Lords of Football (soccer for our trans-Atlantic readers) is a very unusual game. All the while I was playing it I had this slightly uneasy feeling, a sense that something was strange, a bit out of place. In fact, it took me some time to really put my finger on why that was, but eventually I think I did.
A story of linearity in more sense than one, Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel possesses fleeting moments of fiery excitement, but in reality very rarely deviates from absolute mediocrity.
Neither frustrating nor compelling, the latest in this mercenary shoot-em-up is enacted at a bare minimum and consequently is a totally uninspired experience from start to finish.
I have two young children. They’re mine obviously; this clearly isn’t me confessing that I’m a child snatcher. Anyway, my youngest is one years old and is interested in literally everything, especially my Xbox. His favourite game though is to sit on the floor, whilst daddy crawls up to him with a Pac Man stress toy making the ‘waka waka waka’ Pac Man noise. This may sound like the ramblings of a mad man, but he loves it. He sits and waves his arms, laughs like a mental patient and in most instances loses control of his bowels, thus signalling the end of the game.
Games… They’re brilliant things. They have the power to make us feel things like no other medium. From the heights of adrenaline, through the bleeding edge of tension and to the bubbling realms of humour, games can do amazing things to our senses. We can all remember the time a game has made us whoop with glee at pulling off something brilliant, or the time we shed a tear to something truly moving.
Instantaneous fun at its very easiest, Mini Ninjas is indicative of what mobile gaming is all about.
This bite-size portion of run and jump fun is simplistic enough to ensure it is accessible to all, whilst having enough depth to incentivise replay.
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