King George II will have our guts for garters. In the space of a couple of month-long turns we’ve lost 8,000 of his finest redcoats and wrecked Britain’s chances of kicking the Frenchies out of ‘New France’. Like an idiot we’d assumed our mega-stack of crack riflemen, grenadiers and artillery could stomp round Canada like a Godzilla-sized grizzly bear.
Ever looked at all of creation and said to yourself, “I could do better than that”? Nows your chance. As a god in Black & White 2, youre charged with leading the “Greek” people back to glory after theyre nearly destroyed by an “Aztec” attack. This means managing literally hundreds of villagers who eat, sleep, work and yes, even love.
But what kind of god are you? A benevolent god wins by building a city so impressive that all the villagers in the land come
Black & White 2 concluded with the defeated Aztecs conjuring up their own god. Now that god, charged up with the power of thousands of human sacrifices, is coming to convert your followers and snuff you out of existence with his army of undead soldiers and creepy-ass voice.
Godly battle is waged across three lands that are challenging to beat, especially if youre taking the military conquest route. But if youre a fan of the B&W series charming humor and side quests, youre out of luck - the
A charmingly low-res point-and-click adventure by the team behind rabbi detective story The Shivah. Youre a neurotic New York book reviewer - until you start seeing a friendly ghost named Joey.
Sample puzzle: a security guard is bothered by a flickering light. LOOK AT: Fuse Box. “Judging by the way the lights are flickering, it must be broken.” USE: Fuse Box. “I need a key.” LOOK AT: keys. “One of them is labelled ‘FB - I guess that stands for Fuse
War is hell, for sure. By the time youve been mercilessly pummeled into fine bits of dust for the umpteenth consecutive time - no matter which side you play as - youll be convinced that Blitzkrieg 2: Fall of the Reich was created simply to destroy any sense of military smarts your evidently feeble mind can dream up. Yes, it's that
Cat crapped in your slipper again? Hate your job at the box factory? Put away the scotch, mop up those giant man tears and visit a place where everything is pretty, gentle and wonderful. In fact, if you can ignore the flood of water rising at a worrying rate, it’s heaven. Welcome to Blueberry Garden.
The boiling point of water is reached at 100 degrees Celsius. The boiling point of Saul Meyers is reached when his investigative journalist daughter goes AWOL. And our boiling point? Well, funnily enough, it came after Boiling Point's thousandth crash... Road to Hell is as much of an adventure as a shooter. You won't even fire a gun for the first couple of hours as Meyers learns how to pilot vehicles (isn't this guy supposed to be ex-military?) and pumps locals for info in the fictional South
Bone: Out From Boneville is based on a whimsical, almost Disney-esque comic book series starring three short, sassy, semi-human cartoon cousins called the Bones. They're a handful just by themselves, but they're further complimented by and extended cast that includes a beautiful girl, a bored-looking dragon, an apron-clad grandmother who races cows, a bug named Ted, and an army of talking rat creatures who entertain a strange love of quiche. It's clever, charming, and a little bit timeless;
Just when you thought point-and-click adventure games were dead and buried, last year's Bone: Out From Boneville sent a pale hand shooting up from the soil. Adapting the comic-book antics of three cousins who look like marshmallow femurs, Boneville was charming and fun, but its two-hour runtime (and $20 price tag) left something to be desired.
Bone: The Great Cow Race - the second chapter in the series - has no such problems. Available on the developer's website for $12.99, it offers Bone fans
About halfway through Bookworm Adventures: Volume 2, the gloves come off. Until then, you’re able to happily amble through its pretty world, enjoying the funny characters, defeating great literary baddies by making words like PIG or THIS from your arsenal of 16 Scrabble tiles, and compensating for any weak letters with the help of RPG-style magic potions.