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Those of you who have been around here long enough know that I have played and enojoyed the Age of Empires series from Ensemble. So you may be wondering how I feel about the latest version, Age of Empires: Mythologies, for the Nintendo DS. Well...it's great.
As you might guess, this game has more in common with the previous Nintendo DS offering (Age of Empires: Age of Kings) than the PC version (Age of Mythology). Unlike the PC version, the Nintendo game is not a true Real Time Strategy (RTS) game (there actually is a true RTS game for the DS - I'll tell you about that later). Instead, this game is turn-based, where everything waits for you to decide exactly what you want to do with each of your units. Now I prefer having Real Time in my strategy games, but I have to say that I really enjoyed the first offering in this series and this one is even better.
For one thing, there's more units to choose from. As the title implies, you command an army in one of thre mythological periods - Egyptian, Greek and Norse. Not only do you get to command their armies (Egyptian Chariots, Greek Hopolites, Norse Axemen to name a few) but you also get to summon creatures from their mythology - Sphynx, Medusa, Chimera, Giants and more. Additionally, you can turn to the gods for favor to smite your enemies. Be aware that your opponents will be doing the same. As with Age of Kings, the game designers have worked hard to come up with interesting scenarios to keep you occupied.
If you liked Age of Kings, you'll love Age of Empires: Mythologies. If you've never tried this series and you're looking for an interesting war game for the DS, you should give this a try.
Where does the time go? Well, while our intrepid heroes deal with limited space, let me amuse you with another game.
This one's called Biolabs: Outbreak. The object is to capture the viruses with the antidote. The trick is to make large bubbles by holding down the mouse button. Note as easy as it looks, because your bubble pops if a virus touches it before you're finished. Give it a try!
As you may have noticed, I've created a new repository of games for you to have fun with. Of course, with so many to choose from, you may be wondering which ones to try first. There's several solutions for that little dilemma. First of all, let me direct you to the search function. In the upper right corner of the new games page is a box that will let you search the games database. For instance, if you type in "tower," you'll see a lot of games based on that "Tower Defense" craze. You'll also find "Tower Bloxx." Which brings me to the second way to help you find new games. Periodically, I'll use this blog to help bring to your attention some gems that you might otherwise miss. Such is the game called Tower Bloxx. In this game, you build skyscrapers by dropping blocks on top of another. There's a quick play option that lets you get right into the action and try to build a stack as high as you can. But if you want a whole new level of play, try your luck at building a city with 4 different building types. Try it now!
Wow, hard to believe it's 2009 already. Just so you know, I've been busy expanding the Gamecreature online game library - it's required a whole new page and a whole new way of doing things. Please bear in mind that it's very new and I'm still working out the bugs. There's thousands of games to play - please help me figure out which games you like by using the built-in rating system. Dive in and have fun!