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Throwback Review: Fallout…

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This is gunna hurt me more than it hurts Bethesda.   Cut back to Christmas 2008, specifically my Christmas 2008. The Pogues “Fairytale of New York” has played for the 40th time today, and it’s not even 11AM, you’ve had your first ever mince pie and you’re wondering why…

Throwback Review- Danganronpa…

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If you’re educated about the Danganronpa series (or Japanese visual novel games in general), it’s clear that the story wants to entertain the player every step of the way by throwing countless twists and turns. Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair is no exception. It doesn’t play by the rules, even…

Rabbids Go Home…

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Zach: The Wii housed many unofficial trademark franchises, but perhaps the boldest was the Rabbids series. The party animals crashed every platform you could think of for their first installment, but soon settled as the informal Nintendo party game franchise when Mario Party or Warioware or Wii Play wouldn’t…

The Sick Critic…

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It’s the holiday season in New Jersey, meaning I’m rained in and traffic’s at a perpetual halt. In times like this, I like to settle down with an ensemble of characters who have it worse than me! Raw Danger is a bizarre title even within the niche genre it…
Much of Brawl's cast stands ready to take their world back

Throwback Review- The…

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Back when The Avengers was merely a dream starting to be realized through Iron Man, Nintendo already had their biggest crossover event to date revealed: the adventure mode in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, aka The Subspace Emissary. Now, I’m not a fighting game guy, I can’t go in depth on Brawl‘s mechanics or compare…
A landmark, right after Blob restored it to its former glory

Throwback Review- De…

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Looking out my window right now, I pretty much just see gray. The sky’s clouded, the house across the street is beige, the leaves are all but gone from the trees, and even most of the cars that pass by are white, with the occasional splash of diluted red.…

Throwback Review —…

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… Bionic Commando?   Rarely has a franchise left audiences so persistently unconvinced. You probably reacted to this review as incredulously as players did when Capcom initially unearthed the property as a would-be seventh generation franchise. Counter to the prior success stories of Dead Rising and Lost Planet, Bionic…

Throwback Review: Touhou…

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It’s springtime, and while life should be reclaiming its place after the deathly winter and cherry blossoms should be in full bloom, instead snow continues to fall and the world remains ever encased in ice. Who better to solve this problem than a flying maid, an “ordinary magician”, and…

Throwback Review: Danganronpa:…

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Cult classics are thankfully making a comeback in the industry, and one of the series that skyrocketed into post-launch success and notoriety is the Danganronpa series. Created and developed by Spike Chunsoft, Danganronpa strikes a familiar chord of Japanese oddities in the gaming market with franchises such as Katamari…

Castlevania: Rondo of…

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When it comes to the classic-style Castlevania games, often referred to as Classicvanias, there are two games that many fans consider to be the best: Super Castlevania IV on SNES and Castlevania: Rondo of Blood on the PC-Engine. Rondo of Blood was originally not released outside of Japan, however.…

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