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Sanctum 2

With big gaming franchises there is always the fear that sequels will be “The same, but MORE”.  Shooter franchises add in new guns, fantasy games have more loot, and MMO’s pack in redundant classes with each new installment.  But with … Continue reading

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Sorcery! – Review

Grey-bearded old gamers love to spin tales of the glorious days back when playing a game meant running text adventures on a university mainframe.  Good times indeed, grandpa, but there’s a slightly less-grizzled generation of gamers who are too young … Continue reading

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Papo & Yo Review

Papo & Yo is about a Brazilian boy name Quico who lives in a slum, and spends his time hiding from his abusive father.  Lucky for him, he has a rich imagination, and can escape his real life by going … Continue reading

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Shootmania Storm – Review

Listen up grumpy old gamers, it’s time to grab your easy-open arthritis medicine, glue your toupees on extra tight, and buckle up for some old school shooting!  These punk kids today with their Battlefields and Calls of Duty are all … Continue reading

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Metal Gear Rising Revengeance Jetstream DLC Review

When Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance came out a few months ago it sparked a debate over quality versus quantity. It is a game that can be beaten in about seven hours, although players have plenty of incentive to replay the short … Continue reading

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Badland – Review

Badland might be crammed into the category of an “Autorunner”, the genre of gaming where characters zoom along the screen and players just need to hit a jump button at the right moment.  But the character in Badland doesn’t actually … Continue reading

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Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D – Review

When Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater came out in 2004 the world had gone past fear of a Third World War and shifted its focus to the War On Terror. Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles were passé, replaced by thoughts of … Continue reading

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The Golden Arrow – Review

Some game genres are so refined that there is little call for innovation.  JRPG’s, online FPS, Visual novels have swarms of near identical games that keep their fans happy.  Autorunners are a new breed of such game that rose up … Continue reading

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Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller Episode 2 – The Wise Monkey

Last year a new franchise entered the adventure game arena.  Cognition combines a gritty police drama with the supernatural by putting players in control of a psychic detective named Erica Reed.  Erica’s first outing in Cognition Episode 1: The Hangman … Continue reading

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The Castlevania series is coming up on a thirty-year anniversary.  The franchise has had such an impact on gaming that many 2D action/exploration games are succinctly described as “It’s like Castlevania”.  Despite the knock-offs, the series has maintained a strong … Continue reading

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