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Review: The Wolf Among Us

The Wolf Among Us is an excellent point and click adventure game from Telltale. That statement alone is enough for many folks wondering whether to pick it up. For everyone else, let me assuage your fears. The Wolf does not disappoint in any area. Each of the 5 episodes will last you about 2 hours,…

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Review: Steamworld Dig

Wishing you had a game to play that filled you with moments of joy? Have a couple bucks? I highly recommend you spend it on Steamworld Dig, which is proof that a game doesn’t need to be long to be memorable. My experience with the game took just over 4 hours. That’s not to say…

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Review: Kid Dracula (Game Boy)

Kid Dracula is a charming and inventive platformer for the original Game Boy. Like most platformers of its era, Kid D is light on story and heavy on challenge. Luckily, there‚Äôs a password system and a fun life collecting bonus game between levels. While Kid D doesn’t present itself as a Castlevania game, the pedigree…

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Review: Dark Castle (MacOS)

Do you hate the comforts of modern platform gaming? Long for a time before Jill of the Jungle and Commander Keen showed us how smooth and responsive a PC game can be? Do you enjoy attempting to emulate versions of MacOS from the 1980s? Then have I got a game for you! Dark Castle is…

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Review: Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow

Flashback to 2002. My trusty GBA had served me well since launch. Many a long lunch hour had been spent playing super mario advance at work (don’t feel too bad for my long distant employer, I was an intern in the advertising/tobacco industry.) I read an article about an upcoming Castlevania game, Aria of Sorrow.…

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Review: Red Dead Redemption

Red Dead Redemption (RDR) is a brilliant game. While not without some flaws, it’s still an incredibly engaging and well put together story. It’s got the classic open world GTA design, fun “on rails” gun design, deeply flawed characters, and a gritty atmosphere. If you’ve been gaming for a few years, you may remember RDR…

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Simplify

Life is complicated. Can I say 1000 words with a photo? What if I put words in the photo? Mind blown, I know. At any rate, in the ongoing effort to simplify my life (one blog post at a time) I decided to trim down the old wardrobe to just the best and brightest. What…