In Tidbits, we cover games that are difficult to cover in our regular review template. In this Tidbits, we review Sokobos- Aphrodite’s Trial DLC, eFootball 2023, and Hidden Shapes – Animals & Lovely Cats.
Sokobos – Aphrodite’s Trial DLC | 80% – After the successful release of the main game, which got a score of 88%, Sokobos is back with a brand new DLC that consists of 30 extra levels. In the DLC we follow Nikephoros and Corinna. The love couple wants to get married but their parents disapprove of their relationship. So they took their problem to Aphrodite, the Goddess of love. She wants to help them but first, they must prove that their love is strong enough. This is of course done by solving the lovely designed puzzles that this DLC offers. In order to complete a puzzle, you have to push blocks around until they are in the right spot. Just as it was in the main game, the further you progress the harder the puzzles are getting. The sound and look of the game might not be the brightest but they perfectly fit the Greek mythology genre that the developer, Daisy Games (which is called after a dog so bonus points here) wants to portray. Personally, I find this one of the best puzzle/Sokoban games I have played and I really enjoyed the 30 extra levels that this DLC offers. If you enjoyed the main game, I don’t see any reason not to get this Aphrodite’s Trial DLC as it will definitely challenge you again with its content.
Written by: Michael
Reviewed on: PC
eFootball 2023 | 15% – It has been a while since Pro Evolution Soccer got replaced by the monstrosity we called eFootball 2022. Our boss man Jim reviewed it and rewarded it with a total score of 18%. But now it’s back for this year’s edition. Or well, we can’t call it a new edition so let’s call it a bigger-than-usual upgrade. The gameplay basically stayed the same, so let’s focus on what they added to get ready for the 2023 season. We got the Mexican competition, updated season data so the players are in the correct team, six new stadiums and then some graphical updates like player photos, goalkeeper’s gloves, balls, etc. That’s about it when we look at the new additions. Now, as it was the first time I actually played eFootball, I went in with a positive mindset. The menu looked quite nice and bright and grabbed my attention, so we were off to a good start. But then I wanted to start a game… Once I selected what I wanted to play (I opted for a quick match) and picked a team and an opponent, I had to click through what felt like 50 more screens to start the match. I think clicking through this cost me more time than the actual match itself. The graphics are bad, and the controls are bugged for me.
In conclusion: just no, nope, no.
Written by: Michael
Reviewed on: PC
Hidden Shapes: Animals + Lovely Cats | 74% – This is an incredibly simple game where all you have to do is rotate various parts of a scrambled figure with A to see it as it’s supposed to be. It does have a relaxing soundtrack playing in the background and it looks pretty simple, but it fits the concept nicely. It’s also not difficult at all, even having unlimited tips on what’s in the wrong position available when you press Y. The achievements require you to finish both image “collections” twice, the second version adding something to the original picture. If you’re looking for a short and easy puzzle game to play, I can recommend this one but don’t expect any kind of story or many challenges from it.
Written by: Colombo
Reviewed on: Xbox One
Hello, I’m Victoria. I’m from the UK and have been playing video games for as long as I can remember; back on DreamCast. I’ve pretty much fallen for Xbox since I was around eight years old and remember BioShock being my first game on the Xbox360. Although I find it thoroughly enjoyable to not only experience gameplay, I also find comfort in getting lost and engrossed in the online worlds that sometimes differ greatly from what we know. Another side of my Xbox passion would be achievement hunting and gamerscore. I thrive when I hear the little sound of one popping up on the screen and I’m always finding ways to work on my backlog when possible. Horror is my favourite genre so if you have any recommendations, don’t be afraid to send them my way!