Oh man, my kid wants me to play Tricky Towers over and over and over again. There’s just one problem, it’s not any fun.
So here’s the deal with Tricky Towers, one of the free Playstation Plus games for August.
I was actually looking forward to it when the announcement fist came out and it was the first of the PS+ games I booted up on Tuesday afternoon when I got home from work.
First and foremost, Tricky Towers is a puzzle game. With a clock. And annoying floating warlocks who are most definitely saying “hot shit” for no reason (it’s totally what they are saying- that’s not up for debate).
You are tasked with building your tower taller and faster than your rival. Or sometimes you have to fit all of your given blocks under a laser, which can be somewhat challenging.
But here is the thing, it’s not really all that fun playing by yourself. I was ready to just delete this one off of my system until my younger brothers came over for a visit. The brothers are ten years younger than me and live in Boston so I don’t get to see them very often, but they love games as much as I do.
“Let’s play Tricky Towers.”
As a party game, this one shines. It’s not perfect by any stretch, but the amount of laughing, yelling, and calls of “bullshit” that happened that night were about on par with an evening of multiplayer Nidhogg or Towerfall which is pretty good company.
Skip it if you’re playing alone. Grab a beer and get ready to swear while playing with your friends.