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Flinthook First Impressions – You’re A Crook Captain Flinthook

Just about a year ago, I wrote my review of Enter the Gungeon and praised it for living up to my lofty convention expectations. I had assumed that this would be a…

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap Review – All Grown Up

Remakes of obscure titles prompt us to ask a single question: “Why?” They’ll come right out of left field, leaving us bewildered about how there could’ve been any perceivable demand…

Rewind Review – Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue

Once upon a time every single movie that came out needed a game tie-in. Naturally these game tie-ins needed to take some liberties with the movie to make for better…

Fez

Fez is Coming to iOS Soon

Polytron has announced that Fez will be making its way to an iPhone or iPad near you at some point in the coming months. This news comes from an announcement trailer…

Salt and Sanctuary Vita Impressions – Boss Beat em Up

With Salt and Sanctuary’s initial release for Playstation 4 coming last year, when playing through the latest port of the game on Playstation Vita I wanted to skip first impressions and head…

Fez

Five Years Of Fez: Fezzes Are Still Cool

FEZ, the 2D puzzle platformer from Polytron Corporation, was originally released in 2012 for the Xbox 360 before coming out eventually for Windows, OSX, linux, and the PlayStation family of systems…

Yooka-Laylee Release Comes With Day One Patch, No Play Anywhere Support

Today marks the official release date of Yooka-Laylee, spiritual successor to platforming-juggernaut Banjo-Kazooie and one of Kickstarter’s biggest success stories. Following a massive £2 million Kickstarter campaign and almost two…

Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment Review – The Grim Adventures of Donovan

Shovel Knight is an anomaly, even by today’s standards. Unlike so many before them, Yacht Club Games took disparate parts from the best side scrolling action platformers of the 8-bit…

Yooka-Laylee First Impressions – Platforming Reptile

I have something to confess. I’m going into Yooka-Laylee fresh, and I’ve never played a Rare platformer of this type. That’s right, no Banjo-Kazooie, no Donkey Kong 64, and no Conker’s Bad Fur…

Yooka-Laylee

Yooka-Laylee is made by Playtonic Games and is published by Team 17 Digital Ltd. It is a 3D Platformer Collectathon, and is the spiritual successor to Banjo & Kazooie. At the…

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