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Knights Contract Third Opinion

Awful and Awesome in Equal Measure

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HIGH Many of the boss fight "conclusions" are jaw-droppers.

LOW The absolutely wretched signposting in the confusing free-roam levels.

WTF Minukelsus is... a supreme bad-ass?!?

Knights Contract Second Opinion

This Room Looks Familiar

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HIGH Ripping through Rapunzel with Maar's Lance.

LOW Finding out I lose auto-save data when I turn off my console.

WTF Climbing a ladder and climbing vines is the same animation.

Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom Second Opinion

The Sixty Dollar Indie Game

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HIGH The eureka moment, not in discovering the solution to a puzzle, but in discovering the solution to approaching the game itself.

LOW The early hours with the game, where each uneventful hour felt like an eternity.

WTF I still can't figure out how to say "this game feels like a 10 dollar downloadable" without it coming off like an insult.

Knights Contract Review

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

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HIGH Ping-ponging a room full of enemies with a combination of spell and scythe, and watching them all meet their grisly fate simultaneously, tangled in the vines of Mag Mell's Rose.

LOW Getting knocked down a hole after failing a boss QTE 20 times.

WTF For being upset at having to execute all of her sisters, Gretchen sure seems to love making a graphic display of their demise.

Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom Review

Ordered a Tapestry, Got a Quilt

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HIGH The slurping giggle the Majin does when you're bringing him fruit.

LOW The tedious final dungeon, featuring repeated appearances by an irritating mid-boss.

WTF Quit telling me you're going to use the lightning and just use the freaking lightning, big guy!

Majin drags and Monster Hunter blues

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I scored a copy of Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom for cheap during Black Friday, and I've been putting time into it since then, albeit haphazardly. While it's true that my work schedule has been kind of erratic and disruptive to my game schedule (which clearly, is far more important) the truth of the matter in this case is that I'm having a hard time finding the motivation to push forward. The game is cute and I'm always interested in how developers implement team/partner mechanics in singleplayer titles, but Majin just isn't doing much for me.

Bargain Basement 20 – Folklore

It's as sure as death or taxes that anyone who takes up videogaming will find themselves rooting through a bargain bin or scouring pre-owned shelves sooner or later. For those that do, few things feel as satisfying as saving hard-earned cash and getting a gem of a game at the same time.

Brave Story: New Traveler – Review

Read review of Brave Story: New TravelerAfter my first session with Brave Story: New Traveler, I was fairly convinced that I had gotten stuck with another by-the-numbers effort copying the same schlock that's been less than thrilling for the last few years. I was about to put my brain on autopilot and zone out until the credits rolled for the sake of the review when I noticed something strange—the longer I played it, the better it got. By the end, it was really good.

Brave Story: New Traveler – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Language, Mild Fantasy Violence, and Suggestive Themes.

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