Thursday, March 29, 2007

I'm not sure what it is about Eragon that has drawn me to the movie and to the game ... maybe it's the idea behind it. The movie was 'ok' - nothing great. I was perhaps a little let down and I knew something was wrong when I started looking for more and more Star Wars references during the film. However, I still was looking forward to playing the game.

The game is pretty much like the movie: it's nothing great but you're not going to look at it and say it's a real stinker. It's just average, like the movie. If you LIKED the movie you will probably really enjoy the game.

The 'finishing' moves had a camera that reminded me of God of War, but I'll be honest: this is no where near as fun. The levels are relatively easy and if you're just looking for a game that you can experience and get through, it's not bad. The levels that you fly around on the dragon are not that great though, I spent more time with them in some ways but that was just out of frustration.

Overall, I'd give this one a 6.5 out of 10.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Lego Star Wars II

When I first heard about Lego Star Wars, I thought it was going to be cheesy. Well, guess what? I was right. It's cheesy. Not just a medium brick kind of cheesy, but a full jar of cheezwhiz kinda cheesy. What I wasn't expecting was for it to be a good game.

Now along comes Lego Star Wars II and I'm happy to report everything that worked in the first one is here, and most of what was broken has been fixed. The ship flying modes are better than the original (and less frustrating) and the challenge is a bit higher, although overall I think the game is too easy. At the same time, sometimes it's nice to just experience a game and not get frustrated trying to get past a certain point. This game fills the bill just perfectly.

Is it game of the year? No ... but it sure is a lot of fun, especially seeing Stormtroopers in a Hot Tub!