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Dead Island: the un-dead review


Dead Island logoZombie games are a dime a dozen out there, with a few standing out, such as Left 4 Dead and its sequel.  The newest zombie game out now is Dead Island.  Now to be blunt, I have never owned or played a full zombie apocalypse game before;  I was quite a wimp when I was younger.  Now that I’ve played Dead Island, I can say I love killing tons of zombies.  Now as I said, Zombie games are not a new idea, but Techland was able to pull people into their game with an island paradise gone straight to hell.

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How to Get the Best out of Resident Evil: Mercenaries


Resident Evil: Mercenaries boxOh, hell. I’m never one to buy a game at full price, but Resident Evil holds a special place in my heart. It was the first game to ever haunt my nightmares… I’m not afraid to admit that I still sometimes need a babysitter after playing.

Resident Evil: Mercenaris for the Nintendo 3DS was a total waste of my money. After the first hour of playing I made a mental list of things I would much rather spend my $40 on, and after two hours, I did what any normal person would do. I returned the game and used the money to buy liquor and red hair dye.

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OG Reviews: Limbo


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You can check in, but you'll never leave?

Limbo.  The state between existence and non-existence.  The mystery behind Limbo’s story is equally as fascinating as the game in its entirety.  Playdead development accomplished much with the release of Limbo by giving us a game with a minimalist story, an original look, and mind-bending puzzles.  Limbo was voted the best indie title on PSN for 2011, so does the game rise above other titles, or does Limbo introduce players to purgatory?

Story

Limbo pulls off an entire story with no dialogue and one word: HOTEL.  What is this hotel?  Who owns it?  Is it an homage to Hotel California?  Who knows.  The best literature is ambiguous, and Limbo’s storyline can be interpreted many ways.  As the game begins, the player–a young boy with a sever Read the rest of this entry

TRINE 2 Review


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Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Review


The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword logoEvery gamer who has ever called themselves a gamer has played at least one Zelda game. Perhaps Zelda would be considered a “hipster’s game,” for they who jailbreak their Ps3 and pimp their PC with liquid-cooling for Crysis, but we have to consider that incredibly long-standing game titles stay popular for a reason (sorry, Final Fantasy, you would be an exception to this).

Is it possible for a game to better with each sequel? Yes, yes it is. Zelda: Skyward Sword has been considered by IGN to be “the greatest Zelda game ever created” –woah now.

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