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. For any casual fans, I’d stay clear, because you’ll just get stuck early on. The fact the game look and controls so well will only add to your annoyance at what could have been!
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. And we wouldn’t dare forget about Taito’s Cameltry , which got its start way back on the SNES before becoming a sleeper hit on iOS platforms.
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. I know, I know it sounds pretty boring. Thankfully Puddle throws in some obstacles to stop you.
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. Not recommended for anyone who is easily frustrated.
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.
Summary: A Kingdom for Keflings is an easily accessible and totally relaxing city-building simulation. Like Cloning Clyde and Eets: Chowdown before it, Keflings is an exemplary display of developer NinjaBee's knack for filling a niche with charming peculiarity. But the amount of micromanagement is likely to scare off a herd of potential players who are looking for punchy dialogue or explosive action--and you should know that Keflings has neither.
Pros: Accessible, relaxing gameplay, Endlessly addictive, Great multiplayer, Delightful visual design, Impossible to lose or beat
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 lack of patience it shows when you finish a level.