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Game Review: Awesomenauts

Game Review: Awesomenauts

Tower defense is a funny thing- it becomes a lot more fun when it goes back to its multiplayer roots as the 2D MOBA, Awesomenauts, proves with style and humour. The game’s intro is excellent and sums up, in cheesy, glorious Saturday-morning-cartoon style the origin of the Awesomenauts, which then segues into the game’s tutorial. To be honest, I felt a bit disappointed that the game didn’t feature any actual campaign besides the neat bit of story in the intro and tutorial- not that most MOBAs feature any sort of campaign to begin with, but it feels like there was a missed... Read On

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Game Review: Cortex Command

Game Review: Cortex Command

I’ve always had a thing for strategy games, and I’ve always had a thing for platformers, but never did I imagine that they could collide- and never quite so beautifully as in Cortex Command. As you may have surmised, the game centers around brains in jars… Alright, you might not have guessed that one (Cortex didn’t tip you off?), but getting back on track, these brains colonize worlds, controlling robots that mine for gold and defend them from other invading robots. Gold that is mined can be used to purchase more robots, weapons, and other handy things. Gameplay takes place... Read On

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Game Review: Desert Stormfront

Game Review: Desert Stormfront

As of late, I’ve been a little disappointed with Android as a gaming platform. It’s not held back by much, in my opinion, except perception (not to mention a terrible marketplace). If things were a little better organized on the Android Market (particularly in the games department), great games wouldn’t get buried underneath shovelware. One game that’s gotten buried was Tropical Stormfront, an excellent RTS from Noble Master Games- give it a shot if you haven’t already. Right now, there’s a sequel to Tropical Stormfront and its name is Desert Stormfront- it improves on the original in a great... Read On

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Game Review: Miner Wars Arena

Game Review: Miner Wars Arena

I’ve been keeping an eye on the Miner Wars franchise for quite some while. I’m waiting for the main attraction, Miner Wars 2081, and not too long ago, I stumbled upon a little pre-release spinoff game called Miner Wars Arena. Miner Wars Arena is a top-down arena-based vehicular combat game that allows you to dig through right through the arena that you’re fighting in. Gameplay is pretty easy to get a hand on. Piloting your little death machine/mining vehicle, you dig around the arena looking for powerups hidden in the rocks, all the while trying not to get blown up by... Read On

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Game Review: The Walking Dead Episode 1

Game Review: The Walking Dead Episode 1

There are a ton of zombies games out there on the market so it came as no surprise that following the success of the incredibly awesome Walking Dead tv series that a came based on the franchise would inevitably make its way onto the scene. And sure enough Telltale Games, the folks behind the Back to the Future games have done just that. And while the game falls short in some aspects, overall it does a great job of capturing what makes The Walking Dead franchise awesome. Based on the comic book series The Walking Dead, Episode 1 takes... Read On

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Game Review: Fieldrunners

Game Review: Fieldrunners

Tower defense is an interesting genre- hone that seems to thrive on just about every platform, for some reason. Why do we love tower defense? Is it the inherent simplicity of the games in this genre that draw us like flies to honey? Perhaps it’s the urge to protect something that lies dormant in all our hearts. Whatever the case is, Fieldrunners does a good job at bringing it out. I think Fieldrunners is one of the simplest tower defense games I’ve played thus far- it’s pretty hands-off. How can I say that? I’m playing it right now as I’m writing... Read On

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Game Review: LIMBO

Game Review: LIMBO

Have you ever felt lost? Alone? Sort of like you had the world fighting against you- at least, just enough for you to notice? LIMBO is an experience like that. LIMBO is a basic puzzle platformer with dark, brooding visuals and a dark atmosphere that’s tinged with menace- you could die at any moment- you could die horribly at any moment. For example, a spider hiding in the shadows could impale you, tossing away your lifeless corpse to rot forever in the dead, quiet woods. Aesthetically, this game doesn’t disappoint. While it bears rather basic graphics (they’re in black and... Read On

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Game Review: Run

Game Review: Run

I have a soft spot in my heart for odd, mashed-up art. Why am I drawn to it? I can’t say why. What I can say, however, is that Run is a simple, addictive game that will blow your mind and tug at your heartstrings for your nostalgia. How? Read on. Run, by Christopher Whitman, isn’t your average game. In fact, I’m having trouble classing it as an RTS, platformer, or something else entirely. The game combines elements of different genres with a few different minigames that manage to successfully tell a beautiful, thought-provoking story through gameplay and poetry.... Read On

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Game Review: Gunman Clive

Game Review: Gunman Clive

I miss old school platformers. Not because I grew up with them though I’d be lying if nostalgia didn’t play a factor, but I love old school platformers because they were simple, fun and of course challenging as hell. Back in the day you really had to hone your gaming skills to damn near perfection to make it through quite a few games back in the day. And when that moment finally came, when you beat the last and final level, you felt like a champion. It’s the closest we gamers come to feeling like we just won a... Read On

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Game Review: Dark Scavenger

Game Review: Dark Scavenger

It’s very easy to judge a book (or game) by its cover. I nearly ignored a fun RPG for PC because, quite frankly, I didn’t particularly care for its appearance- it looked cheap, and I assumed it wouldn’t at all be a good game. I’m grateful that I was wrong and decided to play the game anyway, because the game’s developers have done a splendid job with the game from a creative standpoint, rather than from a technical one. First off, what exactly is Dark Scavenger? Here’s some information ripped directly from the game’s website: Dark Scavenger is an... Read On

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Game Review: Anomaly: Warzone Earth

Game Review: Anomaly: Warzone Earth

Anomaly: Warzone Earth is an RTS developed by 11 Bit Studios, which was released on Mac, Windows, iOS and Android, along with the latest being released on the XBLA on April 6, 2012. The game is set in the near future, where the extraterrestrial landed in Baghdad, and Tokyo, unleashing an Anomaly in those locations. You the player direct a battalion addressed as the “14th platoon” into the Anomaly in order to investigate the phenomenon. The game not only sustains its beautiful and very enticing graphics for the remainder of the game, but Warzone Earth is gratifying until the... Read On

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Game Review: Angry Birds Space

Game Review: Angry Birds Space

Space, the final frontier. Or at least it's the next logical step for this franchise. But does that make it a fun game? Read On

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