Our final game for this month is puzzle word game Bonza. Billed as a new take on crosswords, it might well be the perfect game for the word nerd in your home. Though our report writer did not find it very challenging, players can make their own puzzles from scratch and the game has been endorsed by major figures in the crosswording world, so it might be just what you were looking for the stretch the brains of your brightest, dearest son or daughter!
Ready for a triple whammy of games? That’s right, today we are going to put not one, not two, but three game reports live on the game day! Don’t worry, we haven’t gone mad, there is a reason. Today, if you read our Words Worth Knowing column, you’ll know we briefly explored one of gaming’s most intriguing on-going dramas, namely The Half Life 3 Question. So, to support your new knowledge, we thought we’d also release our reports for the relevant games, Half Life 2, Half Life 2 Episode One, and Half Life 2 Episode 2. Three Half Life games…Half Life 3?! Spooky.
Supposing you listened to the One Life Left radio show and podcast, where we were Special Guest a few weeks ago, you would have heard me talking about a really rather excellent game called King Rabbit. Now, for GameHub, we play all manner of games, including certain genres which I personally don’t particularly like, so its always exciting when a game comes up which is just My Kind Of Thing. I loved playing this game – it’s cute, it’s quirky, it’s full of puzzles and secret areas to find, and it’s divided into really short and snappy levels so you can just keep diving in and out as you please. It was a pleasure to write a GameHub report for this game, but, as ever, we don’t let our personal opinions sway the quality of our work – we write content reports, not reviews or opinion pieces. I loved the game, and you might love it too, but only if you decide it’s right for your family. A child with a real sensitivity towards depictions of animal deaths, for example, will not get on with this game, whereas an avid puzzle solver will probably be in their element! We give you the facts so you can decide what’s right for your kids. It’s what we are here to do!
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Our final game for the month of May is Piloteer! It’s often depressingly hard for us to find games with POC (Person of Colour) protagonist, so we were thrilled when Piloteer came across our radar! Fling your mad-scientist inventor around the screen as she tests out her new jet-pack designs…which may need some additional tinkering if our scores are anything to go by.
It’s great to find a game with a POC hero, for all the little boys and girls who don’t get to see someone who looks like them on the screen all that often. So check out our report to learn more, and if your children like the game let us know what you think in the comments box below!
We are looking back onto a classic today, with Spider The Secret of Bryce Manor. Like a good book or movie, a good game can feel timeless – fun doesn’t age, though graphics and certain gameplay conventions do. Its sometimes worth your while to look up slightly older games for family entertainment, as there may be great discounts on offer, and you might discover something quirky and unusual!
Spider The Secret of Bryce Manor received critical acclaim upon it’s release , but is perplexingly hard to find in app store, perhaps due to it’s complicated name. Don’t get side-tracked with identikit Solitaire games, but preserve on for the real thing. And whilst you are at it, cast an eye over the sequel, Shrouded Moon.
Click the icon below to access the GameHub HQ report for Spider The Secret of Bryce Manor:
Next for this month, something for our younger players. Solve noisy puzzles to reveal colourful monsters doing zany things – its about as different from Shadow of Mordor as you can get!
Check out our official GameHub HQ report for AZZL by clicking the icon below:
Every once in a while, a game will particularly stick with the reporter assigned to it. Shadow of Mordor did just that. Any game that involves using terrorism tactics to brain-wash Orcs into kamikaze slaves is pretty much guaranteed to make a GameHub writer sit up and take notice. It’s really not very suitable for younger players!
But I love it. I enjoy playing it, and I’m able to overlook the parts that I’m less keen on in order to enjoy the fighting action sequences that get my heart racing. For many players, there is rarely such a thing as The Perfect Game – we tend to cherry-pick from a number of games according to our needs. Shadow of Mordor is my current go-to game for letting off steam and busting stress. If I wanted something more challenging or with a story I could really get my teeth into, I’d pick something else, but if I’m in a bad mood and want to murder things with a flaming sword, Shadow of Mordor is the one I’m going to pick up off the shelf.
Our final game for the month of April is Hyper Square by Team Signal. You’ll need fast reaction times and a really good sense of spatial awareness to do well in this one. I have neither, so it took me weeks to write up! But I enjoyed doing it!
Our fourth game for the month of April is an utter brain breaker. Infamous in some gaming circles as it is revered in others, Super Hexagon is a super hard, super headache inducing, super fast reaction game, in which the player must try to manoeuvre their pointer out of a pulsating hexagonal maze. Definitely not one to play if you suffer from motion sickness, or a short temper!