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Remember Me Review: Mnemonic Deception

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Remember Me is the kind of game that should be desperately trying to please you. It’s an Uncharted-style adventure-platformer with stylish, combo-driven, character action combat. There are a handful of “run away from the camera while the ground crumbles beneath you” segments. It’s about 6-8 hours long on average. It is the very definition of a linear, guided, cinematic experience.

And yet, around every corner, Remember Me doesn’t really seem to give a shit about what you think.

DmC Devil May Cry Review: Crying for More

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Well which is it Capcom?

I would like to preface this review by saying that I have never played a Devil May Cry game before. I wish that I didn’t even have to mention that, since this is a reboot to the series, but I want to make it clear that I have no preconceived notions of the game. The new look of Dante that has been receiving mixed reactions has no bearing on me, nor does the difficulty of the last games. I only bring this up because I know that they are controversial points among series fans. All that being said: I really like DmC.

Dust: An Elysian Tail Review: Ashes To Ashes

Dean Dodrill. That’s a name anyone interested in playing XBLA’s Summer of Arcade closer Dust: An Elysian Tail should know. An artist by trade, he decided he wanted to make a video game, all by himself. So he taught himself how to program. That was nearly three years ago. The road to release has been a long one, for sure, and I can’t imagine how difficult designing a game by yourself must have been. I’m happy to report that from the designer’s perspective, it was worth the effort, and from the consumer’s perspective, it was worth the wait. Dust is fantastic.

Final Fantasy XIII-2 Review: The Day The Music Died

I love Final Fantasy. FF VI stands tall as one of my three favorite games of all time, with entries like VII, IV, and X not far behind. The battle systems were great (especially in X), the stories interesting, and the characters sympathetic. Remember when Celes tried to commit suicide? When Sephiroth killed Aerith? There are select moments that stand out in every player’s mind. And some are unique, too. Like when I cast Ultima one last time with Celes at under 100 HP, killing the god-like Kefka in the process. The games are special in the way they introduced storytelling to a medium that was so lacking in it beforehand. But I don’t love Final Fantasy. Not anymore.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Review (Xbox 360)

Since 1986, Bethesda has been working diligently to make games for people to enjoy. It wasn’t until 1994 however that they released their first real success; The Elder Scrolls: Arena. Since then The Elder Scrolls has gained a huge following and has sold more and more with each of it’s four direct sequels. Following in its predecessors footsteps, Skyrim attempts to be the next big thing. But can it possibly duplicate, or even expand on the sense of awe players experienced in past entries?