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Spooktober 2018 —…

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For the past throwback reviews this Spooktober, we discussed titles that dabbled in horror as a mere component of their multifaceted tones. Shadows of the Damned was laced with gonzo humor and sophomoric erotica to offset the Resident Evil 4 informed action-horror at the center of it. Alice Madness…

Spooktober 2018- Throwback…

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Puppeteer is a fascinating game for many reasons. It launched in September 10th, 2013 in the States, one week before Grand Theft Auto V, which went on to become the most profitable entertainment product of all time. As you can imagine, Puppeteer didn’t sell that great. In fact, even…

Spooktober 2018 –Alice:…

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2011 was a wild, weird, positively mad year for EA. You had your pre-requisite disappointing entry in the Need for Speed franchise; you had an entry in the Harry Potter video game franchise that failed to meet your basement-dwelling expectations; you had numerous FIFA games for the same console.…

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Spooktober 2018 Entry #6 Erotic Grotesque Nonsense is an artistic movement stemming from Japan that focuses on… exactly what the title implies. The absurdity of eroticism and the grotesque are realized to the extreme, compared, and subverted; decadence and deviancy are embraced and questioned at once. The ethos of…

Throwback Review: Mother/EarthBound…

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Eighty years ago, George and Maria disappeared without a trace. George returned two years later, but died alone, his wife Maria never found. You play as his great-grandson Ninten, a seemingly ordinary all-American boy living a seemingly standard life until one morning, two lamps and a doll in his…

Throwback Review: Sonic…

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Live and don’t learn, that’s me, because after having an absolutely miserable time with Sonic Adventure, I came right back for more with Sonic Adventure 2. While I’m sure both games were plenty entertaining in their own time (despite looking and playing worse than SM64, Crash Bandicoot, Tomb Raider, and dozens…

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The author of this throwback review had originally planned to review Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness before it broke on him about six hours in. The game was an unkempt mess, answering the question of what a platformer would feel like if it controlled like Resident Evil 2. It…

Throwback Review: Mirror’s…

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We all know that EA is… subversive, when it comes to evolution.   A publisher known for being seemingly suicidal when it comes to new IPs, and dedicated to pushing every single innovative idea down into the ground until it reaches the Earth’s core, or acting confused about it. Dead…

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The notion of “so bad it’s good” entertainment is often faced with a challenge when brought to video games. Being a much less passive experience than movies or music, experiencing a video game requires constant physical interaction that becomes torturous the moment a faulty mechanic enters the fray. Games…

Throwback Review: Sonic…

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Sonic Adventure is one of the most beloved games in the series, and has fans that rave about it at any opportunity and endless waves of Sonic fans insisting that the best thing for the franchise is a return to the Adventure formula. Having recently played through it for the…

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Resident Evil 3 Nemesis Throwback Review

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Horizon Zero Dawn Cover Art

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Through the Darkest of Times Cinematic

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Mass Effect 2

92% of Mass Effect Players Chose Paragon

Mass Effect fans apparently error on the side of mercy… yep… this is the big story on Sick Critic for today. As a series, Mass Effect has shipped more than…

February 22, 2020, 311
Animal Crossing New Horizons Rain

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Lets You Customize ALL THE THINGS

Seeing as there’s only a month left until launch, there’s been a curious information drought for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Thankfully, today’s Nintendo Direct landed just in time to answer…

February 20, 2020, 1,165
Image Taken from Yacht Club Games website. depicts date and time for their new presentation in white text over an orange background

Shovel Knight Developer Yacht Club Games to Host Live Presentation

The developer of Shovel Knight, Yacht Club Games, will be holding a presentation to show off its upcoming projects. This will mark the second time the developer has made announcements…

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7th Sector Review

7th Sector Review – The Seventh Circle

“This city is an empty glass. Words do nothing. No one sleeps.”   Y’know what puzzle games need? Visible spectacle! Forget fancy gimmicks and sharp writing, shove it all in…

February 19, 2020, 429