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SSX On Tour Review

Hi guys, another random game I happen to own via owning a PSP. SSX On Tour. I’ll say this much, before played this game I didn’t even know what SSX was so…

SSX on tour PSP Cover

Console: PSP
What is this game? Like Tony Hawk but for snowboarding
Compared to Tony Hawk? Just… eh.

Fifa 10 Review

Hi guys, welcome to another review of a football game – Fifa 10 for PSP.

Fifa 10 psp cover

Console: PSP
Compared top other football games: I liked this one better
Are you any good?: … No

LittleBigPlanet Review

Hi guys, today I’ll talk about LittleBigPlanet. There are 3 in the series and I played the first on on PSP.

Littlebigplanet PSP

Console: PSP
Genre? It’s a puzzle-platformer that also allows you to create your own puzzle/platforms.
Opinion: I’m a fan of the actual gameplay but don’t actually care about the customisable stuff.

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World Tour Soccer: Challenge Edition Review

Oh boy, I played a football game called World Tour Soccer! You really want to hear my review of it!

World Tour Soccer Challenge Edition

Console: PSP
Have you ever played a football game before? Yes, it was for the Sega Mega drive and it was awful.
did this change your mind? Not really, no.

On My Own Review

Hi all, time for another Kickstart review, today it is On My Own by Indie game designer, Beach Interactive. It is a single player game that allows you to explore a forest, and make your own adventure. You can buy it on Steam: On My Own by Beach Interactive.

On My Own

Console: PC
What kind of game is this?: A game where you can endlessly explore, and build things, in a throwback pixel style.
What’s the goal? Whatever you want it to be. Not dying is a good goal.

Second Quest Review

Hi people. Sorry for lack of updates on my part. I’ve just moved house.

Today I’m going to review a graphic novel that is related to games: Second Quest by David Hellman (who did the art for the game Braid) and Tevis Thompson (who writes articles about video games like Zelda).

Second Quest Graphic Novel

I’ve been using Habit RPG for a while now

Hi guys,
Bit of a different thing today.

A little while back I was texting my mate Jamie about running.

I do run by the way, but my figure is pretty much that of a Qu form FFIX.

Qu Final Fantasy IX

Quina is basically me

To me, running is the worst thing. I hate running. But I signed up to do a 5K race for life and I kind of have to train. It’s for charity and you can donate to me here.

Anyway, I was texting Jamie (@GaProgMan) because he a runner and I share what my running tunes are (usually something from a video game). I was moaning saying that I wished my AGL or Stamina would noticeable increase everything I went for a run.

So Jamie’s response was: “Have you heard of HabitRPG?

So, I checked it out.

…and it’s awesome. I’ve been doing it for two weeks now.

HabitRPG Screenshot

Effectively, it’s a scheduling/task/to do list tool with incentives. Everytime you complete a task you get gold and exp, as well as the chance for random drops. Everytime you forget to do a task you lose health.

This is awesome!

Tasks are broken down into a few different things:

  • To do: you set a task with a due date and the goal is to do it before the end of that date. For example I have things like “Buy Milk: Due Today” and “Draw Picture: Due next week”
  • Daily: These are regular occurrences that you either do every day, several times a week or once a week. Mine are things like “Floss: Everyday” and “Write Blog Post: Once a week”
  • Habits: Habits are split into “good” and “bad” habits. If you do a good habit, you get a reward, if you do a bad habit, you lose health. For example a good habit for me is “bring lunch to work” and a bad habit is “pull hair”
  • I really enjoy it, it keeps me in a good routine (before, I was such a lazy flosser and I always meant to meditate but I never took the time) and also allows me to keep a check-list of things to do.

    My main complaint is that (surprising no-one) they don’t have an Windows Phone app. I use HabitRPG Metro which is the best I can get. It’s pretty good as it has the main functionality but lacks some of the optional extra stuff.

    Habit RPG Metro

    It’s a pretty darn good app though. I do use the desktop version as well (they sync together well and they’re both free) though.

    The reason is is the desktop version better for inventory management and feeding your pets.

    You have pets in the game.

    Habit RPG Pets

    Some of the drops you get are eggs. You can hatch eggs with potions and they turn into pets which may eventually become mounts! I do not have a mount yet :( Heck, I don’t even have a job class yet (although I do believe you get them when you level up a bit).

    The one thing I do think that is missing is the ability to give your tasks “types” like “exercise” “productivity” “learning” etc. Because THAT WAY you could have all the “normal” stats like STR, AGL and DEF! I would so love that! But I guess maybe that’s just too much for now.

    Actually apparently there ARE stats:

    HabitRPG Stats

    I just have NO IDEA how they work.

    I encourage you to try it out.
    If you want to join my party, my party ID is 294f35d7-e927-49b8-990c-5316a5bd1e3c
    If you want to add me to your party I am ID 3ffb8ecc-abfc-445c-8700-b883d18ac182

    Pokemon White 2 Review

    Hi guys, a little while back I did a review of Pokémon White. I only recently got around to playing the sequel, Pokémon White 2.

    Pokemon White 2

    Console: DS
    Should I play it? If you’re a Pokémon fan, yeah, why not, if you’re a new player, I would stick to one of the current gen main series games (at the time that is X&Y)
    Best part about it: Access to different Pokémon than White offered

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    Curly Review

    Hi dudes, I was able to test out a new iOS game called Curly and thought you might like it :) It’s made by a company called Theta Apps. They’re only little, so please support them.

    Curly the Pig

    Platform: iOS
    Type of game Addicting but not in a toxic way
    Best for: Playing on bus journeys

    Pinata Hunter 3 Review

    Hi guys, you might recall a while back I reviewed an indie game called Galaxy Seige 2. Today I’m reviewing another game made by the same guy: it’s called Pinata Hunter 3.

    Pinata Hunter 3

    Console: Browser but you can also play on Android
    What kind of game is this? A casual game that involves hitting a Pinata for candy and seeing the most effective way of getting more candy
    Would you recommend? Yeah if you need something to do on the bus or something it’s a pretty fun distraction

    So, you have a Pinata, a bat to hit it with and a bag to collect the candy around in. You can control the location of the bag and the swing of the bat but the candy goes in random directions.

    You can upgrade you bag so that it’s wider and you have a bigger catchment area.

    Pinata Hunter 3 Shop

    The shop screen

    Each bag holds a different amount of candy and once your bag is full – go spend at the shop! Get a bigger bag, increase the worth of the candy, get a different weapon to more effectively hit the pinata.

    You may notice there is a “pain meter”. I was a little worried at the start that the goal would be to cause pain to the pinata, but the pain meter is your own pain from swinging the bat. If you reach max pain your hand spasms and you can’t hit it for a while. Gloves prevent pain and mean you can swing for longer.

    Also, something I liked a lot was that you can break the pinata (obviously) but you get a new one – mine changed to a panda eventually :)

    Pinata Hunter 3 Trophies

    And you get trophies for things like breaking the pinata, getting a lot of candy, making a lot of hits in a row. It’s cool.

    If you have the time – give it a try, and check out Saar’s other games too.