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Portal 2

Although I had always heard great things about the portal series, I was just recently drawn into it for the Portal 2 Co-op. Having never played 1, I had no idea what to really expect from the game, even though I had heard about it before.

I have to say that it was definitely one of the most challenging and thought-provoking co-operative puzzle games I’ve ever played. After finishing the tutorial, we immediately skipped to the extra campaign, art therapy. This destroyed the natural learning curve for the game by introducing all the different gameplay elements at once, but at the same time provided for a very challenging experience where you had to not only figure out what these new elements did, but how to use them effectively (the blue gel for example).

After going to the normal levels, we realized how well the game introduced each of the elements. The learning curve was excellent, the gameplay always challenging, and Glados became one of my favorite video game characters, with her sarcastic humor keeping you amused throughout the entire game.

As for environment.. the game was crafted perfectly. You awaken after an unknown period of time, where much of the aperture facility has rusted into disarray. It just really feels as if you have been thrust into an aged robot-run testing center.

Though there are no bogeymans, the game cultivates a surprisingly dark atmosphere, with cynical humor and tongue in cheek thrown throughout, and a distinct sense that it is a libertarian rapture gone wrong. It is outlandish in it’s own way, and the sci-fi themes that it explores are interesting to consider; the game delves into the origins of aperture and GlaDOS.

All in all, a very polished game which I highly recommend for anyone to play, either in single or multiplayer modes.

 
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Posted by on January 20, 2012 in Games, PC

 

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Zelda! Happy 25th Anniversary and a Skyward Sword Review

Rating: ★

This year marks Zelda’s 25th anniversary, and with it was released orchestral rendering of  the best themes of the series.

After finishing Skyward Sword, I can conclude that the series is still going strong, even despite my initial misgivings about the game.

Anyways, below is one of the coolest fanarts of all time:

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Posted by on January 7, 2012 in Games, Wii

 

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Super Mario 3D Land in Times Square

Today is officially the launch of Super Mario 3D Land, but yesterday New York City was beset by a promo and pre-launch sale of the game in Times Square.  Fans were promised a life-sized Mario game that they could bounce and run through, along with tanuki ears and tails given to those who participated, in honor of Tanuki Mario.  The game would be sold a day early at the Toy ‘R’ Us in Times Square, and Mushroom Kingdom pizza would be given to the first thousand people who tweeted in Times Square.
Super Mario 3D Land in Times Square
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Posted by on November 13, 2011 in Nintendo 3DS

 

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