Sunday, January 4, 2015

PC Gaming Catch-Up Impressions the Tenth

Race the Sun

This seems like a perfect palette cleanser game.  In it, you race toward the sun in your solar powered flyer and see how far you can make it.  Either the sun will set or you will crash into something.

I had a lot of fun just relaxing with this game.  I think that's key, this game is relaxing.  It's a laid back challenge and it's easy to tell yourself you'll play "just one more round" over and over.  This one is going into my favorites.  I will most likely never play Race the Sun for more than ten minutes at a time, but I can see myself playing it in little breaks between other activities very often.

Half Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax Ultimate Boy

This is an update and a reskin of Half Minute Hero, which I have already played on PS Vita.  It was a good game then and it's a good game now but I don't want to replay the whole thing.  I'm not a fan of the controls on the PC either, it controlled much better on console.  That's disappointing.  If the game had options to rebind keys I could fix it on my own, but they don't have that option which is strange for a PC release.

Completing a quest in 30 seconds with the help of the time goddess is still a lot of fun, and it seems like this version has more content than the original version I played.  If you've never played Half Minute Hero before and you're an RPG fan you should look into it.

Blood Bowl: Chaos Edition

This game is not what I thought it would be.  Blood Bowl is a dice and turn based game from Games Workshop.  It seems to be a modification of the Warhammer 40k characters and universe, except this time they're playing football.  And that football is exceptionally brutal.

It's a premise that could be really fun, but the game itself is a direct translation of the tabletop game.  I thought it would be an interesting videogame rendition but instead it has all the obscure rules and dice rolls of the tabletop game.  There are way too many rules to learn and the game doesn't flow well.

If you're a huge fan of Blood Bowl the tabletop game you'll most likely love this videogame version of it.  For the rest of us it's a game that's easily skipped.

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