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Reviews
Transistor

By Jorge Figueiredo - June 27th, 2014

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The cliche “grabs hold and never let’s go” definitely applies to Supergiant Games’ Transistor. When you begin the game, you are already thrust into a moving plot, and it’s up to you to figure out what happened to Red, the character that you play – but you’re also trying to keep up with the now. With a talking sword as your companion, you make your way through a stylish, sci-fi adventure, finding all of the pieces of a puzzle that is constantly on the verge of being swept off of the table by your foes. Transistor is strange, action-packed, and a refreshingly different take on a role-playing game. Between the exceedingly well-crafted visuals, sound, and battle system, this game has the potential to hold your interest like no other game can.

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Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
Freedom Cry

By Jorge Figueiredo - February 16th, 2014

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Very mild spoilers for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag contained within this article. Probably nothing you couldn’t have figured out anyway.

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is one of my all-time favourites. The game follows part of the life of Edward Kenway and his adventures around the Caribbean in his ship (the Jackdaw), as well has his journey to find himself. It is a powerful self-contained story that is both entertaining and moving thanks to fantastic writing and a host of awesome characters. One of those characters that plays a big role is the Jackdaw’s quartermaster (and Edward’s friend), Adéwalé. To me, Adéwalé was Edward’s moral compass, and he guided his friend to become a great Assassin (one who turned the tide against the Templars in that nook of the world) – he also happens to be one of my favourite characters in the whole Assassin’s Creed series, having escaped the chains of slavery to live a better life. Thankfully, Ubisoft has seen fit to give this awesome character his own adventures in the downloadable single-player adventure known as Freedom Cry.

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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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Second Glance
Terraria
Playstation Vita Version

By Jorge Figueiredo - January 16th, 2014

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Last year, Mehran checked out the console version of Terraria. His description of a game that defies description struck a chord with me (“a side-scrolling adventure RPG with farming elements”), and I was very interested to check it out. It is fair to say that Terraria is one of those games that is well received, no matter what platform it is played on – and good thing, as it has recently been made available for the Playstation Vita.

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Fashionably Late Reviews
Rain

By Jorge Figueiredo - January 4th, 2014

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2013 brought a few titles to the Playstation 3 platform that presented compelling stories in an interesting way. Rain, a platformer and puzzler developed by Acquire and SCE Japan Studio, is a game that tells the story about a hidden world with near-constant rainfall. It is a story of being lost, and searching for meaning all around you. Indeed, you rely on your environment to help guide you along the path of your quest. It is an intriguing game that draws the player along effectively most of the time. Like a reliable old fishing rod, it gets the job done; however, it also tends to get stuck from time to time, giving your entrapped imagination a few moments to take advantage of the slack and get away from being drawn in smoothly.

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Reviews
Mamorukun Curse

By Jorge Figueiredo - December 27th, 2013

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If you’re looking for a fun and challenging shoot-’em-up, look no further than UFO Interactive’s Mamorukun Curse. This cute anime-styled, free-roaming shooter is fun, frenetic, and full of neat surprises.

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Interviews
Otis Perrick
Disruptive Publishers

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 31st, 2013

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Have you ever wondered who’s responsible for the work done on your Xbox Live Avatar? Or perhaps you have noticed that there are a fair number of high-quality themes on your PS3? Chances are that Disruptive Publishers from Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada) are the ones who had a big hand in whatever you are looking at. From creative designs to licensed virtual content, these highly-creative individuals (who are in the business of allowing users to express themselves) have grown their company into a highly profitable enterprise – and they’re not stopping anytime soon.

We were fortunate enough to be able to chat with Otis Perrick, President of DMP, about his shop.

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