Wednesday, 31 July 2013

LoL champion spotlight: Ahri

A while back, I decided to try and play mid lane champions in LoL. I didn't really get on with any, but then Ahri was on a free week and I had to try playing her. Some of my friends who are more experienced LoL players advised me against playing her as she's terribly hard to get a hang of, but once you learn her abilities she's a tough cookie to beat.

Monday, 29 July 2013

Don't Starve

I've been wanting to get my hands on this game since it was in Beta, but I just don't have money... ever. So it was a nice surprise when, as part of a birthday present, a friend bought this for me.

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Board Game week day seven: Castle Panic

And for the final game of Board Game week, we have Castle Panic. This is a fast-paced tower defence game which can even be played alone!

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Board Game week day six (2 of 2): Hotel

This is a game I remember from my childhood as being one of the very few games I'd nearly always win against my siblings. It's a game from the 1980s that has several aspects which anyone who has played Monopoly will find rather familiar.

Board game week day six (1 of 2): Cthulu dice

A game of insanity, Cthulu and awesomeness- this is a fast-paced game which you can play again and again.

Friday, 26 July 2013

Board game week day five: Battlestar Galactica the board game.

So, for a change, I legitimately haven't seen Wil Wheaton play this board game. A friend's birthday was recently and this was his present, which we rather dumbly decided to play at about 10pm.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Board game week day four: King of Tokyo

Yes, another game from the wonderful Wil Wheaton's Tabletop! This time, however, I played it with one friend and a couple of random dudes whilst I was at London's MCM Expo (or Comic Con, whatever you want to call it).

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Board game week day three: Ticket to Ride Europe

What d'you mean I get far too much inspiration from Tabletop??? It's not my fault, my local board game shop plasters advertisements for that webshow on every board game they're selling that has been featured on Tabletop! However, I decided that the Europe version of Ticket to Ride, being cheaper and having slightly fairer rules than the original game, was the one I wanted to spend my hard earned cash on.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Board game week day two: Star Fluxx

This is yet another game I found through Tabletop (all praise Wil Wheaton), though it is a much more recent acquisition than Settlers of Catan.

Monday, 22 July 2013

Board game week day one: Settlers of Catan

This is one of many board games I've found thanks to Tabletop. It looked like it would be quite a fun board game, even for one of my friends who is rather selective about the board games she plays. Once we'd pulled the various parts of the board from their outers, we set up the game. Several hours later, we'd played 3 games and were still going!

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Beginning of boardgame review week!

This week is special because my birthday is in it, therefore I have decided to do a week's worth of reviews about board games I've been playing.

The reviews begin tomorrow, with a review of Settlers of Catan. Each day there will be at least one review of a board game I've played.

Enjoy the reviews!


Monday, 8 July 2013

Sid Meier's railroads

I am a massive train geek, so when I saw this game in PC World a few years back, I just had to have it.

It's like setting up a model railroad in your own house, but without the hassle of hammering and decorating it all by yourself. However, as this is a Sid Meier game, there are set boundaries as to what you can and cannot do. The game usually has to be played with one of the many scenarios, meaning that there are set goals to reach. You can, however, make custom maps that can be shared- a touch that came in with patch 1.1.

Monday, 1 July 2013

Top 5 games I'm looking forward to this year.

5: Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

This is a pirate game. A pirate game. I need this game to make up for all the wrongs of the games belonging to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. But I'm a little wary of it, as I have a feeling it may not live up to the hype. It's a game I want now but also a game I'm terrified will be a waste of money. Especially after the terrible happenings to the game demo at E3.

4: The Wonderful 101

If this game finally gets its release this year, I'll be a very happy bunny- a happy bunny who will be rushing to the shops (or y'know, Amazon -other online stores are available) to buy a WiiU. That's how much I want this game. It looks like a much more awesome version of Pikmin!

3: The Legend of Zelda: a Link between worlds

This game is the spiritual sequel to A Link to the past, hence the name, and it looks like it's gonna be one of the best 3ds games to come out this year. Part of me wishes it was a WiiU title, as this game would be the perfect excuse to finally get my hands on Nintendo's newest console. I hope the game is as good as it looks so far when it's complete.

2: Kingdom Hearts III

Now, this is only based on IGN listing this game under its 2013 releases and I seriously doubt it'll be released this year (unless it's a PS4 launch title in which case I need to save a lot of money) but I want this game. So much. Though to be honest, Dream Drop Distance (which I keep putting off playing) has kinda put me off the series a little, otherwise this would be number one!

1: Tales of Xillia

Having been released in Japan nearly two years ago now, I saw this recently at a convention I attended. The game looks very pretty and I hope it plays as well as it looks. I get that region coding takes a while, but I really do hope this game is as awesome as it sounds. A bonus of this game is that it'll be on the PS3, a console I actually own!

See you next week!