Quick Hits

Peggle is fun. It’s a bright, happy arcade-style game. No, I don’t care if you can’t feel hardcore with bright colors, this is a game your kids could play, too. It’s like the Wii: my mom could play the Wii. The game gets bonus points for really wanting you to win. When you beat a level, it goes into slow motion for the final hit, and then you move into Beethoven’s Ninth and kick off the fireworks. Celebrate! Also, you get to start with a unicorn.

I did not enjoy Maple Story.

Desktop Tower Defense has a new edition out with a new enemy type, a new tower, a new challenge, fun mode, and some rebalancing. It is supposed to be harder with the new spawn enemies and point deductions for juggling, but I got my best score yet under the new rules. There was a tweak a day or two ago that I am looking forward to trying out. I am told that the 100-wave Challenge is currently impossible, but you might be just the guy to… no, those flying enemies are ridiculous.

: Zubon

8 thoughts on “Quick Hits”

  1. More and more, I’m surprised by just how entertaining these “casual games” can be. Peggle is pretty fun, and Puzzle Quest is like electric crack. I think it’s funny that I used to dismiss them as lacking in substance.

  2. I would call Puzzle Quest the new Tetris if it didn’t take enough thinking to detract from the zen state.

    I’m a little leery of the amount of information Maple Story wants on me. It’s like an identity theft voucher. I’m gonna give it a go anyway, because it can’t be as bad as it looks, but let it be known.

  3. I like the diversity in it. Rune-mobs are a bit nuts, but capture puzzles and timed mount-training fights add a lot to the game.

    Sidenote, I went and tried Maple Story…. Wow… Yeah… Can you say failed MOP (Multiplayer Online Platformer)? I do like the graphic style, but it just makes me want to play Dofus or an RO clone, just not Maple Story.

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