EA have type-casted me as a sleaze and I will admit to liking it. But, let me straighten out one thing: prior to playing the Sims 3, I had no idea what a ‘woohoo’ was and why my sim should as a dying wish desire it 8 times in one day. Well, after at least 17 hours of play, I have not accomplished his goal, but I have learned how to be a true and proper sleaze in this beautiful game.
To be clear: I haven’t played the board game before, so I am reviewing Clue® based purely on its presentation and gameplay on the iDevice. Well, I found out that Clue® is a murder mystery which I set out to solve!
Nothing is perfect, but the Sims 3 for the iPhone is such a well-adapted game that I am ready to throw in the towel and confess my love. –This is not a review– The Sims has everything: mini-arcade action, strategy, time-management, resource management, role-playing and even romance. It has much much more too, but –This is not a review–
EA, The Sims 3, 9.99$, 63.7 MB
If you have been waiting for the iPhone implementation of the most successful PC game in history, then you will have to wait a bit longer — unless you live in Australia or have somehow syphoned off an Aussie account. As Australians travel time faster than those in North and South America, Europe, Africa and parts of Asia, we will leave it up to them to deliver some short clips, previews, reviews and happy face pictures as their Sims manage to nab the right one in the pub or at the library.
Brunswick, according to their website is, “the most trusted name in pool tables and game room furniture since 1845″. They are a long standing name in billiards. Another company that has a similar reputation (although not quite as extensive) is EA. The two companies converge (I hope it is a Brunswick) on the iDevice platform in the shape of Anytime Pool. It has all the polish that you would expect from the company, but does it deliver on other gaming elements to form a truly great pool game?
Appbank, somehow got ahold of Wolfenstein RPG, a game that is still dungeon slinking rather than the tasting the free air of the App Store. It appears to be a hi-resolution port of the EA title of that has been firing up good ol’ RPG action in mobile users’ hands for some time. Thankfully, before Apple pulled Wolfenstein from the App Store, Appbank got away with a nice gameplay video and some screenshots. After a bit of drooling, I can officially declare that though I know nothing official, this game WILL be The Quest meets Wolfenstein in EA flavour. Mark me for a purchase when available and if it proves to be a quality title, then shove a tasty spot aside for this RPG.
I am unsure yet if this will turn into a tongue-in-cheek post or not, but I’ll suss things out soon enough. Anyway, the esteemed TouchArcade have brought to headlamps two great ideas in one thread. Firstly, Electronic Arts should get off their lollygagging duffs and publish Need for Speed for the iPhone. We touch gamers have waited long enough for this mega-delayed game. Hype has worn down considerably so that EA stand to lose much of the revenue they would have made if Need for Speed was buttoned up in a timely fashion. Secondly, the TA article made me think that Apple need a shiny, tough, stupid or lovable character that will be forever burn in people’s minds as Apple’s mascot.
Everyone and their mother is aware that Need for Speed: Undercover is coming soon to the iPhone platform and that release is ~about~ a month away. It looks fab and knowing EA – their flagship racer will not be put too early to the App Store and in no way will they let it fall behind the competition. It will be the new Messiah App for the iPhone – or it will be the last straw. There is much hope riding on this app that has until now been the recipient of a mishmash of reviews that are not inspiring the greatest of confidence in fans for the iPhone version.
SimCity, one of the most anticipated titles for the iPhone has finally been released by EA today. All SimCity fans should rejoice as this iPhone remake is not some hosed down version of the game. Give EA credit for ensuring that all features we have come to love and expect from a SimCity title are included. I have had a chance to play the game for a bit (went through the tutorials and then some) and I must say that it is rather impressive. There were no noticeable slow downs and it runs surprisingly smoothe. Lots of building structures to choose from and all the view options (pollution, underground, traffic, land value) we are used to are here too. Definitely a must have title for fans of the series.