golden coins on roll, saving them for buying a golden cauldron instead.

I'm Level 14 now and in the Winter Wonderland area which has some very tough enemies who can also heal themselves during fights.

Going back to my roll I unlocked a Golden Pistol for Pirate bird to use.

Considering it is a free to play game, I have not yet hit any paywall.



20/07/2014

Destiny - Kestrel Class Spaceship

Spent all of the in-game currency upgrading to a new Kestrel Class spaceship.

Really hope the main game has some spaceship combat modes.

Completed all the story missions yesterday which unlocked a chapter on the moon that you can't play in the beta.

The strike mission is the same as the Alpha but still great fun & I've learnt better tactics on taking down the various boss fights.

Hitting the level cap quite quickly again at eight but you can still carry on playing by upping the difficulty to boost up your character skills. Tried a bit of PvP but I sucked so returned back to Earth to continue searching for the golden chests in the game. Once you have found all five you unlock a new speedster.

The Beta will be offline for maintenance the next two days, hoping when it returns Bungie unlocks a few more story modes.




19/07/2014

Destiny - Warlock


I played the Titan class during the alpha so I went with the Warlock class this time.

Melee looks a lot more cool with a hadouken style fist punch. Unlike the alpha you don't start off with everything unlocked there is more of a story element to the gameplay now with the Ghost awakening you and narrating you through various quests.

Bungie have erased "The Wizard came from the Moon" line which is a shame it just needed more oomph. The Ghost voice has now become more robotic which is better.

I love the appeal of the open landscapes but not so sure I like the re-spawning enemies. I just want to explore the world but there is not much to find except for the odd loot box or offline Ghost. Although the occasional enemy will now drop loot.

The fact you can carry more than two weapons in your inventory is a bit odd when it comes to the gun gameplay which allows you to only switch between the two that are equipped. Wish it would let you equip everything you have so I can switch between assault-shotgun-pistol-sniper.

I've still got one story mission left to enjoy & the fireteam mission. I've also not yet visited the crucible. PvP has never appealed to me I enjoy PvE much more but I'll still give it a go.

18/07/2014

Destiny Beta

Took a while to get the Beta started due to Bungie's silly idea of making the codes active at 6pm. So promptly their website went down whilst gamers tried to get their beta code. Once I got this PSN was on the blip trying to activate the code.

Eventually when the downloaded started all 10.9GB it did not take too long & I got a chance to play the first mission albeit on Abbas's account.

It looks lovely & now has some more story elements, looking forward to spending my available gaming time this weekend playing nothing else but Destiny.

16/07/2014

Zelda Wind Waker - Tower of Gods

I got bored of exploring the map & dropped off the pearls at three locations to raise the Tower of Gods. Zelda Wind Waker is basically lots of dungeon areas laid out over a world map. These dungeons depending on locations will have different enemies & some puzzles. The frustrating aspect of the game comes in the save mechanism that let's you save anywhere in the game but when you load a game you will be at the beginning of the dungeon.

So you need to allow yourself some time so you can complete a dungeon before exiting the game. Tower of Gods is a HUGE dungeon !! which took me quite a few hours to complete. For my efforts I was awarded the Hero's Bow.

Next was a trip underwater to Hyrule to retrieve the Master Sword & then back to the Forsaken Fortress to save my sister & get a Skull Hammer. With so many items & equipment to use I can't help wishing that there was a better inventory change mechanism letting you quick choose whatever you needed.

After upgrading the arrows ability to use ice & fire I visited Fire Mountain to get the Power Bracelets & Ice Ring Isle for some Iron Boots. The Master Sword seems to have lost it's power so I need to visit two temples to restore it's power, this section has you controlling another character on occasions to use their ability. I've completed the earth temple and got the Mirror Shield next is a visit to the wind temple.

Managed to play quite a bit to progress along the main storyline, I have lots of sidequests which I have not yet done but will focus on the wind temple first next time & then take a look at the sidequests before I go searching for the Triforce shards.

With the Destiny Beta due this week & the next episode of Walking Dead Season 2 it may be a while before I am back playing Zelda Wind Waker.

08/07/2014

Zelda Wind Waker - Pearls

Played quite a bit since my last post complaining about the ship telling me which way to go. I've now collected the grappling hook, deku leaf which allows me to glide & boomerang which is great for locking onto multiple targets.

I've collected all the pearls & have completed the second pirate ship challenge to unlock bombs.

I've now supposed to take the pearls to three locations on the map but I'm taking time out to explore other areas of the maps & discover the great fairies to receive upgrades.

Having not played a Zelda game since Link to the Past I am finding Wind Waker to be an enjoyable experience. My youngest son has managed to complete the game over the weekend, he enjoys using thee WiiU gamepad to play the game. "It's a giant DS machine, Dad"

07/07/2014

Walking Dead Season 2 - Platform Swap

I played the first series on the Xbox 360 but thanks to a recent Playstation store sale I purchased season 2 on the PS3. I did think about my season 1 save on the 360 but what the hell at less than a fiver I could not complain. The first three episodes have already been released so I downloaded these to enjoy over a few evenings last week.

The story continues with Clementine now a little bit older & stronger. I won't spoil the story but just to say that the first episode quickly introduces you to a new group of characters that will accompany Clementine through the challenges the zombie apocalypse throw at her. It is the same great story-telling that Telltale are now becoming masters of producing.

Episode 4 is due for release during July.

27/06/2014

Angry Birds Epic - Turn Based RPG

The Angry Birds brand has been applied to the turn based RPG formula & produced not a bad result.

You have your usual level up stats, weapon & armour upgrades, crafting & various characters.

So far I have not come across any paywall, there are in-app purchases for the materials & gold you need but you can get these from just playing the game.
I've not played an iOS game for a long while (apart from Carcassonne & Lost Cities) but have been playing ten odd minutes per day on this for the past week.

Link it up to facebook to get your friends to help you on your adventure & complete the daily challenge for rewards. There is also a large world map to explore with various boss fights & wave battles.

Rovio are ticking off all the franchise boxes, whats next FPS? Call of Angry Birds

Lost Cities - 100 Games

Not much gaming at all the past couple of weeks with the World Cup to enjoy. I think I have managed about an hour of Zelda Wind Waker but I do still get time for iOS gaming.

Playing the 100th game of Lost Cities against Luffers, I've got a 12 game lead.




17/06/2014

Destiny - Alpha

Over the weekend I managed to play quite a bit of Destiny & hit the level cap for the Alpha test.

On Earth you have three types of modes Story, Explore & Strike.

The story mission is quite short but gives you a bit of a background into what your role is in the game.

The Strike mission is very tough even with my level eight Titan & two other online players there were quite a few tough bosses to overcome. I died quite a few times on this but thankfully the co-op players were able to revive me.

The Explore mode is my favourite because it lets you explore the gorgeous terrain whilst completing simple missions and taking part in public events. I spent hours just exploring the many caves & underground passages. Occasionally you would come up against some very tough level 10+ enemies that you just could not harm. I found an opening in the dam wall which took me to an outside area littered with rusted vehicles.

Visually it looks amazing, I have some screenshots I took below & more on my PS4 which I will upload later.




Can't wait till July 17th for the Beta. I think I may have to take a couple of days off work to enjoy.