Ok - I'm filing The House
, I might even go so far as to file it under point'n'click
, but really it's very easy to progress with the thing, and as a game it's super easy. I'm still a big fan though, and the reason is atmosphere
. This thing has it by the bucket-load. My top tips are:
- Play late at night
- Lights off
- Sound up.
- Spare underwear to hand
The only bad thing is the absolutely phenomenal load time for each 'level'. What exactly it's loading is a mystery, it's good, but certainly doesn't match up in size to what you think you're going to get considering how long you have waited. That said - it is worth it. Enjoy.
A Clever Waste Of Time
is another one of those puzzle game things that attempts to get your lazy brain ticking over with puzzles that require more brain power than a standard point'n'click
(allegedly). This one is very much like Star Wars, except you have to "view the source", rather than "feel the force". (oh, how long did I take thinking up that little pun?) [subbed by Anna
WARNING: Please please please don't post spoilers for CWOT - hints are fine - but giving away solutions is against the spirit (and rules) of the game. I've been asked by the folks over at CWOT to reitterate this point, and it's also worth noting they are reading the comment thread for this post and have the power to ban you from the site! I don't normally ask much of you guys so please just humour me on this one.
As the continuing saga of the broken coffee machine at work enters it's 2nd week, I'm starting to feel the effects even with frequent mercy runs to the coffee shop across the road. Meanwhile my colleagues think it's funny to taunt me with Dilbert
cartoons like this
(click on the pic for the full thing
In La Luna Hotel
you wake-up in a hotel room somewhere, not remembering how you got there. So-far, sooo point'n'click
, but this is new: you wake up wearing zebra stripped, faux fur, boxer shorts. Just a regular day then... hmmmm, itchy [subbed by Anna
64 levels of hardness make up God Tower
- not your regular point'n'click
, but one of those ultra-hard puzzle thingumies that'll have you typing www.google.com before you have time to say "I'm stuck" [subbed by Issa
Definately suitable for children the Nesquik Quest
is a cute little game that mixes up a bit of acade action with some point'n'click
goodness [subbed by TeJay
A great game for kids, like me, Paddington's Marmalade Mayhem
is a game of catch, straight out of deepest darkest Peru, that quickly turns manic as it speeds up as you progress. My top score is 154, although I was trumped by Preeti with a score of 156. Can you, or your kids, do any better?
The fabulous world of Mr. Fastfinger
is just what you need on a Friday. Play along in "The Moutain Of The Tapping Dwarfs
" and then continually practise your air guitar afterwards. Kind of point'n'click
y, but more a bit of fun for a Friday than anything else.
After that family guy video mash-up
the other day the perfect thing for a lazylaces musical Friday link is the original A-Ha Take On Me
video. 80's retro cool.
This week I am mainly listening to "I Predict A Riot
" by the Kaiser Chiefs
- out on single in the UK now, and, more importantly, as featured on the GT4
Similar in style to Bring It On
, in that the greatest distance for hurling objects is the aim of the game, The Golden Republic
has a slightly wider appeal, focusing as it does on the rock'n'roll occupation of hurling objects from hotel room windows, rather than cricket.
Despite quite liking Australians and not particularly liking cricket I've become addicted to Bring It On
this past week - a game which involves bashing prisoners back to Oz with a cricket bat in a festival of non-political correctness. For fans of Penguin v Yeti
the game will be a little familiar, although you'll have to understand about The Ashes
to get where the game is coming from.