Monday, December 19, 2016

Game Corp DX - Games Under $30 Worth Playing

Ever since Game Dev Story came out for the iOS back in 2010. I have noticed a surge of games based around this type of management simulation the last five years. I was addicted to it and Game Dev Tycoon as well. Game Corp DX is another management simulation game set in this theme. It was created and produced by an indie studio called Endless Loop Studios. Game Corp DX is based on the Flash game with the same name, minus the DX.

The game is very simple yet addicting. You start off with a small team in a small office producing micro games (mobile games really). As you grow and make more money you can expand your employee count and office space. Making a game is as easy as creating name, picking the genre, and then assigning works. Depending on how big of a game will determine how many employees you can assign to a game project. The management part is making sure your employees have food, water, and are well trained. It doesn't get anymore complex then that. The big motivation in this game is making lots of money and winning all the awards from the other companies (competition).

Like I said Game Corp DX is simple, but it can be addictive. Why is it worth playing for under $30. For starters it is only $3 and the game is solid and fun. It is well worth the $3 investment for hours of mindless enjoyment. If you like the Game Themed Tycoon games then this is a must own. Game Corp DX is available only on Steam.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Mother Russia Bleeds - Games Under $30 Worth Playing

Mother Russia Bleeds is a game based on the old beat'em ups from the 80s like Double Dragon. You choose from four different characters, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Then with a limited set of moves you take on waves of enemies leading up to a boss fight at the end of each level.

The story is simple, your character is kidnapped and forced to use a drug called Nekro. So, naturally your character sets out to find out why they were kidnapped and forced you to be addicted to this drug. From this point on you have to use the drug to heal and gain a temporary boost to speed and strength. You progress through each level by beating the shit out of everyone that gets in your way. Of course each level gets harder as you progress.

Mother Russia Bleeds has two modes, Story and Arena mode. Story of course is the campaign and Arena is where you fight wave after wave seeing hold long you can last. The Arena modes can unlock different drugs which have different affects, which you can then use in the Arena or Story mode. There is also Local Co-Op so you can play with up to four friends.

I had a lot of fun playing this game by my self. It was challenging and pretty violent. For $15 Mother Russia Bleeds is definitely a game worth playing for under $30. I wouldn't mind seeing the developer make a sequel either.

Mother Russia Bleeds is avialable on the PS4 & PC from Steam,, & Humble Bundle.