Posts Tagged repetitive

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Battle Slots RPG

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 No Comments

Battle Slots is another example of an interesting concept-turned poorly executed product. It is an RPG in theory but, to its detriment, focuses on its slot-based combat system more than any of the RPG elements. It does include a leveling system and customizable add-ons, but those features all play second fiddle to the egregiously repetitive […]

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Angel at Sea

Friday, October 8, 2010 No Comments

When Olivier Gourmet tells his son a secret that he is going to commit suicide that night, it felt like someone had punched me in the heart. But when the father doesn’t go through with it and the son, scared that at any point his father might kill himself, watches over him anxiously, the pain […]

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Young Thor

Thursday, August 26, 2010 1 Comment

Playstation Network Minis are an intriguing specimen. On one hand, you get a full game, ready for play on the Playstation 3 or PSP for only $4.99 and very little hard drive space. On the other hand, there are games like Young Thor, the newest effort from Frima Games. Young Thor is disastrous, and fails […]

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Just Cause 2

Friday, May 14, 2010 1 Comment

Sandbox games seem very nice in theory, but in practice they are difficult to properly execute. Just Cause 2, a game about a guy and his magical grappling hook, is not one of the good sandbox games. First off, the area in which you play is much too vast, and it is unnecessary and annoying.  […]

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Viva Piñata: Party Animals

Thursday, March 25, 2010 No Comments

Viva Piñata: Party Animals is a video game based on a children’s television show… based on a video game. Yes, this party game, primarily designed for families and, more specifically, young children takes the characters from the Viva Piñata television show and tosses them into a reality show to compete for candy! There are races […]

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Prince of Persia

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 No Comments

This latest installment in the Prince of Persia franchise takes the series for a brand new spin. There’s a new prince, new story, new look and new fighting system. The underlying “save the world” theme from the last trilogy may appear the same, but the story feels fresh, and aside from some minor glitches, the […]

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Darkest of Days

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 2 Comments

Darkest of Days is a first-person shooter that throws you into the past to blow stuff up using period and, every now and then, modern and futuristic weaponry. The concept sounds like a blast, but the execution was not up snuff. Everything about the design says it was rushed for release. The game is affected […]