Been a bit of a busy week on the writing front. Not quite as busy as I was aiming, curse my poor time management skills, but a good warm up for much busier weeks to come! Only a fleeting weekly roundup this week as I’m enjoying a mostly lazy Saturday afternoon and I’d like to turn my laptop off asap.
First up, my review of the last episode in Season 3 of Sam & Max. It’s quite a good episode and a great season.
It’s increasingly difficult to know what to say about Sam & Max Season 3. Not because it’s not worth talking about – it most certainly is – but because of the risk of spoiling the events that unfold in this finale. It’s sad to see The Devil’s Playhouse end but there are some rather intriguing plot twists to keep players keenly interested right until the end. It’s a pity then that while the narrative and humour is as strong as ever, the puzzles on offer feel a little stale.
Then there was a review of Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force: Herbert’s Revenge on the DS for VideogameUK. If you’re not a child, don’t bother.
Deep breath time…Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force: Herbert’s Revenge. It’s a bit of a mouthful isn’t it? Presumably somewhere there are parents muttering “is it that new penguin game?” – yes you’d be right, that’s exactly what it is. Club Penguin is big business it seems as a form of MMO for kids. It’s passed me by as I’m not under 12. So, having been assigned this game to review I consulted my resident expert: my 10 year old cousin. Turns out she doesn’t know anything about it either. She liked the game quite a bit though and I can see why.
Following that was Shin Megami Tensei: Persona for the PSP over at Resolution.
You might think that the likes of Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest sum up the peculiarities of the JRPG but you’d be very wrong. It’s the Personas of the world that really show how bizarre a JRPG can really be.
My first experience of the Persona series was long ago when I was but a fresh faced aspiring reviewer. One of the first games I ever reviewed was Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 on the Playstation 2. Having never played a Persona game before this, I’m still not entirely sure if it was a success but I tried very hard to sum it up. You see, the Persona series is rather quirky. Typically you play the role of a high school student who, alongside attending classes like a normal teenager, must also stop the world from being invaded by demons. The term persona comes about as each of the main characters can summon Personas which can be used to cast various special abilities.
Finally, We Sing Encore for the Wii, reviewed for Resolution.
Singing. It’s a lot harder than it looks isn’t it? So many people think that they can do it well, but in reality, it’s quite a small number indeed. It doesn’t stop us all trying though. Especially on a Saturday night when the alcohol’s flowing and Summer of 69 comes on instantly reminding you of just how great life could be. Or is that just me?
It’s been a week full of very different 7/10s then!