Just a quick update on some games I’ve finished recently. :)
1953 - KGB Unleashed is a short point & click game that simply didn’t click with me. I loved its eerie atmosphere, but didn’t enjoy its (sometimes obscure) puzzles, and found the story to be lacking without any sense of explanation. I wouldn’t call it a “bad” game, and some point & click fans might really enjoy this one, but to me it felt like wasted potential, and I was glad when it was over.
Little Racers STREET is a simple, casual racing game that’s been in my unfinished pile for years. It’s not a high-budget game, but the controls felt good, the graphics were decent enough, and the occasional weather effects were a nice touch. All of the races take place in the same two cities, so although the routes constantly change, they do feel a bit samey after a while. It’s a fun little game, best played in short bursts, and happens to have one of the funniest game reviews I’ve seen.
Shufflepuck Cantina Deluxe was another unfinished casual game that I originally started years ago and finally decided to assassinate it. You essentially play virtual air hockey in a Star Wars-ish cantina. The controls are smooth and responsive, and the gameplay is fun, but it gets very repetitive rather quickly. I have to confess that once I was halfway through the game, I hacked it to give myself extra in-game currency (needed to progress the “story”) just to cut down on the inevitable grind that I was facing. I did have fun with the game, just not enough to warrant another dozen hours of playing glorified pong against the same handful of opponents. :3