Summary: " Puddle " is a nice idea, but rather ruined by its brutal difficulty level. With a more forgiving difficulty level, this would have been a nice, interesting physics-based puzzler, but instead its super frustrating. If you’re a hardcore puzzle fan, then this is probably a pretty good choice.
Excerpt: Physics-based action games are nothing new in the industry, but it’s always nice to see what different development teams do with the concept. When Sony released LocoRoco a few years ago for PSP, many marveled at the creative presentation, but also dug the tilt-based gameplay.
Excerpt: Fluid based puzzle games are nothing new. The presentation of Puddle is one of the areas where it really shines. Plus Puddle does not stop at water. There are various liquids that player can play with. How do you play with liquids? By tilting the screen left and right.
Conclusion: Addictive too. Even though this game is a relentless bastard that wants to stomp out my pride at every turn, I find myself trying again and again. Well recommended for anyone who likes puzzle games with nice graphic design and mysterious atmosphere.
Summary: I can’t say I’m thrilled by the New Xbox Experience. The interface is a thinly veiled ripoff of the PS3’s Cross Media Bar (or Xross Media Bar if your name is Kaz Hirai), and for their Xbox Avatars Microsoft managed to steal everything about Nintendo’s Miis except their flexibility and charm.
Summary: A Kingdom For Keflings has come as a bit of a surprise to me. I have to be honest that upon downloading it I was expecting a game that I would have become bored of very quickly but I still find myself coming back to on a regular basis.
Summary: If this sounds like your cup of tea, there’s not really any reason to skip this game, but there’s no real reason to rush off to the marketplace and buy it, either. Try the demo if you’re unsure, but again, this isn’t for everyone!
Pros: -First game that uses Xbox Live Avatars., -Quite lengthy., -Easy to pick up and play.
Cons: -Repetitious visuals, music and gameplay., -No autosave option.
Conclusion: As simplistic and unoriginal as it may seem at first, Puddle has plenty of hidden depth... you know, just like the one the Vicar of Dibley jumped into that one time. With the medal system and online leaderboards, you'll have plenty to do after finishing the main game - it's just a shame about the...