Grading Finding Paradise

The ninjas with onions return! Since writing these thoughts on various games, I think I’ve established that story driven games can be incredibly hit or miss with me. In fact, that may be sugarcoating it a bit. Really, they’ve often been a miss. For me, it’s usually down to one thing: they don’t get you, […]

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Grading Mirror’s Edge

Hardcore parkour. First person platforming. Those three words usually leave a sour taste in the mouths of gamers everywhere. After all, it’s a concept that has been tried many times, and has failed almost as many. Even back when Mirror’s Edge was first released people knew to never touch first person platforming, even with a […]

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Year in Review (As of July 9th)

Smash! Smash! Smash! Smash! Yes, Smash Bros. will be mentioned again, but this time it won’t be the primary focus. It will certainly bear mentioning as we have finished yet another quarter of the year which means it’s time to get reflective. What can we look forward to? Is there something to keep an eye […]

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Grading Yoshi’s Island DS

A cute game that wants you dead. It’s easy to forget that there are a couple sequels to the original Yoshi’s Island on the SNES. After all, nobody really seems to talk about them. Is there a reason for this? Well, there’s only one way to find out! My dear wife managed to find this […]

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Grading Mass Effect

A very rough start. Despite its popularity, I didn’t really know much about Mass Effect beyond the fact that it’s a space RPG and there’s a character named Shepard. Releasing back in 2007, this game is praised primarily for story and world building. After playing it myself, I can see why…because everything else is kinda […]

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