Musings From Us Entries For Software

The following are the various articles that have been filed and posted under the category of Software that can be found here at Musings From Us, for your enjoyment.

Review: Luxor: 5th Passage

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



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

Luxor: 5th Passage is another in the series of the fast-paced marble popper game with a great Egyptian theme that just keeps getting better and better. There are even more kinds of bonus marbles to help you along the way on your journey along the Nile this time. The bonus levels have a “Galaga” theme to them, and there are more intense graphics than before. I have enjoyed the Luxor games for years, and Luxor: 5th Passage is a great addition to the series. I encourage everyone who loves marble poppers to try them all. Use the power ups like Stop, Scorpion, and Colour Bomb to help you blast through all the marbles for hours on end in this addictive game, and then try its prequels. Mumbo Jumbo came out with the first Luxor years ago, and they are all casual game classics. Just when you think Luxor can’t get any better, they give us something even more fun and surprising. I was a little disappointed when my trial time came to an end, because I wanted to continue, but I’ll definitely give this game a purchase.

Review: Guild Wars Nightfall

This entry was posted in Online Games, Software by Cleave on

Guild Wars Nightfall
Gameplay:★★★★½ 
Graphics:★★★★☆ 
Sound:★★★★☆ 
Value:★★★★☆ 
Fun Factor:★★★★¼ 
Overall:★★★★¼ 

Guild Wars Nightfall is the 3rd addition to the Guild Wars family. This edition takes place in a dryer climate then the previous editions, it takes place in a setting that is more like the sands of Africa and Persia. It is a real change from what you have seen before and as the other 2 are stand alone or can be played together if you have them all. All 3 have quests to get you back and forth between them so that you can enjoy the content from them all.

Guild Wars Nightfall takes place at the same time as Factions and the stories are interconnected. Abaddon, the God Of Secrets wants out and he is coming trough in the lands of Elona which are comprised of Istan, Kourna and Vabbi. Abaddon has the unknowing help from the leader of Istan, the knowing help of the leader of Kourna and the willing help of his followers the Margonites. It is the players job to make sure that Abbadon and his followers fail.

Disturbing Trend With Online Games

This entry was posted in Online Games by Cleave on

Disturbing TrendsThere is a rather disturbing trend going on with online games and even normal software games. That trend is the word BETA. It used to be that a beta test was done to make sure that the bugs had been worked out of the software before it was released to the public. That just isn’t the case anymore with the majority of the MMOs and PC games being made now days. Now the beta test is a free market preview and just maybe some bugs will be found and turned in for the developers to fix. I want to do beta TESTING not have a free preview. If I want a free preview that is want a DEMO is. These companies have to get it together and start calling things what they really are.

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.