Tagged: DS Puzzler

Ghost Trick Phantom Detective 0

Ghost Trick Phantom Detective review

Gamers are used to dying when playing through most games but Ghost Trick is different as you start off already dead. It’s an interesting concept as you play through the game as the blue spirit of a guy called Sissel as you possess objects, try to save people’s lives and also find out who killed you and why. Using the stylus or the d-pad you switch into ‘ghost’ mode to move from object to object and then press the ‘trick’ button and interact with them to move about the scene and distract people. For example you can open doors and...

Junior Brain Trainer Maths Edition 1

Junior Brain Trainer Maths Edition review

A few months ago I reviewed Junior Brain Trainer 2 on DS and awarded the game a healthy 7 out of 10. I found the game a little low on visual panache but delivered on its promise to deliver basic learning skills aimed at younger kids. The next game in the series is Junior Brain Trainer Maths Edition and I dare say that almost all children could do with a little bit of extra maths tuition in their lives. Yes of course we could all spend extra time with our kids doing maths puzzles at home for free using old...

Professor Layton and the Lost Future 0

Professor Layton and the Lost Future review

Despite the amazing popularity and success of the Professor Layton series, for whatever reason I’ve just not gotten around to playing either of the first two games. I don’t usually jump into a game sequel before playing the original but when Nintendo called and asked me to review Professor Layton and the Lost Future, there’s just no way I could say no. Now I know that many of you will have already played at least one of the Professor Layton games before and will not need any introduction to the game or characters, the rest of us however will need...

Last Window Secret of Cape West 0

Last Window Secret of Cape West review

Despite being one of the oldest game genres going, Interactive Fiction has never gathered much foothold into the gaming market since its original popularity in the early to mid-1980s. Of course back then a text adventure game could still be considered relatively new and interesting. When you consider that most home computers of that time were designed purely with home accounting in mind, just having any sort of game was better than nothing. Nowadays new Text Adventure games themselves are rarer than a Leprechaun who rides a Unicorn to work, the only way you’ll find one is by searching the...

Junior Brain Trainer 2 0

Junior Brain Trainer 2 review

The Dr Kawashima Brain Training series has been one of the Nintendo DS’ most famous success stories. Not only has the series sold millions of copies but it is said to be the main reason for the success of Nintendo’s blue ocean strategy. Of course this success saw literally gazillions of clones; everywhere you looked games that supposedly can train your brain, eyes and even your untrained psychic powers appeared on the shop shelves. There have been many discussions asking how viable or useful Brain Training software is. On one hand you’ll have some Professor who happens to be on...

Last Window: The Secret of Cape West review 0

Last Window The Secret of Cape West review

If you’ve already played Hotel Dusk you’ll already be able to jump into this game like donning an old pair of slippers. It’s a graphic adventure game where you hold the DS sideways like a book and explore the apartments of Cape West as main protagonist Kyle Hyde. At the start of the game you get laid off by your boss and return to your apartment to discover you and the other tenants are all being evicted due to ‘personal reasons’ given by the sour-faced live-in landlady. The game begins innocuously enough but mysteries soon rear the head – the...