Fantasy University is like a social game version of Scary Movie with over the top parodies of your favorite science fiction and fantasy characters. It makes me miss the days of role playing games and complete lack of dating of my college years. The game is a basic turn-based role playing game that revolves around quests, crafting items and gaining levels through experience. What makes this game amazingly special is its tongue-and-cheek take on the fantasy and science fiction genre.
- When I think of battles on the high seas between marauding pirates, I see fast paced cannon battles and crew members shimmying down sails, but the pacing in Mighty Pirates is so slow it's the pirating equivalent of watching paint dry. Mighty Pirates has a basic design that is a mix of role-playing game (RPG) leveling and character customization. It's like Treasure Isle meets Captain Jack Sparrow, but without the cool accent.
- I have seen hundreds of movies about the zombie apocalypse. Some people might say I am obsessed, at least that what the men in the white coats tell me. The inevitable take over of the world by the undead may be a ways off, but BRAAAINS puts a zombie army in my hands to control and orchestrate the downfall of humanity. Fools! (queue maniacal laughter.) At its heart, BRAAAINS is a player versus player ("PVP") tongue-in-cheek - pun intended - adventure that pit's the player's growing zombie army against the army of other players. It's like the PVP combat of Facebook role-playing games without all that pesky plot to get in the way.
- When I was a kid, and I admit still today, there were two nerd things that I loved: comics and collectable card games. CLASH: Rise of Heroes gives me both without a trip to the comic store.
- When I think of a diner in heaven, I imagine red-faced cherubs serving up a medieval feast, but that's just me. In Heaven's Diner, players get to serve their best food to the angels on high and even the Gods have to come in for a bite every now and then. Heaven's Diner is a fast-paced social time management game (think Diner Dash meets Facebook) but with unique features that extend the game into the real world as well.
- I am a nerd. I admit it, so when you add dragon to a title, it immediately shoots up on my cool list, but Dragons of Atlantis doesn't have much dragons. In fact, after several hours of playing, I still did not know the full extent of the dragon's purpose.
- When I was a kid, my sister would take me to the local VFW hall to play Bingo with all the blue hairs. It was a hazy cloud of cigarette smoke and old lady perfume mixed with the not-so sweet smell of hot dogs and nachos. Bingo Charms gives you all the fun of a bingo parlor without the risk of nasty carcinogens.
- There is nothing better than getting your hands a little dirty when someone needs a leg breaking. Whoops, was I supposed to say that out loud? Crime City lets players "take care of business" the old fashioned way; one mugging at a time.