Life has been changed totally when you have an iPhone. It’s like a Pandora’s box with so many cool applications inside for you to explore, and I think my gaming life is back again. I really didn’t play much games in the past few years apart from Snake, Word Mole and those really old mobile games, not many decent games on there. But recently, I’ve got an iPhone and there are a lot of cool apps (it’s a good thing) – I usually don’t have much time left to spend everyday, the time when I really need to kill my boredom is when I’m outside, waiting for people or while in the train – you can pretty much know I’m more of the casual hand-held gamer now. Everyone says when you have an iPhone, the first game you have to get is “Angry Birds” (before “Angry Birds”, it’s “Tap Tap Revenge”) – but since I’ve played both “Angry Birds” and “Tap Tap Revenge” too much when I was with them, my first game application on iPhone is… Plants vs Zombies!! This is one of the screen that I’ve captured, but you can see I’m an organized planter there.
The design of the game is very good, I like the way each time you get to the next level of the stage, you get a new plant (or bonus game) as an upgrade to kill the upgraded zombies as well. Last Friday, leady247 managed to lure me to Subway and had a conversation with me about PvZ as he likes the game as well. So why not check out this article on his blog to see how embarrassed I was while answering those questions. But I’ll make sure to give more money to PopCap Games from now on as I love them too much!
Blogging in the weekend, yes! I was having a dinner with my sexy friends on Twitter, @Pheonix_b (thanks for the amazing dinner!), @LauraSindall, @ChrisVideoGamer, @benbateman and @AnusMcphanus (they’re from Destructoid.com, VideoGamer.com, Codemasters.co.uk and LauraSindall.com), and we had a go on Dance Central on Kinect. I know I’m quite slow in this but this game really amazed me. Always hearing Laura talk about this game and now I understand why.
The game itself has a great visual and its informative with all the dance move you have to follow, it’s not really hard – I tried it for the first time and I managed to pick it up straight away (well I was on the Easy mode). It is indeed fun with those dance moves, I think Kinect really does a great job on tracking the movements. It feels really fun no matter you’re playing it alone or playing it with your friends.
There are many good things about this game, but I think it would be good if the game can let the players choose 3 tracks in one go for marathon (like Dance Dance Revolution) so you don’t have to keep picking the next song each time, and of course it would be cool to do multiplayer too (I mean playing together) – not sure if Kinect can track 2 body movements at the same time, but it would be good to see. Check out one of my favorite song from Christina Milian “Dip It Low” – we do have our dance videos, it’s on my facebook with the privacy settings, so I doubt if the embed code works here.
Another great thing is, all those songs in the game made me re-listening to them back, such a classic, great times!
Just watched the new prototype demonstration of the Dynasty Warriors for the NGP or the PSP2, it looks cool, no more button mashing this time but you touch the enemies to execute the different combo attack. The producer of Dynasty Warriors series, Mr. Akihiro Suzuki was on the stage demonstrating how it works. Please have a look on the video, I think it’s interesting for me who prefers touch screen rather than hitting many buttons.
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