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4.08 stars 4.08/5 Stars Average score of 13 user reviews spread across 0 releases and 0 DLC

A Flawed iPhone Experience 0

Half-Inch Heist presents the idea of a bullethell dodging game with promise and panache. You take control of a robber attempting to steal a diamond, and in order to do so, you must help that diamond evade the violently dangerous automated security system controlled by an evil cat, Dr. Puss. And it does so with pretty decent retro music and a sparse but acceptable sprite-based art style. Where does it go wrong?Unfortunately, the problems come in very quickly. Half-Inch Heist's diamond and obstacl...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Die And Go To Rhythm Heaven 0

Rhythm games traditionally make an effort to become more and more complex and mechanical as time goes on. A look at the trajectory of the Guitar Hero and Rock Band series show a series of mechanics being piled higher and higher, culminating in keyboard controllers, “pro guitar” controllers that are functionally real guitars, and drum kits with three cymbals or two bass pedals. Would-be upstarts like Rock Revolution, PowerGig: Rise of the Sixstring, and Rocksmith all open with more complicated co...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Brilliant. 0

This review stands for the most recent version of the freeware PC release of Cave Story, run as an .exe named “doukutsu” and updated with an English translation. It ignores features in “Cave Story+”, and it does not include the extended ending.I could easily write in this review that Cave Story is another in the long line of quality exploration-based action platformers a la Castlevania: Symphony of the Night or Super Metroid (ergo, “Metroidvania”,) but that wouldn’t really emphasize what makes C...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Sublime. 0

Some people will try to sell you on the idea that Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is still the greatest game ever made. Disregard these people. Enter Castlevania without expectations and grandeur and you'll find that this game is still shockingly fresh, as many modern games now considered somewhat "innovative" are largely taking cues from this excellent game.For the uninitiated, Symphony of the Night is the first exploration-focused title in the Castlevania franchise, the game that adds the "...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A Really Fantastic Game 0

I've never played a Commodore 64, but VVVVVV is an interesting enough game to have sparked my interest. Although the pixel-precise gameplay would have been roughly impossible to create on the 64, the aesthetic and music have enamored me so that I'd be interested in playing a few of them, and have actually sought out Jet Set Willy as a result.VVVVVV is a 2D side-scrolling platformer with elements of the Metroidvania world design and exploration added to the mix. You play as Captain Viridian, who ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

At Least The Multiplayer's Awesome 0

Full disclosure: I have not played Battlefield 3, and I don't mean to compare this game to Battlefield 3 at all. Instead, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is incredibly similar to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. If you’re sick of that game for different reasons than I am sick of Modern Warfare 2, you should probably skip Modern Warfare 3 until you feel a hankering to play Call of Duty. If you’re up for some timely military conflict, though, there’s some cool stuff to see in Modern Warfare 3.In mos...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A Great Little Handheld Title 0

[This review is for the iPhone version of the game. For the PC version, read my review here.]I've liked tower defense at times in my life. Generally, my preference is for maze-based tower defense games; Wintermaul, along with its various spin-offs, was my favorite multiplayer mod of WarCraft III, and this particular version kept me occupied for quite a bit of time. However, I've also reviled tower defense many other times, and whenever it's simply shoehorned into a major title, I feel jilted and...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

An Accessible Tower-Defense Title That Appeals Beyond Its Genre 0

[This review is for the PC version of the game. For my iPhone review, check it out here.]I've liked tower defense at times in my life. Generally, my preference is for maze-based tower defense games; Wintermaul, along with its various spin-offs, was my favorite multiplayer mod of WarCraft III, and this particular version kept me occupied for quite a bit of time. However, I've also reviled tower defense many other times, and whenever it's simply shoehorned into a major title, I feel jilted and ups...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A Classic LucasArts Adventure Still Mostly Holds Up 0

The LucasArts classic adventure game The Secret of Monkey Island has weathered the test of time better than most other adventure games of its era. LOOM, Day of the Tentacle, and their contemporaries have not seen modern reproductions, and their influence remains less represented than The Secret of Monkey Island, a game which receives most of the credit for the classic SCUMM-engine adventure games that came before Myst.It's pleasant to say, then, that the game is still also a treat to play. The m...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A Brilliant Game That's Hard Not To Nitpick 0

To talk about Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception without comparing it to its excellent predecessor Among Thieves would be difficult. In fact, I’m certain it’s a crime that I haven’t played Drake’s Fortune to compare them both back another two years. Little else has really tried to capture the cinematic action gameplay the series offers, let alone the frantic destructive setpiece design. The two games even share similar arcs and locations, to the point where those experienced with Uncharted might be ...

4 out of 5 found this review helpful.

A pleasant surprise in the IOS market. 0

It's hard to ignore the ubiquity of match-three gameplay these days. No matter what platform you're using, PopCap has moved a match-three game of some type to your gaming platform; if not, Nintendo's even had you covered with its perhaps less-intuitive Panel de Pon games. Maybe Q Entertainment's Meteos is your cup of tea. But even the biggest innovation in the style of the last few years, Puzzle Quest, is becoming ubiquitous, the combination of match-three and RPG elements becoming a common way ...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

A fine multiplayer shooter, and nothing more. 0

Some might feel that defining a game by its genre is a completely unfair way to classify a game. For example, is referring to Deadly Premonition as a third-person survival horror game fair when Silent Hill: Shattered Memories would probably be described the same way? Many games strive to expand the meaning of their genre, or go forward and defy genre definition.So with this in mind, I can only define Brink as a multiplayer-focused objective-based first person shooter. Brink fails to differentiat...

21 out of 24 found this review helpful.

The best portable game in years. 0

Let's get this out of the way; even if you completely disagree about whether or not Tiny Wings is a good game, it costs a dollar on the App Store, so you probably ought to at least try it. And if you're anything like me, all the other games on your phone will seem more and more insignificant the more time you get to spend with this little gem.In Tiny Wings, you control a small bird who pulls in his small wings to slide down hills at high speed, then lets them open again to experience the sensati...

36 out of 38 found this review helpful.