On paper Battle Los Angeles must have been a very easy project to pitch to executives as being a kind of high concept science fiction blockbuster which married the cinéma vérité style of documentary filmmaking with a kick-ass alien invasion. Throw in a multiracial cast headlined by second tiered actors coupled with a favourable mid-March release date and it quickly becomes apparent that the movie could be made with a lower than average budget normally reserved for science fiction epics yet have the potential to make a mint at the box office. How could it go wrong?
Customs is a dreadful attempt at creating a hidden object game that fails on just about every level save one – the nice art of the altogether too curvaceous female customs officer you play. When the best feature of the game revolves around a 2D piece of character ass…I mean art, you know that you’re in trouble.
Since I have been on a hidden object game kick lately I decided to rummage around some of those game apps I bought which were on sale at the time but never gotten around to playing. A Vampire Romance – Paris Stories was one of those “gems” but after finishing it the only thing I wanted to do was throw a brick at developer Anuman’s office window as this was one of the most frustratingly annoying experiences I have ever had playing my iPhone or iPad. To put it bluntly, getting a swift kick to the groin is more enjoyable than wading through two hours of utter boredom brought about by inane gameplay coupled by an abysmal narrative.
Well, it’s been a long time coming but after a very long hiatus The Galactic Pillow blog is back and (hopefully) better than ever! For those wondering why I’ve been off the air it comes down to the arrival of our little bundle of joy last August which has thrown my schedule off considerably!