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PSN Games (Summer 2013)   Leave a comment

Finally I get to review the following games: Machinarium, flOw, Flower, Datura.

Machinarium

The first time I played this little gem was almost 4 years ago as a demo on the game’s website. In June, the PlayStation Network offered the game for free to PSN Plus subscribers. I couldn’t say no to a free game.

It’s about a humanoid robot (a he) that found itself on a junkyard. He doesn’t remember much about what happened, but he remembers another humanoid robot (a girl) when he’s idle. You go throughout the game solving puzzles and finding out more about the world and our unlikely metal protagonist.

Machinarium is a point and click adventure game. You move around a cursor on the screen and click on various objects to interact with. Our hero is not much of a robot, but it can stretch and shrink it’s body to a certain length and store objects by opening it’s mouth/head like a trash can. With that in mind, you get a general idea of where interactive objects are located by his reach. Other than that, an indicator pops up next to the cursor showing that the object is interactive.

Everything in the game is hand-drawn. The game developer(s) put their heart into this steam punk-ish industrial setting to make this machine world. They crammed a lot of detail into this game. It’s worth a try if you’re a PSN Plus subscriber. It’s also available on XBox Live and from their main site. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted August 17, 2013 by StupidSystemus in Games, Reviews

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Diary of a Gamer   1 comment

I’ve been dreading to write this post only for the fact that I’ll have to follow it up in the next few weeks with dedicated reviews and first impressions of all the games I’ve played over the last several months. One thing is for sure, though: I’m not making reviews for Candy Crush Saga and Bubble Witch Saga. I’ll start with the basics of what’s up in the gaming front.

I sold my Nintendo DS Lite along with all my DS games. I bought in college, back when it was on sale and many of my college friends were playing them. The last time I played any of my DS games were in 2011. I had 5 games unfinished. I was fine parting ways with it. I received a lot of store credit for the trade, which I used to reserve Beyond: Two Souls back in May. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to play The Last of Us. It came out last month in June and many were blown away. I saw the first 20 minutes of game and that was not fun (read as sad). I’ll probably get around to playing that game eventually. That and Beyond: Two Souls are the last exclusive PS3 games in 2013, if not ever.

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