My game playing changes all the time, especially when it comes to mobile games. So, what am I playing now? What do I suggest? Well here’s a great big DUH:
Honestly though, I didn’t think I was going to play this game at all. @ZoltanTheRaven picked it up and decided that although I’m a Saints Row girl, I’d give it a go. I had played lots of Vice City when it came out and with Grand Theft Auto IV I stuck to multiplayer only, having bought it strictly because my friends were playing it. I always enjoyed the open world concept, with crime at the forefront. I had a brief play session with Saints Row IV, but enough to know that it is my preferred game between the two. That being said, now that I’ve acquired the third playable character in Grand Theft Auto V, Trevor, the game is becoming more fun. More things are finally unlocked and I’m getting a hang of navigating around the city. I definitely plan to play more, especially now that the online play is available. Serious disappointments? Why can’t I have a completely customizable character like in Saints Row? Why must I be restricted to three hairstyles for fucking Trevor? Also, I’ve been completely spoiled now with the Saints Row IV abilities of running and jumping like a superhero. Why do I have to go around this building in Grand Theft Auto? If I were playing Saints Row, I could just jump over it. I love the extremes that Saints Row IV provides and in comparison, GTA V just falls a little short.
Battle Camp! This is an iPhone game that involves creating a team of “monsters” (kind of like Pokemon) and using them to “battle” other monsters. The cool thing about the battles is, you’re playing a match-the-pieces puzzle game, similar to Candy Crush, expect you’re not limited on where you move your pieces. I can grab one piece and move it all around the board to set up as many chains as possible. You can even move pieces diagonally! Level your monsters by fusing and evolving them and join a troop with other players to compete in special events.
The graphics are great, the monsters are pretty freakin’ adorable, and the puzzle game is addictive. You’re limited by energy, however, so you’ll only get in 5 plays at a time before your energy runs out. It’s worth those short spurts for me though! Each monster has its own alignment and the pieces you’re moving in the puzzle correspond so make sure you’re creating chains with your strongest pieces!!
Pocket Trains has finally arrived!! I’ve been a fan of Pocket Planes but Trains is the more developed, older brother. You’re in charge of a fleet of trains and you need to send them from city to city delivering packages. You choose the cargo, trip, and destination! It can be tricky though, since only one train can have claim to a specific track at a time and it costs money to swap it. This is the major difference between Pocket Trains and Pocket Planes because the planes can fly anywhere. It’s plenty of fun and the little pixel graphics are adorable, just like every other Nimblebit game!
That’s it for now! After taking a break from Marvel: War of Heroes, I was tempted to play more of the new Star Wars Collection game, but it just needs more attention than I can give it right now. If you have the extra time to devote to a mobile game, I highly recommend either of those.