Hill Climb Racing

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I have a feeling I’m the last person to try this game.
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You take this little guy in a vehicle through various courses and gain gold coins, which you can use to buy more vehicles and courses. I highly recommend the moon course. Even I, who sucks at games like this one, can rack up a lot of coins on the moon level.

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I will warn you, this game is addicting. Also, I highly recommend paying for the game once you tried it. The ads got in the way of my stats, etc. Although, the ads do not hamper game play.

One last thing, not only did Fingersoft create a cute and well done game, they’re not pushy on buying items like some games are. Yes, there’s a big get coins button
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however, you can buy almost anything if you save up enough coins. There’s a lot of games out there that reel you in and then want more and more money so you can level up or move on. I realize developers need to be paid, but it’s annoying to have to keep paying to play. So, kudos, Fingersoft.

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Homefront

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As I sit here watching the credits roll at the end of Homefront, I am more than a little disappointed. The single player campaign was just too short. I wanted to keep going.

That said, the rest of the game is amazing. With stunning graphics and an intense storyline, Homefront was definitely worth the money. I found myself swearing at the screen – and not because I was frustrated, but because I was seriously angry at the atrophies I “witnessed”. The game lets you feel as if America has truly been ripped apart by the KPA. You see all of the horrors of war – made worst than most FPS war games because this is our country.

The ending looks like there could be a possible sequel. If that is the case, I hope they make the single player campaign longer than this one.

Moving on to the multiplayer. I’m sure if you’re a long time reader of this blog that you know that I really suck at multiplayer games. I’m the noob standing up at the wrong moment that you get to wipe out time and time again. I love to play sniper and I’m not good when it comes to running around randomly shooting people. I, also, have a tendency to keep my mouth shut even if I have my headset on.

I like Homefront’s multiplayer mode. It has the quality (when it works, they’ve been plagued with problems from the start) of Black Ops, but it doesn’t seem as difficult to me. I can hold my own. Yes, I’m still cannon fodder (and don’t we all feel a little bit safer knowing that I’m not in the military?), but I’m able to level up at a faster rate thanks in part to two items: 1) the infantry abilitiy of Grizzled, which allows faster XP and 2) the purchase slot item RQ-10 Parrot. This is a drone whereby you fly around and mark the enemies for your teammates. This is an amazing invention. I have all ready reached the Expert level for it and, mainly due to my drone XP, I have been able to level up enough to have access to better weapons.

Despite the long waits for active games – the wait was longer at the beginning of Black Ops, I think – and some server issues, once the Homefront team get their act together, I believe that the multiplayer environment will be popular for a long time to come.

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If you play Homefront on the PS3, look for me – BentleyGadget.  I usually play Saturday and Sunday mornings and some evenings.