Xbox 360

Dust: An Elysian Tail

Wrapping up Xbox Live’s current Summer of Arcade event is a game that I’ll admit was low on my radar.  After my initial excitement for the Tony Hawk remake and …
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As a kid, I was a big fan of games like Flashback, Oddworld, and Out of This World.  Well, maybe not so much OoTW, due to the game’s insane difficulty …
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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD

While I’ve never actually played the original Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, I did play the crap out of THPS 2-4 as a kid.  They weren’t the most realistic skating games …
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Puzzled (Indie Review)

I’ll openly admit I’m not the biggest fan of puzzle games.  It’s not that I don’t like them, I would just rather pick most other genres over it.  Imagine my …
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Quantum Conundrum

It’s hard not to draw comparisons to Portal when playing Quantum Conundrum, a first person physics-based puzzler from Portal co-creator Kim Swift. In fact, it almost seems at times as …
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During my Sophomore year in college, during a programming class, I saw a friend of mine playing this  2D platforming game on his laptop that I hadn’t seen before.  It …
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Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013

By  •  PS3, Xbox 360, PC

I once joked to a friend that the Duels of the Planeswalkers series was shaping up to be a geeky version of Madden, releasing each year with a few new …
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Pinball FX2: Marvel Pinball – Avengers Chronicles DLC

After seeing The Avengers in theaters, my first thought wasn’t “Wow, I’d love to see this made into a pinball table!”  Despite this, Pinball FX2 surprised me once again with …
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Apple Jack 2

[Disclosure: The box art for Apple Jack 2 was illustrated by A Critical Hit’s Kate Willaert, though she was not in any way involved with the creation of the actual …
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2D platformer/shooter?  Class-based multiplayer?  Comic book-style graphics?  I’m in.

I have what may be a crippling weakness for 2D platformers (and western RPGs, and anything with SNES-era music/graphics, but that’s …
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