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Monday, July 6, 2009

Games Played 06/19/2009

Demigod - PC
Guild Wars - PC


RANDOM GAME OF THE DAY:


Chibi-Robo! (2006)
Developer: Skip Ltd.
Platform: Nintendo GameCube
Purchase Date: 02/08/2006


Even Chibi-Robo! knows that wearing a frog helmet all the time is unhealthy.

It's not fun to do household chores unless you are doing them in a video game. In Chibi-Robo! you play as the title character, a miniature robot whose existence is to spread happiness amongst his owner's family by cleaning up the house as well as being cute and adorable in front of them. You have an electrical plug that's attached to your body that must be connected to an outlet whenever you battery is running low - yes, Chibi is a very self-sufficient little robot servant. Eventually you get to upgrade the robot using "moolah" earned by your home maintenance work and interact with different toys found in the house in that Toy Story kind of way. The happiness points collected are used to move up your ranking in the hope to become the ultimate Chibi-Robo! that ever existed. The sense of scale in the game is wonderful even though this means that there are a lot of basic polygonal geometry in the game world. Still, the game manages to retain detailed character models and some high resolution textures on selected objects. The game also features 3D reflections - unfortunately, this effects should not have been used because a majority of the objects are not reflected at all on the reflective surfaces. The Chibi character is nicely animated and it's always fun to see him running about with the electric plug dragging behind him. You never know, you may actually enjoy cleaning up your house after playing this game for a long time... That didn't happen to me though.

LIBRARY STATUS: 4 out of 5

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