Top 5: Crowdfunded 2D Platformers

Crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter or Indiegogo have proven to be viable resources when it comes to funding games and one of the most popular genres has been two-dimensional platformers. Of course, not every 2D platformer has been terrific (Mighty Number 9, I’m looking at you,) but there have been some…

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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Review

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is another solid entry in the cult series and one that both longtime fans and newcomers can enjoy. As far as platformers go, few titles have achieved a cult status. Like Tomba, Kid Icarus or Bionic Commando, Shantae is one such game and, despite receiving rave reviews,…

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Top 5: Hacking Video Games

Privacy is a thing of the past. Hackers steal our information and so do our own governments, so as time goes by, our reality is becoming more and more similar to a video game. But for now, let’s talk about just games. There have been several titles about computer hacking,…

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Watch Dogs Review

Instead of using its unique premise in creative ways, Watch Dogs adheres to the open-world formula in a strict way, making this a derivative title. Watch Dogs is a lavishly produced open-world game with one of the most enthralling premises in some time: what if you could point your smartphone…

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Asura’s Wrath Review

This game gives the impression of being a six-hour climax and while not everyone will appreciate its ludicrous story and incessant QTEs, Asura’s Wrath is an unconventional title that you won’t soon forget. Asura’s Wrath is barely a video game. A more apt description would be that this is an…

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Furi Review

This stylish action game is all about memorizing the attack pattern of challenging bosses and the result is a mesmerizing experience that’s both style and substance, but it’s sadly marred by an unforgiving difficulty. Independent developer The Game Bakers asks a simple question: what if there was a game that…

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Rayman Origins Review

Rayman Origins is a gorgeous 2D platformer that always offers a challenge and represents a reinvention for the series. Forget everything you know about Rayman. The series has been around for a while, but it hasn’t stayed relevant like other 3D platformers (such as Super Mario Bros, Banjo-Kazooie or Ratchet…

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Sunset Overdrive Review

Sunset Overdrive’s juvenile attitude and repetitive nature makes this a fun, yet forgettable Xbox One game. Games that come out early in a console’s life cycle are usually developed to show the capabilities of the new machine and little else. To a certain extent, Sunset Overdrive, the latest endeavor by…

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