Sony’s Online Games
Some info has been leaked about Sony’s online games for purchase. Among the games is another Asteroids derivative, BlastFactor. It does full 1080p and uses the tilt-sensing features of the controller.
I don’t really have a problems with this game (it looks nice!) except for two things:
- It’s an Asteroids derivative.
Now, normally this wouldn’t be a problem. But because Microsoft’s big downloadable game (Geometry Wars) is also an Asteroids derivative, it looks like Sony is copying Microsoft. Can’t they come up with something different?
- The playspace shape.
Why is it hexagonal? That doesn’t fit an HDTV very well. Nor does it fit a standard television very well either. What a waste of screen real estate! In this kind of game, one of the biggest problems is having room to maneuver. To artificially reduce that space, just for a gimmick, seems stupid. I have a widescreen display! Please use it! (The screenshot is actually a zoomed-in version. Actual gameplay has a hexagonal area in the middle, with wasted space on either side.)
Another very nice-looking (visually) game is Go Sudoku. I’ve only been exposed to Sudoku recently, and now it’s everywhere!
I think I might give this one a chance. Interestingly, it looks like it supports multiplayer. That means I have to think fast! I don’t know if I can do that!
On top of that there’s also Lemmings (which I used to play a lot on my PC), flOw (also in 1080p, and uses tilt), Swizzleblocks, Grip Shift, Crash Carnage Chaos, and Wheel of Fortune.