About "Critical Kate" Willaert

Born on the same day as the Famicom, "Critical Kate" has been playing videogames since the NES days. She enjoys a good story, prefers arcade-style to simulators, and doesn't understand the appeal of recreational frustration. You don't want to run into her in the Facility with Remote Mines.
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Dead Block: More Dead To Block Map Pack

Dead Block: More Dead To Block (or maybe “More Dead On The Block,” if you prefer?) is a map pack for Dead Block, which I’ve previously reviewed here. So what …
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Arcade racers have been one of my favorite genres since the days of Mario Kart 64. So when I saw that SkyDrift looked to be Mario Kart (or more accurately, …
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BloodRayne: Betrayal

If you’re a gamer who longs for the days of classic Nintendo hack-and-slash platformers, a time when gameplay didn’t involve so much hand-holding—when figuring out the right way to defeat …
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Top 20 Games Nintendo Wouldn’t Release In The US
13 years ago

Top 20 Games Nintendo Wouldn’t Release In The US

Xenoblade Chronicles. The Last Story. Pandora’s Tower. Three games with one thing in common: Nintendo has the worldwide publishing rights, but won’t release them in the US. A popular story …
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Rock Of Ages

Sisphyus has had enough. The mythological character famously destined to roll a boulder uphill for eternity has finally gotten fed up, and has decided to aim his boulder right down …
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Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor

I was searching for a third DS game for a “Buy Two, Get One Free” sale, when James suggested Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor. I wasn’t feeling overly enthusiastic about …
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Is It Worth $169?: The Nintendo 3DS Review

Now that the Nintendo 3DS has dropped in price to $169, if you don’t already own one, you might have wondered recently: is there anything that makes this handheld worth …
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Brink’s Agents Of Change: Too Little, Too Late?

Like Bizarre Creation’s Blur, Brink is a fun yet flawed multiplayer game that was released with major online connection problems, instantly crippling its chances of success.

But where the …
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Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet

I don’t know about you, but the first time I saw Samus Aran exit her ship at the beginning of Super Metroid, I hoped I’d get to fly it at …
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Dead Block

Publisher: Digital Reality / Developer: Candygun Games / Platform: PSN, XBLA

Do you like Plants Vs. Zombies, but wish it contained slightly less plants? Or wish Left 4 Dead had a more cartoony, retro Team Fortress 2 aesthetic? Then chances are Dead Block will be right up your (zombie-filled) alley. With a story that’s equal parts ’50s horror and Reefer Madness-style campy propaganda, Dead Block has the distinction of being possibly the first ever third-person tower defense survival horror scavenger hunt zombie game. Read More