Video Game Review: Please, Don’t Touch Anything

please-dont-touch-anythingI would highly recommend Please, Don’t Touch Anything if you have someone else to play with, it is a great couch co-op or online co-op (if you don’t mind a bit of stream lag) or streaming puzzle game, if no one in the group has played the game before.

You basically are given a single button on a panel to start, and have to discover (currently, it keeps increasing!) 25 different endings based on various clues and experimentation. Some are very simple, some are deviously difficult, but most of them eventually make some sort of sense, and having multiple eyes looking at the puzzle really, really helps, as different people tend to see and think different ways.

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Video Game Review: Sonic Adventure

Sonic AdventureBefore I get started on the review, I’d like to give some background information on my feelings on this game, and some quick info on the port.

I was first introduced to Sonic games with Sonic Heroes and Sonic Adventure 2 when I was 7 or 8, and before that I would watch Sonic X every morning on the weekends. As a kid, I knew those games had flaws and shortcomings, but I never cared, because they were video games, and they were fun. As I got older, the shortcomings of Sonic Adventure 2 became more and more apparent to me, so when I heard that the Game Grumps were going to be playing Sonic Adventure DX (the first in the Adventure series), I knew I had to watch it and see how terrible it would be. They focused a lot on glitches, and constantly got lost and didn’t know what to do. They made it look like an absolutely horrible game. When I saw Sonic Adventure DX in the Humble Bundle, I had to get it to experience for myself just how bad it was for myself.

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Video Game Review: Day One : Garry’s Incident

Day One

Yay, I get to review Day One: Garry’s Incident now!

Firstly, I am a huge indie games supporter, but check out the video below as to why these devs deserve all the smacks on their collective wrists they can get. Then check out their metacritic page and laugh along at its awesomeness. 0.5/10 average user score after 1704 reviews.

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Video Game Review: Marvel Puzzle Quest

marvel-puzzle-questI really enjoy this Match-3 game, between PC and Tablet I’ve put in well over 100 hours into it. Got every single reward from the tutorials, placed well in a few Story events (which are an interesting system of different timed thematic storyline events that spit out rewards every day or three) because I have pockets of time through the day which this fills nicely. Even dabbled a bit into the Versus system, where you fight other players’ teams for rank and rewards, but the AI controls the opponent teams since Match-3 gameplay doesn’t lend itself well to a realtime PvP system at all.
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Video Game Review: Dark Souls III

[Very mild spoilers for opening area]

In my first playthrough of Dark Souls 3, I have travelled from the walls of a crumbling city, to the bowels of an overgrown forest, and back again. I have encountered lovecraftian horrors and a few incandescent faces. And I have died, again and again and again.

Dark Souls’ signature masochism certainly has not been lost. Enemies look hard and hit harder. The bosses have also been scaled up, taking advantage of the newest console generation to make them larger and scarier than their previous counterparts. If there’s any problem, it’s that some of the readability of enemies in previous games has been lost in favour of increasing the creepy factor. For example, the corruption, an early encounter, is a giant serpentine black mass. It is intentionally confusing to fight and difficult to read, which while making for an exhilarating fight, seems to have abandoned some of Fromsoft’s previous attitudes towards character design.

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Video Game Review: To the Moon

to the moonI sat down and completed To the Moon from start to end and simply couldn’t put it down. It’s incredibly powerful and sad. There have been a very small handful of stories that I’d say have made a really deep impression on me, something I end up remembering for the rest of my life, those tales and characters that are so touching and poignant that they sort of become part of me, making me want to dedicate and live my life for them and succeed where they could not, and become a better person that way.

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