3 To Play: RedEye video game reviews
Ryan Smith loves playing games...of the video variety. RedEye's gaming guy writes a weekly column called "3 to play" in which he reviews new releases. Here's a running gallery of those games, which will be updated each week. Ryan Smith is a RedEye special contributor.
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1.5 stars out of 4 What if you had the powers of a god but they were all really boring? That's the philosophical question "Godus" appears to be asking. It's a mobile strategy game that casts you as a supreme being who builds up a primitive civilization with a whole lot of ... landscaping? Yep, your human followers do most of the grunt work while you flatten hilly land and crush rocks by clicking on them, allowing villagers to build housing and expand their territory. But tricky finger-to-touchscreen controls mean you're an imprecise god who accidentally destroys palm trees or drowns people with a missed swipe. Heavens help them.