First Impressions: Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW!

Ad·ven·ture. Noun. Aimlessly plodding through eventless dungeon after eventless dungeon.

First Impressions is a close look at the crucial first hour spent with a game and its’ ability to draw you in or turn you away. Somewhere between a review and a preview. Ugh, the dirge of licensed titles. History has, unfortunately, shown us that no studio, no creator and no IP is exempt from half-hearted attempts to cash in […]

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Review: Mario and Luigi: Dream Team

Poor Luigi. Despite his lithe physique, vibrant green coveralls and a much better coifed mustache than his genetic counterpart, he was relegated to “little bro” status from the get-go. With Nintendo proclaiming 2013 the “Year of Luigi,” you’d think the guy would finally get a break (well, besides the phenomenal Luigi’s Mansion), but no matter how incredibly fun Mario & […]

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Indie Game Review: Battlepaths (PC, XBLIG)

Battlepaths is a lighthearted 2D turn-based RPG in which you explore a vast world, gathering treasure, leveling up, and battling baddies along the way.  Sounds fun, right?  It is…for a while. Starting Battlepaths for the first time, you’re given the opportunity to create a new character with a focus on one of five characteristics (power, mind, agility, damage, and balanced).  […]

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Backlog Quest: Day 13 – The Lord of the Rings: War in the North

Dear Journal, Today my companions and I set forth on an epic quest to rid the north of an enemy that sought to make war against the people of Middle Earth. I had heard some not-so-good things about Lord of the Rings: War in the North when it first launched, but a few updates later and I really can’t see […]

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Hands on Preview: Confrontation (PC)

For those of you who love tactical RPG’s that combine the feeling of Diablo and Warhammer, your opus may have just arrived.  Confrontation, a tactical RPG developed by Cyanide Studios, brings you directly into the fantasy universe of Aarklash.  It is here that a fierce campaign is waged between the heroic Griffin faction, the insidious Scorpion faction, the ferocious Wolf […]

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