Holiday gaming – Beauty and the Beast, Dirk Dashing, and WOW
– by Beatrice Smartt
Looking for something this holiday season to pass the time while the turkey slow roasts to perfection? These games are sure to keep the kids out of your hair… and the hair out of the turkey.
Mystery Legends: Beauty and the Beast Collector’s Edition – For the hidden-object puzzle adventure enthusiast I recommend the beautifully rendered game based on the classic tale. You can download Beauty and the Beast Collector’s Edition at the Big Fish Games site.
Dirk Dashing 2 – For the jump ‘n’ run platformer fan, Dirk Dashing 2 is top notch espionage fun. Many fixes have improved on the original demo, and while the third iteration is still in production, you can enjoy numerous levels via the free demo at DirkDashing.com. And you can vote for Dirk Dashing 2 for the 2011 Indie Game of the Year at IndieDBD.
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm – And for the MMORPG adventure fan, I’d recommend checking out the Cataclysm expansion patch 4.3 in World Of Warcraft Cataclysm (rated T). Featuring two new dungeons with varying bosses and a new raid, Blizzard has given a wonderful nod to Burning Crusade and Wrath Of The Lich King while creating a totally new set of encounters to master.
Enjoy a safe and happy holiday!