Posts Tagged 2d

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Fez

Thursday, May 10, 2012 No Comments

Aside from a confusing branching system further complicated by the convoluted maps, Fez is actually a very enjoyable platformer/puzzle game. The gameplay hinges on a central rotating mechanic where you have the ability to rotate the level as you climb your way through (and around) the various obstacles. It’s basically a 2D platformer that gives […]

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Metroid: Other M

Friday, March 4, 2011 2 Comments

Metroid: Other M follows Samus Aran in her first completely character-driven title, as she investigates a mysterious distress call from a seemingly empty bottle ship in the middle of nowhere. It’s the first title in the franchise in which Samus speaks, and features Ninja Gaiden-style gameplay, mixing 2D/3D side-scrolling, third-person shooters and first-person shooters. That […]

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Hard Corps: Uprising

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 No Comments

An ode to the classic Contra franchise, Hard Corps: Uprising is (please excuse the unavoidable pun) truly for hardcore gamers. It’s as unforgiving as it is stylish (excluding some occasional lame sound effects and voice overs), and features gameplay that will have you clutching the controller to keep up with the constant onslaught of enemies […]

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Kirby’s Epic Yarn

Thursday, December 16, 2010 3 Comments

Kirby’s Epic Yarn is not a standard Kirby game. Trapped inside a world made from yarn and cloth, the pink puffball has no sucking power but, instead, can transform into various creatures and objects, and he must help stitch the world back together to return to Dream Land. You’d think that without Kirby’s staple power […]

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Limbo

Monday, October 25, 2010 5 Comments

Truly atmospheric games don’t come along very often, but ever more rare are 2D platformers that manage to create their own atmosphere. Limbo is one of those games. Mostly a 2D platformer and part puzzle, part survival-horror, it’s a game so engrossing that you don’t notice that you’ve managed to play through the entire experience […]

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Super Paper Mario

Monday, May 3, 2010 2 Comments

He may be paper thin, but Mario’s adventures have never been more interesting. With the help of some interesting Pixl creatures, each with their own unique power, Luigi, and even Bowser, Mario hopes to stop the evil Count Bleck’s plans to suck the universe into a void. The storytelling in Super Paper Mario was phenomenal, […]