24 May 2013

Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot mystery Review

Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot mystery is a Episode based game similar to The Walking Dead and is a point and click puzzle game with a similar style to Professor Layton on the DS.
Its released on PS Vita, Iphone and PC.

I played the Vita Version which i find the best version to play it on.
But since everything is controlled by the Touch screen the Iphone version should also work nice.
I normally don't play games that look kind of kiddy.
But i made a exception for Jacob Jones since that game looked kind of interesting to me and its only €1,99 on EU PSN which is a bargain.
So  if you have some spare PSN money left and you like a puzzle games then get it NOW!

My opinion on the game is kind of split.
One side of the elements of the game i really liked while the other elements turn me off.
The art Style was the main reason i noticed this game.
The toy liked characters looks really nice and beautiful on the Vita.
The art like images seen in some puzzles are even more enjoyable to the eyes since the look really nice.
The sound and music is oke and i have not many things to say about it besides that.
As for the puzzles.
I found the Puzzles at most times easy to solve.
Since most puzzles require logic and a little understanding in math.
Only a few puzzles gave me a little challenge.
But nothing i could not handle.

The help tools in the game are nice way for those that have a problem with a puzzle and need some help
but the help tools require points that you can only get by collecting empty soda cans that are found in the none puzzle like areas in the game.
while collecting these cans may sound hard its not the case.
The cans are found almost anywhere you look only a few can will give you the hardest time getting since the game makers hid them really well.
These can can be found thx to the sparkle lighting coming from them but some hare behind object to see them you can tilt your Vita to see around the bushes and see the hidden cans.

The story is kind of interesting but not many is explained yet in Episode 1.
This really nice touch since this is gives me a reason to come back for more since i really like to find out what will happen in Episode 2.

The worst part and the thing that turned me off is the characters.
There based on typical personality's that make the story less which is really sad.
Only a few characters are fun and original.

Besides the characters i found Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot mystery a fun game and i will be back for Episode 2.

01 May 2013

GUACAMELEE! the experience

If there are a few games you MUST play on your Vita then this one should be on that list.
Guacamelee is a special game that has the retro save the princess in a Mexican style.
And it works.
But how is the game play
It good and really fun.
The combo system is easy to learn and to use for combat.
Although i used most times just punching and throwing to do my bidding.
Only wen i needed to i used some special moves to make a group of enemies get knocked over.
Its also nice to see that you can use your combat moves for reaching areas.
That would not be able to reach with normal jumping.

The game also looks really nice.
Its more of a drawn style but it works really well for this game.
Also this game is full of references to other well known games and some miscellaneous stuff.
Which i find really amusing.


The game is fun and was for me only a little challenging.
Only the bosses and some parts in dungeons that required precise timing and we'll use of jumping.
kept me really busy.
The Orb Dungeons are probably the places that took me the most time to complete.

I played Guacamelee only on the Vita but it also works fine on the PS3.
The cross controller function is a really neat optional functions.
And i would love to see more games do this.
There is a little need to know, how to set one up.
But the official Guacamelee site explains it all.
-> Link FAQ

I hope to see more game like Guacamelee in the future.
Especially for the Vita.

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