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Recent Contributions

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Type: Review
Game: The Walking Dead: Season Two (Miscellaneous)
Posted: August 30, 2014 (12:46 PM)
Hurt to save the people you care about.

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Game: The Last of Us (PlayStation 3)
Posted: July 29, 2014 (04:19 PM)
Hedges its bets on one idea and fails by a mile.

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Game: Spec Ops: The Line (Miscellaneous)
Posted: July 23, 2014 (02:45 PM)
Emotionally raw at its best, but also a missed opportunity.

Type: Review
Game: Shovel Knight (Miscellaneous)
Posted: July 18, 2014 (05:33 PM)
Plenty of charm, but runs out of steam before the end.
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Type: Review
Game: The Walking Dead: 400 Days (Miscellaneous)
Posted: July 17, 2014 (06:48 AM)
I wouldn’t shed a tear if the five leads happened to be devoured by walkers the next time I see them.

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Game: 1001 Spikes (Miscellaneous)
Posted: June 26, 2014 (10:57 AM)
Death shouldn’t be seen as an inconvenience. Instead, it is an integral part of the game.

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Game: Dominique Pamplemousse in It's All Over Once The Fat Lady Sings! (Miscellaneous)
Posted: April 12, 2014 (03:45 PM)
The first game in a terribly long time - maybe ever - that I've resorted to using the mute button for.

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Game: Spelunky (Miscellaneous)
Posted: March 23, 2014 (07:59 AM)
It took 168 hours and 1,101 deaths before I beat Hell... Spelunky no doubt had a cruel, masochistic grip on me.

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Game: Jazzpunk (Miscellaneous)
Posted: February 22, 2014 (04:21 PM)
It’s clear that my sense of humour doesn’t align with Necrophone Games’ at all.

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Game: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PlayStation 3)
Posted: January 21, 2014 (04:31 PM)
Thrills, tedium, and frustration: that is Uncharted 2: Among Thieves in a nutshell.

Type: Review
Game: Elemix! (Game Boy Advance)
Posted: January 08, 2011 (10:34 PM)
Elemix! is a Japanese import action RPG that some might compare to a 2D Zelda game. It has a colourful graphics style slightly reminiscent of a GBA Zelda, a top-down viewpoint, and a health indicator in the form of hearts on the top left of the screen. But the one area Elemix! excels in is its remarkably simple pick-up-and-play approach, and this is despite the language barrier. The game is a series of nine short self-contained stages. There isn't an overworld ...
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Type: Review
Game: FIFA Soccer 11 (Xbox 360)
Posted: December 04, 2010 (12:47 PM)
FIFA 11 retains all of what made FIFA 10's engine great, apart from making penalties more of a bother than they need to be, but a lack of meaningful improvements, particularly in its game modes, means that it feels like I'm paying full price mostly just for updated rosters and kits.

Type: Review
Game: Rock Band 3 (Xbox 360)
Posted: November 08, 2010 (10:04 PM)
One of the biggest complaints about simulated rock has been that jamming with plastic instruments just isn’t the same as playing a real instrument. For me, that’s missing the point; these sorts of games have always been more about having pure and utter fun. But Harmonix has spent the last two years addressing this, and while the basic premise of Rock Band 3 has a familiar feel to it--play a bunch of songs until you become a superstar--it's also the most innovative and complete rhythm game...
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Type: Review
Game: Alpha Protocol (Xbox 360)
Posted: July 21, 2010 (06:25 PM)
Alpha Protocol is a riveting espionage third-person shooter/RPG hybrid that sees field agent Michael Thorton travel across the world – Saudi Arabia, Moscow, Rome, and Taipei – to unearth a conspiracy that could have devastating global consequences. To say anything more specific about the story could be detrimental to your enjoyment, so here are three things that the game absolutely excels at:

Type: Review
Game: Super Street Fighter IV (Xbox 360)
Posted: June 12, 2010 (09:59 AM)
The original Street Fighter IV was already a great fighting game. Featuring 25 different characters, including fan favourites like Ryu, Ken, and Chun-Li, it brought the Street Fighter series to the modern day with luscious 3D environments (despite the game still being played on a 2D plane) and tweaks to the fighting system. Though it was simple enough for a beginner to jump into and enjoy – special moves, as always, were generally easy to perform from Ryu’s trademark Hadouken fireb...

Type: Review
Game: Greed Corp (Xbox 360)
Posted: March 20, 2010 (01:25 PM)
Once you have mastered the basics of the game and can minimise the number of wrong button presses, Greed Corp is a solid, if unspectacular, strategy title at 800MSP.
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Type: Review
Game: The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom (Xbox 360)
Posted: February 24, 2010 (07:39 AM)
The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom has plenty of personality. The black-and-white, grainy silent movie-look, the playful rhyming blurbs before each puzzle, and the eponymous protagonist who has a mighty obsession with pie--all of this combines well to create a charmingly distinct title, not just on the Xbox Live Arcade marketplace but on all platforms. It is more than that, though; it is also a puzzle game with some rather unique mechanics.
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Game: The King of Fighters XII (Xbox 360)
Posted: October 11, 2009 (12:33 PM)
There are better fighting games out there today, and if you really insist on wanting to check this series out, don’t start with this one.
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Game: Build a Lot (DS)
Posted: September 23, 2009 (04:53 PM)
Build-a-lot is actually pretty easy once you get the hang of it – and also repetitive.
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Game: Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Stardust Accelerator: World Championship 2009 (DS)
Posted: June 25, 2009 (06:12 PM)
If you’re a Yu-Gi-Oh fan and know the ins and outs of the rules, you’ll most likely find a decent title in World Championship 2009. But, if your experience with the trading card franchise is non-existent, you’re going to have a much tougher time playing through and enjoying the game.
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