Musings From Us Entries For Strategy Games

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

Review: TriPeaks 2 Quest for the Ruby Ring

This entry was posted in Action Games, Adventure Games, Card Games, Casual Games, Software, Strategy Games by Snowfoxx on

FunFactor: ★★★★☆ 

Tri-Peaks 2 Quest for the Ruby Ring combines treasure-hunting adventure with a fun sequential card game, as you help Tex and Ally Carter search for a mystical ruby ring in India, China, and the Pacific Islands. The little animations take you back to the days of the 80s and 90s with titles like Pitfall Harry and Crash Bandicoot. If you like Tri-Peaks solitaire, then you will love TriPeaks 2 Quest for the Ruby Ring.

I’ve reviewed many adventure games, but this one is so fun, and has so many funny animations, you’ll be giggling all through it, and your partner will wonder “What’s so funny about a card game?” Tell them to go to Big Fish Game and try TriPeaks 2 Quest for the Ruby Ring for themselves to find out why! Then you can spend hours strategizing and laughing together.

Review:Cake Mania: To the Max

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

Fun Factor:★★☆☆☆ 

Cake Mania has become a mainstay among many time-management games, and so far there have been six titles in this series. I was looking forward to the 80s themed version of this game, but the gameplay itself left much to be desired. In past Cake Mania games, when you finished out a workday, that was the end of the level. If Jill met her goal within the day, great! You got to help her finish the workday until closing, and keep the extra cash for shop improvements. Not so with this version. Once the day’s sales goal is met, the level cuts off, leaving you with a paltry sum which is very little to spend improvements on, let alone a shop full of Punks, New Wavers, Valley Girls, and Shopoholics. I was playing the untimed version, but even then, I would have preferred to have Jill finish out her workday. The improvements she can purchase are needed to keep with with the demands, but the goals are too low for her to meet them. Perhaps I should have played the timed version, but the untimed version was rather unfulfilling, unlike Jill’s cakes.

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
Fun Factor:★★★★☆ 

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
Fun Factor:★☆☆☆☆ 

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.