Hello and welcome to the newest edition of SUPER THUMBS! This will be a very INTENSE and groundbreaking issue of SUPER THUMBS but.. I can’t tell you why just yet. You see we have to sneak it by the editor, because, well it is just that INSANE! However this installment is bound to be better than ever with the goodies that I have lined up to tell you about today, so sit back and relax and be prepared to be enlightened!
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (PS2)
Now this game looks great! It has stunning graphics and a fast paced battle system. It also lets you choose to be some of your favorite characters from LOTR lore! What more could you ask for!! Well… lots actually. The game features lots of up and down experiences where sometimes you are really grooving and having a good ol’ time and others… where well you controller is sticking out of places that it really wasn’t designed to go. This game does feature some replay value by letting you replay each of the levels with the different characters… but for me I was just thankful to be through the level and had no intentions of trying it with anyone else!
La Pucelle Tactics (PS2)
This is another one of those strategy games. Now this game is very fun and has some cool features like capturing your enemies and having them fight on your side. But I must warn you all that this game is very very girly. Almost all of the characters are girls, and they aren’t just girls, they are like super whiney prissy girly girls! NOW that doesn’t really take anything away from the game, its just something you need to expect before playing. This game is loads of fun and like I said, it offers quite a number of win conditions besides just destroying all your enemies… although you still have to do that too. Despite being overly girly the storyline is interesting enough to keep you playing through each level as well.
Captain Eric’s Super Thumb says: Thumbs UP!
Armored Core 2 (PS2)
This game features two main play-styles. One, the battle arena, which is very very cool. The other is the missions which I found to be quite impossibly hard! I did manage to get through a couple of them, but due to their overall toughness and the fact that i had so much fun playing in the arena I didn’t get to far in that section. However I did steel-roll over all opposition in the battle arena! The arena is a fun series of one-on-one battles that help you earn cash as well as advance through the ranks, sometimes earning new equipment and advancing mini-storylines. The game also features a very in-depth mech building system where you can spend all your cash on more cores and weapons and such. However a armored core suited for the battle arena are not as well suited for the missions but all in all it is some good entertainment.
Captain Eric’s Super Thumb says: Thumbs up!
Mike Piazza’s Strike Zone (N64)
Now here in the SUPER THUMBS I review lots and lots of baseball games. It’s just my thing ok, I like baseball, therefore I play baseball games. In each edition you may hear me refer to something as the worst baseball game ever. Well.. this is it. This game seems like a ordinary baseball game with some fun features that many other reselectable baseball games employ; however after you play through a few games you slowly come to the realization that whomever created this game must have spent at the most, 10 minutes checking for bugs because… well it is just filled with them. They are no small bugs either, as they will not only be annoying they will also cost you wins! WINS! And that is just not acceptable. From not properly recording outs to bringing in second baseman to pitch when you didn’t even change your pitcher — this game gets old and gets old FAST. There are too many good baseball games out there for anyone to bother with this.
NOW IT IS THE TIME. Paul as been drugged and locked in a closet, so I will bring you the ground-breaking final game.. yes that is right .. a PC GAME! I can hear your gasps of horror and moans of awe already, and it pleases me.
Etherlords was never a very popular game despite that fact that one) it’s awesome and two) it has a very fun multiplayer mode. Perhaps because it is German it never got the recognition it deserved, or perhaps they made the sequel too soon, and suck so hard that people didn’t bother with the first but IT does exist and it is very fun. The basic premise behind this game is seeing a card game, much like Magic: The Gathering played out in video game goodness form. The way the multiplayer version plays out is how many expected the M:TG video game to play out, however that was not the case, but Etherlords does a very good job with theirs. However the single player version is a bit more confusing as it is more of a strategy game where you start with crappy cards and need to search the lands for resources and shops that let you acquire the better cards. Single player is still enjoyable and the game will provide hours of fun and leave you wishing their were more cards.
Captain Eric’s Super Thumb says: Thumbs UP!
WELL was that an ending OR WHAT THAT AN ENDING PEOPLE! I promised the best and I am 100% certain that I DELIVERED THE BEST! No need to thank me it is just what I do, give people what they want. So don’t let that sense of euphoria that this article has given you go to you head and cause you to do anything crazy, and come back next month for some great SUPER THUMBS action!