EverBirdd Summary November 2012

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A bit late, but still, here it is what we’ve done in November this year. It’s a bit shorter, but hopefully enjoyable.

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Game: Pyoro

AKA Birds & Beans (US name)

The system/developer/publisher bit: Nintendo DSiWare, developed & published by Nintendo

The ten-word synopsis: Simple game in which a bird tries to eat beans.

The rise of the iPhone as a legitimate gaming device has really shook up the handheld market. Whilst there remains a gap for the meatier experiences found on the 3DS and Vita,  it has resulted in a mad panic for Nintendo and Sony to counter-punch with their own light entertainment titles. Pyoro was one of Nintendos’ earliest attempts to create an enjoyable 5-minute title, a launch game for their DSiWare online download service. Continue reading

Game: Picross 3D

The system/publisher/developer bit: Nintendo DS, published by Nintendo, developed by HAL Laboratory

The ten-word synopsis: Chisel blocks to make an object using logic and numbers.

For a game that hinges itself around logic, Picross 3D doesn’t make a lot of sense. By rights, a slow-paced, ugly-looking puzzle game that just makes you count blocks for hundreds of hours worth of levels shouldn’t be fun. The appeal of Picross 3D, like it’s flat predecessor, is a mystery. Yet it remains just as endearing to play as the 2008 title, the bane of so many of its’ purchasers social lives. Continue reading