Ouya Game Roundup #2 — Nimble Quest, Meltdown, Fist of Awesome

Roundup #1: Knightmare Tower, Dub Wars, League of Evil

I know it sounds familiar… oh yeah!  Ouya was the little Android console that could.  It was going to challenge Microsoft/Nintendo/Sony for control of the living room.  It was supposed to be the hackable, indie-friendly console for all mankind.  The Ouya was released to the general public six months ago and unfortunately hasn’t lived up to the hype.  It’s tough to find the gems amidst the sea of games available and the advertising is sparse at best.  But, maybe you’re like me and haven’t touched yours in six months.  Or maybe you picked up an Ouya for yourself or a loved one for the holidays.  General consensus seems to be to turn it into a streaming/emulator center, but there are a number of decent games out for the Ouya.  I decided to try three of the “featured” games out for you, oh mighty fanbase.

It hasn’t completely failed … yet

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Ouya Game Roundup #1 – Knightmare Tower, Dub Wars, League of Evil

I received my Ouya a little over a week ago and, after the unboxing and setup, was able to play around with it for a bit.  Since the games are more like apps in their general gameplay and length, I’ve decided to do a few games per article.  Don’t forget: all Ouya games are free to try, but unlock fully for a price. Continue reading

Ouya – Unboxing and First Impressions

If you follow gaming news at all, you’ve probably heard about the Ouya.  In case you haven’t, here’s a quick summary — it all started with an innocent Kickstarter campaign.  The team wanted to raise $950,000 to build an Android-powered open-source gaming console.  That goal was surpassed within days (if not hours) and roughly 8 months later, all of the consoles for backers have been shipped out.  I rolled the dice and pledged $100 for the console and a controller.  It came a few days ago and I finally had some time to hook it up and play around with it. Continue reading