How many people have heard of this game? Brad was obsessed was getting it once he figured out that Stephen Spielberg was making a game. I think he was a bit disappointed when raptors didn’t jump out and eat you after you lose.
Mr. Spielberg, WHERE ARE THE RAPTORS??
Oh . . . there they are.
Yeah . . . that wasn’t creepy at ALL.
Okay, anyway, Boom Blox. Why did I decide to review it? Teh SEQUEL!!
Usually I cringe at sequels, but I have high hopes for this one because Boom Blox really did match perfectly with my expectations, it didn’t disappoint, it didn’t exceed, it just fit. It doesn’t parade itself for anything more then it really is, a very good family oriented game. Brad’s aunt loves the game, Brad and I have played with with my mom, when we have family get togethers its usually the center of all the cousin games. So it works great. It’s also great for those awkward moments when you have people you don’t know over. Even moreso then Wii Sports.
The physics are great although sometimes when you are knocking towers over you wonder how that one block can hold up ALL OF THOSE POINTS, I mean . . . blocks.
There are several different types of games in this. Brad’s favorite is definitely the shuffle board game. That’s a game when you throw baseballs at blocks to shove them into points areas. What’s also amazing about it is you can throw baseballs at OTHER people’s blocks. So when you are losing you can just start knocking people off the playing area. Yeah, we’re horrible people . . .
Same thing with knocking over towers. If you are losing and you are bored, just start throwing baseballs at the dancing beavers in the background. I think at one point I started knocking over beavers because Brad’s cousin wanted to so it became a competition on who could hit the most beavers. Go figure.
It’s NOT just a party game though. They do have single player and they do have co op games. They all involve trying to save different animals from certain doom lurking outside of the walls. I will warn you that sometimes you get really upset at those animals from being SO SLOW!!! I mean, from having short little legs so they are unable to save themselves from those horrible ghouls waiting outside to attack those poor little . . . dumb animals . . .
So, what’s great:
– Positive interaction, good for large groups
– Graphics and physics, fun and accurate
– A good laid back game unless you are uber competitive
– It does present itself as more of a kiddie game then a hardcore full out game. However, who doesn’t like kicking back and playing something that’s just plain silly once in a while 😉
I’ll be putting up a review on Twilight Princess soon. It’ll be a bit long because I decided to review the levels individually. It’s really the only way to review a Zelda game when you think about it. Consequently, it’ll take me a bit longer to write 😉
Oh, and, interesting story guys. On a personal note, I was up in Auburn visiting my younger brother. He was telling me how he’d been in computer lab and about five guys were playing FPA and talking about the new character Brad had thrown in (Cutie Pants). This makes me assume that they actually read the site. Anyway, my younger brother told them that his sister was engaged to the guy who made FPA and they laughed at him. Apparently they didn’t believe him.
So . . . if you are reading this, five guys in the computer lab, he wasn’t lying 😉