Yup, you read that right; Jason is reviewing an Android game. As an Apple
diehard, I never thought I'd see the day. But after an incident involving a
rainy parking lot and a destroyed screen, I made the jump to the Android
platform with a Sony Ericsson Xperia Play 4G, the PlayStation phone. So now I'll
be fielding Android titles, as well as iOS games (I still have an iPod touch and
an iPad to handle those duties); the best of both worlds.
What's sad, though, is my first review for an Android game, RealScorz Hockey,
isn't actually a game at all. RealScorz Hockey is more of a mini fantasy league
for those who have decided that real league play is too full-featured and
rewarding. The app prompts users (I hesitate to call them 'players') to choose
up to five NHL players, players the app will track during their next game. Users
earn points and even some promised prizes based on how well their selections
perform, but That's it. Doesn't sound like too much fun, right? It isn't.
RealScorz Hockey contains no hockey. None. And coming back to check on player
performance (something easily done without this app) quickly becomes a dreaded
chore, like checking that e-mail account you know is pointless and full of spam.
As a new Android user, I can't say for sure if there are better hockey apps out
there. I can say this, though, if any of those apps contain actual hockey,
they're better than this one.
Final Rating: 20%