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South Park: The Stick of Truth

By Jorge Figueiredo - April 1st, 2014

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Full disclosure: I wasn’t going to review this game at all, as I figured that one of the other staffers would jump at the chance, it being South Park, and all. Interestingly enough, nobody on staff had a PC that was capable of running the copy that was sent to us (and the one person that did have a decent PC was a bit too busy to take on the assignment), so the job fell to me (the guy who hasn’t watched South Park in forever). You know what? I’m glad that fate dictated that the game should be mine to play and discuss, because it is a masterpiece! If you are a fan of South Park, or you want to be, Obsidian’s South Park: The Stick of Truth (published by Ubisoft) should be an essential part of your PC game collection (and it’s also on consoles).

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Reviews
99 Spirits

By Jorge Figueiredo - March 19th, 2014

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Fruitbat Factory’s 99 Spirits is an interesting take on role-playing games. This RPG/puzzler is weird and wacky, from its story to its implementation. If you are a fan of unconventional games (by North American standards), 99 Spirits might be something you find fun. At the very least, it’s pretty easy to pick up and play – and it contains a level of challenge that is somewhat unique in this space.

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Reviews
Girls Like Robots

By Jorge Figueiredo - March 6th, 2014

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Girls Like Robots (from developer Popcannibal) is an interesting study in social intricacies and people management. It’s an addictive puzzle game that originated on iOS (and Android) and has made its way over to the desktop through Steam. Girls Like Robots is undoubtedly an indie title, with relatively basic graphics and a simple hook; but, it is easy to pick up, but devilishly difficult holding promise for puzzlers.

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Fashionably Late Review
Avadon 2: The Corruption

By Jorge Figueiredo - March 1st, 2014

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Avadon 2: The Corruption, is a single-player role-playing game for the PC from Spiderweb Software. Avadon 2 is very similar to many other RPGs, differentiating itself by offering a unique story and some interesting twists to the normal formula – at least, it really tries. In the end, Avadon 2 doesn’t offer very much in terms of innovative game-play, but it has been carefully crafted, so if the world that it presents is something that resonates with you, there should be little fear of being disappointed.

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Reviews
Blackguards

By Jorge Figueiredo - February 24th, 2014

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Tabletop role-playing games engaged my mind when I was younger. Over the years, many companies have tried to translate the experience into a videogame format, which has always been something of a hit-and-miss operation. Daedalic Entertainment’s BlackGuards is one such attempt for the PC, and it manages to stir up feelings of nostalgia within me. What makes this interesting is that I have never played the tabletop RPG system that it is based on: The Dark Eye.

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Reviews
Broken Age: Act 1

By Mehran Malek - February 15th, 2014

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The Secret of Monkey Island is my favourite video game of all time. It’s not “one” of my favourites, nor is it just my favourite PC game or favourite adventure game – it is my favourite game of all time. It has taken me a while to come to this conclusion, as I have always tried to be open-minded and considered that, like people, all games have pros and cons. We’d be foolish to think that anything in this world is perfect. Unless you’re me, and that “thing” is Monkey Island. You see, Monkey Island was the first game to hook me, and it has never let go. Twenty years later, I still reminisce about the great writing, puzzles, music, and most of all: brilliantly cheesy humour. Since then, I have followed almost everything Tim Schafer1 has worked on.

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Reviews
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
Premium Edition

By Jorge Figueiredo - February 1st, 2014

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I tried Ninja Theory’s Enslaved at the 2010 Sony Playstation Holiday Preview Event, and I was fairly intrigued. The title had a futuristic science-fiction/adventure vibe that was compelling enough for me to spend more than my fair share of time at the demo display for the game. Sadly, I didn’t get a chance to review that title, so you can imagine my surprise and happiness when Namco Bandai announced that a premium version of the game was being released for the Playstation 3 and the PC. So, how is this new version?

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