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[June 09, 2014]
Who watches the Watch_Dogs? ; Watch DogsPC, PS3, PS4, XBOX 360/ One [Evening Gazette (UK)]
(Evening Gazette (UK) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) FINALLY, after months of delays and deadline pushing, Watch_Dogs has arrived.
But does it live up to the hype? Watch_Dogs is a hugely enjoyable open-world hi-tech adventure, where hacking everything and anything electrical is your forte.
It succeeds in many areas - incredibly detailed graphics, beautiful lighting and a gritty, bustling, believable city where a host of stories lie hidden within the personal data of its inhabitants.
There are some seriously innovative takes on the traditional multiplayer modes here, with some fun and compelling side missions.
Unfortunately, the single player story only occasionally rises above anything we've seen before.
It's a bit of a shame, as Watch_Dogs could easily have been the definitive next gen console game to date.
RATING: 8/10 - Happy hacking Dwarven Den (Backflip Studios, iPhone/iPad) FREEMIUM games are appearing at an astonishing rate.
And Dwarven Den is another to join the myriad of titles hoping to get you hooked - and then be willing to part with your cold hard cash to continue playing.
Give it its due, Dwarven Den is a cracking little isometric puzzler.
The vertically-challenged beardy lead character must dig deep through ancient civilisations to save his fellow dwarves and discover chests full of loot along the way. The simple tap and move mechanics escalate to puzzle-solving, crafting and combat sequences as you progress through levels, while precious gems provide the in- game currency to really crank up your capabilities.
It's here that the spectre of in-app purchases raise their head, with 10 gems needed to revive Den when he dies - or start over again from square one.
Talk about frustrating! RATING: 7/10 - Dig deep Den Table Tennis Touch, (Yakuto, iOS) THIS sports simulation was made for smartphones.
Shots are controlled through a number of on-screen swipes and gestures, before entering the wealth of game modes to prove if you're more bat and ball brilliance than ping pong pretender.
Table Tennis Touch perfectly balances smooth controls with polished presentation, while the increasingly difficult challenges in each mode never feel out of reach.
RATING: 8/10 - Anyone for table tennis? (c) 2014 ProQuest Information and Learning Company; All Rights Reserved.
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