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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Bliss Island is a pick-up-and-play game in which you delve into the world of Bliss Island and help Hoshi win a day off as you take on over 25 unique challenges, spread across nine crazy levels. Mastered single player mode? Challenge your friends online and see who really[Xbox Live Arcade] Bliss Island is a pick-up-and-play game in which you delve into the world of Bliss Island and help Hoshi win a day off as you take on over 25 unique challenges, spread across nine crazy levels. Mastered single player mode? Challenge your friends online and see who really is the Bliss Island champion. Experience more than 25 unique challenges across nine crazy levels. [PomPom] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 12
  2. Negative: 8 out of 12
  1. 90
    This game was meant to be played with four players instead of two, but considering how much fun you get for the price, you shouldn't be deterred from buying it.
  2. It's at times a blissful experience, and at times a total joy, but at others it's frustrating, and shallow.
  3. Bliss Island is about as uninspired as mini-game compilations get, with a flavourless selection of challenges and a half-hearted attempt at adding charm and character.
  4. A conversation so watered down it's hard to find where the good game has gone. [June 2008, p.96]
  5. 35
    If Bliss Island were a website of free flash games, it would be worthwhile as a distraction. Paying for it is not a good idea.
  6. This frustrating collection of minigames is an insult to vacations, holidays, and every other blissful experience.
  7. It’s squarely aimed at children yet a frustrating change in difficulty for each game will see you trying or just turning the game off after loosing a few lives.

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. JohnM
    Mar 26, 2008
    7
    Okay, these so called professionals all base the game on the plot, uhh, just playing the demo or watching the trailer will immeadiatly tellOkay, these so called professionals all base the game on the plot, uhh, just playing the demo or watching the trailer will immeadiatly tell you this game isnt about plot, the reason i like this game iscause it is a casual game where you can feel like you can finish it, you know carrying on through the adventure mode little by little, its not meant for the hardcore, while more gameplay mechanics would of been nice (just using the stick and a button is definatly over used) but the real reason this game is fun, the price, its just £3 ($5) and considering a hell of alot of worse games cost more than double this on live arcade you could do alot worse, the only thing blocking this from an 8 is the online community is dead, unfortunatly! Expand