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June 30th, 2011

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Review: Star Hammer Tactics

My first thought upon starting up a game in Star Hammer Tactics was “wow, this sure looks deep”. I was looking at an option with which I could rebalance any and all of my ships so that their attack strength …

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April 23rd, 2011

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Review: Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes HD

Remember my PAX impressions of the game? Well, they were not unfounded, to say the least. To call Clash of Heroes a great game is an understatement. Simply put, it’s one of the best games I’ve ever played. Capybara Games …

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April 21st, 2011

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Review: Patapon 3

The core concepts of Patapon hold a dear place in my heart. The original game melded rhythm and strategic gameplay in such a unique way that it strongly impressed me. It’s tribal thumping bore deep into my subconscious to such …

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April 15th, 2011

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Review: Risk Factions

Translating board games to consoles is never a particularly easy task, with even the best adaptions of classic games falling victim to interface issues and a general lack of comprehension of the rules on the part of the player. I’m …

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April 11th, 2011

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Review: Blokus

Blokus (blok-uhs) for PSN is a solid adaptation of the classic puzzle strategy board game. In short, if you enjoy playing the Blokus board game with your family or a few friends, you will like the PSN version. Or if …

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April 2nd, 2011

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Review: Z.H.P. Unlosing Ranger vs. Darkdeath Evilman

My journey with Z.H.P. has been sinusoidal, ranging from crests of delight to troughs of detestation. I’d like to note up front that this game is from Nippon Ichi Software, and as such shares many things in common with their …

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March 28th, 2011

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Review: Swarm

Swarm’s menu screen should tell you everything you need to know about the game. It is gleefully sadistic in how it forces you to murder hundreds of blue critters, and it ensures that you take joy in every aspect of …

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March 21st, 2011

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Review: HOARD (PSP)

Dragons are cool. It is an unassailable fact of existence. Knowing this, Vancouver-based Big Sandwich Games could have easily phoned in any generic dragon game and hoped for a quick buck. Instead they gave us HOARD, an action arcade-strategy (“stratecade”) …

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March 7th, 2011

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Review- Paper Wars: Cannon Fodder

When a game is consistently referred to by its own developers as the “worst game ever,” it can be easy to approach it with lowered expectations. Right away, however, I was able to tell that Paper Wars was by and …

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February 23rd, 2011

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Review: Jane’s Hotel

Action management games are as old as Tapper, so it’s no surprise that one has finally made its way to the Playstation Minis platform. Unfortunately, we couldn’t have gotten a worse one: an otherwise mediocre game hampered by a piss-poor …

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June 30th, 2011

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Review: Star Hammer Tactics

My first thought upon starting up a game in Star Hammer Tactics was “wow, this sure looks deep”. I was looking at an option with which I could rebalance any and all of my ships so that their attack strength …

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Read More

- 0 Comments

April 23rd, 2011

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Review: Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes HD

Remember my PAX impressions of the game? Well, they were not unfounded, to say the least. To call Clash of Heroes a great game is an understatement. Simply put, it’s one of the best games I’ve ever played. Capybara Games …

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Read More

- 1 Comment

April 21st, 2011

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Review: Patapon 3

The core concepts of Patapon hold a dear place in my heart. The original game melded rhythm and strategic gameplay in such a unique way that it strongly impressed me. It’s tribal thumping bore deep into my subconscious to such …

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Read More

- 1 Comment

April 15th, 2011

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Review: Risk Factions

Translating board games to consoles is never a particularly easy task, with even the best adaptions of classic games falling victim to interface issues and a general lack of comprehension of the rules on the part of the player. I’m …

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Read More

- 0 Comments

April 11th, 2011

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Review: Blokus

Blokus (blok-uhs) for PSN is a solid adaptation of the classic puzzle strategy board game. In short, if you enjoy playing the Blokus board game with your family or a few friends, you will like the PSN version. Or if …

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Read More

- 1 Comment

April 2nd, 2011

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Review: Z.H.P. Unlosing Ranger vs. Darkdeath Evilman

My journey with Z.H.P. has been sinusoidal, ranging from crests of delight to troughs of detestation. I’d like to note up front that this game is from Nippon Ichi Software, and as such shares many things in common with their …

+

Read More

- 1 Comment

March 28th, 2011

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Review: Swarm

Swarm’s menu screen should tell you everything you need to know about the game. It is gleefully sadistic in how it forces you to murder hundreds of blue critters, and it ensures that you take joy in every aspect of …

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Read More

- 2 Comments

March 21st, 2011

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Review: HOARD (PSP)

Dragons are cool. It is an unassailable fact of existence. Knowing this, Vancouver-based Big Sandwich Games could have easily phoned in any generic dragon game and hoped for a quick buck. Instead they gave us HOARD, an action arcade-strategy (“stratecade”) …

+

Read More

- 1 Comment

March 7th, 2011

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Review- Paper Wars: Cannon Fodder

When a game is consistently referred to by its own developers as the “worst game ever,” it can be easy to approach it with lowered expectations. Right away, however, I was able to tell that Paper Wars was by and …

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Read More

- 0 Comments

February 23rd, 2011

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Review: Jane’s Hotel

Action management games are as old as Tapper, so it’s no surprise that one has finally made its way to the Playstation Minis platform. Unfortunately, we couldn’t have gotten a worse one: an otherwise mediocre game hampered by a piss-poor …

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Read More