Category Archive: Reviews/Critiques

Mar 10

Another Case Solved Overview

Rather than just review the entire game, I decided to look at some of the elements Another Case Solved gets right, wrong, and could improve. Unlike many free-to-play games, Another Case Solved really is free-to-play…so long as you don’t complain too much about the dependency on consumable items for completion. For some reason, the last …

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Nov 29

The Consuming Shadow – A Horror Roguelike Made by Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw

Zero Punctuation reviewer Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw made a game. The Consuming Shadow is a roguelike inspired by games like FTL, Eternal Darkness, and Arkham Horror. It’s a Lovecraftian journey through procedurally generated levels. In this game, you have to find magic runes and clues to which evil god is invading all while collecting ammo to …

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Aug 15

Why Are People Upset About $90 Xenoblade Chronicles?

Sometimes I feel like a broken record when I ask what the big deal is with Xenoblade Chronicles. I was one of the lucky ones, I suppose, to have gotten the game during it’s initial run for the standard $50 price of a Wii game and while I initially was very enthusiastic about the game …

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Jun 18

How Not to Make a Free-to-Play Game: Avengers Alliance iOS

I have become the town shrill when it comes to iOS games and the exploitative nature of their in-app purchasing schemes. It’s funny to look back at the post I made about Simpson’s Tapped Out and how EA basically painted a stale town simulation game with the visual look of the cartoon franchise and inserted …

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May 03

Mega64: Introducing Assassin’s Creed V, VI, and VIII

Mega64 It’s pretty strange how Assassin’s Creed became that kind of once a year game. Then again, a lot of game franchises have become once a year releases that we normally use to associate with sports games and Call of Duty. I guess it’s because for games like Assassin’s Creed II, each game that came …

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Mar 26

Demos Decide: Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel

It’s actually becoming, to me, quite the shock just how many people read my demo reviews. I thought that they’d be floating in the vast recesses of the web awkwardly stumbling across people and asking them to read. Instead, my reviews are being read by a lot of people. I guess I really should be …

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Mar 19

Demos Decide: Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6: Vegas

If there’s one thing that I pay attention to quite frequently like it’s a new boyfriend is the most popular demos page on the Xbox marketplace. Upon my investigation of the stack one Wednesday morning after I gawped at all the games on sale this week I saw a Tom Clancy demo that I’d never …

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Mar 06

Full Analysis: Year Walk Part 1 – A Glimpse Into the Future

It’s rare that I play any Ipad game to completion. To be frank, a lot of them just aren’t good, either suffering from just a lack of meaningful game play experiences, pay walls, poor controls, or just being bad games in general. Then I heard a recommendation for this adventure game called Year Walk and …

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Mar 05

Demos Decide: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

its 2013 and that means that the game industry is moving away from games that tickle the critical thinking membrane in order to make room for standard hack and slash video games… but that’s just my bias opinion as a disabled gamer.   From the developers of the Metal Gear Solid games comes a sort …

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Dec 13

Dishonored: Prodigious Reviews

(I know I have been away for a while, but I am back again and hopefully I’ll be posting a lot more frequently. Enjoy!) Has anyone ever told you revenge solves nothing? It turns out, they were wrong. Revenge is a dish best served bloody in this story of allies and enemies gone horribly awry. …

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Nov 19

Review: Halo 4: The Legendary Continuation

  When 343 Industries was announced as the developer of the power-house franchise Halo, taking the reins from creator Bungie, many fans were either enraged or excited. The average consensous behind changes in development on a big name game series is fear. This idea of fear is not entirely unfounded. Take for example the great …

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Sep 19

Full Analysis: Kingdom Hearts 3D

Kingdom Hearts has a been one of the action RPG series to play for the last 10 years. It is a mixture of innovative ideas and appealing storylines which is one part what makes it such a great series, even though in theory, this franchise should have crashed and burned upon conception. With that in …

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Sep 18

iOS Games to Check Out

With the revealing of Apple’s newest iPhone edition, many of you will be looking to update your current device… Screw it, here’s a list of games you should check out on any i-device. Super Crossfire HD – Chillingo Think Space Invaders but with a twist. Use the last surviving ship of the human race against …

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Sep 13

Offworld: Robot Pokemon Is…Okay?

The thing that got me interested in even checking out this game is that it is free and while it does us a model that makes you pay real money, it seems to be for only for content that can be deemed extra (additional copies of robots you own). This game is okay, but this …

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Sep 06

Mass Effect 3: Leviathan DLC Review

Bioware has been in an odd state these days, what with the original disappointing endings and the huge fan revolt in a want to see a new set of ones. They remedied that with the Extended Cut, making each selection so very different in their own rights (as they should have been), and back at …

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