Category Archive: Reviews/Critiques

Feb 22

Buyer Beware: Avengers Academy

After whining about not playing enough games last year, I decided to try out a few titles currently hot on the mobile devices. One of those games is Avengers Academy — yes, MARVEL’S AVENGERS — with its goofy premise and well known characters placed under your control. It takes the “What if” idea of Marvel’s …

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Dec 21

Review: Tales from the Borderlands

When you think of Borderlands, the first few images would probably be the visuals of the landscape or the looting or the shooting or the psychos’ masks. Most definitely it would be the psycho mask. Or the Claptrap…no no no, let’s skip Claptrap. A lot of images come to mind, but other elements from the …

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Oct 12

Pokemon Shuffle (iOS)

Ah, finally. Nintendo’s entry into the mobile market. What will be one of many mobile games to come from the Japanese giant, Pokemon Shuffle, which was originally on the 3DS, is now a freemium game on iOS and android. And like all Nintendo games, you expect one thing that has become a constant reminder of …

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Oct 06

Puzzle Craft 2

For a mobile game, At Games’ Puzzle Craft was a great surprise with decent gameplay which unfortunately became repetitive over the course of play, and yet it still was able to maintain player interest all the way to the end. Imagine my surprise when out of nowhere Puzzle Craft 2 appeared in the app store …

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Apr 07

Final Fantasy Record Keeper (iOS)

In light of the Nintendo mobile news, I decided to check out a couple of games from Nintendo’s new partner DeNa. As I’ve said before, I’m unfamiliar with the many mobile games DeNa has made over the years and wanted to at least get an idea of what to expect from this new partner. First …

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Jan 19

Just Can’t Get Into Mujo

Games make great company when sick. Sitting in bed, coughing up a lung, and playing a short session on…whatever. Unfortunately, the only games I’ve got on hand are mobile games which isn’t too bad if you’ve got the right ones. I did not.   The mobile game Mujo was free for the week of January …

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Nov 26

Gone Home and Efficiency

It finally happened. I finally played The Fullbright Company‘s game Gone Home and thought it was pretty good. What finally spurred me to play this game? All the discussion surrounding it and what it means to be a game. Now, I’ve already answered why I think Gone Home is a game and how it fulfills …

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Nov 10

Unfinished Games: Mirror’s Edge

Normally I finish every game I start. Even if a game doesn’t click with me, I try to see the whole thing through before I move on. Mirror’s Edge is of the exception, and I don’t expect to go back anytime soon. Only half-way through the game, I gave up and never went back. Just …

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Oct 27

Play a Game, Get a Game: Fat Princess

Ever played an average game, with no real quality in gameplay, only because it offered you a free game? I’m not talking about “Buy this, and get this other thing for free” type of deals. I’m talking about playing a game, which you probably had no interest in, and finishing it just to get that …

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Sep 15

Hitman GO

The Warning Label for Hitman GO: Frequent/Intense Realistic Violence Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence If you believe the warnings of Hitman GO, you’d assume the iOS game has transferred some of the intensity from original Hitman in miniature game format. After all, Hitman is essentially about a contract killer killing people. What you end up …

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Jul 21

The Plunge: Kim Kardashian Hollywood Game


Yes, I decided to postpone living a healthier life, feeding the homeless, and saving animals from shelters to enter the world of a Kardashian — or a simulated one (minus Ray J). For those who don’t know/care, let me update you on the situation. That mobile game by the name of Kim Kardashian: Hollywood is …

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Jul 14

The Wolf Among Us Episode 5 – Cry Wolf

Spoilers for The Wolf Among Us season one. The final chapter to The Wolf Among Us season one is available to those waiting for those eagerly wanting the thrilling conclusion to The Big Bad Wolf’s investigation. Hail it as fairy tale ending, though I would argue against that. Call it a happily ever after, but …

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Jul 07

Angry Birds Epic

For a mobile game and one that is part of the Angry Birds franchise, Angry Birds Epic is quite different from its previous titles. A reskin it is not. Epic takes a few RPG elements like equipment building and upgrading classes while maintaining a streamlined path through the game. Epic is pretty basic when it …

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Jun 05

A Link Between Worlds Left Me Conflicted, But I Still Really Enjoyed It

It took me a while to finally start playing The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, but once I did I instantly fell in love with it. It was strange being trust into a game that had barely any set up or any more starting instructions other than “go”. Still, it was wonderfully nostalgic …

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May 28

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team – A Quick Look Back

I love the Mario & Luigi RPGs. While I’m not sure if I can consider them the deepest RPGs I’ve ever played, they always found that nice mix of turn-based combat with a real-time flare. In fact, it was one of the things that got me instantly hooked to South Park: Stick of Truth and …

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