I have a soft spot for simulators thanks to the likes of Theme Hospital. That classic game tasked players with building, diagnosing, and curing patients, all while managing the equipment, staff, finances, as well as death. I loved it, even if it was tough as nails towards the end. With that in mind, I was quite happy to receive Monsters and Medicine, a local indie game from Clockwork Acorn with a similar premise. It’s a lot more simplified and more puzzle focused in comparison, and instead of curing humans, your job is to heal monsters.
I absolutely adore puzzle games. There's little in this world that can better the feeling of solving a particular puzzle that I've been stumped by for hours. A wave of satisfaction that feels incredible rewarding, only made better by the appearance of another challenge. Like I said, I love puzzles, and that's why I'm already in love with Cadence.
Let me cut right to the chase, King Oddball really has no reason to be on PS4. It’s priced at R86 or R101 , depending if you buy it with cross play for Vita.
Mighty Switch Force 2 is a puzzle platformer that channels some serious retro vibes. As soon as I started the game up, it felt like I was playing something from my 16-bit past.
Thumb cocked to the left. Partial joint pain in digit: First point of attack. Two: Index finger; paralyze movement, stop fragging. Three: heavy Redbull drinker, quick snap to caffeine dispenser. Four: Drag in in right thumb on face buttons, mash progress. Summary prognosis: My new mastery of Mortal Kombat might be attributed to too many hours playing the latest Sherlock Holmes game. Recovery: Dubious at best.
Launched almost a year ago everywhere else, Catherine was a unique-looking title with sadly no distribution presence here in sunny ol’ SA. That all changed this year when it finally made its way to our shore, as the tale of love, infidelity and talking sheep eventually released.
But is Catherine worth the wait, or should we be cheating on it with some other games?
There was always one in the classroom. That kid at the back that was too clever, or didn't care about the subject. Because he was playing Tetris on his Gameboy. He was easy to spot on the playground, with the large crowd either watching him zoom along at level 9, or standing in line for a chance to play.
Fast forward several years, and the 3DS finally joins in on the fun. Having Tetris in your pocket will make you feel like a kid again. You will love spending time at work, whiling away hours by packing all those blocks into neat lines.* You too can have crowds of people lusting over your high score and fighting to sit close to you to watch you perform those multi-line combos.**
In case you missed our post and details about Portal 2’s upcoming DLC, Portal 2 has received some great DLC from Valve for the wonderful price of absolutely nothing.
A report on Joystiq informed us that the DLC is now available to download on Steam, Xbox Live and the Playstation Network so if you have Portal 2, then you have no reason in the world to not download the DLC. If you don’t actually already own Portal 2, what are you doing with your life… honestly?
Well, you could also always just… go and get it right now! Enjoy the DLC folks.
We love Portal 2… well honestly, who doesn’t love the Portal games (you should be ashamed of yourself… yes you)?
Valve, being the swell guys that they are, are releasing the first set of DLC of Portal 2 for absolutely NO money at all and yes, across all systems. Sweet I know, click the jump for the details and more.
People often complain that puzzle games are overly complicated or to hard but generally they manage to get on with it after searching Google for a few clues or asking their friends to help. What doesnâ€™t happen often is that the developer in question comes out and agrees that the game is actually too hard and that it will patch it to make it easier.
If you are looking for something interesting and new to play, you may want to give P.B Winterbottom a look on XBLA.
The game is now available for download and features some rather clever puzzle solving. The game is kind of styled around old black and white cinema and the puzzles are handled by cloning your character and recording a few seconds of motion to assist you.
It's a little difficult to explain, but it's really neat. Check out the gameplay video after the jump to see what I mean.
I havenâ€™t heard anything about this title before but the graphics are instantly appealing to me.
Axel & Pixel is a new IP being developed by a new Czech developer, Silver Wish Studios.
The title is being described as a point and click adventure game and as you can see from the screenshot above it will revolve solving puzzles.