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Salt and Sanctuary – (BGE) — March 29, 2016

Salt and Sanctuary – (BGE)

My Salt and Sanctuary review for the Best Games Ever list is now live. You can read the full review from the Best Games Ever list, or by clicking here.

Here’s a preview of my review for Salt and Sanctuary:

When I first beat Dark Souls a few years ago, I loved it. I spent some time doing some research and eventually came across the title Salt and Sanctuary, claiming to be a 2D Souls game all its own. At the time, there were almost no details on the game, save for an early screenshot or two (I think). I was big on my PlayStation Vita at the time, and it was initially marketed to go on the Vita, so I was pretty excited for it. Eventually, I kind of forgot about Salt and Sanctuary, but retained my love for the Soulsborne games. In fact, recently, I’ve blown through Bloodborne a number of times. When I saw that, suddenly, this game that I’ve heard of seemingly so long ago was finally coming out, I was excited. I bought it right away and have since Platinumed the game, beating it twice so far.

Guacamelee! Review – PlayStation Vita — March 24, 2016

Guacamelee! Review – PlayStation Vita

My Guacamelee! review is now live. You can read the full review from the Review page, or by clicking here.

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Here’s the bottom line if you don’t have time to read the full review:

Pros

  • Humorous, witty dialogue.
  • Very fun Metroidvania style gameplay mixed with brawler style combat.
  • Beautiful environments and unique characters blended together with a lovable cartoon style.
  • Cross-buy, cross-save, and Vita controller function.

Cons

  • Too short!

Final Score: 9/10

Guacamelee! is a fun, great game that will keep you wanting more. Unfortunately, there is only so much for Guacamelee! to give. All in all, an excellent title everyone should play.

Sound Shapes Review – PlayStation Vita — March 23, 2016

Sound Shapes Review – PlayStation Vita

My Sound Shapes review is now live. You can read the full review from the Review page, or by clicking here.

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Here’s the bottom line if you don’t have time to read the full review:

Pros

  • Fun, simple gameplay.
  • Beautiful graphics and wonderful music to bring the game world alive.
  • In depth and interesting level creation.
  • Just right in terms of difficulty.

Cons

  • Over far too soon for such an awesome game.
  • Limited game modes.

Final Score: 8.5/10

A great platformer and wonderful music/rhythm game, Sound Shapes is a must have for any gamer, let alone Vita owner.

LittleBigPlanet Vita – Review (PlayStation Vita) — March 18, 2016

LittleBigPlanet Vita – Review (PlayStation Vita)

My LittleBigPlanet Vita review is now live. You can read the full review from the Review page, or by clicking here.

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Here’s the bottom line if you don’t have time to read the full review:

Pros

  • Great gameplay, music, and presentation, typical of LBP.
  • Awesome community and level design tools.
  • Plenty of customization.
  • Hours of collectables

Cons

  • Very poor online play
  • Predictable story and level design similar to LBP2

Final Score: 8/10

LittleBigPlanet is right where it belongs: in the palm of your hand. Feel free to change that to 9/10 if they ever improve the online play in a patch.

Kirby and the Amazing Mirror (BGE) — February 18, 2016

Kirby and the Amazing Mirror (BGE)

My Kirby and the Amazing Mirror review for the Best Games Ever list is now live. You can read it from the Best Games Ever list, or by clicking here.

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Here’s a preview of my review for Kirby and the Amazing Mirror:

Anyone who’s taken a look at my Best Games Ever list knows that I love Kirby. I’ve got 3 Kirby titles on there and I’m still thinking about throwing Superstar on there. I try to stay away from games that are too similar on the list although there are some that are close, or games in a series. (Fatal Frame and Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly, Doom and Doom 2) That being said, the Kirby games on my list are much different from each other. Kirby and the Amazing Mirror definitely consumed me when I first got it. There’s so much to do, so much to find, hidden treasures and pathways that you can only get to from certain areas or with certain powers… Kirby and the Amazing Mirror definitely pushed the envelope, and is the most recent Kirby game I’ve thoroughly enjoyed (although I’ve only played Canvas Curse and Squeak Squad since).

Castlevania (BGE) — February 15, 2016

Castlevania (BGE)

My Castlevania review for the Best Games Ever list is now live. You can read it from the Best Games Ever list, or by clicking here.

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Here’s a preview of Castlevania:

Castlevania. That word alone is enough to strike fear into the hearts of NES lovers. Castlevania and Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse are some of the hardest NES games in its library. Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest is generally the one people like the least, but it is by no means a bad game, and actually introduces some of the coolest music in the series. That being said, I’m here to talk about the one that started it all, Castlevania.

Kirby’s Adventure (BGE) — February 12, 2016

Kirby’s Adventure (BGE)

My Kirby’s Adventure review for the Best Games Ever list is now live. You can read it from the Best Games Ever list, or by clicking here.

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Here’s a preview:

I’ve been a pretty big Kirby fan all of my life (or at least, up until Kirby: Squeak Squad). I remember playing Kirby’s Dreamland on my Gameboy Pocket all the time growing up. I remember playing on long car rides; there was always the same song by the time I made it to Kracko (the eye-ball cloud boss). That song has since then been dubbed “the Eyeball Cloud Song”. I actually hadn’t played Kirby’s Adventure until I got a hold of the remake for GBA, Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland, and I loved it. I, of course, have since then bought it and beat it pretty much everywhere it’s been released.

Mirror’s Edge (BGE) — February 9, 2016

Mirror’s Edge (BGE)

My Mirror’s Edge review for the Best Games Ever list is now live! You can read it from the Best Games Ever list, or by clicking here.

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Here’s a preview:

Mirror’s Edge was one of those games that I downloaded the demo for and instantly fell in love. As a matter of fact, I played the demo over and over again, until I knew that first stage practically by heart. During the time that Mirror’s Edge was coming out was around the time I was just getting into parkour, and so this game really clicked for me. Not only that, but the ending theme is awfully beautiful.