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Monday, 17 December 2012

Kingdom Rush - Finally, A Tower Defence Game Worth Playing.



Kingdom rush is a flashy cartoon tower defence game by some awesome developers at Ironhide Game Studios, and published by Armour Games, a much loved gaming website.
 These two great studios have brought forth this amazing game, Kingdom Rush.

This game is simple but intriguing, the cushy graphics and voice acting mixed with enjoyable game play allow hours and hours of tower defence fun.

Game play consists of four basic towers, which can be than upgraded to create more powerful and specialized structures as you defend you kingdom against evil baddies. Whilst being orientated towards strategy, the game still appeals to the average gamer with its easy learning curve. 


 Here's a quick run-down of the towers and their specific uses.


Its effortless and intuitive controls allow easy playing that will keep you hooked much longer than you could anticipate. Challenging, great looking and fun filled this could quiet possibly be the best flash game ever.

Its about 99c on the app store, so get it now and start saving the kingdom!







Rating: 39/40
Graphics-10
Enjoyment-9
Content-10
Controls-10




Link Dump -

Guides to individual levels - http://www.kingdomrush.com/strategy.php

Community forum (Help, Guides, ect.) - http://www.ironhidegames.com/forums/

Plenty of guides on this youtube channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/WyvStudios/videos?view=0

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Osmos - Absorb Or Be Absorbed

//Needs to be fine tuned but formatting was annoying so another time perhaps.




“For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction” – Welcome to the world of Osmos, absorb, or be absorbed in the world of motes as you embark on an enthralling odyssey. Offering 8 styles of game play, an ‘adventure’ like mode and multiplayer, Osmos is your first stop when looking to fill up the day and relax yourself.

Categorizing Osmos is a difficult job, it has some fast action moments, but there is a component of strategy and you simply can’t leave out the overwhelming sense of discovery and adventure. Osmos is all of these things, which is why it fetched Ipad Game Of The Year 2010. 

The game mechanics of Osmos open up a whole new style of gameplay, after grasping the concept of energy and physics you can fine tune your play style to match your personality. Are you an agressive player, absorbing at a fast pace, or are you patient, always calculating the angle of attack? Each play style has its own advantages and disadvantages, aggressively absorbing what you can will shrink you fast but you will absorb much faster. But playing carefully will test the patience of even the most tolerant players.


Style Of Game play -
Osmos includes various individual style in which the game can be played, here is a list of them and brief description.



Ambient -
In ambient, all other particles are simply floating around, making easy targets to absorb.





Antimatter -
Antimatter levels have special types of 'antimatter' particles, if you try to absorb these you shrink. Literal anti particles.








Impasse -
Impasse involves all other particles tightly packed and static; until you start moving them of course.




Repulsor -
Repulsor levels have a particle(s) that repel you and everything else, these particles can be tricky to absorb.






Sentient -
Sentient levels include another, special particle. This particle is like you, sentient and moving. Kind of like an osmos version of a 1 v 1 face off.





Solar -
These levels involve a new force, gravitational pull. You and all the other particles are being pushed around in a big circle around the large object in the middle. This can make movement tricky.





Warped chaos -
These levels are chaotic. Multiple particles with gravitational pull are in the game, and they mess with everything you had been taught about Osmos up to this point




Epicycles -
 This is yet another strange mission, the pull of the various objects causes bizarre loops in your course and sends you in all directions. It took a long time for me to master this one.




The Final Judgement


Rating:37 /40
Graphics-10
Enjoyment-9
Content-8
Controls-10