Monday, April 6, 2009

Hatsworth DS = Metal Slug + Pokemon Puzzle League ( = Flavor's Random Pick)

"Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure" is a great game. It seems like the sort of title that most people would simply pass over or never hear of. Hopefully, I can do my bit to change that.

Imagine, if you can, the best possible outcome if you took a game like Metal Slug or Alien Hominid and mixed it with a game like Pokemon Puzzle League, Bejeweled, or Zoo Keeper. My guess is that your imagination falls short of what developer Tiburon has created.

The game has a silly wittiness about it. On the top screen, you play Henry Hatsworth, and run through levels searching out treasure and vanquishing enemies to the puzzle world. On the bottom screen, you must use your puzzle skills to completely vanquish those enemies from existence. All this is set to music that seems appropriate for an episode of Cowboy Bebop. At this point, you should be thinking, "How can this all possibly fit together?" Your brain ought to tell you that this equation does not compute, but, just this once, it might be wrong. The correct answer is that it fits together incredibly and surprisingly well.

I usually don't do "reviews" of games, because I figure that anyone can Google the game and see that IGN gave it a 9.0 and GameSpot gave it an 8.5. My intent here is to simply spread the word about a game that you might not otherwise consider even reading about. Here's EA's official trailer for the game. Though, be warned. If you value your real life, you might not want to get this game, as it will eat up loads of it.

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