My Month in Games: July

Surgeon Simulator 2013

Fun, for the first 10 minutes.

I picked this game up for a few pounds during the recent Steam Summer Sale. I wasn’t entirely sure what I was buying into; just that Reddit seemed to be obsessed with it.

30 minutes later, and I kind of wish I could get my money back. Its not that its a bad game; far from it. Its presented well and its got a very charming way to it. However, aside from the opening 10-15 minutes where you’re pissing around trying to pick things up, the game just isn’t fun; its down right frustrating.

I certainly wouldn’t recommend it at full price. Its an enjoyable joke; but that’s all it is. And it doesn’t take too long before that joke wears very thin. I don’t want to rob the dev’s of valuable income; but maybe check out a quick-look or 2 before playing this game. You’ll probably get all you want out of the game after watching other people play it.

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2013 in Games: The Best So Far

Animal Crossing: New Leaf

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I  really had to think if i wanted to include Animal Crossing: New Leaf on this list. In the 5 or so weeks I’ve had it; I’ve ploughed over 30 hours of my life into it, and for the most part its been enjoyable. However like all Animal Crossing games, it eventually loses its charm; but for the first 25 or so hours it was genuinely a joy to play. My main problem with the game is that everything takes so damn long to do. Just walking in and out of a shop takes 2 dialogue boxes more than is needed. Its frustrating.

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This Isn’t a Review: Gunpoint

What Is It?

Gunpoint is a fairly simple; yet devilishly addictive *Stealth Puzzle Game* by Indie Developer Tom Francis (amongst others).

You play as Conway; a freelance spy who suddenly finds himself mixed up in giant conspiracy that threatens to rob him of his freedom. In order to save himself, he begins tak

ing on super secret spy missions for various shady characters. With his trusty Crosslink Device you can rewire camera’s, open locked doors and create complex traps to aid your progress through each job.

The game has a very forgiving save mechanic. If you die; don’t worry about it. The game is constantly saving every *2, 6 and 12 seconds; so if you do happen to get caught, you can simple jump back to the time immediately before you do something stupid.

Finally, don’t let the name put you off. Whilst you can’t get through the game without firing a gun (at least not in my experience), you can get pretty darn close. I believe i fired maybe 5 rounds in the entire campaign.

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