Preview : [Bookworm Adventures 2] (2009)

Developer : Popcap
Release Year : 2009
Price : 19.99$

Sequel of  great 'Word Game' + 'RPG-style'.

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Chocolate, 9-spelling-length. My best (up to now).

[Bookworm Adventures] was good, as well-done mixture of 'Word Game' + 'RPG-style'. And now, 2nd. series has come.1

You must make 'Word' from 16 alphabets, as long as possible. Attack & Win & Gain Exp. & Lv. up. However, 'Making Words' & 'Choosing Items' are essential of this game, not RPG.

For 'Choosing Items', it's like [Insaniquarium].2 Before starting chapter, you could pick up 3(2 items + 1 buddy) to help. It's very important, because it could change difficulties a lot.

Basically, [Bookworm Adventures] was already good. With some change & improvement, became better. Just the problem is, 'making longer words' is not so easy, and more difficult for who is not-English-natives. Besides that, very good game. So you'd better try & buy it. :)

Where to buy : Popcap3

Footnote.
  1. In fact, it's Volume 2 rather than sequel. This game starts with Book 4, because earlier game was until Book 3. [Back]
  2. Tysen Henderson did lead role for [Bookworm Adventures] series, and he was 1 of 2-men team Flying Bear Entertainment, who made [Insaniquarium] before they entered Popcap. Another one was George Fan, who's leader of [Platns vs Zombies]. [Back]
  3. Originally, It was annouced to be released at 15th. Aug., but seems to be released earlier at 30th. Jul. [Back]
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Review : [Blackwell Convergence] (2009)

Developer : Wadjet Eye Games
Release year : 2009
Price : 14.99$

Good but short, or Short but good?


Even if you're not moved by this trailer, download Demo & Try it.

I cleared [Blackwell Convergence] yesterday, took 2 days. My friend ritgun cleared within 4 hours straight. Okay. This is short game as Dave did in the past, but much shorter because puzzle became easy. So... This game is Good but short, or Short but good? Depends on your taste.

If you're Core Gamer(including Adventure game), this game could be Short but good.
If you're Casual Gamer as I am, this game could be Good but short.

Game making style improved, something inside evloved. Voice recording is better than ever, 'oogle' puzzle1 is neat. But even if this game is still good, you could like it or hate it, because it's Short & Easy.

Where to buy :

Blackwell Legacy (#1) : Buy / Download Demo / Information
BL Soundtrack : Buy
Blackwell Unbound (#2, prequel) : Buy / Download Demo / Information
BU Soundtrack : Buy
Blackwell Convergence (#3) : Buy / Download Demo / Information
BC Soundtrack : Buy

Shivah (Before Blackwell release, story not related.) : Buy / Download Demo / Information
Shivah Soundtrack : Buy

Footnote.
  1. Homage to [Gabriel Knight 3], maybe? [Back]
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Preview : [Blackwell Convergence] (2009)

Developer : Wadjet Eye Games
Release year : 2009
Price : 14.99$

Wadjet Eye Games = Blackwell series = Must buy.


Even if you're not moved by this trailer, download Demo & Try it.

Not sure you know, Dave Gilbert of Wadjet Eye Games is really genious. Not just the game he makes, but also for business dealing style. However he's very good at making Adventure games with AGS. Good storyline & plot / character / dialogue / game design / UI design / direction & production / music soundtrack / audio commentary, almost everything is excellent or even perfect. And personally, really impressed by the Intro of this new game.

But this game has some downside things like these.
(1) This is 3rd. of Blackwell series, and you must play 2 earlier games to understand background story.
(2) Dave is good at making Short / Medium length games, and his games are not so long. Our member ritgun cleared within 4 hours. 1

If you already played his (or their) games before, just try this new one.
If you never played at all, download [Blackwell Convergence] demo & see how good it is. 2

Where to buy :

Blackwell Legacy (#1) : Buy / Download Demo / Information
BL Soundtrack : Buy
Blackwell Unbound (#2, prequel) : Buy / Download Demo / Information
BU Soundtrack : Buy
Blackwell Convergence (#3) : Buy / Download Demo / Information
BC Soundtrack : Buy

Shivah (Before Blackwell release, story not related.) : Buy / Download Demo / Information
Shivah Soundtrack : Buy

Footnote.
  1. He tried to make longer w/ [Emerald City Confidential], middle part was somewhat boring. [Back]
  2. You don't need to know background story for demo. [Back]
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