Nier: Automata — Review

Games with lightning fast combat are a bit of a vice of mine.  Titles like Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance and the Devil May Cry franchise may not tell the best stories but the flashy, high octane style always draws me in.  Nier: Automata boasts a similar combat system and is one of the most unique games I’ve ever played mixing genres with ease on its way to 26 different endings.  It’s a hell of a ride.

Fighting machines with a sword as a blindfolded android is one of the least strange things this game has to offer.

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Humble Mobile Bundle 4 — Review

Check out my reviews for Humble Mobile Bundle 2 and Humble Mobile Bundle 3!

Humble Bundle, now complete with weekly sales and a full-on store front, has another bundle of Android games up for grabs.  You know the deal by now — you set the price and what portion goes to developers/charity for a set of games.  This time, we’re looking at nine total games, four for any price and five if you beat the average price which, at the time of writing, was $3.83.  The bundle expires midday on Monday, so if you’re interested, don’t put it off!  Overall, there are at least three games worth a look.

All of these games have been played on my Asus Transformer T300 with Android 4.2.1.

This bundle is very shooting and multiplayer heavy

This bundle is very shooter and multiplayer heavy

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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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Humble Mobile Bundle 3 — Review

Check out my review of Humble Mobile Bundle 2!

Humble Bundle is at it again with a total of nine Android games — four for any price and five more if you beat the average price, which was $5.31 at the time of posting.  This bundle is already a week old, so you’ll have to act quickly.  Maybe you’re travelling for Thanksgiving and need something to pass the time.  Maybe you hoard games like me.  Either way, if you have a capable Android device, I highly recommend these bundles as there’s usually at least one worth the price (which you set in the first place!).  Overall, this bundle has at least four games worth a look.

All of these have been played on my Asus Transformer T300 with Android 4.2.1.

Robots, space, swords, fishing ... this one spans it all

Robots, space, swords, fishing … this one has it all

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Humble Mobile Bundle 2 — Review

I absolutely love Humble Bundle.  It’s a service that partners with game devs to gather a pack of games and lets you decide how much to pay  Normally, paying $1 or more will net you three or four games and paying more than the average (typically around $5) will give you a few more games.  They usually add even more games after the bundle has been out for a while, so you’ll end up with seven or more games for as little as $5!  Most of the time the games are indie games, but there have been bundles for THQ, Double Fine, and EA.  You even decide how much of your payment goes to the devs, to Humble themselves, to Child’s Play, a charity that gets games in the hands of sick kids, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

The current bundle is for Android games and I picked it up last week.  All of these have been played on my Asus Transformer T300.  If the bundle gets updated with more games like almost all of the ones before it, I’ll update this article.

Flaming punches and dart-throwing monkeys.  Yep.

Flaming punches and dart-throwing monkeys. Yep.

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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