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In Defense of…. Vampire Rain – Review

August 4, 2011 2 comments

Heh I know I know, I mention this game and immediately people scream “WHY THE HELL WOULD YOU EVER GET THAT?!” Well, really there’s two reasons…

Last I read, the World of Darkness MMO is still slated to be released in 2012, and I couldn’t be more excited! I have been dying for some vampire-related gaming that’s NOT Castlevania. This anticipation, in part, caused me to grab Vampire Rain. a Vampire game in a modern-day setting that appeared somewhat similar to the style of WoD.

That was reason number one.

And yes, before purchasing it, I read the reviews… it has a score of 38 on Metacritic, with reviewers bashing the title for being “one of the worst videogames on the Xbox 360.” They criticized the game for its unforgiving gameplay – the enemies are too hard to kill, and the guns are ineffective. They claimed the game was “broken” because being spotted by a vampire pretty much means you’re as good as dead.

There’s reason number two!
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In Defense of Shadow the Hedgehog – Review

August 2, 2011 4 comments

As of right now the Fall issue of Senpai Magazine seems right on track, and I am done with writing my stuff. It will contain a lot of great articles including a 20th Anniversary look back (and forward!) at Sonic the Hedgehog. While I had a lot of fun writing it with my friend Ron, it was also very taxing.

There are so many Sonic games….

And while I have played most of them, there were plenty I hadn’t played or hadn’t played in awhile. The past month was dedicated to “research” (read: non-stop playing) the newer installments. When I say that, I know a lot of people are probably cringing in agony; many die-hards were upset with the new direction the Sonic story took after the Sonic Adventure series. I’ve even heard many point to this game, Shadow the Hedgehog, as where it all went wrong. Read more…

Trevor McFur in the Crescent Galaxy – Review

August 1, 2011 Leave a comment

Ok, before I review this Atari Jaguar game, there’s something I need to rant about. This game was highlighted a few months ago in an article on Heavy Comedy’s site http://www.heavy.com Now, I like this game quite a bit, and have always felt sorry for Trevor that he never got the attention he expected, Read more…