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Why remake Final Fantasy 7 when you can remake Final Fantasy 3? Again?

Posted by Altered Confusion on March 29, 2011

Over the podcast’s lifespan, the topic of video game remakes has came up a couple of times and Final Fantasy 7, one of the most popular and iconic RPGs ever, always seems to come to the forefront for games that maybe should be remade.  So, color me surprised to learn that a Final Fantasy game is being remade, but is intead Final Fantasy 3, which is available on your iPhone & iPod touch today and the iPad in April.  Among the product features:

Want more of the story, then head over to the Main Site.

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Nelson Tethers: Puzzle Agent Review

Posted by Altered Confusion on March 23, 2011

From TellTale Studios come a puzzle game that deals in both mystery as well as unique puzzles. You will be playing the roll of Nelson Tethers, an individual who is a master at puzzles, and through the game you’re going to prove just that. You have finally received a field assignment and must venture off to a rural town to solve the mystery of the eraser factory.

Want more of the review, then head over to the Main Site.

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Azkend Review

Posted by Altered Confusion on March 23, 2011

Azkend is a puzzle game for the Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad in which you will follow a path through a mountainous region solving puzzles as you go. In the basic sense you’ll be charged with trying to play a matching game with hex shaped pieces. Your objective is to turn all the hexes blue and then have the item that will appear fall off the bottom of the level, do that and you can advance. Do that really well and you’ll gain a star rating for the level.

Want more of the review, then head over to the Main Site.

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GAME.minder Review

Posted by Altered Confusion on March 21, 2011

GAME.minder is an application that you can use on on your i-pod touch, i-pad, or i-phone. This wonderful little app will tap you into the world of release dates, for video games, and stay ahead of the curve. The best part about this application is the fact that you can specify what systems you’re interested in knowing reviews for. An even better piece about this app is that its free and it comes to us through the company Handelabra Studio.

Want more of the review, then head over to the Main Site.

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ALTERED CONFUSION MOVES

Posted by Altered Confusion on February 11, 2009

Altered Confusion has now officially moved. If you are arriving here from http://www.alteredconfusion.wordpress.com and would like to continue to view the updates from the site please go to www.alteredconfusion.com.

If you are using the RSS feed for the WordPress site, please go to the above address and get the new RSS feed so that you can be kept up to date with the happenings.

Its been a long couple of days but we finally have the site up and running, there’s still work to be done, but we feel confident enough for the public to see it. So go on over and check it out. We also have the first podcast up.

Speaking of Podcasts you can also check us out on I-tunes, that’s right, we’ve got an approved podcast that you can download for free. The first podcast is basically me (Charlie, Altered Confusion, etc) talking with the prolific commenter, Zealeus.

The RSS Feeds are broken down on the new site in the following way:

– News
– Reviews
– Comics
– Podcasts

Hope to see you on the new site, and thanks for the support WordPress, but it is time to move on to another site.

– Charlie

PS: Depending on how fast it goes the URL may or may not work immediately, but soon you’ll be connected to the new site, and all of its features.

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Bethesda Softworks’ next project goes to the I-Phone

Posted by Altered Confusion on February 7, 2009

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Reveal at New York Comic Con was the announcement of one of Bethesda Softworks’ next projects, an Apple I-Phone game. Bethesda is the latest in the ever growing laundry list of big name developers to try their hand at creating a game for the latest and greatest platform from Apple.

There was no word of exactly what the game would be or when to expect it, but apparently the game is getting created. This won’t be Bethesda’s first attempt at creating a mobile game, as they have already created an Elder Scrolls game for Java-enabled phones, as well as the ever never so popular Nokia N-gage.

When more information comes available we’ll be sure to give you, the reader, the update.

Interested in more gaming news, then follow the link to the new site.

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Jolt Online Announces the return of Zork

Posted by Altered Confusion on January 16, 2009

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Jolt Online has announced that they will be bringing the Zork name back with Legends of Zork. This will be a casual web-based MMO that will be playable from your PC or i-Phone (which I’m assuming if you have an i-pod touch and are on a wireless network would work as well). There has been no mention if the game will be subscription based, but there has been talk of micro-transactions being associated with the game so we shall see.

It’s good to hear a good solid game series’ name mentioned again. I got in late with the Zorks, so I can’t really comment on the text adventures, but from what I’ve heard there are those who live and die for Zork.

More Information when it comes available. There hasn’t been a release date mentioned for this title, either.

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Announcement: Altered Confusion

Posted by Altered Confusion on January 11, 2009

Well as everyone has probably seen, it is I, the lone man posting to the website still. After some time to reflect I have discovered that I’m totally cool with that. I know that there are some people out there that are trying to get me a review or two, and when they finish their reviews I’ll be sure to post them.

As for the site, I’m happy to say that it isn’t going anywhere, well at least its not going to disappear.I’m trying to churn through as many games as I can get my hands on be it on the DS, PC, PSP, PS2, XBOX360, PS3, Wii, or the Apple i-pod touch. I can’t really say which I’m going to be paying more attention too because of the following things.

1. I have no idea what games come out when for the Apple i-pod touch
2. I have no idea what game I’ll be able to get my hands on next
3. Because I have a 9-5 job it really depends on the amount of focus I can give said game.

As for the comic, I really wish that I had more time to get more of them out. I know that I started off strong early with a comic almost every day, then a comic once a week, and now I’m trying to get two done ever week. We’ll see how that goes, but I’m definitely set in trying to make the next milestone of 100, seeing as I have just passed 50.

I hope for all of those out there that the review, comics, or both satisfy. I am curious to hear from those who venture on to my site if they have opinions on my reviews, or questions. I try to field the comments as quickly as I can, and I’m even starting to reply to the comments left previously.

Altered Confusion is also making plans to attend the following EXPOs in the year 2009.

PAX (Penny Arcade EXPO) Sept. 4-6
AWA (Anime Weekend Atlanta) Sept. 18-20

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Apple I-Touch: Rick Rocketson Review

Posted by Altered Confusion on January 11, 2009

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Rick Rocketson is a 2-D platformer for the apple i-phone and i-pod touch. You are, to the best of my ability, some crazy space guy in a tin can suit. You have a blaster gun, as well as the ability to throw grenades. You will be traversing level after level trying to collect items and keys.

The controls are what make this game, or I should say break this game over its knee and effectively kill the momentum that builds in the game. You can either have the controls shown on the screen (probably the best option), or you can basically tap on the screen and pray that the character does what you were expecting them to do. The real problem is that even with the controls on the screen you’re going to find that fat fingering is going to kill you time and time again.

The graphics makes it look like a semi-early flash game.

The music sounds like an early PC game.

This game could have been a really good one to have if there was some way to make the controls a bit tighter, but as it stands unless you want to put in the time to thoroughly master the controls you’re going to put this game aside. Rick Rocketson gets a 6.4 out of 10.

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Apple I-Touch: Topple Review

Posted by Altered Confusion on January 11, 2009

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Topple is a stack’em puzzle game where you’ll be given different shapes to stack on top of each other trying to reach the goal line, and if you can do that then you can aim for the bonus line. This game is for the apple i-phone and i-pod touch.

The graphics are not going to dazzle you, but they don’t have to. Each block has its own personality which is shown with their faces.

The sound is pretty basic all you really need is some background music, and that’s what you get.

The controls are simple. You can at any time pick up a piece by touching the screen where that piece resides, you can also place a second finger that can then be moved which will rotate the piece. Another thing that you can do is you have the ability to quickly move the piece off the screen to get rid of it, as well as tilt the device a little bit which will cause the pieces to move.

There are different levels with different heights to achieve, as well as different bases, where you’ll be placing the blocks. This game is something I can see myself playing for a bit when I have a need to play something quick. I don’t think this game really has that much staying power on my touch though, I think once I’ve gotten through all the levels I’ll be moving on to other games and leaving this one in the wind. As a result this game gets a 7.3 out of 10.

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