gamers (90%) found this review helpful
Unplugged is a great rent for two kinds of people: people that aren't on Xbox Live and people that liked the trial versions of the games and want to earn the achievements. Included in Volume 1 are the following games: Geometry Wars: Evolved, Bejeweled 2 Deluxe, Outpost Kaloki X, Wik: Fable of Souls, Hardwood Backgammon, and Texas Hold'em. It's a good mix, and all of the games are decent (some obviously better than others).
I'd say the main draw here is Geometry Wars. It's basically a space shooter, like Asteroids, but it pretty much looks like fireworks. There's bullets and explosions ALL OVER THE PLACE, with everything shining in bright colors. It's very addictive.
Bejeweled 2 is a puzzle game, similar to Hexic HD. Unlike Hexic, however, you have a checkerboard-like playing field and instead of spinning three pieces at once, you move a single piece at a time. Ultimately, the goal is the same: connect like pieces to make them explode and disappear.
Outpost Kaloki is essentially a tycoon game, where you have to manage and maintain a space station. There is a lot of time that can be sunk into this game, especially considering the large number of downloadable scenarios available on the Marketplace.
Wik is basically a side-scrolling platformer, somewhat like Earthworm Jim. Your character is some kind of frog thing, and you can swing around from branches with your tongue. You need to collect little caterpillar things and then feed them to some big purple guy. Yes, it's kinda strange, but it's entertaining and that's what counts.
The last two games are fairly self explanatory. Hardwood Backgammon is, well, backgammon, and Texas Hold'em is Texas Hold'em, which is a kind of poker. Backgammon is easily the weakest link in this group, but at least renting it through Gamefly means you don't really have to pay for it.
Essentially, that's the benefit of this disc in general: get a bunch of Live Arcade games (and achievements) without having to purchase and download them.
Really, Why the bad Reviews? MOST TRUTHFUL REVIEW!
posted by blahman777 (BOILING SPRINGS, PA) Jan 11, 2010
Member since Jul 2009
Anyone who says this is bad, they obviously dont know what theyre talking about. Don't rent this!!! Buy it at gamestop for $5!!! You may not like all of them, but you will most likely like one, and even thats enough to save money! Most of these games are $10 on arcade, so do yourself a favor, go buy this. If you rent it, you are wasting a rent. Thats right you would SAVE money if you bought instead... That is all.
posted by jwilson (BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WA) Sep 8, 2006
Member since Sep 2005
gamers (21%) found this review helpful
I haven't played the other games, but if you don't have access to Geometry Wars by other means then you should get this. Geometry Wars may be one of the best/ most addictive games ever made. Before long you will have a true hatred of simple shapes and colors. Take that squares!