Monday, 28 March 2011

Crush the Castle 2 (Flash game)

Crush the Castle 2 is a good flash game about destroying castles with catapults. The way the castles falls to pieces looks good with each part of the castle effecting other parts depending on how fast they were moving and weight. You can have different types of ammunition such as iron balls, fire  balls, timed explosive balls, and more. I think it is worth trying out.
castle hit by iron ball

Monday, 21 March 2011

William and Sly (Flash Game)

William and Sly is a 2D platform game where you play as a fox and the aim is activate 13 runestones to complete the game. You are collecting runestones for your human master. To activate runestones you need to also collect fairyflies, and there are optional mushrooms to collect.

The game has a nice ambient atmosphere and is set in a forest. It is fun exploring the level and finding or unlocking hidden areas. It is a good game for the 30 - 60 minutes its lasts.
one of the runestones to be activated

Monday, 14 March 2011

Don't Look Back (Flash Game)

Don't Look Back is a free  2D platformer game that is great fun, although short. Expect to be able to complete the game in about 15 minutes.

It is not too difficult because you can restart at the screen you last died. The controls are very simple with buttons for jump and shoot. The music and art style has lots of atmosphere. The story of Don't Look Back is based on the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.

I recommend giving this game a try.

jumping section

Monday, 7 March 2011

Kings Quest III: To Heir is Human Redux


Kings Quest III: To Heir Is Human Redux is a remake of the 1986 point and click adventure game from developer Sierra. The game is freeware. Originally a dos game, the remake is an overhaul of everything from voice acting, graphics, and puzzles. All changes have been made from fan feedback and have tried to stay faithful to the original.

You are called Gwideon. You play as a servant to the wizard Mannanan. Your aim is to escape from being a servant, as well as discover more about your past.

The gameplay like most point and click adventure games, except easy to die. You can die from falling off ledges or making the tiniest of mistakes.

In this remake redux version from AGDInteractive a lot of the puzzles are slightly different from the original. Overall I found all of the puzzles to be well done and logical.

Spell making in the game is satisfying and there are lots are spells to make by following instructions from the spell book. Collecting spell ingredients is also a big part of the game.

The King's Quest world is a fantasy world with themes from fairy tales.

I don't think you need to have played any other king's quest games to enjoy this although it would help.

The game can be frustrating because it is so easy to die, and early on in the game you have to do everything in-between the wizard Mannanan going on a journey or sleeping.


Overall I enjoyed this remake and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys point and click adventure games. I was impressed with the overall quality of the game and the quality of the voice acting. I plan on playing other games from the King's Quest series.

Score: 7/10