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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…

Throwback Review: Sonic…

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While I can’t say for certain that Sonic Colors was inspired by the Super Mario Galaxy games, there’s times when it certainly feels like it. A bad guy kidnaps a bunch of cute creatures (Wisps, Lumas) and tries to create a powerful weapon (mind control ray, galaxy generator), so the protagonist…

Singularity Throwback Review…

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It is the year 2010 and you are walking through the streets of Santa Monica when you pass by Activision headquarters. It seems like a normal day in the vicinity. A new CoD is being made to stand in for physical money printers that may give off the wrong…

Throwback Review: Soldier…

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Price Paid: $5.98 At the risk of betraying the reviewing format, it must immediately be stated that Soldier of Fortune: Payback is one of the most mindless games you could devote your mind to playing. Released slightly more than a week after Modern Warfare revolutionized FPS gaming (before arguably…

Throwback Review- Sonic…

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Welcome to the second and final installment in the Sonic Storybook series, in which Sonic, for whatever reason, appears within a fictional world and the story is retold with Sonic characters. As you can tell from the page image, this is the infamous “Sonic with a sword” game, but that’s…

Throwback Review: Skate…

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Y’know, I wanted to talk about Oblivion, but…   You may have noticed for the past few years that a certain dormant game franchise has been long awaited by the public to return. No, it’s not Half-Life, they’ve been requesting a fourth installment of this particular series. No, it’s not TimeSplitters, although I wish it…

Throwback Review: Touhou…

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All images courtesy of touhouwiki In my ever-continuing quest to hit all the big franchises I missed growing up, Touhou is my most recent attempted conquest. Despite being the sixth in the franchise, this specific title is the first in the series anyone is able to play unless they have…

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