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April 17
2014

Review: The Wolf Among Us: Episode 3 – A Crooked Mile

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Telltale Games continues to display their storytelling prowess with the latest chapter in the adventure game The Wolf Among Us, but while playing Episode 3: A Crooked Mile, for the first time I felt like it was what it was — a single chapter standing alone. Read on for my full thoughts!

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2014

Game Review: South Park: The Stick of Truth

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I love a good surprise, and South Park: The Stick of Truth is one of video games’ best.

You’re the new kid in South Park, Colorado. After a brief introduction, you are thrust into the character creation room. You are prompted to construct a personalized South Park character from an unexpectedly wide range of costume and palette options. I was immediately charmed by the possibilities. My little guy began the game with teal hair, a hoodie, and a black eye. I was ready to embark on, as explained on the game’s back cover, “an epic quest to become…cool.”

As the new kid, you double as the game’s silent protagonist. Naturally. Whenever someone asks you a question, you respond with a blank stare and nothing else. As your buddies remark, “he doesn’t talk much.”

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April 16
2014

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, Beautiful But Inaccessible

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There are a number of ways to make a game playable. Some games sport many a variety of ways to play while others present a linear world with varying paths to take in order to get to where the story, eventually, must go. Castlevania: Lords of Shadows 2 holds a different kind of spot in the gaming world, especially for this disabled gamer. The game is playable, but the way that the game is designed will be a constant reminder that there are other players who do not have a disability and can play this game a lot easier. The game shoved my disabilities in my face so often, even in the beginning; the mechanics soon added insult to injury by adding even more inaccessible elements to halt my otherwise epic adventure.

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April 11
2014

Review: Disney Magical World

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If you enjoy living virtual lives where you get to run a business, do favors for people and go on adventures all while playing dress-up, then Disney Magical World is the game for you. Especially if you would like to live in a virtual world populated by your favorite Disney characters! Make the jump for my full review of this entertaining new Nintendo 3DS game!

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April 7
2014

Thomas Was Alone: Engaging and Inclusive

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There’s a definition for many different games tucked away in a video game dictionary somewhere. The definition to one may be overlooked because it’s an indie title developed by one man; a puzzle platformer so good that it leaves some blockbuster titles wishing for the same level of gripping emersion. The definition lies in the words, “accessible, rich, engaging, unforgettable, and even ambitious.”

Thomas Was Alone.

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April 3
2014

Song of Saya: Disturbing, Fascinating, Not For Everyone

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Song of Saya, regarded by some as one of the most disturbing visual novels ever written, and by others as one of the best, was officially published in English by JAST USA in 2013, 10 years after the game’s original release in Japan. The writer, Urobuchi Gen, is now most famous in the west for the highly regarded anime Fate/Zero and Madoka Magica. Like most of Urobuchi’s works the game touches on some very concerning themes, however Song of Saya may be the hardest piece of work from Urobuchi to stomach. The game deals with themes such as murder and rape, and being an adult visual novel is not shy about depicting sex so if you aren’t comfortable with these themes, this game and article are not for you. This article will touch on those but focus on the use of sex in particularl which may make many people feel uncomfortable, please take this as warning.

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March 25
2014

“Sex, Lies, and Dragons” Game of Thrones Season 4 Premiere Review

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HBO’s insanely popular medieval-fantasy series Game of Thrones returns with a perplexing and deliciously macabre new episode, which sets a spirited but bleak tone for the upcoming fourth season.

Spoilers ahead for the season 4 premiere of Game of Thrones.

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