Like we mentioned back in November, Angry Birds, the highly philosophical game in which the player throws birds at things, is taking a cue from Pinky and the Brain and trying to take over the world by releasing on every single thing on which it can possibly release. Last night, Angry Birds hit the PlayStation Network with a version that can be played on both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable, as well as a PC version that can be obtained from Intel’s AppUp Store. These new releases are more expensive than the iTunes version, which is currently sitting at an attractive $0.99, with the PSN version resulting in a less attractive $3.99 hole in your gamer fund, while the Intel version is priced one dollar higher than that.
Embarrassingly enough, this gamer has never actually played Angry Birds for more than a few seconds on someone else’s phone, so in the name of science and journalistic integrity, I purchased the PSP version last night and gave it a whirl. Head past the jump for my highly journalistic sort-of-first impressions.
The “story” follows a clan of pigs that stole bird eggs, so the birds are angry about it; the name of the game is pretty accurate. The birds are so angry, it turns out, that they stop caring about their own lives and focus on revenge. This is where the player comes in, in that the player puts birds in a giant slingshot and flings them at structures hiding the kidnapper pigs, after which the birds disappear in a puff of feathers. The player is basically taking part in assisted bird suicide in order to reclaim the kidnapped eggs.
Beneath the colorful exterior of Angry Birds, lies a dark, twisted tale apparently.
Regarding the game play, the player throws birds at pigs. For some reason, though, you’re kind of compelled to keep doing it. Maybe we all have an inner bird Jack Kevorkian deep inside our soul that needs to be appeased from time to time, I don’t know. But, man, I’m definitely going to throw birds at things later.
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