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LarryVaried #3: Some App First Impressions!
Hey Everybody, This is LarryVaried! This is the only blog in which I can do two totally different things on it in a row, and it's totally normal.
So, as I am writing this, my summer is coming to an end... and I'm pissed. It went by so fast for me, and soon, I'll be going back to waking up early, doing homework daily, and having to deal with the assholes at my Junior High. But, I thankfully will STILL be able to make reviews... in fact, I will truly be putting up lots of reviews and stuff throughout the year. And, as I've stated many times, I'll be doing very different things. So, for today's review... actually... this isn't really a review. It really is a first impressions. I recently bought myself a 25 dollar iTunes card (I was feeling up to it) and I was planning to keep the money for songs. But, I heard that this new app was sweeping the community being the newest #1 paid app. Apps like Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, and Tiny Wings have all recieved this honor, and now, Spy Mouse is the next big app. So, I bought it... but I soon got a bit carried away. I ended up buying a few apps. I've been playing them for sometime, and I think it would be fun to express my opinions on them. So, this is the first (of many) blogs where I'm gonna talk about/review apps. I have about 3-4 I'd like to discuss, so let's get started.
App #1: Spy Mouse
Can you believe EA helped make this game? I didn't expect it either. Spy Mouse was released nearly two weeks ago. And yet nearly after its first week it sky rocketed up to the #1 spot on the Top 25 most downloaded paid apps. I knew that once an app gets up to that spot, it has to be good to somekind of extent. So, I've spent a few weeks with it and I've finished the first world. So? What do I think? It's pretty good. I mean... do I like it more than Fruit Ninja? No, but it still is fun. You basically use your finger to guide the mouse throughout a certain area collecting cheese. The goal is to collect all of the cheese and get through the exit in the least amount of time possible. The first world has you mainly in houses. The game has a few worlds to it, so I'm gonna have to explore it a bit more to see what else the game has to offer.
The game, of course, has to spice things up a bit. So, they have some interesting things to make it more... well... interesting. For example, you have to avoid the one animal that rats hate most, cats. They all walk around and they start to chase you once they spot you. The fun part about it? If you time it right, you can make them smash into walls. Hee hee, ain't I a stinker! :) Also, the game has doors that correspond with each other by color. So, when you walk in one, you come out the one with the same color. But one of my favorite mechanics is the toy mice and the mouse traps. You have to collect toy mice to obtain cheese stuck in traps. Spy Mouse also has three small extra goals in each level to add some replay value! The game may not be as addicting as people say, but it sure is clever and it has a lot of extra stuff to make the game super replayable! I'm hoping to post a full review when I'm done!
App #2: Ninja Fishing
Now, I know what you're thinking, "RIP-OFF! THIS IS SUCH A RIP-OFF OF FRUIT NINJA!" and... yes, that's what I thought first too. But, to be honest, this game is MUCH different. There are some things that they definately take, like the bombs from Fruit Ninja are replaced with dynamite here. And yes, the game involves slicing fish. But the game truly has a different layout. First of all, you have to collect the fish FIRST. Yup, you put a hook into an ocean and you go as far down as possible and then on your way up, you try to grab the fish. There are even different types. There's a small yellow one, and a flounder that's blue, and even an eel.
There are different things to buy as well like extra line, a deeper ocean, and even a different boat (but those are pretty hefty in price). To get more money, you have to slice fish, there are even treasure chests if you make it to the bottom which gives a lot of money. And, each fish gives you different amounts of money. I find the gameplay very addicting and interesting. It's good to see a game not be a clone of another. Besides, cloning Fruit Ninja would be so stupid. I'M TALKIN TO YOU FRUIT NINJA HEARTS! If you don't know what I'm talking about, be happy. If you think this is a shameless clone, don't be fooled. This game is definately worth the 99 cents it's asking for. I think I've played enough to know that!
App #3: Doodle Farm
Yes, I have played Doodle God and Doodle Devil and have thought of both of them as very impressive. Both of them have lots of content and are funny and fun to play. So, when I heart about Doodle Farm, I was pretty excited. I was waiting for another amazing game with lots of content and halarious in-jokes. Sadly, I was dissapointed. Not to such an extent... but yes... I was slightly. The game sticks to the series basics. What you do it you start off with four different animals. You soon mix them together and you get more animals. For example, You start with a Mouse, a Worm, an Egg, and an Anchovy. By mixing the mouse and the worm, you get an ant. Sure, it doesn't make much sense, but that's the beauty of Doodle Farm. Lots of things make no sense, but you laugh anyway.
The sad thing about Doodle Farm is it extremely lacks in content (as of now at least. I don't know if they are gonna update anytime soon... let's hope). Let's look at this more carefully. Doodle God came with four episodes and a few cool minigames for 99 cents. Then, Doodle Devil had a single episode but we had a fun coin extra game for 99 cents. Here, we have a pretty short game for 99 cents. See how the series has downgraded. I mean, there are two modes (easy mode and hardcore mode) and they'll take a while. But Doodle God took 4 times longer to beat (probably longer). Doodle Devil took twice a long. Doodle Farm was a breeze, and it sucks because I really expected much more content. Worth 99 cents? After playing the other "Doodle" games? No way.
And those are my first impressions! I hope you enjoyed them! If you have the money, feel free to buy one of these apps and support the guys who made them. I'll be sure to write up some reviews on apps occasionally. If you have a request, leave it in a comment.
Check out my App Impressions #1 Video! It includes TWO exclusive app Impressions!
(There are 2 Parts, you can click on the annotation at the end of the video to check out Part 2!)
This has been LarryVaried, the only show where I can do two totally different things on it in a row, and it's totally normal!
See ya next time!
- Larry :)
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