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Fantasian is an Apple Arcade exclusive Final Fantasy style RPG. I liked it.


Posted 01 Apr 2022 18:45 by tedu Updated: 01 Apr 2022 18:45
Tagged: games review

skyrim vs the wild

This post never made it into words when planned, so the references are a bit dated, but I think it’s still mostly relevant. (For those who are familiar with the references.) Some time ago, I saw a claim that the software developers who worked on Zelda: Breath of the Wild are much better than the developers for Elder Scrolls: Skyrim which has a great many bugs. I agree that Skyrim (and every Bethesda game) has an infamous reputation for lots of bugs, much more so than the Wild, but I don’t think we can conclude much about the skills of the people jamming code into vim or notepad++ or whatever.


Posted 14 Aug 2020 03:11 by tedu Updated: 14 Aug 2020 03:11
Tagged: games software thoughts

lighter laptop games

Sometimes I want to play a game. On Windows. On a laptop. That weighs three pounds. This kind of limits my options, but here’s a few games that worked out decently enough. Of course, some obvious choices like old school point and click games will run fine, but what I found is that even a number of retro pixel style games can be graphically intensive. It’s hard work looking easy.


Posted 16 Mar 2017 04:07 by tedu Updated: 16 Mar 2017 04:07
Tagged: games roundup

Mini Metro

A fun iPhone (and many more) game. Your job is to build and manage an ever growing subway system, until eventually unhappy riders revolt. The gameplay is fairly simple, with very few different types of resource to manage, but each play through is different. I’m still working out a few strategies, but just when I think I’ve nailed it, I’ll get an uncooperative map. It’s both like and unlike Flight Control. In many ways better. More variation. The intensity builds up over time, but it never demands unblinking concentration. More strategy than action. The game strikes a very good balance between abstraction and realism. Station types and passengers are just shapes like circle and square, but it’s easy to imagine them as residential and commercial districts.

Posted 14 Nov 2016 20:01 by tedu Updated: 14 Nov 2016 20:07
Tagged: games review

Godus review

A short review of Godus, iPad edition. It’s a modern update of Populus, one of my Super Nintendo favorites. You squish the earth around, let your idiotic worshippers build homes, and rain destruction on the blasphemous other tribe. It’s fun, especially to start, but then starts slowing down and running into some serious limitations.


Posted 05 Jan 2015 17:15 by tedu Updated: 03 Feb 2015 08:54
Tagged: games review

ten year reunions

The only thing better than remembering the past is reliving it.


Posted 17 Apr 2014 04:59 by tedu Updated: 20 Apr 2014 02:46
Tagged: games moviereview music philly

more iPhone games

I was growing tired of my old iPhone games so I bought some new ones. I play only on an iPhone, not an iPad. I was mostly looking for quick fix games, not anything to rival a console game.


Posted 06 Dec 2012 06:29 by tedu Updated: 09 Mar 2013 18:15
Tagged: games review roundup

game apps roundup

Some notes on a few games I’ve purchased for my iPhone. I paid some minimum amount of money for all of these. Compare with the paid app roundup and the free app roundup elsewhere.


Posted 28 Jun 2011 23:31 by tedu Updated: 09 Mar 2013 18:38
Tagged: games roundup