It’s 2012 and pretty much everyone has a smart phone. Those of us that do, probably played Angry Birds but at the very least has seen gameplay.Angry Birds is one of those addictive “I’ll have one more go” kinda games where your objective is to catapult various types of birds into blocks of concrete, wood and metal in order to kill the evil pigs or set trapped birds free.Yes this sounds very basic and to be honest it is, but with the increasing difficulty, leaderboards and up to 3 stars to earn per level, you will probably be at it for hours (and get frustrated).
Angry Birds Trilogy on the Xbox 360 consists of the three already released titles: Angry Birds Classics, Angry Birds Seasons and Angry Birds RIO, with the addition of 19 exclusive levels.
The controls are exactly as I imagined them to be when I first heard that Angry Birds was coming to consoles. The left analogue is your catapult aim and “A” is your fire button (release of catapult tension). This is the perfect set up for the console controller and feels great and simple, leaving you to concentrate on them 3 stars and leaderboard domination.Should you have a kinect device you’re able to aim and fire using your hands.As great as this is, I personally avoid kinect as much as possible because it really isn’t my cup of tea.
Angry Birds Trilogy looks great in HD and on the big screen.Now you’re able to chill out on the couch and play the game without the headaches of staring at a tiny screen whilst killing your phone battery on your way to work.The colours are very sharp and clean and the movements are as fluid as water.This is all that an Angry Birds fan would require and here it is. No complaints here!
The thing that I’m not keen on is a personal preference.When I think of Angry Birds I think train journey, passenger in a car, bored on my lunch break, but never “I think I’ll put on the Xbox and play Angry Birds”. The reason for this is that when I turn on my Xbox I want to play hardcore games or games with friends.Angry Birds isn’t a hardcore game nor does it have online play so I don’t know where it would fit it in to my gaming time.
Like I said, this is a personal preference and does not mean I don’t like the game!
If you have children, enjoy a relaxing game on your console or are happy to pass the controller around the room so everyone can have a laugh and play Angry Birds with you, this game would probably be a 10. But for me, someone that relaxes by playing more engrossing gameplay and doesn’t always want to pass a controller.