Archive for the ‘ reviews ’ Category

not related to Terra Genesis

TerraGenesis is not the new console from SEGA, it’s a space sim where you terraform planets in order to build human colonies. The game uses actual NASA data (in case of the planets of the solar system only) in order to make the game more immersive and real.

The game is free to play, you can either buy individual planet or buy all the planet of each system in bulk. If you don’t want to pay a dime you can unlock other planet when you successfully colonize one. You start with the choice of colonizing either the moon or Mars. Successfully colonizing them will unlock the other inner planet Mercury (the Moon) and Venus (Mars)
Screenshot_20180702-195505

Once you chose your planet to colonize your need to setup a small colony and start mining to get some cash, which will help you pay for research, add module to your colony and build satellite.

The module part is where you build module to slowly terraform your planet. You’re on Mars and need to start having an atmosphere, you need to build a thermal dust plant to increase pressure, you’re on Venus and want it to go down build a bunch of hydrogen processor to drop that pressure to earth level.

Once you start modifying your planet don’t forget to check it once in an awhile or you end up like me and going waterworld on Venus (Kevin Costner would not be happy)

WaterVenus_20180614-191219

This is where I was a bit annoyed, I went to sleep while I was terraforming Mars and ended up putting to much o2 in it because I left it a +100 for the night. Same thing happen on Venus, but with the temperature. I’ve built the Soletta, a satellite that helps you adjust the temperature on your planet surface, but when it was built I had so much water build up in the atmosphere that it’s flooded the planet. Also, known has “the great flood” in the Venusian Holy Text.

So after that, I went all Tamagochi on my Venus, checking every time making sure everything was rising carefully, turning them down or up as needed. It’s like a feeding a little monster instead it’s a planet and it needs to be feed differently depending how it’s going.

Screenshot_20180625-173321

I have some nitpicking on that flood thing, it’s weird that your colony can support the initial Venus atmosphere, but add a little water on the ground and everything falls apart. We (NASA) have (like today) base underwater so building cities underwater is probably feasible with current technology, but with our current tech we cannot build anything on Venus surface. So why the hell the whole colony get destroyed when the 1m of water above sea level when the damn dome can support about 90x earth pressure and a temperature that f**king melt lead.
Screenshot_20180626-000727

Other than that TerraGenesis is a great game, I’ve managed to terraform the moon, Mars and Venus (twice), but the Tamagochi nature of the game got me and annoyed a bit my wife too. Constantly checking if your little planet is doing fine get tiring at the end. Another thing I didn’t like it’s how mining work. However, you can make it less annoying by building satellite that detects the concentration of each mineral on the ground. On the Android version there seem to have some bugs. Some of them seem to have been fixed since I last played, the game is still slow when you start having many late stage world to handle.

Give it a try and let me know if you like it.

four-kings-casino-video-game-ps4 75

Slot machines have provided players with great entertainment and huge payouts for many years and these games are among the most played in any casino setting. With hundreds of slots already available and new games always being developed, players will find some amazing games that offer great themes. A number of the leading slot games that are enjoyed have a popular theme that will attract players and there are some great titles that have been developed based on top rated PS4 games. Players can also enjoy slots by playing online or even by purchasing slot games for their PS4. With so many titles, great bonus rounds, intriguing themes and high payouts, slot fans around the globe can enjoy a thrilling experience with themed games.

Many of the world’s best slots can be played online and there is also a list of slots based on popular video games. With PS4 games being a huge inspiration for the slots industry and many casino games available for this console, it’s not unlike online and land-based casinos to give their players a chance to join their favourite video game characters on the reels for hours of big wins. Plus, the graphics and animations in video game themed slots are often just as action-packed as their video game counterparts, which makes spinning the reels all the more exciting.

Leading Slot and Casino Games for PS4

The PS4 is one of the most popular gaming consoles on the market and players all around the globe enjoy this gaming system and use it to play thrilling titles. While many players prefer action based games or role-playing games, there are some stellar casino games that can also be enjoyed. These types of games provide a realistic feeling and offer a variety of games that one would find at a land-based casino. Slot games are quite popular with players, so these will be found with most casino themed games for the PS4. One of the leading games that is being enjoyed by players is The Four Kings Casino and Slots. This game offers a complete casino experience and when players enter the lobby, they will find access to action-packed table and card games as well as some amazing slot titles. With Four Kings Casino, players can choose and customize their avatar and will be able to enjoy the thrills of top casino games without the risk of losing any real money.

For those who love the action of poker, Prominence Poker is a casino game that can be played on PS4. This is a combination of a casino multiplayer game and a role-playing game and players will enjoy the 3D presentation and the great animations. The game is all about poker and focuses on Texas Hold’em.

Pure Hold’em World Poker Championships is another top rated game for PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro consoles and this game offers exceptional poker action. Players can play against a computer or they can create tournaments that can have as many as 8 different players. This game is based on Texas Hold’em and it offers a realistic presentation. The tournament options with Pure Poker is what will appeal to most players and there are tournaments that can be played online and offline. Each will require a buy-in amount and these can range from $1,000 all the way to $1 million. The game also offers some great tutorials for those who have never played Hold’em before.

Slots that Have PS4 Game Themes

hitman-casino-video-game-ps4 75

Over the years, leading software developers have created amazing slot games that have been based on hit video games. With the popularity of the PS4, players want to play slots that have a familiar theme and known characters, which is why many developers are using PS4 games as inspirations for new slot game titles. There are plenty of slots at online casinos sites and there are many more to come. One of the hottest PlayStation games of all time is Call of Duty™ and this game has been used as the theme for slot games as well. With Call of Duty™, players will join a military ream and enter a war zone to complete missions and kill enemies. Amaya Gaming offers a Call of Duty™ slot game that offers base game features and great bonus rounds. The free spins and multipliers help boost overall payouts and the game offers impressive sounds and graphics to replicate the video game experience.

Another great video game themed slot is Tomb Raider™, which is available at Microgaming online casinos. This game offers a treasure trove of bonus features and is played on 5 reels and 15 paylines. The symbols used in the slot game are all related to video game graphics and characters. With wilds, scatters, free spins and more, Tomb Raider™ has become one of the most played video game themed slots offered. Players looking for adventure can go along with Lara Croft™ and collect some amazing payouts along the way.

Hitman™ is another great game played on PS4 consoles and this game has also been the basis of slot games. The Hitman™ slot is a 15 payline slot that offers multiple betting options and some amazing special features. There are bonus rounds, free spins, scatters, expanding wilds and so much more. In truth, the slot is just as exciting and thrilling as the Hitman™video game and offers a chance for players to win as much as 20,000 coins from the base game alone.

Playing Slots for Money

Slot and casino games can be enjoyed in many ways. Players can choose to benefit from the realism of a PS4 slot and casino game or they can play casual casino games online. Most of these will not cost any money, so players will be playing for virtual coins and credits. However, there are options for those that do wish to play slot machines for real money online. After checking out some of the great casino PS4 games and slots that have been inspired by PS4 titles, players can locate trusted and reliable online casinos, where they can fund an account and place real money wagers, just like at a land casino. Here, they can benefit from hundreds of game titles and will always find a thrilling slot, table or card game to meet their needs.

For all of you who ask to make give a list of the best hockey sim on mobile, here the one I’ve found.
Last post I’ve said I’m going to make a review of hockey sim (like Powerplay manager) on mobile. Now that I’ve quit Powerplay manage I need my hockey sim fix so I’ve downloaded a bunch of games and tried them out.

CBS Franchise Hockey 2018

Like other hockey sim on this list, this game rely on card to acquire players. However, the game is pretty generous compare to the other has it gives you two of the best player of your favorite team from the start.
If you chose the Habs you get Price and Weber, for the penguins it’s Crosby and Malkin and so on. The game has nice management feature, you can train your player and buy them equipment. There are lot of game to play, from doing a season, exhibition game, pro game and even event for legends players.
There’s a season mode to, but it’s only a few games (21) and the playoff are one game deathmatch. It’s actually my favorite on the list, I’ve played a good half hour before I’ve use all my free games. The multiplayer is limited, you play against other team, but there’s no interaction with them.

Note: This game is my favorite from this list and I play everyday since I’ve installed it.

Pros:

NHL players
Cards to get players
Play against old nhl team
You can train your players
You can give equipment
Chose your team color and logo
Season (even if it’s not a real season)

Cons:

NHL team city only not the team with logo and name
UI can be a bit confusing
We don’t see the game in the simulation
Login with facebook
Season not like NHL

Big Win Hockey

I’ve already written about that game in a previous post, here the highlight and pros and cons of the game.

BIG WIN Hockey is hockey simulation where you get player by drafting them from a deck of card which might include power up (skill boost) and “Big impact card” (in game power up). You can get NHL player buy buying special pack.

Note that this one is filled with ads and you get match up against team twice your rating from the start. I’ve played a bit in the past, but drop because of the ads and the grinding required if you don’t want to pay.

Pros:

Use cards to get players
Can use cards for power up
Nice simulation animation
NHL player available

Cons:

In-app purchase heavy
You get yourself crush at the beginning
Ads to get buck or coins
No tactical play
No season

NHL SuperCard 2K18

Another card base game like big win hockey, but better. You get NHL players from the get go and since they have some budget they included the real player on the card.

Enjoyable game, you can get a decent team quickly if you play regularly. Some event can be hard though like Road2theCup, you need legendary player on almost all the line if you want to have a shot in the final. Its seem it’s the only game with the NHL teams name and logo in it.

Pros:

NHL player available (bonus: real player with real team logo on the card)
Card to get player (bonus: you get NHL player right at the start)
Nice simulation animation
Mode season

Cons:

In-app purchase heavy
You get crush at the beginning
Need to watch ads to get coins
No tactical play
The season is not like NHL

Dynasty Hockey

This is originally a facebook game (has dsiplayed in the video), so it forces you to log with fb. It also lacks feature compare to the facebook game.
Easy to play & not overly complex, but enough going on to keep it lights and interesting.
And players and coaches from different eras that can be mixed and matched to build your team.
A bit more information about how things work or a tutorial would be helpful.
Any simulation hockey fanatic will enjoy this game.

Note: It seem that game haven’t had a update since 2015. (Proof! https://sensortower.com/android/us/fantasy-moguls-inc/app/dynasty-hockey/com.atomic.android.sim/overview)

Pros:

Draft
Legend player
Free agent
Coach
Training

Cons:

Login with fb
UI confusing
In app purchase
Less feature than the FB game
Seem that the dev stop updating the game.
No Season like NHL
No NHL team (team cities are there though)

World Hockey Manager

This is a new game from 2017 and it’s a FB game has well, but I haven’t had the time to try it on Facebook so I’m not sure if it’s the same.
You can play challenge to get coin and make your team move up a league.
You start in the qualification league where there no season, you can move up in league to be able to do an actual season. Note that I’m still stuck in the qualification league, I’ll give an update if I go out of it.

With training, upgrading your facility, this game has a lot of the feature of a solid hockey manager like Powerplay manager.
However, most feature are not as deep has powerplay manager and its seem that you can get stuck pretty quickly.
Challenge seem to cost more in coin than winning them, player signing is extremely expensive for anyone rated 70 and up, later Arena upgrades literally take weeks to level.

Pros:

Arena management,
cards for power up and restore moral/energy,
Tactic,
Prospect management and training.
Chose your team color and logo
New game seem actively maintained

Cons:

Cannot skip simulation,
In-app purchase,
Not sure how the season work,
You get yourself crush at the beginning,
No NHL teams or players
Not much to do if you don’t use your card to restore endurance and moral of your team

Hockey General Manager

This one has a pretty cheap feel to it UI wise, but don’t shy away because it can be an interesting game. Its have all the elements of a NHL simulation game with a salary cap, trades, a draft and free agent sign-in. And not in a gimmicky way like Dynasty hockey, the real NHL way, like there’s trade deadline, a draft after the post-season, a free agent sign-in after the draft.
However, there’s no NHL teams or players, no game display when you run the game simulation, no multiplayer, you only play vs a AI. The free version is super limited, you can only pick one team (like its really matter since there no team from the NHL) and you can only play one season.

Pros:

Only one in-app purchase, it’s to buy the whole game.
League & team management similar to the NHL
Only game in the list with trade
Salary Cap, draft and free agent like the NHL
Quick to play a season and the season have the NHL structure

Cons:

Not the nhl team or player
Free version very limited (one team, one season)
No gameplay or display of the actual game
No multiplayer, only vs AI

Talk hockey

Blocky Hockey


Grab your puck and skate like mad in a fresh, fun hockey runner! The most fun you can have with a puck, combining realistic physics and humorous gameplay. Hit the ice and light the lamp with body checks and fighting. This is actually the description of the game on the play store. The game is actually fun, but scoring is actually really hard with you start having multiple defense and have a bad angle. A lot of content available via in-app purchase, skin and other stuff.

Ice Rage: Hockey

It’s a great one-on-one ice hockey game – you play the red team unless you play multi-player where you can get the blue team. You have a minute and 45 seconds to outscore the blues, by moving around with the virtual stick and shooting with the shot button.
Goalkeepers are AI controlled, so you just need to control your forward player on the ice.

I actually really like the multiplayer of that game, they pair you up against someone randomly, usually of your skill, and you bang it out like champs.

Hockey Physics

A hockey game with funny physic mechanic. However, they should add more gameplay option and the cpu is too predictable.
Graphic isn’t “forte” either, but it’s funny looking enough to give it a try.

Hockey Clicker

Ok where should I begin. Its look like a game that I could code myself and put it online. However, the game is not that bad, it’s rather simplistic yet oddly addictive.
You play with a third-person view and all you do is to shoot on a goal by tapping on the display. You can to upgrade your gear, your team, etc. You earn cash in training, and by playing matches, it’s also offers a multiplayer mode.
There are a lot of other game that worth probably more your time that this one, either from this list or our previous list.

 

Hockey Games

Ok, SEO wise this game has the dumbest name ever. If you search for hockey games all the other game from the previous list will show up before this one because they are more popular. It’s like naming my game Shoot and kill stuff, I bet call of duty will come up before even if the user search for shoot and kill stuff in the play store. Maybe it worked for them, but with a stupid name like that it’s off for a bad start.

The game is pretty simple, there’s a net and you play the player that shoots on it. Has you progress obstacles and player to block you are added.  I tried to find other review of that game, but since the name is so broad I could get anything to help you.

That all for today, I’ve removed a bunch of hockey sim game to make a post only on those, hopefully I won’t take another 2 months to write it.

Now that I basically stop playing power play manager I’ve started to check what hockey game are on Android, don’t worry Apple fan boys your turn will come and anyway most of those games are on both platform. They are ordered from the most downloaded to the least.

Stickman Ice Hockey


Stickman Ice hockey was one of the best hockey game on android for awhile (at least the one with the most download), but now the ads are ridiculous, you spend as much time watching ads as you do playing. They don’t have any NHL teams, but they have the team per NHL city and the teams from 16 countries. It the only game I’ve won right off the bat, 6-5 in OT with the best team (Sweden) available against the worst team (Austria), it’s pretty easy to score and get scored, the control are ok, face-off might be hard at first, but you get it pretty quickly.

 

Ice Hockey 3D

Another game with no NHL franchise, at least we get a team logo here. My first game I got squash 5-1 with 4 goals in the 3rd period, the AI on your team is practically nonexistent, they just stare at the puck and when you drop it and follow you when you have it. In NHL I use to let my defense handle when a player enters the zone and in this game they just stare at the guy instead. They are probably telling him “Go on body, give your best shot and I won’t even try to block” and the goaler is out taking a piss because if a player draws to close he let everything in.

Controls are okay, but your options are extremely limited. You have your skating control and a button for speed boost. On offense, you have a button to shoot and a button to pass. On defense, you have a button to substitute and a button for poke-checking. That’s literally it. It’s also incredibly easy to score. Overall, this game isn’t that good, but if you like the idea of getting your player better with micro-transaction and daily bonus this might be something you like.

Matt Duchene’s Hockey Classic

If you’re looking for something with the NHLin it, this game got something, it’s Matt Duchene and the cities name from the NHL team, no player name (except Duchene), no team names&logos.

I only tried the free part of the game, the control are not bad once you get use to it. However, I didn’t like that checking is an automatic penalty when they can trip you. And poking at a goalie possessed Puck counts as roughing. You have to pay a fee to unlock the whole game (5$ at the time of this writing). Note that I read that you have to pay every time you download.

It’s free but cost 5$ for the whole game

And for some reason its want to access your files and pictures…

BIG WIN Hockey

Here we are changing the game type a bit. BIG WIN Hockey is hockey simulation where you get player by drafting them from a deck of card which might include power up (skill boost) and “Big impact card” (in game power up). You can get NHL player buy buying special pack. The game has been around for awhile (2012 I think) but its seem it’s still going strong.

I normally like hockey simulation game (like Powerplay manager and senior hockey league) but this one is filled with ads and you get match up against team twice your rating from the start. I’ve played a bit in the past, but drop because of the ads and grinding required if you don’t want to pay. I started a new team to remember the game a bit and only first game was against a team with my rating, all other I was against had almost twice my rating and level 5 or more, I started with a rating of 38 and all other team where 68, 73, 73, 78 and the last 48….

Really not friendly when you start, they should be more generous to entice people to play.

 

Puppet Ice Hockey: Pond Head


This game was not what I expected. You play 1 vs 1 in a 2d side view with power up and power down which make the game hilarious when you power down the other player with a rocket and he start flying. Super easy to score the AI seem a little dumb at time, but can be challenging to.

With its funny theme, easy controls. Everyone who like hockey should give this game a try.

 

MVP Hockey

It’s more of a non stop shootout game than an actual hockey game. Each period, a player shot the puck at the goaler or you play the goaler. You can buy power up to increase your chance of scoring. You can only play country team, there no NHL team or player.

From what I’ve played, controlling the goaler is pretty annoying, sometime you obviously block and they scored anyway. When you shoot and don’t use the “power shot” you basically never score. Always the same thing, its get boring pretty quickly.

 

Hockey Showdown

You play either has a goaler glove to block the puck or the stick (and I think you control the puck too) when you’re on offences. That’s it. There the NHL teams cities, but not the real teams. There are different modes of playing and you can upgrade you stick and glove for better accuracy. This game is a complete glitch fest, says you scored when you missed and vice versa. It doesn’t shoot the puck when you swipe 85% of the time. Graphics are nice and better than some of the other games on this list, but I would recommend passing on this one.

Hockey Stars

The only thing related to hockey in this game is there’s a puck and there’s a goal and the background look like ice, swap the puck for a ball and you got football star. Yet the game is actually fun to play and it’s only multiplayer. Ads don’t bother you every 2 seconds and game are pretty quick.

 

 

Stranger Things: The Game

You’ve probably heard of that show that was pretty popular on Netflix. You know the one that a mix of horror movie with a zest of 80’s nostalgia.
Yeah that one 😀

The game has recently had an update when the season 2 came out and it’s pretty solid. First no ads, no micro transaction, no stamina that force you to comeback later.
The game play is a mix of Zelda most notably The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, old point and click adventures and a SNES/80’s style. Because the game is only playable on touch screen devices, game mechanics have been heavily simplified: everything from character movement, to combat, to inspecting and activating items can be achieved by tapping the screen. The game uses a 16-bit art style and is played in an overhead view. There are two game modes: Normal and Classic. In Classic mode, players are returned to the beginning of dungeons upon death, and enemies respawn even after dungeons have been completed.

You start has Hopper and you wander around hawking freeing the other kids, each time you save or found a character they’ll usually join you and each character have a special ability that will help you progress and unlock new dungeons. Most of the characters from the series are there, you get to play Hopper, who’s the only one that cans go in the underworld, Lucas, who throws rock with is slingshot, Nancy with a baseball bat that breaks things, Mike and is bike,  Will, who can crawl in pipe,  Dustin, he distracts enemies with pudding, El and her psychic blast and Max (from season 2) who throw coins.

If you grew up in the 80s, you’ll love this game, but what’s even more amazing is the fact anyone who likes video games, new or old, will like playing this game.
This game is fun and engrossing. It’s smooth and the controls are perfect.
There a lot of old school throwback, in the setting, the gameplay, the graphics and the sound!  It really does take you back to old school NES/SNES games but without compromising the play or graphics.

You couldn’t expect more from a paid game, let alone this free game.

 

 

You guys seem to have loved my Hunie pop review and guide to get all the girl (the later is actually my highest visited post here). So I’ve decided to review and probably make a guide on a game that came out a few weeks ago by the same dev team called Hunie Cam Studio. It has a strong NSFW theme without really showing that much stuff except from some few girls clothing (So yeah, NSFW warning!)

Huniecam-Studio-SFW

Not Hunie pop 2

Hunie cam studio is the new opus from the creator of the kinky puzzle game hunie pop but the only thing that it has from is predecessor is that most of the girls are back for a lucrative career in cam work.

Hunie cam studio has beautiful art likes its predecessor (a bit more zynga-ish though) but the similarity stop there, other that having to have the most number of fans by day 21 that is pretty much the plot. No interaction with the girl, no puzzle, no hidden girl (that I know of).

Hopefully I manage to kill your expectation of being like Hunie pop because it’s not, It’s a whole other game that is more of a clicker than anything.

Kyu  cam girl empire

kyu-hcskyu-small

Kyu need a new manager for her HunieCam Studio, seem that your free and she lets you the huge favor of taking on the whole operation.

So has the manager of the Cam Studio, you handle all studio operation. Hiring new women to grow your cam girl empire, training them, putting them to work, upgrading your studio, sending them to the spa to relax after a few days of hard work, doing errand for you, etc.

a3flvuw9qbbydv5kw6dr

Each performer have theirs fetish specialties, along with needs and desires, some smoke other drink some do both or none of them, this impact how they handle stress when they work.

Fetish specialties impact what kind of fan you attract to your studio and what kind of fan watch the girls doing there show. Item (sex toys…) can help you attract other kind of fan of a particular fetish (cake farting … really ?)

I can be a good idea to give all your performer the same kind of toy so that can benefit the same fan.

panda

Final verdict

Not bad but can get boring really quickly, because you will end up doing the same thing every time you replay the game minus a few things depending on who you pick. It’s actually really quick to play and get to 21 days (a few hours), you can always continue after that but unfortunately there no point in doing that. If you like a good clicker game and a strong adult theme this will be your cup of tea, otherwise you might want to wait for hunie pop 2.

To recap:

Positive:
  • strong nsfw theme without showing the nsfw stuff (some girl cloths are borderline though)
  • quick to play and master -the cast of hunie pop is back with some new character too.
  • great art
  • funny and snarky comment
Negative:
  • don’t expect a puzzle game like hunni pop
  • game play cans seem repetitive (require a lot of clicking)
  • character lack personality compared to hunie pop
  • would be better suited has a mobile game

 

hcs-jessie

You guys seem to like dating sim after the success of my how to get the hidden girl in honey pop post.

I’ve found Crush Crush, a Idle game that goes in that vein, no match 3 and no saucy NSFW stuff though.

title

One bright sunny day, you were out doing your grocery, minding you own business you know. You were distracted by a bird and crashed in to a girl. The poor thing was taken to the hospital. You now have to pay here bill and win out her heart.

In Crush Crush you meet all the girl in disastrous way, hence the crush but you get crush by their beauty so you engage a great journey to amend your wrong and win their heart.

How to play

“If you could just drool a little less, you might actually be pleasant company” -Cassie

cassie

 

You clumsy thing, you managed to crush into 7 girls in an awkward and unsexy way. From beating her high score on her favorite game, to running into her or making her fall with all her cake mix all over the floor (and her 🙂 ), you really don’t know how to get make a good presentation do you.

You need to atone your wrong doing and make them like you, to do that you need to meet the requirement to go to the next level of the relationship. Requirement depend on each girl, they range from affection (heart), have cash in the bank, gift, having a certain expertise in a hobbies, going on a particular date with her or having a particular job.

“Player one used seduction. Result super effective. Mio Fainted.” -Mio

Mio

Affection (Heart) is the easiest to obtain, you can atone (which change name depending on the relationship level with the girl), just click on her (it’s give + 1 each time), give a gift or go on date with here. If your have a good level of her favorite hobby she will grow in affection naturally.

Getting cash

Just take it !

Cash is actually pretty easy for the requirement they have. First you need a job, you can have multiple job and each job level up over time, becoming more lucrative. Job are unlock by meeting a certain hobbies requirement and they use a designated time slot. With cash you pay for gift and date 🙂

Hobbies

Hobbies appear usually when you get a girl to a certain level of affection and she either have a hobby level requirement or she want you to be a certain job that have a hobby you don’t have yet. Each hobbies need to use 3 time slot for you to practice them and level them up. They are actually the pain in this game because they take forever to level up.

Time slot

You time is devised in time slot which you can either use to practice hobby, work or go on date.

They are unlock when you get achievement, when you get the girls to their next affection level or by spending diamonds.

Diamond

Are obtain by getting the girls to their next affection level and getting achievement. You can use diamond to accelerate various thing, like skipping 30 min, a day, getting more time slot buying gift.

Restarting

You start at the normal x1 time but you can restart to play at a faster time which depends on how many achievements you have. You keep all your time slot and diamond and get an extra boost in time. Really useful when those hobbies start to take days.

The speed upgrade applies to everything, job, hobbies, date time, atone/flirt cool down, etc.

“I remain in constant anticipation that you will want to perform explorative research on me” -Fumi

fumi

 

My take

The game is fun but the waiting get annoying real fast, luckily you can pay for a speed boost or restart with a bonus speed multiplier. With all that, the hobbies take forever to get to a high level. Just so you know getting the wizard job will take like a trillion years even with the best stuff. Still I recommend trying it out and since it’s still in development they will probably fix that issues at some point.

So hot stuff! What are you waiting for give crush crush some love and try it out.

Play Crush Crush NOW !

Crusader Kings II

Crusader Kings II, or CK2 for the fan, is a medieval political intrigue simulation. Like galactic civilization from my previous post, it’s a 4x (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, eXterminate), but instead of managing a space civilization, you’re a noble from the middle age, you can chose to be the lowly noble or the King of France. The beauty of it is that when you die you play the heir of your primary title. Which mean that even if you get killed in combat or assassinated you get to play your heir and can revenge your father or make amends and marry his oldest daughter then assassinate his only son so your heir gets their kingdom.

The game is a sandbox which means there no specific goal but there an underlying one, is to increase your dynasty influence. Your goal can be start a lowly count in Ireland and become the said king of Ireland or play the Byzantine empire and plot the reestablish the Roman Empire.

Like I said before the death of your character doesn’t mean its game over, you get to play your heir (as long its from your House) which can be your eldest son, an elected heir by your vassal or the eldest relative depending on your succession law.

The depth of the game come from all the scheming that can goes unnoticed and then blew right under your nose. A powerful duke married his son to the only daughter of another duke, which you only realized when he died and his grandson has both duchy with 80% of your troops and he doesn’t like you. You are at war with a lowly count only to find out he married his daughter to a prince of the holy roman empire and now there 30k on the shore of whales. You can assassinate that imbecile son so your genius son might get the throne.

The historical period and character are reproduced astonishingly well. From the important historical character like Offa or William and the name and place of counties and duchy or the bubonic plague of the Late Middle Ages, as you can see the immersion is total.

There so much to say about the game the play style, the way each religion and region can be played differently, the mod (there an excellent Game of throne and elder scroll one).

The game might be a little expensive with all the mod but grab it on sale on steam and you should be fine.

More info:

CK2 Official Site

I wasn’t really active gaming wise in 2015, having a kids take a bit of a toll on everything. But I manage to play some new games, most of them came out before 2015 but I want to showcase them for you anyway.

Galactic civilization II

Galactic civilization II

GC II is a space strategy game set in the 23rd century, when multiple alien civilizations, including Terrans, scramble to conquer the galaxy, planet by planet, by force, diplomacy, influence (culture), or technology.

GC2 is an old game from 2006 but I bought it for next to nothing in a steam sale in 2014 when Galactic civilization 3 came out. I love those kind of simulate the world kind of game like Civilization, Romance of three kingdoms (the SNES one), Master of Orion.

This game looked like a good knock off master of Orion, a game I played awhile ago that really liked.

The game is notable for its artificial intelligence, which is challenging without being given resources and abilities not available to the player, as is common in the majority of strategy games. The game like civ and other game of that genre, you build your galactic civilization from the instant it’s got the engine to do interstellar travel and you build it from there. There 4 primary axis to build around, military, economic, science and culture.

From there you try to create alliance and exchange resources, technologies with other civ or threaten them with your mighty military power. They are multiple way to win the game like a military victory is when all other nations are wiped out, a science victory is when you got to a specific tech that makes you win the game. A cultural victory is when your influence in the galaxy is more than 75% for a certain time, there are other mean that you can win to like by ascending to be a divine being (not sure) or by a diplomatic victory. 

With 35 hours played, which is about 2-3 play through depending of the size of the map and the difficulty. I did all the most of the way to win, It’s pretty cool when you’re building huge ship to attack other planet.

Hearthstone

That game need no presentation but allow me to tell my how I jumped in the bandwagon. I joined late on this one, but some of my old friends I used to play magic with convinced me to give it a try. And I was actually quite surprised by it. It’s seem well balanced enough if you have enough cards, it seems well designed enough that old card from the first editions are still playable.

The quest mechanic allows players to gain gold and buy pack or adventure even if they don’t have money, making it possible to rise even if you don’t spend a dime. In the Arena you just need to pay 100 gold or 1.99 and from there only luck and your deck building skill will allow you to progress since you build the card from what they give you and not all card are equal.

The brawl is another great way to get card, they sometime give you a deck and you play on equal terms against other players. The first win in brawl will give you a free pack.

However it’s get frustrating quickly if you don’t have all the card or at least not a lot of rare one. You get hit the face by the god damns $%*@ Dr.Boom every time, talk about op or you get one shot by a rogue because they got that rare card that cost 0 and reduce the cost of another spell.

And like on all ladder once you rank high enough it seem that you only win 50% of your game.

Ironclad Tactic

Ironclad Tactic

The game takes place in an alternate history at the onset of the American Civil War where robot-like "ironclad" machines are used alongside human troops by both sides in the war. The game incorporates elements of collectible card games, whereby the player constructs a deck of cards earned from previous matches for the deployment, outfitting, and tactics of human and ironclad tropes to achieve specific victory conditions. The game features single player and co-operative multiplayer campaign modes as well as skirmishes between two players.

Another steam sale with my money well spent, I haven’t played that much this one but I really like the concept. The alternate history where you have mech in the civil war it’s actually pretty neat. The collectible part is well balance has well. The way the story is told is through a comic style between each battle. This game is definitely worth a try.



And my favorite game I’ve played in 2015 was … see the answer in next post.