Excerpt: The world is once again in a dire situation, but the heroes of Ninety-Nine Nights II are on the job. The plot of your adventure tends to evolve dependent on which character is active, but the main crux is that the Lord of the Night is on a rampage. As you progress with each hero, you learn more about the storyline and see events from different viewpoints.
Excerpt: When emo kids are left to design characters of games they will all end up like the people in Ninety Nine Nights 2, known as N3II from here on. These guys take themselves way too seriously and end up being such a cliché that it detracts from the game. You start as an over emotional lone warrior who lost someone close to him. He is a man of few words, but has a big sword and is eager to use it.
Summary: " Ninety-Nine-Nights II " (N3 II) starts of great, with a fun, atmospheric level that takes around 10 minutes to complete. 5 hours later, when you’re slogging through the same 3 enemy types, linear levels that take a minimum of 30 minutes to plough through, and suffering from backwards checkpointing, you realise what wasted potential this game has.
Conclusion: Massive grind to nothingness. You’ll be taken back how quickly this game outstays its welcome, which may actually happen in under a minute. The game is functional and the enemy count is nice but it’s not fun and there is no variety. It’s like playing a Playstation 1 title in high-definition.
Conclusion: N3II is like a friend who tells the same old stories over and over, only instead of finding this trait charming you can't help but loathe his inability to move on from the past. With its myriad of problems and creatively bankrupt game design, this "new" game feels like a retread from the moment you boot it up to the moment you chuck it into the garbage can in disgust.
Excerpt: Flotilla, from Blendo Games, is a true geek-gasm. If you want to experience real armchair strategist space combat, with time to mull over your moves with a hot cup of tea, whilst gentle classical music plays in the background, then this game is for you. Those who have always wanted a strategy game which apes the moment when Kirk outsmarted Khan by countering his two- dimensional thinking will understand and appreciate Flotilla’s fully realised 3D “Orbital Battleship...