Thursday, May 31, 2007

Everest is Out!

Just a quick note for all the fans of hidden object games: Hidden Expedition Everest is out! This looks like a very promising sequel to the first Hidden Expedition game (Titanic). The team at Big Fish have done a great job with the artwork on the new one. I'm downloading it now, and I can hardly wait to check it out! Great job guys!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Hidden Expedition: Everest

Great news! The next big hidden object game from Big Fish Games is due out on Thursday. They're set to release Hidden Expedition: Everest, continuing their "Hidden Expedition" franchise. This time, it's based on the epic Ed Visteurs. He's an accomplished mountain climber, but probably known for staring in the IMAX film Everest. The game will include exclusive video footage of Ed.

The game itself looks like fun--a classic hidden object game with tons and tons of production value. I love the genre myself, and it seems like Hidden Expedition: Everest is going to make a great addition to my already substantial hidden object game collection. Bravo Big Fish!

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Escape From Paradise

Now here's a confusing title for a game: Escape From Paradise. It seems like everyone in life is trying to find paradise, not escape from it. Or maybe there's something more to it; maybe everyone is inadvertently trying to escape from paradise in their own lives. I doubt the developer of this game was trying to make that statement, though; it seems more like they were trying to capitalize on the success of the Virtual Villagers series.

Actually, after I played the Escape from Paradise game, it seemed less like a VV clone. More of a focus is placed in the mini-games, and in that way it almost reminds me of Tropix (a fantastic game of min-games, although clearly the swinging levels are the best). It's a fun game in its own right, even if it's obvious where the inspiration came from. Now all I'm waiting for is a shipwrecked villagers game with the Lost license. Gold mine!

Escape From Paradise

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Friday, May 18, 2007

Nanny Mania Game

I've always wondered what it would be like to be a nanny. Now, thanks for the new game Nanny Mania, I can find out! If being a real Nanny is anything like playing the game Nanny, count me out. This family is a real slob! The husband makes a mess of his dresser each and every time he goes out to play golf. I mean, sure, I guess they're paying you as a nanny, but boy--talk about manners!

Also, I think somebody needs to introduce this family to birth control. I played for a bit and they just kept popping out children. I can clearly see how many "family" slots there are on the starting screen, too. The Nanny Mania game better end with a kind old grandparent moving in, or I'll be in real trouble. I don't think I'll be able to manage three or four children. I can't decide if this game is trying to appeal to would-be Nannies or people who want a Nanny. Either way, it's a lot of fun!

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Thursday, May 3, 2007

Big City Adventure: San Francisco

Hello gentle readers! It's been awhile since I've written here. I've been busy trying to enjoy the mild weather before the crushing heat of summer is upon us. One thing I like to do this time of year is travel! And Big City Adventure: San Francisco is all about travel! It's a great hidden object game set in the city of San Francisco. Each screen is a different famous tourist location, which is such a great concept.

It's pretty obvious that they'll be making more of these Big City Adventures with different famous cities as the theme. San Francisco is a good start, but it's pretty accessible to anyone who lives in the states. I've been there dozens of times myself. How about Big City Adventure: Rome? Or Paris? Something a little more fantastic.

Still, Big City Adventure: San Francisco is a fantastic game and I highly recommend the download.

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