A Boy and His Blob

Played on: PlayStation Now / PlayStation 4 

My review rating: 7/10

Also on: Xbox One, Wii, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows, iOS, Android, Linux

Genre: Puzzle

Summary: Planet Blobolania is in danger from a corrupt emperor, so Blob escapes to Earth to look for help. After crash-landing, he is discovered by an unnamed boy and they team up. The boy gives the Blob different coloured jelly beans that enable Blob to transform into different things to help you solve the puzzle. Blob’s basic commands include turning into a ballon, a ladder or a hole in the ground. If the boy falls from a distance or makes contact with an enemy or dangerous object, your boy will be heading back to the very start. 

Originally released for the original Nintendo Entertainment System in 1989, the updated version of A Boy and His Blob is one of the most adorable and charming puzzle games you will ever find! It’s fun and adventurous. The fluid 2D-style art is hand-drawn and I really like that feel, it’s very gorgeous and has a uniqueness of its own. 

Review: I really enjoy this game, especially when I’m looking for a different feel kind of game. My favourite thing about the game is how you can tell the Blob to do different things like calling Blob, telling Blob to calm down and giving him a hug for all his hard work. The downside to this game is that you have to figure out the controls on your own. 

Since the game doesn’t come with a real tutorial and an explanation of what to do, I added the controls here for PS4:

Right stick: move boy

Triangle: calls Blob 

Down D-Pad: tells Blob to calm down 

Blob commands: Square + Left stick, then select which command you want. Let go, then press Circle to drop jellybean and Triangle to call Blob if necessary

Left D-Pad: Moves the screen 

Very creative game! I wish I had a Blob and lots of jellies to solve some of my problems!

Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion

Played on: PlayStation Now / PlayStation 4 

My review rating: 5.5/10

Also on: PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

Genre: Open-world exploration, Adventure

Release date: Jul 17, 2018 

Summary: Time for some adventure! After waking up Jake and Finn notice the whole Ice Kingdom has melted. Jake and Finn has been known to rescue the land of Ooo before, but this time it is a bit of a challenge for them. Someone mysterious has been up to no good messing with another Enchiridion, this mysterious someone has decided to use it to flood Ooo and now the land is underwater. Your job is to help the boys solve their newest mystery of the land and sea and find out who it is! You will explore in the highest seas, bust shady suspects, find clues and fight to solve the unsolved mysteries in the Adventure Time World. 

Review: This game wasn’t what I was expecting but it is still good. I enjoyed my little adventure and even had a few laughs. I was really enjoying this game so much until I had enough with the combat over and over again. That was my only problem with the game – the amount of grinding got to be too much. This I don’t mind at all, but when there is just too much of it I won’t be enjoying it. If it’s your kinda thing, this game could be for you. It can be challenging, which means you won’t be bored and it will keep you busy. I didn’t like the spinning disc because I didn’t like making sure I had to stop on the right section; if I missed it, it was annoying when I got the wrong one. 

Game likes: The cartoon graphics are awesome! I like how you can switch characters and how easy the quests are to find in the map. My favourite is how the boat cruises and glides smoothly on top of the water.  When Jake (the dog) reaches into the water and extends his hands to collect things in the water. BMO is awesome! The map is fun and adorable. 

Favourite quotes: Jake – “You know me, dude… I am a non-stop stargazin’ machine. I can go all night!” & “Is that our fridge?”  

If you’re thinking of trying it out, I would go for it and see how far the adventure takes you!

Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoy your time with Adventure Time!