Ok i've been playing a fair few games in the past week or 2 as i try to clear my indie collection. sadly not all of them i (could) beat or couldn't beat. But we have a couple apologies for the long text dump:
The blue flamingo. can you actually beat this game or is it an endless game? Anyway, its made by those guys who made Pid (might &Delight). Now, i have a history with their games. i found them disappointing and/or annoying. This game was no exception, its more style over substance. As an artistic endeavor its pretty cool; they used stock motion to make the various backgrounds, enemies etc. unfortunately as a shoot em up its seriously sub standard. The lack of variation, the handlering is clunky but most disappointing is the shooting. No special weapons and whilst you can upgrade your ship, there are no different weapons (eg, no 3 spread, homing missles, lasers etc). i may have got this game for free and i played it for 18 min and i saw everything there was to see and isn't worth the £4 asking price.
The next game was Guns, gore & cannoli - as previously mentioned apart from a few niggles, its a slick shooter and getting it on a sale i don't regret playing it. Good news you can play multiplayer on the same machine, but its not recommended. I had to adjust the settings as the defaults were killing my fingers.
Finally the last game i completed was Dangerous High School Girls in trouble!. I wasn't sure what i was expecting with this one. i thought it was going to be a a quick visual novel deal something i could finish in a day or 2. what i didn't realize was that it was actually a sort of pen/paper RPG of sorts. i did like the game at first being a sort of paraody/satire of bitchy girls doing girly stuff like revenge and finding boy friends etc and quickly escalates from there. But by by the end of things, i was left disappointed. part of the problem is the gameplay isn't all that compelling and relies on luck / trial and error far too often for my liking. The game was released back in 2007/2008 and unfortunately even going full screen, the Ui is tiny and it leads to a frustrating situation of me going over the entire board with a fine tooth comb repeatedly just to move figure out where the hell i should be. i won't deny that i had some fun with the game, but the issues with the game certainly doesn't do it any favors. There is an interesting story in places that borders on amusing, tragic to down right disappointing. The ending left a seriously sour taste to the whole thing and that's after i ruined the lives of 2 women, drowned a man in feces, stole a gun and shot a boy who was going to rape one of my girls and meet a whole load of interesting characters etc.