Article written by Greg Aldridge.
Published on 27/04/2012 at 09:00 AM.
Welcome to WWPâs Golden Jubilee edition. Sort of, if weeks were years and sometimes it does feel like Iâve been writing these for a lifetime. We donât have any celebrations planned and canât offer you an extra bank holiday but at least Tuffcubâs been enjoying some golden gaming courtesy of the PS Vitaâs Uncharted: Golden Abyss.
After struggling âfor weeksâ to find out how to âget the rubbing off the last fecking statueâ his fingers finally made their way to the YouTubeâs search box. His fingers have also been doing the walking across his PS Vitaâs screen while he plays Treasures of Montezuma Blitz.
I think the developers have made a bit of a cock up here. Each day you get a number of ‘lives’ to play the game, run out of lives and you have to buy some more using real cash. The thing is, the Vita is a portable experience so most people will only play the game for a few minutes – I play it for the 15 minutes I’m on the tube and there is just enough lives to last the journey, as a result, I’m never going to give Alawar any cash.
Retro-tastic platforming action in 8-bit Night which aims to give 2D gaming an exciting new perspective.
Chris hasnât been indulging in any PS3-hosted gaming either with his speed bump-profiles box relegated to streaming duties. His disillusionment with console gaming, which at times it is hard not to share, is still leaving him looking elsewhere for his gaming kicks.
This week saw me fire up the charming and utterly amazing 8-bit Night. A retro-styled platformer in which you flip the level along its x or y axis to reach previously inaccessible areas and to avoid the bad guys. If you’re a Windows user you can grab the 8-bit Night demo from Desura along with the full game for only ÂŁ2.99, which is an absolute bargain.
Probably still recovering from his Free-2-Play efforts Jimâs also been playing comparatively little this week. Heâs dabbled with Dead Island and had a run around in Uncharted 3âs multiplayer. Yet tugging him away from his console is the nominally Free-2-Play Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes.
To his surprise, especially as heâs âalways despised Player vs Player encounters in MMOsâ, he keeps sinking around an hour a day into playing a game which consists of nothing other than PvP gaming. âI even plan to throw the odd tenner at it every few weeksâ, which must surely be the best recommendation that you should give the game a try if you can and havenât.
My own gaming has been a scant hour or two of Skyrim, surely youâve all found time to do better than that?