Games for PS Vita: Issue 4

Egghead?!

Original title: Smart Ashellip;

Smart Ashellip; mdash; is a set of logical (and not) puzzles with integrated social component that allows you to measure the results in various ways with the other players on the web.

Every day the game offers you a set of chetyrh tests: arithmetic, literacy, observation and logic (ostensibly for each of the areas of the brain). After passing the test the overall result for the day is recorded and published online as a table of statistics. If you play on a schedule, the calculated trend changes (simply speaking mdash; much you smarter, or, conversely, degraded). The idea is to include Smart Ashellip; but daily mdash; anyway, so conceived by developers.

Tests themselves a little weird mdash; in the game as there are quite complex puzzles that are fun to solve and an adult, and items for children of preschool age. For example, in tests on the speed of arithmetic to solve equations like laquo; 7 – 5 =? Raquo;, which, of course, is charging to mind first-grader. At the same time, there are more interesting examples: speed alignment marks inequalities between different types of fractions mdash; able to identify a couple of seconds, which is greater .765 or 7/8? In principle, it is not difficult, but it depends on the response of the final result, but it is necessary to solve a lot and preferably quickly.

Each chetyrh types of jobs, there are five types of mini-games. Initially, four of the five are locked, but every day, after the mandatory training, something one opens. Accordingly, full access to all the content will be received on the sixteenth day of the game.

Some jobs need to draw the missing characters or letters. You’ve got to try to determine the correct spelling of characters that understands local recognition. We are experiencing problems with serznye numbers 8 and 9, as well as confusion between the letters D and O (in the English version). In fact, there is one way to breeding patterns, which, alas, is not always obvious.

Perhaps the most interesting thing about Smart Ashellip; mdash; this network statistics. Game of the year of birth is interested person, a city where he lives, and displays on the basis of the test results in different figures. You can find out who is the smartest in Russia, in St. Petersburg, in a world of men, to see the overall laquo; umnostiraquo, across countries and even continents. Unfortunately, at the time of this writing, access to the game had only holders of versions for the press (the official start of sales took place a little later), so in the world in cm had accumulated a few dozen players, and out of our country mdash; altogether only two.

Pros:

  • excellent visual style;
  • many interesting tests;
  • great networking component mdash; can compare not only points in the game, but also regularly upload their data to Twitter or Facebook.

Disadvantages:

  • some tests are not too successful;
  • problems with handwriting recognition.

Rating:

  • 8/10

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    Burn the Rope

    Review A game like Burn the Rope is difficult mdash; really very simple, and they are based on exactly the same mechanics.

    So, the screen mdash; cute pattern of vervochek. The user needs to set fire to it and try to make as much burnt matter. The first difficulty lies in the fact that the fire only burns upwards, so using the touch screen to constantly twist ornament, that nothing went out. Second, there are different colors vervochki mdash; each is lit only by the fire of his color. To do this, here are crawling colorful bugs that are repainted a different color flames.

    Finally Sun comes down to choosing the optimal path for the flame, and especially have to decide quickly on the nodes and intersections vervok where the fire in different directions. The player must quickly assess the most efficient route and time to turn the entire structure.

    Gameplay schtu by and large, not more difficult than in the tic-tac-toe, so to criticize something does not make sense and desire. Sun is working fine, dozens of levels mdash; attached, a number of difficult puzzles mdash; still. Another thing is that Burn the Rope is not quite the place for PS Vita.

    Concept laquo; multiplatformaraquo, we are used to apply only in relation to the games on the stationary consoles and personal computers. But now, the same is true for mobile devices on the Nine Inch plates, conventional smartphones and portable consoles come out exactly the same game. Product specification is of no fundamental importance, as touchscreens and gyroscopes have almost every gadget.

    Burn the Rope mdash; just outstanding representative of this multi-platform. Feeling on PS Vita is no different from a similar experience at some iPad. Another thing is that the PlayStation Network games are always much more expensive than in the AppStore or Play Market. In this case laquo; telefonnayaraquo; version costs $ 1, tablet owners will have to pay $ 3, and the owners laquo; Vityraquo; mdash; all 5.

    No dispute that a large selection of applications for network services mdash;’s good. But the owners of iOS-and Android-based devices are now faced with a question relating overabundance of virtual goods. Quality content is no big administers, and find thousands of similar games and programs is adequate something not so easy. I would not want a repeat of history in PSN. A fun like Burn the Rope is simply not needed mdash; this is not a suitable format for the portable platform from Sony.

    Pros:

    • simple and well-working mechanics.

    Disadvantages:

    • game for PS Vita is more expensive than other devices;
    • exclusively for lovers of unpretentious laquo; kazualochekraquo;.

    Rating:

    • 6/10

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      Ecolibrium

      In Ecolibrium user to create a self-sustaining ecosystem on the new planet. We choose the place on the map and begin to create, or rather, to follow the instructions of that is tied to a specific location.

      The game runs on Sun uproschnnym laws of nature. There are fungi that produce and consume minerals moisture, there are plants that produce fruit, foliage and water, there are wild animals mdash; herbivores and predators. Each object ecosystem depends on its neighbors in the region, all in the World Cup is in need and bring to the world something useful. In addition, there are also things like artificial artifacts modifiers that have some positive effects.

      Underlying all is fairly simple math. The menu is easy to see the current numeric values: what is missing and what, by contrast, is abundant. As a rule, our main goal mdash; collect as many of the local currency, which provide users vvednnye objects and creatures. Accordingly, the more animals and plants to place a player on the map mdash; the more points. Main mdash; not miscalculate with balance and ecosystem filled evenly.

      Installation of new members

      Natural cycle costs of energy, which slowly filled in real-time for a couple of hours. To perform tasks on a global map (eg, dial opredelnnoe amount of currency) are given, for example, days. User builds its ecosystem in a series of stages, constantly waiting for energy regeneration. Thus, it is necessary to return to the game in several passes, of course, if not the most elegant solution was found the first time. There are no more than a clever schtchika mdash; example, current statistics show an increase of the resource per hour, but do not enter the number on the machine, which will continue to laquo; dedlaynomraquo;?

      Important point: Ecolibrium mdash; game is free, but it works here on the principles of Sun free-to-play. In an extensive library of plants and animals originally open only a few species. For something you can get as you progress through the game, but most of the content is purchased for individual, real money through PlayStation Network. Offers several laquo; paketovraquo; mdash; say, for 25 rubles you get esch six creatures. Open or priobretnnye objects can and sell, exposing them to the network auction.

      Honestly, playing as a very boring. Such as how to enter the game a few times a day and check the current state of affairs, correcting existing flaws in their ecosystems. Ecolibrium but not particularly motivated to undergo player (even uchtom network statistics), and enjoy the process mdash; somewhat dubious.

      Pros:

      • interesting idea.

      Disadvantages:

      • flaw of shareware games;
      • always the same landscape mdash; on the planet do not have climate zones;
      • generally very boring.

      Rating:

      • 3/10

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        Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock

        Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock is a makeshift single episode of popular British series. Gameplay is a sad platformer with elements of stealth and puzzles.

        But first the good news. The game features an image of the current Doctor Matt Reeves performed mdash; characters copied from Aktru and says with his trademark accent and in an expressive manner. Also, the protagonist has a workmate River Song, which laquo; igraetraquo, Alex Kingston. Couple must once again save the Earth, and specifically mdash; collect pieces laquo; Hours vechnostiraquo, (artifact, which records all events that have ever occurred or will occur). Not counting the bad voice acting and rare clips, the story in The Eternity Clock nothing else like.

        Himself a universe of gameplay series adapted strange. No, of course, it is clear that laquo; Dr. Ktoraquo, generally difficult to make regular game mdash; Sun-TV project is still very very specific thing. However, Sun still strange to watch jumping on platforms and pipelines Doctor, who has never been action hero, and certainly not known for acrobatic skills.

        However, the platform is frankly so-so mdash; literally mediocre level projects decades ago with Sega Mega Drive. Stairs, ledges, beams of light, marching guards with tupeyshim intelligence. Sometimes, though, has to hide mdash; climb under boxes or in the door for a minute and washed CFM when the enemy finishes its regular cycle of walking back and forth.

        But most terrible mysteries. His nose buried in a finger touch screen, we have a few minutes of doing anything prohibitively sad steps: Sun usually pretty easy, but sometimes long and very boring. In addition, some puzzles require interaction with very small elements mdash; touchscreen laquo; Vityraquo, not highly accurate, so if you want to swear frequent blunders terrible Russian words.

        The entire game consists of a sequence of rudimentary platforming, stealth style the very first Metal Gear (the one in 1987) and wacky puzzles. Unclear who do all this you need: adult spit up in an hour, and the children he laquo; Dr. Ktoraquo, should be deeply laquo; parallelenraquo;.

        Pros:

        • Aktru two favorite voices from the TV series;
        • itself dimensional platforming mechanics for laquo; Vityraquo;.

        Disadvantages:

        • monotony;
        • bad riddles;
        • crooked stealth.

        Rating:

        • 3/10

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          Related links:

          • Games for PS Vita: Issue 1
          • Games for PS Vita: Issue 2
          • Games for PS Vita: Issue 3
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