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Game Review: Battleblock Theater

Game Review: Battleblock Theater

I’ve come to love The Behemoth as a developer- their games typically play well and feature a wild, crazy sense of humor rather along the lines of Earthworm Jim. Sometimes I can’t help but wonder if the developers are twelve with all the odd gross-out humor in games like Castle Crashers, along with just about everything else The Behemoth has made. It’s not by any stretch of the imagination a bad thing (unless you have a dry, shriveled-up sense of humor), and it’s nice to see it alongside engaging gameplay. The Behemoth has maintained the tradition in their latest game, Battleblock Theater.... Read On

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Game Review: CastleStorm

Game Review: CastleStorm

For years, gamers have been divided over the tower defense genre. You either love it or hate it. I happen to not be such a great fan of it. The repetitive gameplay, the endless waves of enemies. Millions of games, all of them pretty much identical. Every once in a blue moon, we get an attempt at innovation in tower defense games. We saw it in Dungeon Defenders. We see it again with this title, CastleStorm. It starts out like most higher-shelf tower defense games: it gives you a flimsy reason for the two sides to fight. Something about a goddess... Read On

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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: Karateka

Game Review: Karateka

Back in the days of the 8-bit Apple II there was a young man called Jordan Mechner. Rather than focus all of his efforts on obtaining a degree at Yale University, he instead harnessed all those youthful hormones into a love story known as Karateka Read On

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Game Review: Double Dragon Neon

Game Review: Double Dragon Neon

In the following review I will discuss the game, Double Dragon Neon, I will focus mainly on the gameplay aspects in general rather than comparing the title to its predecessor which was released in the beat ’em up heyday. Video games have come along way in the past few decades and it is important to remember its historic roots as it is with many other notable form of media or entertainment such as comics and films. The task seems to be a difficult one in terms of bringing a game that was a hot seller in 1987 and presenting... Read On

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Game Review: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD

Game Review: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD

I have had something of a love/hate relationship with HD re-releases. What annoyed me is the idea of paying for something old- something you payed for in the past. Right now, however, I think something deep down inside has changed… Maybe, just maybe these re-releases could be a good thing? Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD definitely lives up to the last half of its name. It takes levels and skaters from THPS 1 & 2 (and according to official documentation, Ollie the Magic Bum from THPS3). In addition, the game includes new skaters like Chris Cole and Riley Hawk- and... Read On

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Game Review: JAM: Live Music Arcade

Game Review: JAM: Live Music Arcade

JAM: Live Music Arcade is a fresh, and very innovating downloadable title for both PSN, along with XBLA. The game was developed by Zivix, and published by 505 Games on May 16, 2012 redefining the way players experience music  JAM Live itself features a total of 32 tracks from “major, chart-topping artists, as well as indie artist,” such as Panic at the Disco, and Fallout Boy. Additionally, each of these tracks can be fully manipulated, which doesn’t make the player follow keys to the song, but allows them to connect their guitar peripherals in order to dissect each song... 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: Castle Crashers

Game Review: Castle Crashers

Attention everybody- I have good news: video games with zany humor aren’t dead, and their trip to the fjords has ended- they’ve come home to The Behemoth. Don’t believe me? Check out Castle Crashers. So what is Castle Crashers? Simply put, it’s a fun XBLA title with gameplay in the style of such beat’em’ups as Streets of Rage, with a medieval fantasy twist and the brand of strange, slightly dark humor that The Behemoth seems to be so good at belching forth in their every game. So what’s the game about? It’s simple, really: some really bad green dudes... Read On

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Game Review: World Gone Sour

Game Review: World Gone Sour

I suppose that it goes without saying that advergames don’t exactly have the greatest reputation. Quite often, they’re dull, derivative, and of astoundingly low quality. While World Gone Sour isn’t exactly extraordinary, it’s an advergame that’s full of personality, has decent gameplay and boasts rather good graphics. As you may have guessed, World Gone Sour is, essentially, a fun advertisement for a brand of candy (Sour Patch Kids), a platformer featuring gameplay that, well designed, has been done elsewhere. In an interesting twist, gameplay is a bit like a cross between Earthworm Jim and Pikmin. Your, erm, sentient candy?... Read On

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