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Review – LIT

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 by horatio

LIT’s brilliance is not in the game itself (though it is a great game, to be sure), but in its ability to illuminate what makes a game fun and how developers ought to make use of the opportunity to make small games – an opportunity afforded by the Wii Shop Channel, PSN, etc. …

Thoughts on filler

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 by horatio

While playing Professor Layton last Spring, I remember Jay asking me (before he had purchased the game himself) if it were true that the game was bad because 80% of the puzzles were simple, the kind of thing that you could solve in 30 seconds and with little thought. The answer was a yes and …

Review – Final Fantasy IV

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008 by horatio

Let’s be honest kids, it’s not a real Final Fantasy game until I review it here on your favoritest ever videogame site videolamer (tell your friends). Of course, as it turns out, Final Fantasy IV actually already was a real videogame, like, a billion years ago back on the SNES when we Americans called it …

Review – The World Ends with You

Thursday, June 26th, 2008 by horatio

Set in present-day Shibuya, a Tokyo ward is famous for its fashion, The World Ends with You (TWEWY) is an RPG that follows the story of Neku Sakuraba as he wakes up in a busy intersection with no memories. A text message informs him that for the next week he will be a participant in …

Review – Professor Layton and the Curious Village

Thursday, March 13th, 2008 by horatio

As the perpetually annoying sidekick Luke’s cockney accent will quickly inform you at the start of the game, Professor Layton and the Curious Village tells the story of the eponymous Professor Layton, renowned puzzle solver, and his apprentice Luke as they investigate the death of the Baron Reinhold in the curious village of St. Mystere …

Politicians aiming to censor games have an uphill battle

Thursday, September 27th, 2007 by horatio

Unless you spent the last year hiding in a cave playing Gears of War and Elebits, you’ve probably noticed that video games continue to be a great way for politicians to score points with the obsessively-worried-with-no-rational-basis constituency (I usually just call them “crotchety old people,” where, since this is a legal article and I’d hate …

Review – Metroid Prime 3

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007 by horatio

The moment I saw it at E3 I knew it would be one of the Wii’s killer apps. If you read any of those lesser video game sites around you know that their reviews have borne my predictions out. This review then is not meant to tell you whether or not you should buy this …

Flash game review bonanza 3

Monday, June 5th, 2006 by horatio

Well I’m in that post-school, pre-summer job phase of life right now, by which I mean my cash flow is almost zero (there is, of course, always the five bucks I garner here and there for offering sexual favors to passing sailors). That being said, I haven’t purchased any new games recently, and it thus …

An E3 for the proletariat: Impressions Part 3

Tuesday, May 16th, 2006 by horatio

Review – Kingdom Hearts 2

Monday, April 24th, 2006 by horatio