29 May 2010

Hey Wizard: Quest for the Magic Mojo

Hey Wizard: Quest for the Magic Mojo.
Platformer.

Likes: Powerful wizard; slick tutorial; easy interface.
Dislikes: Platforming; Cannot choose quest-radar to point at the task you wish to complete first.

play: http://www.spelgrim.com/games/hey-wizard-quest-for-the-magic-mojo

Great dungeon in the sky

Great dungeon in the sky.
Platformer.

Joran: Kill monsters and unlock them for future plays.
Dislike: So what?

play: http://www.rocketninjagames.com/skydungeonfixed/
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28 May 2010

Starcraft, If It Had Been Made In 1984

Starcraft, If It Had Been Made In 1984.

link: http://kotaku.com/5540494/starcraft-if-it-had-been-made-in-1984

Robot wants Puppy

Robot wants Puppy.

Joran: A follow-up to Robot wants Kitty.  Now that Robot has gotten Kitty; he wants a puppy.  Helping him is his one terror of a Kitty.  Jump, scratch, hover.  You name it.





Likes: Cutish; Easy on death.
Dislikes: Some power-ups are missed once you clear an area; Some bosses are too hard.

play: http://www.kongregate.com/games/Hamumu/robot-wants-puppy

26 May 2010

Enough Plumbers

Enough Plumbers.
Platformer.
Hit a coin and get a new clone.

Likes: Nice concept; Easy on death
Dislike: Platforming

play: http://armorgames.com/play/5788/enough-plumbers

Wallace & Gromit: Sprocket Rocket

Wallace & Gromit: Sprocket Rocket.
Physics puzzle.

play: http://www.kongregate.com/games/aardman/wallace-gromit-sprocket-rocket

25 May 2010

StarCraft II Beta Skirmish between Ynot & NotBeyBlade

StarCraft II Beta Skirmish between Ynot & NotBeyBlade.
Joran: Enjoy.  To keep my page from becoming too heavy, I'm embedding these videos at the lowest sizing.  Click on them if you wish to view them at a larger size.

part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AZ4cnt3hss


part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEO0B0uLjmU


part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_ZIiYNFVTw


find more: http://www.youtube.com/user/HDstarcraft
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The farm

The farm.
Defense game.

Joran: An old game that I replayed recently
Dislike: Lack of a save feature

play: http://armorgames.com/play/4976/the-farm
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24 May 2010

Back...

..from a short trip.  Game postings coming soon =p
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17 May 2010

Enterprise Completes Flight Deck Certification

Enterprise Completes Flight Deck Certification.
This isn't the Starship Enterprise; but the name is special to me. :p

read more: http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=53388

12 May 2010

Socerer's Maze

Socerer's Maze
Platformer.




Likes: Cutish; Simple to play

play: http://jayisgames.com/games/sorcerers-maze/



11 May 2010

Pixelknight II

Pixelknight II.
Platformer.

Likes: Smooth action; Levels up
Dislike: No save

play: http://armorgames.com/play/5755/pixelknight-ii

Street Fighter: Beginnings End

Street Fighter: Beginnings End
Fan movie of a fight between Ryu and Ken.  Watch it in HD.

source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8K-F4eCDyUU&feature=player_embedded

10 May 2010

StarTrek TNG: In Theory

StarTrek TNG: In Theory.
A very late commentary by Joran.
Episode: 4x25.
Directed by: Patrick Stewart.

Jenna D'Sora recently broke up with her boyfriend.  Data, in his role as a friend, came across to her as being kind and caring.  She initiated the first step in a relationship with him.  Data reminded her that, as an android, he is incapable of emotions but that did not deter her.  She said that he had shown her more kindness and care than any of her previous boyfriends.


Tempted by this chance to experience a new form of human interaction and yet concerned about hurting Jenna, Data seeked out the advice of his friends.  Then, reassured by the blessings and warnings, he started a relationship with her.

Things started out awkward as Data adjusted his behaviour towards JennaData had written a new program for this relationship.  Jenna was very accommodating towards his lapses, noting that Data was trying hard.




Data started adopting accents and behaviours, as he drew heavily on historical sources for role models.  This started to put Jenna off as she liked Data for who he was.  When Data started a lovers' quarrel for the sake of having one, she began to have second thoughts.
Finally, Jenna told Data that she realised that no matter what she says or does, she will not be able to make Data happy or sad; She ended a relationship with an unemotional man, only to fall in love with someone who is incapable of emotions.  As she leaves the room, Data asked if they are no longer a couple.  She replied yes; and Data replied that he shall delete the special program.  A pause, and she left the room.
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Joran:
Data and Worf have always been ripe targets for reflecting on human nature.  In this story, we are posed with questions: "Is giving enough?"; "Is it vital that someone's happiness or sadness can be affected by you?"; "Can one-sided love work?".
Perhaps the act that touched me the most was the immediate deletion of the program by Data.  Ouch.

08 May 2010

Cursed Treasure

Cursed Treasure.
Tower Defense.

Likes: RPG stereotypes as foes; Carrying off of gems; Leveling
Dislike: Cannot combine waves

play: http://www.bubblebox.com/play/adventure/1783.htm

05 May 2010

Tank Destroyer 2

Tank Destroyer 2.
Arcade.

Like: Fun
Dislike: Enemies are blind to long range fire.  So you can stand at strategic junctions and clear the map of enemies.

play: http://www.gamesfree.com/game/tank_destroyer_2.html

Cover Orange Players Pack

Cover Orange Players Pack.
Physics game - puzzle game.

play: http://www.kongregate.com/games/Johnny_K/cover-orange-players-pack

04 May 2010

StarCraft 2 Release Date Confirmed

StarCraft 2 Release Date Confirmed.
It's July 27, 2010.
Alerted by: Chak





Press release: http://eu.blizzard.com/en-gb/company/press/pressreleases.html?100503
PARIS, France – May 3, 2010 - Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. announced today that its highly anticipated real-time strategy game, StarCraft® II: Wings of Liberty™, will arrive in stores throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Mexico, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau starting on July 27, 2010. Players in several of these regions will also be able to download StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty and activate it by purchasing either the retail package or an activation key from Blizzard Entertainment shortly after the retail launch.

Official site: http://kr.starcraft2.com/splash-launch7.xml
Alternative site: http://multiplayerblog.mtv.com/2010/05/03/starcraft-2-release-date-confirmed/
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02 May 2010

Cube Colossus

Cube Colossus.
Shooter.


Likes: Offset idea; Smooth running.
Dislikes: Level grinding.
Joran: Targets are auto locked-on.  However, the aim may be a bit off, so you have to use the A and D keys to adjust the offset.  Use W to change lock-on to the nearest target.
I made a lot of complaints about level grinding.  Jap RPG players might understand.  I hate having to repeat a map several times, just to level up for the final boss.  What for?  Is this to prolong fun??  More like agony.  KISS.

play: http://www.lucidrine.com/2009/07/cube-colossus/

Omega Crisis

Omega Crisis.
Defense game.  One mean cannon, with supporting towers.

Like: Freedom to build towers.
Dislikes: Lack of variety in tactics - just keep training your giant beam on the enemy and let your towers do the rest; Level grinding - the final boss can only be defeated when you played and played the earlier levels, several times.

play: http://armorgames.com/play/5762/omega-crisis
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01 May 2010

MechWarrior 4 Free Release Available

MechWarrior 4 Free Release Available.
Alerted by: Melvin.





"Studio MekTek INC., in association with Smith and Tinker, INC.,
Virtual World Entertainment, LLC., Catalyst Game Labs, and Microsoft
Games, is happy to announce the release of MechWarrior 4 Free."
 
Official release site: http://battletech.catalystgamelabs.com/2010/04/30/mechwarrior-4-free-release-available/
Alternative site: http://kotaku.com/5528551/free-mechwarrior-4-here-whos-ready
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Skies of War

Skies of War.
Action game - Clear the map of enemies.

Likes: Plane simulation; Helpful hints: Intro each new unit and weapon to you; Landing features; Able to swap planes and weapon configuration after landing.
Dislikes: It's a demo; The helpful hints neglected to teach me how to land; Weak Air-to-Air missile damage (see my comments); Invulnerability after landing.

Joran: Did I complete this game?  Yes and no.  I completed all 3 stages but it's a demo, tempting me with more powerful weapons and planes.  So no, I didn't.
Next, missiles, whether AGM or AAM, should deal immediate death to their targets.  Since they don't, my Huey can absorb incoming missile hits and gun down the enemy planes as they fly past me.  I didn't even bother loading up with AAM, or switch to a dog-fighter.  Ever heard of a Huey taking down 5 planes?
Yes, it's an arcade game but when you woo people with realism, don't spoil it later by taking me out of my suspension of disbelief.

play: http://www.playedonline.com/game/17563/Skies-of-War.html

Ultimate War

Ultimate War.
Strategy game.

Likes: Strategic map; Tactical combat; Good interface.
Dislikes: Tactical combat fights it out by yourself.  Trying to affect the outcome is to screw up the results.  So why bother?  The side with the most gold would win.

play: http://www.bubblebox.com/play/adventure/1773.htm
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Turret Tyranny

Turret Tyranny.
Defense game.

Like: Line-of-Sight idea.
Dislike: damn hard

play: http://www.playtowerdefense.com/game-turret-tyranny.php