Video Game Review: Mutant Mudds Deluxe [PS Vita/PS3]

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Mutant Mudds Deluxe System: PS Vita/PS3 (also on PC, Wii U and 3DS) Genre: Platformer Developer: Renegade Kid Publisher: Renegade Kid Price: $9.99 (cross-buy on PSN) Release Date: December 17, 2013 Everything about Mutant Mudds Deluxe, the latest game from Renegade Kid, screams “retro”. The delightfully pixelated graphics, the pitch-perfect chiptune soundtrack and the old school platforming gameplay all look, … Read More

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Video Game Review: Stealth Inc. [PS Vita/PS3]

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Stealth Inc.: A Clone in the Dark System: PS Vita/PS3 (crossbuy) [also on PC, Mac, Linux and Android as Stealth Bastard Deluxe] Genre: Stealth puzzle platformer Developer: Curve Studios Distributor: Curve Studios Release Date: July 23, 2013 Stealth Inc has the distinction of being a stealth game that doesn’t really play like one. Most stealth games move at a laborious … Read More

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Video Game Review: Thomas Was Alone [PS Vita/PS3]

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Thomas Was Alone System: PS Vita/PS3 (crossbuy) [also on PC and Mac] Genre: Puzzle platformer Publisher: Mike Bithell Developer: Bossa Studios, Curve Studios (Vita/PS3), Mike Bithell (PC/Mac) Release Date: April 23, 2013 At first glance, Thomas Was Alone doesn’t look like much. There’s a black background, a few blocks and some ledges. Hardly anything visually stimulating. Yet here is a … Read More

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Video Game Review: Guacamelee! [PS Vita/PS3]

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Guacamelee! System: PS Vita (crossbuy with PS3) Genre: Action/Platforming (Metroidvania) Developer: Drinkbox Studios Release Date: April 9, 2013 If there’s one video game genre I enjoy most, it’s what is commonly referred to as Metroidvania. These are typically 2D side-scrolling affairs that invite exploration of a large in-game world. As the game progresses, new abilities are unlocked that allow you … Read More

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Video Game Review: Knytt Underground [Vita/PS3]

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Knytt Underground System: Vita/PS3 (also on PC and Mac) Genre: Platforming/Metroidvania Publisher: Ripstone Developer: Nifflas Release Date: December 18, 2012 Upon first glance, Knytt Underground looks small. The main character, Mi Sprocket, is very tiny, and she only takes up a miniscule part of the game screen. The first couple chapters of this Metroidvania-esque 2D platformer do little to disavow … Read More

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Video Game Review: Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus HD [PS3]

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Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus HD System: Playstation 3 Genre: Platform/Stealth Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment Developer: Sucker Punch Productions Release Date: November 9, 2010 (original PS2 release: September 23, 2002) Despite owning a Playstation 2 for most of the system’s lifespan, I missed out on a lot of its more popular titles. For one, I pretty much neglected the … Read More

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Video Game Review: Deadlight [XBLA]

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Today we have a special guest video game review from Max @ Impassionedcinema! Deadlight System: Xbox Live Arcade Genre: Cinematic platformer, survival horror, sidescroller Publisher: Microsoft Studios Developer: Tequila Works Price: 1200 Microsoft Points ($15) Release Date: August 1st, 2012 Microsoft has once again hosted a campaign entitled Summer of Arcade. In the dry gaming month of mid-July until mid-August, … Read More

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Retro Gaming Project #1: Castlevania [NES]

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Castlevania System: NES Genre: Platforming Publisher: Konami/Nintendo Developer: Konami Release Date: September 26, 1986 My first Castlevania game was the PS1′s Symphony of the Night. I bought it on a whim, not knowing what to expect despite seeing great review scores. It didn’t take long for me to get hooked on the game’s mashup of action, platforming and RPG styles, … Read More

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Video Game Review: Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception [PS3, 2011]

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Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception System: Playstation 3 Genre: Action/Adventure/Platform Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment Developer: Naughty Dog Release Date: November 1, 2011 Past adventures of Nathan Drake, star of the Playstation 3′s best-selling Uncharted series, have taken him all over the world. The Amazon Rainforest, Tibet, Istanbul, Borneo, Nepal. The dude has been everywhere. With Uncharted 3, Drake can now scratch … Read More

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Video Game Review: Bloodrayne: Betrayal [XBLA, 2011]

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Bloodrayne: Betrayal System: Xbox 360 (also available on PS3) Publisher: Majesco Developer: WayForward Release Date: September 7, 2011 It’s been a while since I have both equally loved and hated a video game like I do with Bloodrayne: Betrayal. I haven’t played either of the series’ first two games (both on PS2/Xbox) or seen Uwe Boll’s critically-despised movie adaptations, but … Read More

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