There was a time long ago, before Rock Band and Dance Central, even before Guitar Hero, when rookie developer Harmonix came out of the gate swinging with FreQuency; a unique and interesting foray into the largely niche rhythm genre. That was 2001. Now it’s 2012, and Harmonix has released Rock Band Blitz, a downloadable game in the style of their earliest work. Is there a place in today’s video game climate for this return to rhythm’s roots?
When looking at this year’s XBLA Summer of Arcade line-up, it would have been easy to peg Tequila Works’ Deadlight as a promising outlier. It’s minimalist aesthetic reminds vaguely of Limbo, and its deliberate but smooth platforming challenges seem ripped from Out Of This World. In reality, though, this side-scrolling survival horror game is a mess, where involving and excellent aspects blend with bafflingly poor design decisions.
Episode 27 of Error! Report is here! It is our longest episode yet and we celebrate with some Cards Against Humanity! We also discuss XBLA games like Fez and Trials Evolution. TV shows like Girls, The Killing, and Batman. Movies like Cabin in the Woods and The Avengers.
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog!
Shenanigans, news, and mini-reviews abound in this late but exciting, extended edition of Error! Report! This week Clint talks about Another Earth, an indie film that is tough to explain; Nick gushes over Breaking Bad; […]
Bastion is beautiful; there is no getting around it. Not just in visual art, but narrative as well. Every action you take has a deeper impact in the narrative than you would ever think possible. […]
Over the last several years, Twisted Pixel has created some of the best and more memorable games in the industry. Likewise, their name has become synonymous with delight, hilarity, and more notably, peculiarity. Since it’s […]