Alex has just learned that the Battle of the Bands is coming, and it's her one shot for making it big in the music industry. Alex's band, Iron Roses, has broken up, leaving her to search for her former bandmates and try to convince them to reunite for the upcoming battle. Alex's dream of one day becoming a star drives her to reunite Iron Roses, tracking down lost equipment and overcoming obstacles along the way. Can Iron Roses reunite successfully in time to compete in the ultimate rock-and-roll battle?
Iron Roses puts you in the spotlight as Alex as you interact with a variety of mysterious characters and explore more than 70 realistic locations. Play dozens of mini games featuring an achievement system, including hidden object, puzzle and rhythm games. Move step-by-step through the musical storyline and discover if the Iron Roses really have what it takes to make it big.
Explore more than 70 lifelike locations and interact with more than 20 intriguing characters
Experience an original story about a rock band and their path to success
Do battle as the Iron Roses at the upcoming Battle of the Bands
Play dozens of mini games, including puzzle, hidden object and rhythm games
Watch the story come to life with motion-capture character animations
Listen to the original rock soundtrack and utilize a detailed step-by-step tutorial and hint system
Minimum PC System RequirementsPC Processor Speed2GHzPC Operating SystemWindows XP, Windows VistaPC System Memory512MB RAMPC Hard Drive Space2GBPC Video64MB DirectX 8.1-compliant video card
When it comes to buying video games, many of us can remember making a purchase we later regretted. Video game marketing is designed to encourage people to make quick decisions based on cool graphics or a sensational trailer. But, when you get the game home you find that the game play is not all that great or that the difficulty level leaves much to be desired. With that in mind, here are some tips for buying video games that might help you avoid making bad choices.
1. Don't fall into the "gotta have it now" trap
Video game marketers want to fool you into thinking that, not only do you need the game, but you need it the day it comes out. By centering large promotions around a particular release date, companies guarantee good numbers for initial sales. This also ensures that they will get some level of sales even if the game's reviews end up being bad. So don't fall prey to this trap. Even though it's tempting to be one of the first to have the game, it's much more prudent to wait a few weeks after release to get some feedback on the game's quality. Additionally, the price will soon go down from it's release-date sticker. If you can wait it out you'll be able to buy more wisely and economically.
2. Don't buy a game without reading some reviews of it
Good decisions are informed decisions, and you shouldn't make an investment in a game unless you already know it's of a certain quality. Game trailers can look amazing and tell you nothing about the quality of the game itself. Even screen shots don't tell you much, as companies can simply use the best graphical portions of the game to grace the back of their packages. Try to read both professional and typical user reviews to get an idea of the true quality of the game. After you feel pretty confident the game is a good one, only then should you shell out the cash for it.
3. Shop with the long-term in mind
It's easy to be drawn in by games that look new and intriguing, but you know your tastes better than anyone else. Think about what games tend to hold your interest for the long-term and try to buy mostly those types of games. It's okay to try something new every now and then, but try to keep your library stocked with your favorite type of game, as it's sure to give you the longest amount of game play.
4. Shop the bargain bins
There are also steep discounts to be had on games that are a couple years old. Although game technology progresses quickly, it doesn't move so fast as to make games of two years ago obsolete. You can get games for deep price cuts that will provide you with dozens of hours of game play, and the price is surely worth it. These discount games are a great way to keep yourself occupied while you save up for the next blockbuster.