Review Drew and the Floating Labyrinth

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Drew and the Floating Labyrinth is one of several Canadian developed games that I saw during TCAF (Toronto Comics and Arts Festival) 2015 this past weekend. Out of all of the games I saw, this was the most visually appealing with its minimalist look and hand drawn style of the main character and most of the visuals of the game. This game was successfully greenlit from Steam Greenlight in 2014 and was demoed at TCAF for a little more PR. After solving one of the most difficult levels in the game (after seeing that no progress was made in over half an hour) I really wanted so see what the whole game had to offer. Does this Greenlight game live up to expectations upon its full release?

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Review Roundup Box Boy!, Never Alone, Woah Dave and Pokemon Shuffle

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I’ve been pretty quite on the blog with updates. I’ve been busy and with the Easter holiday just past I haven’t been able to write all that much lately. I have been playing a lot though. It’s been a long while since I’ve done a review round up but lets take a quick look at Box Boy, Never Alone, Woah Dave and Pokemon Shuffle.

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Review Professor Layton Vs. Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney

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Well this game took a long time to come overseas. News of this bizarre crossover began in 2010 when it was announced. It was finally released in Japan in 2012 and fans of both series bellowed to have it localized. In a common move by both companies, Capcom and Nintendo were initially hesitant for localization of the game due to the risk of low sales. Two years after its initial Japanese release and 5 months before the North American release, Professor Layton Vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney was finally localized. Fans overseas can finally enjoy the puzzle solving finger-pointing adventure.

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News Nintendo Direct 1-14-2015 Analysis

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The first Nintendo Direct for 2015 was released last week and  it’s a loaded one. A slew of new games, updates to the Wii U and a new 3DS are coming in the new year and there’s a lot to be excited for.

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Bargain Bin Review Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light

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I’ve never been a big fan of the Tomb Raider series. It has been getting better over time, the reboot was a step in the right direction and Rise of Tomb Raider looks to be exciting. Surprisingly my favorite Tomb Raider was its spin-off from 2010. Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is a downloadable title that capture the essence of what I feel is a Tomb Raider game is in a sizable package. Continue reading

Review The Unfinished Swan

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The Unfinished Swan has been a curious game when trailer was released. It showed white background with black balls of paint revealing an entire world hidden in the void. Originally a tech demo in 2008, Giant Sparrow has signed a deal with Sony to help fund the project. Has Giant Sparrow delivered or should they have left this game unfinished?

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Review Trine 2

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It’s been a while since I reviewed something that’s actually out… The first Trine was released in 2009 developed by Frozenbyte. Trine was an innovative puzzle platformer where you switch between three characters with different skills to traverse and solve puzzles. Trine had excellent design, visuals and gameplay and was generally well received. The sequel was released December last year and does Trine 2 still have the magic?

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