The glory days on consoles may be facing their end as games go free on other platforms.
Angry Birds Space was a game I hadn’t heard of until today. I played the first one and found it novel enough to enjoy and play on a regular basis. The game stayed consistent on my phone for months and then I just stopped playing. If I had the chance, I would have given it a 8-9 score because it was a great game, but didn’t engage me in a way a strong story does.
Then came along Cut The Rope; which I loved even more because it required a little more thought early on. Both Angry Birds and Cut The Rope are awesome, and game changers when it comes to the industry as a whole. They both pose a serious threat to the big hitters like Call of Duty and Mario.
A few days ago, I finally put down words with friends and started playing another game called Drawsomething. It’s a quirky Win lose or draw clone that brings out the artist in us all. All of these games are great, and they cost nothing! That’s a major difference from the big blockbuster hits that cost $60, plus these games tend to give me more enjoyment. Some big games only last 10 hours tops, while I’m playing Angry Birds for months and months.
With a $250 PS Vita sitting on my desk, I can’t help but wonder how useful that device will be when I’ve got my phone in my hand playing Angry Birds Space. It’s a great, fun game that trumps the first in pretty much every way. Am I really questioning the validity of hand held consoles after writing a sterling review of Uncharted Golden Abyss? Yeah, I guess I am, because I’ve played Dead Space on my android as well, and it’s pretty damn good. Maybe people are right when they talk about consoles dying. I do everything on my phone, which includes writing three novels, and this article. Why not gaming too?