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In The Mood: Game Genres To Play For All Seasons Of Life

When you decide to bank your career aspirations on videogame journalism, the climb to break through with a full-time, well-paying job is like grinding your way toward beating a seemingly insurmountable boss. You acquire new skills, buff your stats, and slowly learn the ins and outs of your arch-nemesis. It may take ages and dozens of restarts, but you’ll eventually get there if you persevere…maybe, especially if the boss in question is from the Souls series. The same kind of…

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Published, Push Square, Reviews

Syberia 3 – Review

You wouldn’t be ignorant if you haven’t heard of Syberia 3. It’s a point-and-click adventure game developed by French studio Microïds, and it’s part of a cult franchise known for its pre-rendered backdrops, distinct mechanical puzzles, and eccentric characters and settings. Syberia 2 was released a mere two years after the original, followed by the third entry five years later – well, if the original release plan had gone through. Instead, 13 years have passed, since the developer lacked funds and had to…

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E.R. (Concise), Personal, Reviews

Hyper Light Drifter – E.R. Review

If you’re meeting a potential client or applying for a pivotal job, you’ve probably had someone tell you there are no second chances for a first impression. It’s one of those canned adages we roll our eyes at, but sometimes the most prominent clichés never lose their relevance. Anyone can tell you that these moments of first contact can change the course of history. An inconsequential one-off could spell the difference between a stranger remaining just that or becoming a…

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Published, Push Square, Reviews

Kholat – Review

Tales of horror are frightening enough to make us shiver in the moment or even lose sleep over several days, but they usually don’t haunt us for that long. We’re able to move on from reflecting on them because they’re fake stories meant to play with our heads. But when it comes to real freak accidents or unexplainable phenomena that chill to the bone, that’s when our fears become rational and grounded. One such event is the Dyatlov Pass Incident…

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Published, Push Square, Reviews

The Walking Dead: Michonne – Episode 1: In Too Deep – Review

Telltale Games’ portfolio may be deep these days, but it’s the company’s exemplary contributions to The Walking Dead universe that will forever earn top billing. Alongside millions of others, we love the crushingly hard choices and branching character development that’s unfolded over two seasons thus far. That said, we were excited to observe if there would be any changes to the developer’s established game design formula in the debut of The Walking Dead: Michonne miniseries, Episode 1: In Too Deep. Unfortunately, we…

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Published, Push Square, Reviews

Ether One Review

Dementia is a horrifying illness that addles the minds of those afflicted by it. Weakened reasoning and unexpected changes in personality are two of its effects, but what causes the most sorrow to the victim and especially their loved ones is the gradual loss of memories. Forgetting where you’ve lived, who your friends are, or what you even did yesterday: these are the sad signs of dementia. So, how does one make a video game about it that educates players…

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Misc., Personal, Reviews

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Review – A Touching and Tragic Tale of Two Sons

It had been quite a while since I bought an Indie game from the Xbox LIVE Marketplace, let alone the last time I turned on my Xbox 360. However, among titles such as Bastion, Halo 4, and Alan Wake, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is one of those rare instances that turns me away from my PS3 to give my Xbox 360 some needed – albeit short-lived – attention. However, I did not expect my experience to be marked…

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