The Mystery Dungeon series of games have a long running history in Japan and even here in the US, too! Also called Rogue-likes (because they’re a lot like an old PC title by the same name), these games have you exploring randomly generated dungeon mazes with tricks, traps, and enemies every step of the way. It’s your job to nab as many useful treasures as you can and make it to the exit alive so you can keep your stash. Many Mystery Dungeon titles use popular characters from other games, like Torneko and Yangus from Dragon Quest, Pokemon, and even an old Namco arcade game called The Tower of Druaga! My brother Jeff loved The Nightmare of Druaga so much as a kid that he even asked for a birthday cake of it (I do have a picture of that). So since Jeff loves Mystery Dungeon games AND Pokemon, I thought he’d be a perfect fit for this review.
When I was in Middle School or High School (can’t remember), the first SimCity game came out and it was a huge hit. I even remember what the box for the PC game looked like! One of my friends would even save and print out his city layout on printer paper and show them to me at school! Many years later, I bought and downloaded the Super Nintendo version of SimCity, one of the first Virtual Console games available on the Wii. I remembered how addicting it was when I rented it back in the day, so I wanted my younger brother Jeff to experience it, too. He instantly loved it and a few days later, he had bought SimCity 4 for his computer! So since my brother Jeff enjoys SimCity so much, I decided to let him take a stab at reviewing it here!
If you love first and third person shooters, here is a new downloadable one for Xbox 360 and PC (360 version reviewed here. According to my brother Jeff, it’s a mish-mash of various popular games in this genre. And since he’s an expert on this kind of thing, I’m going to have him review it! Click to read his take on Special Forces: Team X.
The newest game in the Assassin’s Creed series is here! And since I’m totally clueless when it comes to Assassin’s Creed games, I’ve enlisted the help of my brother Jeff once again. So here’s his take on the game (Wii U version reviewed here).
Zombie TV shows, movies, and games are all the rage nowadays, and one of the most sought after games of the undead is only on Wii U! Since my brother Jeff is better at dealing with zombies than I am, here is his review of ZombiU!
Get ready to pit aliens vs. Marines with Natural Selection 2, downloadable from Steam for PC. And since my brother Jeff is the computer gaming expert (and really wanted to play this game anyway), here is his take on the game:
If you like top down racers like R.C. Pro-Am or Super Sprint, you might be interested in this. You can now download Death Rally on Steam for PC. It’s an updated version of an older computer game from around the mid-90’s or so. Since my brother Jeff is more of the computer game expert, I let him take a stab at this review.
We all have special memories of games from our childhood. Mine would be arcade classics from the 80’s like Pac-Man, of course. I also share special memories of more contemporary games with my younger brothers, like playing Yoshi’s Island with them. But some special gaming memories are uniquely theirs. Case in point, one of my brother Jeff’s favorite games he played as a kid was Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater. I was worried that he was too young for it at the time, but he took to it like a fish to water. So when I learned that Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD came out for Xbox LIVE recently, I decided that Jeff was more fitting to write the review of it.
The Walking Dead is a super popular zombie apocalypse cable TV show (and comic book I recently learned), and TellTale’s game based on The Walking Dead has already sold over a million copies! And that was only the first episode! But now, the second episode is here, so I had my brother Jeff review it, since he knows more about the show and zombies in general than I do. (360 version reviewed here)