For whatever reason, Burger King decided to release a handful of XBox/XBox 360 games. I put the slash there since they managed to put native versions for both consoles on a single disc. Anyway, the three games are Sneak King, Mini Bike Racer, and Big Bumpin'. For $3.99 with a value meal each, I couldn't really resist. Worst comes to worst, I'm out less than breakfast. At Burger King.
Sneak King is the best of the bunch in my opinion. The basic premise is that you play as the Burger King, sneak up on people, and give them food. That's it. But you know what? It's a lot of fun. To be sure, the people have sight cones that make Metal Gear Solid guards seem realistic, but that's okay. When you surprise someone to give them food, a meter pops up on-screen, similar to in a golf game, and the higher you get, the better the surprise and the more points you get. You get combos which increase the points for the goals you get as long as you're not seen. Additionally, there's hiding spots which you can go in to jump out at the people which increases the points even more. And that's all it is. A points game. The graphics are good enough. Not state of the art, but they suffice. The sound works perfectly for the game, and has no faults. For $4, you can't really lose here.
MINI BIKE RACER
Mini Bike Racer is basically an average kart racing game. Only instead of gokarts, the characters drive minibikes (as the title would suggest). It really offers nothing new that hasn't been done, and better, by any of a dozen kart racers. Still, for $4, I can't really complain. There's a pretty big cast of playable characters ranging from the Burger King to a Whopper Jr. to...Brooke Burke. Yeah, her. There's a handful of bikes to choose from, but only two to start. It's pretty tough. The AI is good, without cheating.
Big Bumping is the worst of the lot. It's a bumper car game. You drive bumper cars and have a life meter that seems to go down on its own. The controls are kind of silly in that it's an overhead view and you move in the direction you press. I was expecting something like Rock n Roll Racing (as far as controls go). The gameplay's shallow, and the cars are kind of small, which makes seeing things a bit rough. The $4 is almost too much for it, really. It may be better in multiplayer, but I don't really know.
In other news
It took roughly 15 hours, but I'm finally enjoying Final Fantasy XII. I finally stopped resisting the battle system, and set gambits for everyone, including the party leader. It basically lets you just walk towards some enemies, then put down the controller. I also started differentiating the characters, so they're all a bit different now. I'm trying to get some set roles for them, which I think I'm doing okay with. Well, three pairs of roles, at any rate. Once I got past all that, it became a lot more fun.