Nightbird Trigger X Review

Nightbird Trigger X Review

Nov 25, 2013

Nightbird Trigger X is the sequel to the game the similar name from Colopl Inc.

It’s a fairly easy game to understand, and is cloaked in a basic backstory: the Man is after us, and shooting successfully to destroy the gems diminishes The Man’s power and reach.

The game graphics are somewhat otherworldly, from the ephemeral embodiment of the protagonist character to the look of the moving pieces. The animations play tricks in the senses, but in a good, competitive fashion. The movements translate well, and create a fluid, continuous story on a 2D canvas.

The gameplay itself is mostly time and shoot action. Our hero has a weapon, and had to blast jewels across gaping space that trigger bridges for him to travel across. In between the protagonist abd the target is a moving obstacle.fight1 To make the shot in the least number of tries, it is necessary to get the timing just right, as there us usually a moment when everything is aligned perfectly enough to make the shot. As soon as the target shatters, said bridge is deployed and the prices repeats with a new set of obstacles. As the game and levels progress, the obstacle get way more intricate, and quite the challenge. Different shapes and a mix of movements play havoc on the senses; even rotary elements are present. And then there is the timer. That’s right; it’s a race against the clock in addition to using the least amount ammunition in the drive to get three stars in each level.

The game feels repetitive at times; most of the variation has to do with how intricate the middle obstacle can be. Then, there are times I feel the difficulty fluctuates somewhat wildly, from pretty easy to write difficult… do much so that the in-app store feels indispensable at times.

Nevertheless, it’s a fun sequel, and a decent time waster. Free to play makes it that much better.

Quiz RPG: World of Mystic Wiz Review

Quiz RPG: World of Mystic Wiz Review

Sep 16, 2013

It is common knowledge that free to play collectable card games or monster battle games are a huge hit in Japan. Games like Puzzle and Dragons are so popular in the eastern markets that they’ve been perceived as a threat to the thriving arcade business over there, with at least one arcade banning the playing of that game on its premises. A quick search through the Google Play store will find you a myriad of collectable card type games ranging from Pokemon knockoffs to CCG apps with their own twist. Recently, a new app has appeared in the Google Play store that might be the most unique of the CCG adaptations one has ever seen called Quiz RPG: World of Mystic Wiz.

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As evidence by the title, Quiz RPG: World of Mystic Wiz mashes the worlds of card wizardry or CCGs with essentially a quiz game. Just like players would see in most any CCG from Magic the Gathering to Digimon, the game requires one to collect different cards with differing elements that are strong or weak against other cards, based on those same elements. As one can do in games like Monster Rancher, players in Quiz RPG can combine their cards or monsters to make them more powerful.

But where this title stands out is how battles are conducted. Randomly, an option of 4 different questions, hidden behind their category, are presented to the player to choose from. Anything and everything you can think of is on the board for the quiz portion of this game too; Lifestyle, Pop Culture, Sports, Geography, you name it, could be a category of question thrown at a player. But its not strategic to just pick categories haphazardly however, as each of the 4 questions will also have an element assigned to it, which will allow whatever cards you have in your hand to attack the enemies one faces.

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The questions themselves range in difficulty, anything from the number of NBA titles LeBron James has to the dates and names of ancient greek battles, Quiz RPG exceeds a game like Trivial Pursuit in terms of the broad array of questions it throws at a player, as well as how entertaining it is. Quiz RPG is a bar trivia game meets Digimon in a free to play setting without any paywalls or pay to win elements.

Players will also be shocked with the amount of attention put into the artwork. Done all in an anime style, the game contains an opening video that appears to have had some time put into it. Everything in the game, from the vibrant colors to the stills of the various wizards to even the maps and backgrounds are all beautiful and amazing to look at. It’s clear there was some heart put into Quiz RPG.

Quiz RPG: World of Mystic Wiz has so much going for it and contains so many wonderful things. From the gameplay to the graphics, almost any player can enjoy this game, quiz show fans and eastern card base RPG junkies alike.