Clue Or "Cluedo" to European audiences has been a staple of board game collectors and an Instant Classic since its creation in 1944 by Anthony Eustace Pratt, an English musician who created the game to pass the time in bomb shelters. It's original intended title was "Murder" but upon presenting the game to Norman Watson an Executive at Waddingtons, Watson purchased the game from Pratt, changed the name to Cluedo and began selling it in the UK. The patent was granted in 1947 but due to Post-War shortages, the game was not officially launched until 1949. At the same time the game was simultaneously licensed to Parker Brothers in the United States for publication, where it was renamed "Clue" along with other minor changes. The Classic Board Game has since gone through many different versions and has been released as several Video & Computer Games, and even a Motion Picture (God I love that film lol). This week's review will cover the cross-over between one of the worlds greatest who-dun-it Mystery Games and the longest running Animated Series in pop culture history.
With the 1st edition of Simpsons Clue, everything has been overhauled (with the exception of gameplay) with a full Matt Groening Flavor.
The locations have been replaced by locations you would find in Springfield such as The Android's Dungeon, The Power Plant, Kwik-E-Mart and more.
The game features Marge as Mrs. Peacock, Homer as Mr. Green, Krusty as Col. Mustard, Smithers as Mrs.White, Bart as Prof Plum and Lisa as Miss Scarlett. Even the weapons have been given that Simpsons touch with everything from a Poison Donut to a Nuclear Rod and Slingshot and more being the possible murder weapon as you attempt to solve the murder of Mr. Burns.
There have since been several versions of The Simpsons Clue released but I only own the 1st Edition that came in the Collectors Tin. I do know the other versions have added more characters but I have never had the chance to play those editions...yet!
Graphics : 6 (The Artwork is nicely done and adds the charm of the Simpsons feel to Clue.)
Sound : N/A
Gameplay : 10 (It's CLUE, what more can be said that hasn't already been said. Since it's release over 71 or so years ago...It's a CLASSIC and one of my all-time favorite board games.)
Controls : N/A
Fun : 10 (Whether you're an Arm-Chair Sleuth or a Die-Hard Simpsons fan, you will have a blast playing Simpsons Clue with your friends and family.)
Difficulty : 3 (Clue is a very easy game to pick up and play if you have never played before and the Simpsons Clue is no different gameplay wise. The fewer players there are the easier it may be to deduce who committed the murder and where and with what. Clue/Simpsons Clue is playable with 2-6 Players "Recommend 6")
The Simpsons Clue is available by clicking on the picture :) Enjoy!
Until Next Time Stay ~ Five by Five
Hatoful Boyfriend is an interactive text-based visual novel with a very unique storyline. Originally released multiple times in Japan it was eventually ported stateside in September of last year and will eventually appear on the PS4 and PS Vita. For those of you who don't know please stick with me lol... okay so you're a young girl who recently enrolled at St. Pigeonation's, an all bird school...the only catch is that you're the only human.
During your school year you will make decisions that will not only effect the branching story-arch but also your romantic future with one lucky bird.....Yes I know it's "Different" lol and with so many types of birds to choose from there are a lot of endings.
In order to attract certain birds as well as other plot lines in the game you will need to level your stats up depending on which bird's attention you are trying to grab.
For example an intellectual bird would be attracted to wisdom and so on and so forth. It's a very "Unique" game and not a game for everyone but if you enjoy Visual Novel-style games then I'd say give it a go.
You just HAVE to watch the following trailer!
Graphics : 7 (The game blends pictures of real birds with animated backgrounds and optional anime human avatar *as shown in the second picture*. Overall the mix of real photos and animation is not as bad compared to other games like the opening montage from "Plumbers Don't Wear Ties".)
Sound : 8 (The music was nice and catchy, nothing spectacular but served its purpose.)
Gameplay : 7 (Gameplay consists solely of making choices whether it be conversations, where to go next, what to study or what clubs to join. If you're not into interactive novels look elsewhere.)
Controls : 7 (As of this weekend the game is only playable with Keyboard and Mouse but in coming months will be on both PS4 and PS Vita so you will be able to play it on a controller and on the go.)
Fun : 8 (It started off a tiny bit slow and ill admit I had a smirk on my face from the plot of the story at first but call me a nerd it drew me into the story. After a short while I was really invested in the story and wanted my character to end up with that certain special bird.)
Difficulty : 1 (It's a very easy basic game but if I had to tack one thing down, the only real difficult thing about this game is maybe if you're after a certain someone and want your stats to match that person to gain his attention. You will need to monitor your actions carefully as it's all in time management but honestly this really wasn't an issue for me and is a really easy game cause it's mostly a novel.)
Hatoful Boyfriend is available on
and if you'd like to check out the Hatoful Boyfriend Wiki to research its list of Games, Characters, Drama CD's, Books and more just head on over to -http://hatoful.wikia.com/wiki/Hatoful_Boyfriend_Wiki
Until Next Time Stay ~ Five by Five
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