Review – Hidden Folks

Here’s an old idea made new, another game derived from a series of puzzle-books, but this time instead of choose-your-own-adventure games, this time it’s a hidden object game a-la Where’s Wally (that’s Waldo if you’re across the Atlantic), the classic red and white master of hiding in plain sight, the must-have test of your children’s observation skills and patience.

Hidden Folks seizes the concept and turns it into something that is both addictive and strangely adorable. Layers of interactivity, vast scenes in which to seek tiny details with dozens of similar-looking items scattered everywhere, it’s wonderfully simple, and drives you back day after day for just one more game. Continue reading “Review – Hidden Folks”

Let’s Play Christmas Adventure – Candy Storm

For the first time in a very long time, I decided to make a video of me playing a game. However, as it’s the season to be jolly, I thought I’d indulge myself in a spot of Christmas gaming. After all, Christmas is a time full of massive consumerism and product awareness: How bad can a Christmas-themed game be? Timlah shows you just what the spirit of Christmas is all about.

For the first time in a very long time, I decided to make a video of me playing a game. However, as it’s the season to be jolly, I thought I’d indulge myself in a spot of Christmas gaming. After all, Christmas is a time full of massive consumerism and product awareness: How bad can a Christmas-themed game be? Well, you’re in for a treat with this one…

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Video Game Review: Witch & Hero

A bit of Sunday silliness this week as we check out a 3DS title, Witch & Hero. It’s not been well received in the past, but what do you think? Join Timlah for his thoughts.

It’s All Hallows Eve Eve today on Sunday, so it’s time to stop cackling as we review a small game on the Nintendo 3DS Store. During the sales, I paid a mere £1.99 for the title (or something to that effect, it was so low I barely considered that I paid for it). Nevertheless, this isn’t a game that has been well received, so I thought I’d have a stab at it and give the game a run for it’s very little money. This is a game very simple, so the review will be equally so. Nothing quite like a bit of light-reading on a Sunday.

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Traditional Game Review – Exploding Kittens

The aim of the game is to survive and not be exploded by an Exploding Kitten. The winner of the game is the last man standing. That’s it. That’s Exploding Kittens. You’ve learned a good 35% of the rules already. Read on to find out what I think about this wonderfully simple game.

Those who have been around this website for some time will recall the Kickstarter campaign that both Joel and I ranted about for a little while, Exploding Kittens. Whilst we never did a Kickstarter Highlight on it, as the game was already way over 100% funded by the time we’d heard about it, I knew in my heart that this was a game I wanted to pick up. Not just because it has the word Exploding in it, certainly not just for the kittens, (although they do help sell this game,) but because it sounded really simple.

One of the issues I have with plenty of traditional games is the time needed to learn the game. Picture this: You walk into a pub, filled with all of these really fun people who are readily playing board and card games together. You’ve never been to an event like this before, so you want to join in. You rush over to the nearest seat “Ah, hello, we’re about to play [Insert Board Game Here]!” “Oh, I’ve never even heard of this game”, you cry out. “Don’t worry… It’ll be easy.” One hour later you still don’t know what you’re doing, but you’ve likely had a pint or two by now so instead opt to just talk to people.

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