We missed two whole weeks (ok, I missed them) so it's quadruple duty time. Post your thoughts on this week's games (and those from last week and the week before that) according to the simple rules and help everyone be a tad more wise in their XBLA purchases. Since we have so many to cover, I've simplified the posting requirement. So all you lurkers have no excuse! But if you miss the old way, go ahead and be verbose and opinioned if you want. We like that too.
And since I never did a sum up post from the last batch, here's the results:
SPFIITHDR gets two thumbs up and one undecided. Apparently, it's a "refreshing entry in the falling block puzzle genre." Puzzle fans, rejoice!
Streets of Rage 2 gets one thumb up (from the only person that bought the game) and two thumbs down. Looks like nostalgia is the main attraction.
With that out of the way, read the "rules" post-leap and then get to work!
The latest off the wire: Achievements for GEON: Emotions have been uncovered and posted.
Need I say more? Yes? Okay.
Looks like a really great mix of achievements here. I have no idea how hard they will be (5,000,000 points, is that high?) but they all seem doable (which is better than many achievements). Just thinking about getting these achievements brings a tear to my eye. I wonder why?
Our trusty tipster JDUDE11 has been holding out on us. Seems SPFIITHDR isn't the only unreleased game with its very own Xbox.com page. In fact, there are at least five others. If your appetite for XBLA teasers (and delays) has yet to be satisfied, feast your eyes on these.
Of course, I should have realized that there were easier ways to find these pages than trying to type in every game title as an URL. All I needed was to go here and scroll. Stupid me.
A bunch of tidbits have trickled their way to us here at XBLArcade over the course of the weekend (and this morning) so here's a quick and dirty rundown of the latest word in XBLA.
And remember, we here at XBLArcade love tips! Even if it does take us a little while to get around to them. Here we go down the rabbit hole.
Maybe you have seen the screens, maybe you have even watched a video or two, maybe even visited the site, and maybe you are still completely confused and baffled by GEON: Emotions. Well my friends, I too suffered at the hands of such a debilitating affliction. I even empathized with a befuddled Richard Mitchell. But then I finally got the help I needed. And it was not a moment too soon.
If it hadn't been for the timely arrival of the GEON: Emotions preview at IGN (why are they suddenly such a well of XBLA info?) I would still be where you are, unable to tell Rage from Bliss from Melancholy. But now I know that all you need to do to win is run over pellets really fast to charge your cube and once charged, flip the board to score on your opponent's side. Score 5 times before your opponent and you win. Simple, right? Glad we got that straight.
Now I can just go back to enjoying the pretty dancing lights.
After months of fruitless searching for anything (and trust me I did a crazy amount of searching) on a mysterious game called GEON coming from Eidos New Media (part of Eidos Interactive), we finally get some questions answered.
Continue below for details and screenshots!