Plague Inc. Review

Plague Inc. Review

Oct 22, 2012

Plague Inc. is my new favorite game. The goal of the game is to kill off the human race through disease. Pretty different, huh? Starting out, the only option to kill off humanity is bacteria. After the humans are eradicated with one type of plague, a new option opens up. There are seven different ways to kill off the humans. Each one has pros and cons to it. Some will transfer from person to person better than others while some may travel better through the air with ease.

Start off by picking a country to start infecting people. My recommendation is to start in Australia. Also, in the top right corner, it is possible to fast forward time so the game doesn’t take as long to play. Popping the orange and red bubbles will produce DNA points. The points are used to “buy” upgrades to the disease. The upgrades will help the plague transfer faster or dodge a cure better.

What I found to work as a good strategy is to make the plague as infectious as possible then make it lethal. Adding the symptoms after it is super transmittable will make it less likely for a cure to be started early on in the game. Also countries will be less likely to close their borders. The more tame the plague is, the less likely it is to be noticed. Use the bars at the bottom of the screen when adding symptoms and making it more infectious. The meters will show how much more lethal one symptom will make the plague than another.

Sit back and watch the world try to fight off the end of the human race. As more people die, the progress of the cure slows because there are less people working to find a way to stop the plague. After the game is done, there is a rating of how well the task of killing everyone was completed. If desired, in-game purchases of are a possibility. For example, one of the purchases is to unlock the next plague option. All of the cheats can be earned by playing the game though.

Order and Chaos Online Review

Order and Chaos Online Review

Jul 11, 2011

Few companies have embraced Android with as much fervor as Gameloft. Take a look through the most impressive, Triple-A titles available on the Android Market and you’ll find that a decent number of them were developed by the company. It should come as no surprise then, glancing at the lavish screenshots below, to find that Order and Chaos is another Gameloft title. To say the game is impressive is to massively understate the point. To say it looks ever so slightly like World of Warcraft is to state the bleeding obvious.

Order and Chaos is a 3D MMO that takes it cues from Blizzard’s behemoth, as well as cherry picking the best bits from the current generation of successful online RPGs. The fact that Gameloft have managed to shrink down the template to fit it into your pocket is remarkable, but what’s even more remarkable is the way that it all works.

Playing Order and Chaos is smooth and simple. Anyone who’s played an MMO will be instantly at home, and anyone who hasn’t is treated to simple hints to help them through. You can choose one of four races, Elves, Humans, Orcs and Undead, and one of four classes, Ranger, Warrior, Monk and Mage. Then you’re let loose into the enormous world to loot, grind, quest and raid to your heart’s content. Order and Chaos is a staggering achievement, a massively multiplayer game that fits so comfortably in your pocket it almost beggars belief.

Some people might find the freemium model off-putting, others might find the whole thing a little too close to WoW, but none of this should take away from the incredible job that Gameloft have done in building the game.

Order and Chaos, along with the rest of Gameloft’s catalogue, demonstrates just what the Android platform can do. It’s engaging, addictive and jaw-droppingly beautiful. Once you’ve gotten over just how good the game looks, you’ll find a huge adventure waiting for you. Buy it, show it off to your friends and get them to buy it too.