BNR: This week's episode of Game News Update is quite a doozy- a Tetris movie is now in production in China, Apple has refused to allow Liyla and the Shadows of War onto their app store for political reasons, Batman: Return to Arkham has been announced and the first chapter of the new King's Quest game is now free on Steam- all this and more on this week's episode of the Blackman 'N Robin Game News Update.
Carl Williams writes, "What is it about games like Asteroids and Space Invaders that draws fans to them, even decades later? I think it is the basic, easy to grasp, gameplay that is timeless. Sarutobi has simple controls and it is going to pay you for playing to boot. For people who have read Gravis Ludus for a while now will know this is nothing new as I have covered a few games that pay you to play. They are not actually bribing you for your time, they are simply free games that run ads in them and share some of that ad money with the player. Sarutobi may be the most fun of the bunch so far."
Dungenious isnt your typical hack and slash RPG. Its a 2D flashcard learning RPG where you attack monsters by correctly answering multiple choice questions within the time limit. Failure to answer correctly will result in the main hero getting attacked and losing one health heart. Theres a lot of variety when it comes to attacks, enemy types, and even the topics to study. This game comes with fifty learning topics including math, foreign languages, geography, nature, and the ability to create your own questions.
HPP: So, have you ever had a Thanksgiving that just didnt go your way? One of your relatives promised the best dinner ever, and since they usually make awesome stuff, you let them go for it. Then, in the middle of cooking, the power went out. In a desperate attempt to salvage the meal, they had no choice but to cook the rest of it with a a hot poker and a crème brûlée torch. What was finished was good, even great, but you had to pick through pieces of burnt bird and squishy stuffing in order to get to it. That's what playing NightCry is like.
''The term rip off is often thrown around these days. When video games share similar traits, youll be damn sure to find someone calling one of them a rip off. Video games tend to follow trends that have resulted in high sales and success, its just how it is. Rip off is a strong term often misused, at least in some cases.''
Jessica Wynn from Bit Cultures writes:
"I wasnt a big fan of mobile games when I first learned about them, mostly because the majority were poorly designed, required me to wait hours to progress and threw in advertisements at every fathomable opportunity. That was years ago, and weve come a long way. Now iOS users can play everything from arcade classics to major titles like Telltales Game of Thrones. Ive recently been exploring the app store and, over the past few months, have made some awesome discoveries. Take a break from that FFX remaster or Doom to play one of these laid back games this weekend."
Carl Williams writes, "I played the first Vector game quite a bit. I am not a fan of endless running games by any means but there was something there. Something that kept bringing me back for more. The second Vector game is more of the same for fans of the original. There are a few additions that expand the idea a bit this time around."
EB: Ubisoft has announced that the mobile Assassins Creed Identity game is now available for Android devices, and that its new Forli DLC is available for both iOS and Android devices. A new trailer and some screenshots have been released to tease the Forli DLC, which costs $1.99.