Archive for April, 2009

Zatikon – Jazz it up with Zatikon!

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Apr30 Or is that Jazz it up with Zatarain’s?  We’re not talking about rice.  We’re talking about the new game Zatikon from Chronic Logic.  Chronic Logic is the company that made Gish, or at least I think so.  Actually when you look at their website they have a lot of games, more than most companies that have been in the business for as long as they have.  Apparently according to Wikipedia they also publish (or is that distribute) indie games from other authors.  It’s cool though, I’m fairly certain Zatikon is a Chronic Logic Original.  They’re so awesome they’ve got their own MobyGames entry!  Or at least they must be awesome, because not everyone has an entry on MobyGames ;-)  And why the heck am I gushing, I don’t even really know the company.  I played the Gish demo like once (before I was reviewing games) and found it too odd for my tastes.  Okay okay, so what is Zatikon?  It’s some sort of strategy game, like chess (but not really like chess) or Stratego (okay maybe more like that, umm I don’t know).  Let’s find out about this interesting game.


(xblig) Adventurer Pets HD – Platforming Pets better get the Vet!

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Apr29 Sometimes you just want some straight-up platforming action, and that’s what Adventurer Pets HD by Arrogancy Games aims to do.  The official description is “Adventurer Pets is best described as a ‘competitive arcade style platformer.’ The game is modeled as a mix of classic arcade style single screen platformers and competitive multiplayer party games. There are two single player modes available and one local mutiplayer, which supports from 1-4 players.”  Unfortunately this really doesn’t seem to describe the game.  I guess there’s no story, so I guess you’re just supposed to run around and jump on stuff.  Maybe there’s some collection stuff as I believe is shown in the trailer.   Hopefully, this proves to be more fun than it looks from the outset.  So let’s as the Brits say “Have a go”.


Pahelika: Secret Legends – You no lika my Pahe…

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Apr28 Sorry for the nonsense title.  First let me apologize to those at IronCode for not getting this out on time, and mostly to you readers.  I totally dropped the ball this time.  There was no excuse, I simply was being too lazy today.  I promise it will never happen again!  Today is still Tuesday April 28th, at 11:23 PM, so technically I can still get this out on time.  I’m going to actually schedule tomorrow’s (xblcg) review for 8 pm.  To give Pahelika at least 20 hours by itself.  I’ll try for 4 pm for Thursday, and finally 12 pm for Friday’s review.  So at least they have some time before another review pushes it down.  Then I’m going to try to get back on the ball for Monday.  So again I apologize.  So without further ado, may I present to you, Uhfgood’s review of IronCode Software’s Pahelika: Secret Legends.  Another quickie note, this is technically a preview, although I’m reviewing the full game.  They don’t have a demo yet and are going to release on April 30th.  Since they asked me earlier I thought I would go ahead and give this review a priority.  (As well as another developer has asked to review their game, which I already was going to, so I decided to push them up to Thursday.  So now Tuesday’s and Thursday’s reviews are now set for next week.  Sorry for any inconvenience.)