Another game that has been holding my attention lately has been Matchington Mansion. The basic premise is that an author leaves you her house after dying of old age, and you and your friend are fixing the house up. In other words, it is a Match-3 game. It is a concept that has been done a couple of times in different settings but for some reason, I love this one. It might have to do with the fact that the best friend has a likable personality or the fact that I don’t have to wait hours on end in order to play again. The levels also fluctuate in difficulty. After an especially difficult level, the difficulty slightly ramps down a little bit. Also, after introducing a new gameplay dynamic, the difficulty becomes easier before slowly ramping up again. I like the art style and story. Other games that I play with this style don’t have this story component, which means that I don’t have a need to go back. I have played a couple of these types of games, I usually become bored after a couple of days of play. This one, I have been playing for the last couple of weeks. I think the short refresh time helps keep my interest. I would definitely suggest this game. You can get it on Andriod, iOS, and different online platforms.
My latest gaming obsession has been Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. It’s really adorable, and I play whenever I have the time. At the time of writing this blog post, I am at level 33, and I have 20 animals that can come to my campsite. For the people that have no clue what I’m talking about, leveling is through the relationships that you make with the different animals that live in the camp. The closer you get with animals, the higher you level gets as well as your friendship. In order to get animals to your “home” or campsite, you have to reach a certain friendship level and have certain items at your house. The higher the friendship level, the harder it becomes to get to the next level. In other words, if you have yet to start this fun game, you should really get on that. Playing this game is what you need in your life. It is available for Andriod and iOS. Since having friends is essential for this game, my friend code is 1892 9004 070. Feel free to friend me. Hope to see you in the woods.
So, I’ve been kinda obsessed with mobile games recently. This is a totally new development. Don’t you worry. (I’m totally lying. I love mobile games.) The most recently one that I’ve been playing at least a couple of times a day is called Polytopia. It is a strategy, turn-based game where your characters are people from older kingdoms, of course given random names because of … copyright(?). Each civilization has different starting points in the tech tree that you have. You start with four different civilization, but you can unlock more the better you get. There is even a pass and play mode so that you can decide who of your friend group is the best at strategizing. (It’s totally going to be you, right?) The graphics are the cute blocky design that I absolutely love and as a love of variations for a free game. And it’s available for iOS and Android.
I’m going to go and play more now.
Recently, I have discovered the mobile game “Balance.” Balance is a blocky puzzle and logic game. The goal is to give cities power. Sounds simple right. Well, it starts that way, then it makes you want to pull your hair out when if has puzzles off the course that make no sense to you. Trust me. I spent all night trying to figure out one of the puzzles, but once you start doing it, it makes sense. Sorta. Small wires can’t handle currents as well as bigger ones, but then the length of the wire also needs to be taken into consideration. It’s very trial and error. I’m still trying to completely finish this game (with all 3 stars), but I would definitely check this out if you can. It is available for Android and iOS.
Also, please recommend more puzzle games that are like Candy Crush. I’m always looking for more that I can waste playing. (Pretty Please)
Very recently, I can across a game called The Room because of my weird love of room escape games, except this wasn’t a room escape game. But it was good. You stay in a room and unlock different items to uncover more and more secrets. The puzzles are at a reasonable difficulty if you are not binge-playing close to midnight and are running on fumes. I got the game here apart of Kindle’s Underground (p.s.: things are free here). I don’t know how to find it other than this because I keep getting the horrible movie. But if you want to find this game elsewhere, it was developed by Fireproof Games. But this game is awesome, and make sure the have your headphones in; the music is amazing!
In the world of No Game No Life, life is just that: a game. There is no war and no violence; everything is decided on by games. Also, different races of creatures. Just what the sibling duo called “Blank” likes it. (They’re not in a relationship. I think. … I’m pretty sure. … Just ignore it.) The entire time you are rooting for these two as they seem to get themselves into situations that seem impossible to get out of alive. It also has you scratching your head at the complexity of everything. Also, there is lots of fan service. You have been warned. Also, there may or may not be a second season or a movie coming out for it. Nothing has really been confirmed, but let me know if anyone has heard anything.
I know it has been a long time, but life happens. I’m sure everyone understands that to some extent. For the last day though, I have been completely addicted to the game Alto’s Adventure. The premise of it is that you are on an adventure in a snowy landscape while collecting llamas. It sounds silly, but the game is completely addicting in your attempt to get better scores and unlock new characters. Not only is the game simple to play, but animation style is simply beautiful with its simplistic style. Definitely a must get, but you might what to keep you phone on a charger while playing it.
Anyone who knows me knows that one of my favorite board games is the infamous “Monopoly.” And how could it not be? It is a game filled with trying to screw everyone over. Yes, it can take hours, but that is part of the fun. Now imagine my surprise when I find out the there is the a version of the game on the Wii, and it has been super sized. In this new version of Monopoly known as “Fortune Street,” not only do you have to buy a bunch of properties, you are introduced to more than the classic square board. You are introduced to boards that move around and transport you all over the screen and buying properties in a district help the rent grow. Not only that, but you can now buy stocks. The “stock market” in this game can make or break you, by buying a lot of stocks while they are low and then making it crash by selling a bunch of your shares. This game just makes the wonderful game of Monopoly so much better and go where you may or may not have wanted it to.
As many may or may not know, the fourth and final (for now, at least) installment of Five Nights at Freddy’s has been released. I have been obsessed with the game and have watched others play for kicks and giggles (as soon as I get over the jump scares of course) from the very beginning it seems like. This game, which ironically doesn’t last five “nights,” has had people theorising about it’s lore from the very beginning making the comments section of these videos the place to be. If you have not heard of this gaming series, go ahead and check it out. If this game is just not your thing, it’s just not your thing, but if you are looking for a horror game with secrets on every camera screen, this Chuck E Cheese inspired game may be for you.