I had to…

I got the new Professor Layton game today at Target.  I was there anyway…

I will post my opinion once I have finished the game, but since I loved the first two, I have an idea about how it will go.

September 13, 2010. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness

I kept reading, “If you like Animal Crossing, then you will like Harvest Moon.”  Silly me, I believed them.  I love Animal Crossing (love, love, love!), but I did not like Harvest Moon.  I can see some similarities, a world where you live with other characters, a house you can decorate, a way to make money, etc.  What is totally lacking is also what happens to make Animal Crossing great – the characters endear themselves to you.  AC also has much better mechanics and looks better, but the point is that I love my animals and my town.  I just never really felt that love in Harvest Moon.  I played it for a bit and it was semi-fun, but I abandoned it in favor of my old standby, Animal Crossing.

By the way, I gave Harvest Moon to my sister to try and I didn’t even poison her mind against is first.  I just said, this is the game I hear we AC people are supposed to like…  She tried it and reported back almost the same opinion I have.  Great minds really do think alike…

September 12, 2010. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

CSI: Dark Motives

My alternate title for this post is “Crime Scene: Scene of the Crime“.

I wanted CSI: Dark Motives shortly after I got my DS.  In fact, I was dying to play it.  Unfortunately, this was a case of my expectations being way too high.  I really, really wanted this game to be good, but it really wasn’t.  It wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t good.  I was so bummed.  The game mechanics were annoying since you never know what tool to use and you just have to guess at it.  That problem was only exacerbated by the fact that the tool menu was not user friendly at all.  It is already a tiny screen and having to tap in a tiny square to bring up a complex layered menu is not my idea of a fun time.  I play my DS for entertainment after all…

Well, I wasn’t really entertained or impressed by this game.  I guess I just built it up too much in my head.  My husband keeps telling me that games based on shows and movies are almost never good, but I just got caught up in my love of the show (Vegas only, not NY or Miami) his advice slipped away.

September 12, 2010. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Chibi Robo: Park Patrol

I played Chibi Robo: Park Patrol a while back.  It was cute and the gameplay wasn’t bad, but it was incredibly repetitive and I just could not finish it.  The actions were a bit tedious and I usually felt like I was taking two steps forward and one step back.  Basically, you play as a little robot bent on creating a garden in a little park that has been void of flowers and greenery for a while.  As you get the flowers to grow, you must defend them from pests and keep them up with water and fertilizer.  There is a little home base with a parent computer where you have to check in and recharge.  The voice of the home station is incredibly annoying, which along with the repetitive actions, made this game a grind.

September 12, 2010. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Hidden Mysteries: Titanic

I just finished Hidden Mysteries: Titanic for DS.  I really liked the story and the gameplay.  You play as a young woman who married above her station and is traveling with her rich husband on the Titanic’s maiden (and only as it would happen) voyage.  She is a bit of a sleuth and starts poking around before she even boards the ship.  She finds hidden passages and has to solve puzzles and find clues in order to get all the people she cares about off the ship before it sinks.

I expected it to be more like some of the other games I have played in this genre with more hide and seek in crazy pictures, but there was actually only a little of that sort of thing.  My only real complaint is that it seemed a bit short, but then I think that about most games I enjoy.  …just seems natural.

September 12, 2010. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.