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.

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

This entry was posted in Action Games, Racing Games, Software, Sports Games, Strategy Games by Will on

Need for speed hot pursuit.
Gameplay:★★★★★ 
Graphics:★★★★★ 
Sound:★★★★★ 
Value:★★★★☆ 
Fun Factor:★★★★☆ 
Overall:★★★★½ 

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is a fun racing game to play. This is the third Hot Pursuit game of the series. They should called it Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit III. You can play on either side, like you can play as a police officer or you can be the guys are trying race and get away from the police. I play both sides. I play both sides, because I can unlock more cars that way. If you win more gold, you can unlock more cars. The more cars you unlock, more time you can have fun with this game.

Big Bang West

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

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

Big Bang West was a little different from some of the other strategy building games I had run across before. Like most, you had an assignment you had to complete to get a gold reward by doing everything within an allotted amount of time. The thing I did like about Big Bang West was that the timer bar was not visible, therefore, you could play it a little more relaxed. You were to build little Western towns with residences, saloons, mills, and dry goods stores and such. Pretty much ran the gamut of American 19th Century Western culture here. You have advisers popping up, telling you what you need, and what you are missing to get them, from workers to lumber and more. You even get hire lawmen and they do their best to get the bank robbers and other outlaws.

Tennis in the Face

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

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

If you are a person that just can’t get enough of Angry Birds, then 10Tons might have made this game just for you. I don’t know what they are serving the game developers in Finland, but it must be something good, because these guys and girls make just about the most addictive casual games out there. If you have played Angry Birds, you will find this to be similar, but there is a little backstory that leads up to our anti-hero’s silly acts of vengeance.

A tennis pro, Pagassi, has hit a slump due to his addiction to a vile sports drink, Explodz. Once he goes through rehab, he decides that Explodz needs to be destroyed, so he goes to the city where it is manufactured, and proceeds to take down the advertising clowns, the corrupt cops, the scientists, and other players involved with making this poison. His weapons of choice are his tennis racket, some very bouncy tennis balls, and cans of Explodz, and other explosives he finds along the way.

Farm Tribe 2

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

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

When Crio games put Farm Tribe 2 together, it was as if they melded older casual games into one. Farm Tribe 2 has the graphics of Virtual Villagers, the sounds of Asami’s Sushi Shop, and the gameplay style of *insert title of any Alawar/Melesta farming sim game here*.

Apparently, we are dealing with the fixing up the property that was found by Mark Chester and his daughter, Anne, that was found in Farm Tribe. Mark has decided to give this little slice of land to his daughter and her fiance’, Paul, as a wedding gift, never mind the fact that is sits on the ruins of some ancient South American culture we never learn the name of. Also, there is rumoured to be a treasure on the old farm, and the previous owner, Carter Brooks, is obsessed with finding it.

But to Paint a Universe

This entry was posted in Casual Games, Match 3, Software, Strategy Games by Snowfoxx on

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

Most casual gamers like to jump right into a game, but in But to Paint a Universe, you really have to listen to the prologue that leads up to the game. The game developer is Marten Jonsson, an indie game designer from Sweden, and this story definitely takes its cues from Nordic folklore. As the tale goes, a monster from the forest came out one night, and stole all the colours from the sky. Seeing as I live in the country in NW Florida, the only colours I see are the whites of the stars, the black of the night, and occasionally, the reflections town on a cloudy night. Clearly the colours this monster stole was the aurora borealis. Later on in the story, the monster goes back into the forest, and a little girl steals the bag of night sky colours from him, and puts the sky back together, but there are some pieces missing, and that is where the game begins.