Musings From Us Entries For Simulation Games

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

Dead or Alive Xtreme 2

This entry was posted in Casual Games, Simulation Games, Software, Sports Games by Will on

DOAX2

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

Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 is like going on vacation at home. I know Sims 2: Bon Voyage is like that, but this game has pretty sexy girls. This is DOA version of Mario Party. You have jet-skiing, pool hopping, beach flags, butt battle, tug of war, water sliding, volleyball and stuff you play at a casino, like poker, blackjack, roulette, and slot machines. I’m good at poker and blackjack because I’m from the South. We played card games alot. And one more mini game I’m good at is jet-skiing.

007: Agent Under Fire

This entry was posted in Action Games, Adventure Games, Simulation Games, Software by Will on

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

007: Agent Under Fire is a good game for the PS2. This game is the first Bond game for PS2 and this game uses the Quake III engine. There 3 problems with this game. #1 is Bond himself, #2 is the controls, and #3 is the fact of the sound of the game.

The first problem was Bond isn’t like the other ones from the movies. This one looks like he came out of one the Superman and he doesn’t sound like Bond himself. When you play the game, he looks Superman without his powers. I don’t know this voice actor, but he does did a okay job for Bond. Problem #2 is the controls run like the Bond game from the N64. I don’t know why EA had to put old controls on this game. For N64 yes, but for PS2, no. You can change the controls in this game. I had found the controls that look like those from Halo. So, I used it instead, and it helped. Now for problem #3. Problem #3 is the fact if you do something cool, you get to hear the theme song over and over again. It was really annoying. I didn’t turn it off, but you deal with it.

Tradewinds Odyssey

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

Gameplay:★★☆☆☆ 
Graphics:★★★★☆ 
Sound:★★★★☆ 
Value:★★★☆☆ 
Fun Factor:★★★☆☆ 
Overall:★★★¼☆ 

When I first saw this seafaring adventure game based on Classical Greek lore, I thought it would be cool to give it a try. You chose from different heroes, and build up a fleet of ships, buying and selling goods in the agoras at different ports in the Aegean Sea, and even do a little piracy. You buy and sell ships, like triremes and other battle and cargo ships from the time. There are also quests, but after a time, it was hard to find out where the quests were supposed to be.

Ace Combat 4: Shattered Skies

This entry was posted in Adventure Games, Simulation Games, Software, Transportation Game by Will on

AC4

Gameplay:★★★★★ 
Graphics:★★★★★ 
Sound:★★★★☆ 
Value:★★★★★ 
Fun Factor:★★★★★ 
Overall:★★★★¾ 

Ace Combat 4: Shattered Skies is fun game for the PS2. This game will make you dizzy, if you play for a long time. This game is like a Japanese version of a Tom Clancy novel. This game is set in the fictional world of Strangereal, and spans the years 2004-2005, and this person talks about his story of when he was kid. So, this game is mostly about his story.

This is the first Ace Combat game that I played in the series. There are anime cutscenes in this and they look really good on a computer screen. I wish it ran like a anime show instead stopping it. The graphics do look similar to Ridge Racer V, but I think this game used the same design from Ridge Racer V. They almost look the same and they both look more detailed. It is Namco game, so it probably is.

Banished: The game that will surprise you

This entry was posted in City Builders, History, Real Time, Simulation Games by Cleave on

Banished

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

Banished is a builder survival game that keeps you entertained for hours on end in much the way that the original SimCity did when it was first released. The game was developed by newcomer software company Shining Rock Software. The quality of the game is rather excellent give that they entire install package is under 100k. The clarity of the graphics and smoothness of gameplay just draws you in in ways that you wouldn’t think possible. And yet with it deceptively simple game play it can be hard as well. Truly a wonderful and addictive game to play.