CATEGORY ARCHIVES: CREATIVE GAMES

Just Dance 3

Just Dance 3

Time and time again when I come to reviewing musical input games it seems that the only smart console of choice seems to be the Xbox (the 360, One, it doesn’t matter: so long as it is Kinect Compatible), because the Kinect system of input feels the most natural of all the consoles since you can dance freely without holding a controller in your hand. Perhaps one of the greatest examples of a series that best demonstrates the capabilities of the Kinect system is that of Just Dance, an outrageously colourful and hugely mainstream affair that involves dancing the night away in front of the screen not so much for points or any bragging rights but simply because it is fun and makes a change from sitting in front of the computer and doing absolutely nothing.

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Jacob and the Magic Piano Flash Game

Jacob and the Magic Piano

Though music games can be a fairly enjoyable experience, their tendency to always come in pretty much the same format without fail can make them a little dull over time. That isn’t to say that console games like Rock Band or Guitar Hero are tedious themselves, but their almost identical format soon becomes a little bit repetitive and leaves you yearning for something just a little bit different to entertain you.

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BBC Maestro

BBC Maestro

While music games can come in all sorts of forms, it is unfortunate that the only incarnation that became truly popular is that of the relatively basic rhythm-based game, namely games like Guitar Hero or the flash-based Santa Rockstar Metal Xmas series. If you look a little deeper into the music game world however, you will discover that there is a significant quantity of games with much more inventive and interesting formats, and more importantly, games which offer up a variety of music wider than simply heavy metal or guitar-centric pieces. Many of us are unlikely to have come across a game which gives us control over a full orchestra however, which is why it is recommended that you check out Maestro, a full-on orchestra-conducting skill game.

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Notessimo – Music Composition through a Game

Notessimo

Making music is probably one of the most rewarding and entertaining pastimes you can possibly fill your day with. Whether it is composing your own completely original piece from scratch using nothing but the instruments you have at your disposal or simply laying down your own interpretation of someone else’s song, the finished product Is invariably satisfying and brings with it a sense of accomplishment.

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Pokédex iOS Review

Pokédex

With so many Pokémon from five generations currently in the Pokémon world, it can be quite hard to keep track of the entire 649. There are just too many in each generation alone to remember, let alone the entire collection, with their individual levels of evolution, move-sets, strengths, weaknesses, and other variables that make each of them unique. A significant part of the strategy in Pokémon is also knowing as much as possible about your opponent so that you can choose a Pokémon that has the advantage. Pokédex for iOS is a handy collection of all the creature-related information that you are likely to need for your Pokémon adventures, and all wrapped up in an attractive, officially-licensed app for the iOS.

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Scottaholics Unite: A Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Avatar Creator Review

Scottaholics Unite: A Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Ready to make an avatar of epic proportions? If so, make way for the Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Avatar Creator. Normally, we would shy away from avatar creators based on an animated cartoon or comic, after all, the presets are often focused on recreating the series’ characters than the player’s own creations. But there is truly something about the Scott Pilgrim avatar maker –it stands out by letting you have plenty of choices. It has enough identity to provide a player with a real personalized avatar, but it also keep true to the spirit of the show, maintaining each creation as a cohesive addition to the series.

For the uninitiated, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a zany movie chock-full of geek references. The graphic novel series it was based on spans six volumes and is created by Canadian Cartoonist Bryan Lee O’Malley. It is about 22-year-old Sex Bob-omb bass guitarist Scott Pilgrim who falls madly in love with Ramona Flowers. Throughout the course of the comic, Scott Pilgrim battles Ramona’s “seven evil exes”, all the while dealing with his own life drama. Specifically, he has to meet the demands of his band and figuring out where he stands with his 17-year-old “Scottaholic” girlfriend, Knives Chau.

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