Nathan vs Video Games: Week in Review for 3/25/2012 - CONTEST!!

First off: I have the plague. Ok, not the actual plague, but the flu punched me pretty hard all over yesterday and today. I still managed two reviews yesterday, but that ain't gonna happen today; I'm too braindead. The fact that this blogpost is going up alone is a miracle.

To help celebrate the fact that I want to be dead right now, as well as the fact that we got 19 indie games reviewed this week (bringing the total to 134), we are going to have a contest! For indie games! Yay!

Here is what you can win! All of these are Steam codes, so you have to have Steam to use 'em:

- A code for Post Apocalyptic Mayhem

- A code for Runespell: Overture

- A code for Greed: Black Border

I find it ironic that none of these games I actually reviewed this week, but whatever. PAM is a hybrid third person car game with a car shooter, Runespell is an RPG that uses poker elements (much like Sword And Poker on iOS), and Greed: Black Border is a space duel-stick shooter with a loot system much like Diablo.

In order to enter, here is what you have to do:

1. Comment on this blog (or my re-post on Giant Bomb) saying which of my reviews you liked the best!

2. If you Tweet a link to my blog (either the main page or this week in review) you'll get a second entry

3. If you post on Facebook with a link, you'll also get another entry

So you can get up to three total. The first place winner will get to pick from one of these three codes, second from the remaining two, and third gets whatever is left. Easy enough?

Just respond saying if you tweeted/facebooked it along with your entry; I'll believe you either way. Also include a method of contact (if it's on Giant Bomb I'll PM you, but if its on this blog an email or twitter account would be nice) in case you win.

And now, this week's reviews.

The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai - 4 / 5 Stars

The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile - 5 / 5 Stars

VVVVVV - 5 / 5 Stars

Amnesia: The Dark Descent - 5 / 5 Stars

Hoard - 2 / 5 Stars

Jamestown - 4 / 5 Stars

Trauma - 2 / 5 Stars

Cogs - 4 / 5 Stars

Scoregasm - 3 / 5 Stars

The Ball - 3 / 5 Stars

Atom Zombie Smasher - 4 / 5 Stars

DEFCON - 3 / 5 Stars

Bit.Trip Runner - 4 / 5 Stars

Crayon Physics Deluxe - 2 / 5 Stars

Breath of Death VII: The Beginning - 3 / 5 Stars

Cthulhu Saves the World - 4 / 5 Stars

I Made A Game With Zombies In It - ? / 5 Stars

Miner Dig Deep - 3 / 5 Stars

Swords and Soldiers - 4 / 5 Stars

Be sure and comment so you can win MAD PRIZES! I'll announce the winners during next Week in Review!

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Posted by theuselessgod

First off: I have the plague. Ok, not the actual plague, but the flu punched me pretty hard all over yesterday and today. I still managed two reviews yesterday, but that ain't gonna happen today; I'm too braindead. The fact that this blogpost is going up alone is a miracle.

To help celebrate the fact that I want to be dead right now, as well as the fact that we got 19 indie games reviewed this week (bringing the total to 134), we are going to have a contest! For indie games! Yay!

Here is what you can win! All of these are Steam codes, so you have to have Steam to use 'em:

- A code for Post Apocalyptic Mayhem

- A code for Runespell: Overture

- A code for Greed: Black Border

I find it ironic that none of these games I actually reviewed this week, but whatever. PAM is a hybrid third person car game with a car shooter, Runespell is an RPG that uses poker elements (much like Sword And Poker on iOS), and Greed: Black Border is a space duel-stick shooter with a loot system much like Diablo.

In order to enter, here is what you have to do:

1. Comment on this blog (or my re-post on Giant Bomb) saying which of my reviews you liked the best!

2. If you Tweet a link to my blog (either the main page or this week in review) you'll get a second entry

3. If you post on Facebook with a link, you'll also get another entry

So you can get up to three total. The first place winner will get to pick from one of these three codes, second from the remaining two, and third gets whatever is left. Easy enough?

Just respond saying if you tweeted/facebooked it along with your entry; I'll believe you either way. Also include a method of contact (if it's on Giant Bomb I'll PM you, but if its on this blog an email or twitter account would be nice) in case you win.

And now, this week's reviews.

The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai - 4 / 5 Stars

The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile - 5 / 5 Stars

VVVVVV - 5 / 5 Stars

Amnesia: The Dark Descent - 5 / 5 Stars

Hoard - 2 / 5 Stars

Jamestown - 4 / 5 Stars

Trauma - 2 / 5 Stars

Cogs - 4 / 5 Stars

Scoregasm - 3 / 5 Stars

The Ball - 3 / 5 Stars

Atom Zombie Smasher - 4 / 5 Stars

DEFCON - 3 / 5 Stars

Bit.Trip Runner - 4 / 5 Stars

Crayon Physics Deluxe - 2 / 5 Stars

Breath of Death VII: The Beginning - 3 / 5 Stars

Cthulhu Saves the World - 4 / 5 Stars

I Made A Game With Zombies In It - ? / 5 Stars

Miner Dig Deep - 3 / 5 Stars

Swords and Soldiers - 4 / 5 Stars

Be sure and comment so you can win MAD PRIZES! I'll announce the winners during next Week in Review!

Edited by Xeiphyer

I tend to agree with that Hoard review, that game was a real disappointment. 
 
Playing as dragons and you burn things and steal princesses and collect gold, plus you can sort of protect towns and let them grow to get more gold and stuff, that sounds AWESOME. Then they literally do every possible thing to make it shitty. 
 
I bought that game when it came out on PSN, and there was nobody playing it then either. Blargh that game makes me angry. So much wasted potential.
 
 
Also, I have no idea what "I made a game with zombies in it" is, however! I feel quite comfortable in saying that if I was to apply such a review to a game called " I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MBIES 1N IT!!!1", that it would be totally applicable. That game is so crazy and weird and great. It makes fun of so many things, but at the same time keeps being a great and crazy game still. That's pretty rare. Also, that song... yes!
 
 
I remember playing a ton of Miner Dig Deep for some reason, I got way too into that game. There are definitely some weird issues with it though, and yeah, it takes FOREVER to get all the way down your mine. Deaths were sometimes super cheap too.
 
 
 
EDIT: also tweeted, dunno how to link tweets directly so... its in here.

Posted by Daveyo520

@Xeiphyer: You get nothing!

Posted by Xeiphyer
@Daveyo520 said:

@Xeiphyer: You get nothing!

I GET MAD PRIZES MO'FUCKA.