Today’s Play: LittleBig Sim Kart Wheels

May 31, 2009

I haven’t played anything for a few days (which is why there were no Today’s Play entries).  Nothing in my collection particularly excites me at the moment, mostly because I’m tempted to buy something new.  Today, however, I did put some time into Mario Kart Wii, LittleBigPlanet and The Sims 2.

Mario Kart Wii

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Being somebody who doesn’t generally like racing or enjoy driving, I’m fairly easy to please with the Mario Kart games.  As long as there are the familiar characters (especially Wario, my personal default choice), a healthy selection of tracks and the ability to race in the cups with friends/family then I’m happy, so Mario Kart Wii is exactly what I wanted from it.

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Dead Space

April 24, 2009

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About:

Released on: Xbox 360 (version reviewed), PlayStation 3, PC

Developed By: EA Redwood Shores (now Visceral Games)

Who Also Developed: The Godfather Series, the Simpsons Game

Published By: Electronic Arts

Players: One.

Demo Available: Yes (360 & PS3)

Demo a Good Example of Game: No – the game is better than the demo implies.

Additional Content: Improved armour and weapons (essentially ‘cheats’ to make the game easier) for PS3 and 360, but not PC.

Ben’s Progress: Game completed on the normal difficulty. 39 of 48 achievements earned.

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Mirror’s Edge

April 16, 2009

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About:

Released on: Xbox 360 (version reviewed), PlayStation 3, PC

Developed By: DICE

Who Also Developed: The Battlefield Series

Published By: Electronic Arts

Players: One.

Demo Available: Yes (360 & PS3)

Demo a Good Example of Game: Yes – Shows the game at its best and hints at the worst parts.

Additional Content: Additional ‘challenge’ levels for all versions, one of which is exclusive to the PS3.

Ben’s Progress: Game completed on the normal difficulty, time trials attempted. 17 of 50 achievements earned.

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