Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Battle for Wesnoth (iPhone / iPod Touch)

The brilliant turn-based strategy game Battle for Wesnoth is now available at the launch price of USD4.99 from the Apple appstore. (Appstore link here.)

Battle for Wesnoth is a hex based TBS. You control individual units and battle it out on beautifully designed maps. There is no city management. Units gain experience in battles and can be upgraded to more advance type special units.

Battle for Wesnoth is available for free if you want to play on your computer. (Available for PC Windows, Mac and Linux systems.) Check out the official community website for this game.

iPhone / iPod Touch app info and features:
(Following text and screenshots taken from game's appstore page).

Battle for Wesnoth is the official port of a gigantic, complex and detailed full-scale strategy-RPG. We made sure that nothing was cut from the game, everything from flags flapping to skeletons juggling their heads, it's all here!

To find out more about the game or to play the PC/Mac version for free, please visit wesnoth.org


* Almost 200 campaign scenarios across 14 major campaigns - literally hundreds of hours of gameplay!!
* Over 200 fully animated unit types in six major factions, all with distinctive abilities, weapons and spells
* Experienced units gain powerful new abilities as they advance
* Bring your battle-hardened troops with you as you fight through campaigns
* Highly detailed and varied terrain graphics
* Cross-platform multiplayer matches against iPhone, PC, mac and linux players!
* Professional music score with 90 minutes of original music
* Cute little zombie dwarves

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

DS games for November

Phantasy Star Zero

This is an action rpg. Beautiful game, but somehow you get the feeling that it would look better on the psp. It's mostly button control. Feels like a pretty deep rpg that requires some dedication of time to play. Lots of character types to choose to start out with and easy to grasp controls should make this an accessible and easily addicitve rpg for anyone. I've never played a Phantasy Star game and this seems like a good start.

Harvest Moon: Sunshine Islands.

Seems much improved over the touch-only controls of Islands of Happiness. The graphics look a little better than the previous although most of the sprites remain the same. (IMHO, the herbs being heart-shaped is weird.) Harvest Moon has become a farm sim with more in-game community interactions.

I still prefer the art of Rune Factory and the original HM games.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

I only had time for the tutorial and the first mission. This game is intense! (As expected. :) )

Caught some in-game shots. (The last screenshot is the first scene of the first mission.).

Worldwide release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Alright. COD:MW2 will be available locally for all platforms!

Tomorrow: Dragon Age Origins.

Life is good.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Borderlands - Mad Mel

This video demonstrates the flaws of Borderlands which can be exploited and allows for cheap kills. Duels with vehicles can be fun but aiming the cannon was pain in this game, so I don't really feel bad doing this. Because of this, Mad Mel was far easier than the previous two boss encounters.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Borderlands (PS3) gameplay videos

The poor quality of the video (too dark) is probably my fault.

Monday, November 2, 2009