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Functionally Open Warfare 2 is flawless: connections are mostly solid and reliable with little slowdown. In terms of features, Worms is far in advance of any other PSP game too. As well as regular deathmatches, it is also possible to take part in ‘Fort’ games, where each side protects a base, and ‘Races’ where teams compete to Ninja Rope from one end of level to another. Each mode is bolstered by a healthy set of leaderboards that rival even the best Xbox Live games for comprehensiveness.

If the game judged on these merits alone then it would surely achieve the highest possible score, if only for the fact that it is that much more advanced than any other PSP title. Sadly Open Warfare 2 features a slight variation to the rules that will infuriate Worms purists for the way that it unbalances the game. Play a ranked match in any other version of Worms and the weapon scheme will be limited to the low powered weapons in order to force players to adopt strategic tactics, which ultimately makes the game fair. In Open Warfare 2, though, every ranked game is assigned a random weapon scheme that could potentially allow a player to win a game in just one turn with a Concrete Donkey, the most powerful weapon, and send them flying up the leaderboards.

That such an oversight has crept into series that always prides itself on balance in both astonishing and shameful. What is genuinely the best Worms game in years in reduced to one of the worst when playing online, which is even more of a shame, considering the potential offered by the wealthy set of options? Anyone who cares about ranking should therefore stick to Live Arcade for now.

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Playstation Network contains as electric selection of titles considering it’s only been just over six months since console was launched. Certainly the downloads on offer during this time have been more varied than the early days of Xbox Live and obviously more original than the retro catalogue of the Virtual console. But with three new Playstation Eye games available for download, its time for us to sit up pay attention.

A trial of Topoq is a simple puzzle game with gameplay comparable to Archer MacLean’s Mercury, Marble Madness and Super Monkey Ball. You roll a ball around various platforms in an effort to reach the goal. There are 30 levels, with a different challenge associated with each, such as avoiding Red Devils, collecting boxes or simply racing to the goal within a time limit. What makes Trials Of Topoq unique is its use of the Playstation Eye. Instead of rolling the ball with the analogue sticks or hitting the screen with the Sixaxis, making any movement on screen will cause the mosaic surfaces of the platforms that the ball moves no to rise and fall according to the speed of your actions.

You will usually be using your hands but you can also use other parts of your body. Needless to say, this can create quite a scene, and your apparent mime impressions and invisible football headers will look more than a little odd to onlookers. The difficulty ramps up by quite a margin after the first few levels as the enemies become mobile and the minimum score threshold is pushed higher, but Trials of Topoq is till very accessible game for all  to play, and a pretty decent way to spend a few pounds and couple of hours of your time.

I’ll be honest: I wasn’t expecting much from a game titled “Burn Zombie Burn!” and at first I wasn’t impressed. A top down arcade shooter, where you play a short dude with a toothy grin and weird hair mowing down waves of zombies. Seemed like a half hearted cash in on society’s zombie obsession. Plus, I am not a fan of the game’s art style. But then I dove into the complexities of the combat, and oh boy, I think I have found my new PSN obsession.

At first glace, the combat is simple. Left analogue to move, R1 to fire, and if a zombie touches you, you lose health. But that barely even scratches the surface. Press R2 to pull out your torch, and the strategizing begins. Zombies are afraid of fire, so you can run through undead crowds unscathed if you have got your torch out. But once those zombies start burning, they will do damage to you again. Also, each enflamed zombie adds one point to your multiplier, but killing burning zombies decreases your multiplier. Plus (yes, there’s more!), burning and non-burning zombies drop different power ups (including the TNT upgrades you need to earn insane scores), so determining when and how many zombies to burn requires a delicate, strategic balance to maximize score and survivability Quite a juggle.

And variety of weapon and enemy types (including a lawnmower, a cricket bat, and ballerina zombies), the three different modes (free, timed and defend the girlfriend), the slew of entertaining challenges (like herding linebacker zombies across a zombie zapping pad), the splitscreen  multiplier, and a few other neat tricks. Much like my first PSN love.

Released on September 9, 1999 on the Playstation, Final Fantasy 8 took role playing games to a whole new level. The game propelled the image of its developed, Square, now named as Square Enix, and established itself as one of the best games ever. The graphics of this game are amazing, with all low polygon characters now replaced with the new high polygon ones. Real time 3D graphics are employed, over pre rendered backgrounds, and every new scene become more attractive than its predecessor. Just like its prequel, Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VIII brings about a great combination of fantasy elements mixed with a high tech, sci fi look. However, beside its graphics, the Final Fantasy VIII would also be remembered for its great music and soundtracks. The musical score of the game is out of this world, with not a mistake.

However, game play is where the game begins to tilt a little. A completely new magical system is employed, and unlike Final Fantasy VII, players can now just draw spells from their enemies, which, in effect, allow almost every player to cast any type of spell. The magic points system has also been changed, and spells can also be shared among the characters. If you run out of a certain spell, all you have to do is find the right creature and replenish your spell power. Overall, the game play is not as bad as it seems, and the storyline however more than makes up for it.

The story revolves around Squall, who is the game’s main character. Final Fantasy VIII takes a different approach than its predecessors, and hence, rather than the story revolving around earth shattering events, it becomes more of a character driven work. Overall, this is a great game and sets a new trend in term of role playing games.

Hi everyone, this is my first post here!

Just thought i’d try wordpress and see if i like it…

So let’s cut to the chase, you wanna hear about games right? online games?

Jigsaw puzzles is the first one i’m reviewing, if you like playing jigsaw puzzle but don’t wanna go to the store and buy one than just go to this website. You can play thousands of jigsaw puzzles of many sizes, you don’t have to install anything and it’s just fun.

Here is a screenshot of how it looks like:

jigsaw puzzles

jigsaw puzzles

and some videos of theirs:

One thing that’s very nice is their scoring system, you’re timed for the puzzles you solve and if you do it fast enough you can make it to their high-score, very cool!

So keeping it short, if you like puzzles and especially jigsaw puzzles just go to http://www.jspuzzles.com.