Recent Movie Reviews


Everybody cries Everybody cries

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Alright

Still trying to connect the Author Comments to the movie though.

I also think the credits should have been placed at the end and for a longer time



Bankomat Bankomat

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Excellent work

Very stylish and smoothly animated, originally chosen "concept" (The Chukovsky thing) and a neat twist to it (I read the tale, I know :).

Keep up the good work.



Anomaly Anomaly

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Lacks the plot

The flick is good but could have been much better with a more solid plot (Part 1 seem to be as an introduction to something while Part 2 seems to be the end of it. What's going around inbetween the parts?).

Anyway, keep up the good work.


Recent Game Reviews


Zombies Runaway Zombies Runaway

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Cool.

Overall it's a cool game, with nice soundtrack. The controls are a little odd though - the jumping doesn't "feel" good since it's not button-press sensitive (i.e. you can't control the height of the jump by pressing the jump button with various force) as it's in the other platformers.

I also found a bug of sorts - I seem to be unable to continue past level 20 - the "exit" door doesn't work.


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The Lance! The Lance!

Rated 4 / 5 stars

A nice game.

So yeah, pretty nice and addictive game, with nice graphics and sound. However, when you grasp the game-play mechanics the game ceases to be challenging, and if you go for the horse medal - the grinding becomes boring, as there is no real difficulty so it eventually becomes a test of patience/lack of better things to do with your time.

Here are some tips to ease the grinding process:

1. Polearms aren't important; neither are the mounts, so don't waste money on them - I just beaten the champ with the basic pole, so trust me on this one.

2. Invest your money in armor instead, and even then - there are only a few items you are aspiring to get if you try to get the horse medal - the Tin Flex helmet, the Medallion shield and the Cross Contempt armor. DO NOT BUY ANY HELMETS OR SHIELDS UNTIL YOU CAN AFFORD THESE! It's a waste of money. As for armor - I'll leave it to your discretion - if you want to beat the boss quickly and don't care for the medals - buy yourself a transitional armor (Gloomy Indigo would do fine). If you do - wait till you can afford the Cross, then buy it (there's no chance you'd beat the second boss with your basic armor on though).

3. Oh, yeah - it's perfectly possible to beat the boss during the second generation already, but you need to be precise and consistent - as all his armor is equally powerful, choose one and stick to it - personally I find the head easier to hit, but you need to hit this bit of armor continuously with every run. Don't miss, don't hit the shield or the horse. The AI distributes its damage over you quite widely, so you can expect that he wouldn't hit you at the same spot more than twice in a row - that fact should be enough for you to prevail.

4. Here's the most effective way to grind money that I've found - locate the weakest bit of armor, then hit it till it's one hit away from collapsing. Then switch the other part until your own armor drops to a critical low, then it's time for you to deliver the killing blow, lest you perish.


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Cairn Cairn

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Nice one

A nice game overall. Love the feel, the graphical design and the way the "story" was written and delivered. Loved the music as well.

As a slight digression from previous reviews though, I've found the puzzles a little more random than clever - trying to figure out what are you expected to do was the most time consuming task; once you've got it though, it became a matter of seconds to solve them. It's not a bad thing, on the contrary actually, as it required nothing more than common sense as a mean to each solution - no some cheaply hidden items that you can only find by clicking every spot on your screen, no riddles that require a Ph.D of sorts, just a normally functioning brain. It's something a lot of the puzzles I've played lately on this sight are lacking in, and for that I salute you.

Herukhel, the stick riddle is quite straight forward. Don't get frustrated too soon. Here's a tip (WARNING - SPOILERS AHEAD):

One of the pipes is missing a part. Find that part, then find a way to tow it to the broken pipe.


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aampere responds:

One of the greatest criticisms I've had is "GUHH, I can't tell what I'm supposed to do right off the bat!"
And I'm like... that's the point dummy ;)
Good to see you "get it," haha...