New Stargate SG-1 Game In The Works!

Stargate SG-1: Unleashed is a new episodic game being released on the iOS App Store on March 7.  They say that an Android release will occur a month later.

Sally Malcolm is taking care of the story aspects of the game; she wrote the tie-in novels SG-1: A Matter of Honor, The Cost of Honor, and Atlantis Rising.  The original cast members have even signed on to do voice overs for the game.

Just like Blastr stated, hopefully it’s an episodic game more akin to Telltale’s The Walking Dead and not just an interactive CGI movie of sorts.

Definitely looking forward to this release!  How about everyone else?  I know there must be some Stargate fans out there!

Temple Run 2 Review

I’m usually not a fan of the “endless runner” genre of mobile gaming.  I wasn’t even a fan of the first Temple Run;  there’s a certain charm that this one has that makes me want to keep playing though.  Between the beautiful updated graphics to the additional gameplay elements not present in the first iteration, Temple Run 2 can be very addicting.  It’s very easy to get lost in it, to get sucked in with the attitude of “I’ll get farther next time!”

Although it’s a graphically appealing game for the genre and the gameplay is fun most of the time, I don’t like the fact that it relies heavily on a tilt mechanic.  I haven’t had any issues with the swipe mechanic (turning left or right, jumping or ducking) that always seems to execute smoothly.  However, one thing I’ve noticed is the fact that it doesn’t always recognize a legitimate tilt.  I can’t begin to count how many times I’ve had to use ‘Save Me’ (which is a nice feature to have) at the cost of a gem or two because of this.  Let it be noted, I played on both an iPhone 5 and a Kindle Fire.  This issue may not be present on all devices.

In this sequel, they have also added zip lines and mine carts.  The mine carts are very tilt-reliant which can be extremely tedious if you’re unlucky enough to get a lot of mine cart areas back-to-back.  What’s unfortunate is the fact that the issues with tilt are still present in the mine carts; due to the areas being reliant on tilt, this can be problematic.

Temple Run 2 can be very addicting at times, but due to the tilt issues I experienced it can also be very frustrating.  Because of the problems I had with tilt, I give it a:

3-5-stars

You can purchase Temple Run 2 through Amazon, Google Play, or the Apple iTunes store.  It was on sale for Free at the time of this posting.