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Pseudo Review: Xenoblade Chronicles 3D

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is the first game that actually required a New 3DS. I was massively unimpressed by this game, and for a while I was unsure as to why. It had a potentially interesting setting, an open-ish world, a veritable boatload of sidequests, events tied to the day/night cycle, and a non-standard battle system.¬† […]

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First Impressions: Mini Metro Early Access

Mini Metro puts you in charge of designing a metro line for a city. You start off drawing lines between three stations, and things escalate until you’re looking at some cthuluesque monstrosity of a metro line wondering how you ended up there. Each week you get additional resources to improve your metro line. Each of […]

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Pseudo Review: Crimsonland

Crimsonland is a top-down arena shooter. It’s also an indie game from the era of game portals. Doing a decade-to-decade comparison, I’m unsure how well it holds up. The truly impressive number of enemies in the early 2000’s isn’t impressive anymore, and the single looping music track is now noticeably bad. The gameplay holds up […]

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On Gold Rushes

So Oculus has set forth a nice bounty for developers to kill each other over. Also the consumer version and some interesting touch motion controls that would be fun to play with, but mainly the 10 million dollars for indie devs to develop for the Rift. Of course, I’m of the same opinion as LRR […]

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Pseudo Review: You Must Build A Boat

You Must Build A Boat is basically 10,000,000 reskinned, with additional slight improvements. My opinion really hasn’t changed, nothing here is new or exciting, but is competently executed and capable of wasting a couple hours should you be in the mood for a match-3.

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On Holes To Throw Money Down

Right now is really interesting on Kickstarter, we’ve got 3 massive multi-million dollar projects: Bloodstained (AKA Castlevania), Yooka-Laylee (AKA Banjo-Kazooie), and the next Obsidian entry, Bard’s Tale 4. The general consensus was that big pull-ins like this were a thing of the past and that people were souring on Kickstarter, and it’s hard to tell […]

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Pseudo Review: Cities Skylines

Cities Skylines is a city-building game that’s basically the Sim City sequel people wanted that EA couldn’t deliver. And if you’re judging it on that yardstick, it’s a pretty good Sim City game, you’ve got the RCI meter, the constructing a city from nothingness, etc etc. Colossal Order also added in a bunch of traffic […]

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On Avoidable Casualties

Oh. My. Yes. ¬†That’s really all there is to say on the matter.

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Pseudo Review: Shattered Planet

Shattered Planet is a roguelike, but with simplified mechanics and shiny graphics. I also dislike it quite a bit. It borrows from Rogue Legacy with permanent progression unlocks, but where Rogue Legacy felt skillful and possible to advance if you just played well enough, this is entirely a death grind so that you can continue. […]

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Pseudo Review: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

MH4U is a game where you, unsurprisingly, hunt monsters. This is the best game for newcomers, and probably the best value for money you’re going to get on the 3ds if this is your kind of game. Whether it’s your kind of game is an interesting question; after 250 hours I’d like to say it’s […]

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