Musings From Us Entries For Software

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Review: Shaolin Mystery: Tale of the Jade Dragon Staff

This entry was posted in Casual Games, Puzzle Games, Software by Snowfoxx on

Shaolin Mystery
Gameplay:★★★★☆ 
Graphics:★★★★½ 
Sound:★★★★☆ 
Value:★★★★★ 
Fun Factor:★★★★★ 
Overall:★★★★½ 

Shaolin Mystery: Tale of the Jade Dragon Staff is a hidden object and logic puzzles game with a colorful Asian twist and a refeshing change to may of the dark hidden object games that fill up the listings on the Casual Games sites. Yu has learned that her childhood friend, Zihao has been kidnapped by the Emperor’s forces, but it turns out that Zihao is the true emperor, and his evil uncle is an usurper and is wanting to be rid of Zihao to claim the throne. Even though Yu has half of the Imperial Seal to prove Zihao’s claim, she must go in search of the Jade Dragon Staff, because the seal itself is not enough.

Review: Shogun Total War Warlord

This entry was posted in Role Playing Games, Simulation Games, Software, Strategy Games by Cleave on

Shogun Total War Warlord Edition
Gameplay:★★★★½ 
Graphics:★★★½☆ 
Sound:★★★★☆ 
Value:★★★★★ 
Fun Factor:★★★★☆ 
Overall:★★★★¼ 

Shogun Total War Warlord Edition is one hell of a game. Even though it is 10 years old it is still a classic and worth playing. As old as it is it will even play on Windows 7 with very few problems at all. So if you have a need or wish to conquer Japan then this is the game for you.

With Shogun Total War 2 coming out in March 2011 you might want to pick this gem up while you are waiting for it to come out. Now I will warn you, this game is not that crisp in the graphics department that you have grown accustom to but it still looks better then some of the free MMO games that have been coming out lately. The only place where you even see the graphics not being what you might be used to is when you are controlling your battles as there is not anti aliasing on the units but you wont even mind that at all.

Review: Romancing the Seven Wonders: Great Pyramids

This entry was posted in Casual Games, Puzzle Games, Software, Strategy Games by Snowfoxx on

Romancing the Seven Wonders: Great Pyramids at Big Fish Games
Gameplay:★★☆☆☆ 
Graphics:★☆☆☆☆ 
Sound:★★☆☆☆ 
Value:★★☆☆☆ 
Fun Factor:★☆☆☆☆ 
Overall:★½☆☆☆ 

Romancing the Seven Wonders: Great Pyramids is a hidden object adventure game based on a mystery about the Curse of Nefertiti, in which a woman goes to search of her missing archeologist sister, Brianna. While the sweeping vistas of the Giza Plateau and the Great Pyramids are always part of the game, the graphics are rather dry and grain, and dark in some places. This made finding hidden objects very hard, if not nearly impossible without the little hint lotus icon to highlight them for you. You would have to go around in circles to find one item that you needed for one part of the quest that was in a very different area from the place you found the item to help you. There are little side games and logic puzzles along the way that are timed, and with the bad graphics make it hard to complete some of the puzzles in the alloted time to do them. At least they came with a “Skip” option, which made them a bit easier to take.

Review: Asami’s Sushi Shop

This entry was posted in Casual Games, Software by Snowfoxx on

Asami's Sushi Shop at Big Fish Games
Gameplay:★★★★☆ 
Graphics:★★★☆☆ 
Sound:★★★☆☆ 
Value:★★★★★ 
Fun Factor:★★★★★ 
Overall:★★★★☆ 

Asami’s Sushi Shop is a very fun casual game that features not only Match 3 puzzle play, but creative interaction as you learn how to make virtual sushi. Asami is taking over the family business of her grandfather’s chain of sushi shops, and you can enjoy the customers reactions to her quick prowess and added services to them. You add power upgrades to your stores and inventory with every new store you open that improve the atmosphere of the shop and keep the customers happy. Go from a little country store out in the rice paddies to the high tech fun of the big city, but keep that tasty fish and rice combo the world has come to love coming in so many ways, because every customer has different tastes, and you never know what to expect from them.

The State Of Online Gaming

This entry was posted in Online Games by Cleave on

I have been playing a lot of online games for both fun, excitement and for reviews and there is one constant in every single one of them. That one constant is that there are a ton of people that just don’t care about anything or anyone then themselves. You know who I am talking about, the NOOB haters. Actually they think everyone is a noob. If you make a mistake your a noob. If you beat them in a battle, you used a noob trick. If you have a question your a noob. They hate noobs, so they hate everyone. If you try to get any kind of information they flame you and cut you down. If you do anything a way other then they think it should be done you are automatically a noob and not worth their time. Your not worth your own space in the universe and sometimes they even say you should just go die because you are such a noob. They think they are so elite that they are gods and they are probably ages 14 to 16 in my opinion.