Reviews

2Jump, or not 2Jump — Frog2Jump review

by 2 months ago

Frogs make for good video game fodder, as strange as that still may seem.  Whether in battle, or crossing traffic, or assisting a hero through time, frogs always seem to …

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Making the jumps with a few wipeouts — MX vs ATV Supercross

by 2 months ago

THQ had a fire sale of their licenses when they went out of business. The big publishers snapped up their biggest franchises like WWE. However, Nordic games purchased the rights …

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A bit of a drag — Chariot Review

by 2 months ago

The platforming genre was what defined my early childhood.  I have some fond memories of playing each and every Super Mario Bros. game all the way to completion.  It’s a …

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Finish the fight, again — Halo: The Master Chief Collection review

by 2 months ago

I'm going to try out an analogy here, so please, bear with me if it starts to get away from me. Buying Halo: The Master Chief Collection is like purchasing …

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Let them eat cake––Assassin’s Creed Unity review

by 2 months ago

For all of Assassin's Creed Unity's posturing as a next-gen, connected, online experience, it still remains just as entrenched in its own history––for good and for ill. Gone is the …

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Bump and roll to victory — Space Movers 2201 Review

by 2 months ago

I admit that I enjoy cooperative games because they are easier to play with non-gamer friends. While the games can sometimes be tougher to win, there’s nothing like celebrating a …

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Dragon Age Inquisition – welcome to the new age of role playing

by 2 months ago

When you hear a new game is coming from Bioware, you brace yourself.  This is a company that delivers compelling and interesting stories, where every companion is alive and so …

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Be still, my hearts — Tales of Hearts R review

by 3 months ago

Must a game be unique to be great?  Can a game have all of the elements of greatness: fun and dynamic gameplay, solid storytelling and characters, and challenging obstacles that …

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Rediscovering Sound — Wicked Audio’s Reverb Headphones

by 3 months ago

I so often find myself utilizing less­ than ­ideal mechanisms for the enjoyment of music and game audio (my buzzing car stereo, rattling TV speakers, or the tinny whistles of …

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A linage of strategy – Crowntakers review

by 3 months ago

I made a lot of strange and entertaining comparisons during my time with Crowntakers. Among the first was Infinity Blade, where I originally encountered the now popular theme of playing …

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Crude repetition — Randal’s Monday Review

by 3 months ago

Nostalgia isn’t always a good goal for a game. In some cases, it’s better to take past ideas and expand on them, innovate on them, rather than simply recreate them. …

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El Presidente is aging — Tropico 5 (Xbox 360) review

by 3 months ago

Ruling your own island is an impressive video game concept, and one that the Tropico series has managed to make money off of since 2001. The fifth installment in this …

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