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    The game is about 5 hours long. Also, she's a ghost =/

    It's a good game but very limited in some ways, which makes sense for the first game ever from a 2-man dev team. I enjoyed it because I love Dragon Quest. Now is the time for my obligatory reference to the game they are currently making which was on display at E3, Cosmic Star Heroine. It's going to be so good.

    This means you'll undoubtedly get to Cthulhu Saves The World later in your backlog. Actually not THAT much later, if you ever get done with B.

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    It sounds phantastic.
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    It looks exactly like my kinda game.

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    So I kind of got sidetracked with Diablo 3 and FFXIV WHOOPS

    Bridge Project
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    This is a game about building bridges. Straightforward, right?

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    WRONG.

    Oh so very wrong.

    Actually this is a game about watching your bridges fail in grand, cinematic fashion.

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    It's also about sending trains to their doom, if you're sadistic and like that kind of thing.

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    ("Bridge Failed". Really?)

    Basically this is a physics game that assumes you already know how to build a bridge. There is no help. You're on your own. Oh and also you have limited funds and resources. Good luck.

    THE VERDICT:

    • ONLY GET IT IF YOU'RE REALLY GROGNARDY ABOUT CIVIL ENGINEERING AND/OR PHYSICS SIMS
    • Seriously the rest of us will just be playing Collapsed Bridges: The Game
    • Not the world's best UI
    • Relaxing music though

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    Yeah not nearly as good as Gabe Newell Simulator will be.

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    I am weirdly curious about that game.
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    Brothers - A Tale Of Two Sons
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    I really had no idea what I was getting into when I loaded this up, since I'd forgotten how I wound up with this game to begin with and I didn't know anything about it. What I got, however, was a beautiful little atmospheric puzzler that really feels like an interactive art piece more than anything - and not in the obnoxious "Braid" sort of way.

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    This game is pretty and atmospheric; like a storybook come alive. And yes, there is a story. It's sparse and simplistic, but that's the point. One neat thing that this game did was make it so the characters speak a fictional language. And since there are no subtitles, the entire story is told through inflection and gestures. But it's really well done.

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    On to gameplay: this is a game where a controller is very much recommended, and for good reason: the entire game depends on controlling two different characters simultaneously, and this is somewhat more intuitive with a controller. Most of the puzzles revolve around character co-operation or taking advantage of the (very few) differences between the two brothers. In this way, a lot of the puzzles feel fresh, such as this one where I had to dodge an angry dog by "ping-pong"ing his attention between the two characters.

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    As you progress across the story, you come a cross a helpful giant troll or something, who proceeds to add some new puzzly mechanics to your gameplay while he's around.

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    And then I wound up in some steampunk Dwemer ruins or something.

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    Anyways overall I was happily surprised by this game; I've played so many indie puzzlers in this list so far that I was kind of hoping this wouldn't be Yet Another Indie Puzzler but this game pulls it off better than most of the others. The puzzles feel organic and intuitive, so instead of sitting around scratching your head forever you can work them out pretty quickly and then be on your way. And there are a lot of little touches and characterizations to the brothers that fit in with the story and give you a surprising amount of feels.

    Also you can pet a cat:

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    THE VERDICT:

    • Gorgeous and relaxing to play
    • The perfect game for if you want to lean back and chill with a controller
    • Brilliant way to tell a story (IMO)
    • Neato mechanics
    • Short and sweet
    • Well worth a play through

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    So it's basically Dark Souls?

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    Tell me more about this cat. Can I pet it multiple times or just the once?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox View Post
    Tell me more about this cat. Can I pet it multiple times or just the once?
    Multiple times.

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    Blood Bowl - Legendary Edition
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    It's American football.

    But dice-based.

    And with Warhammer.

    Basically if you ever wanted to play a game of handegg with orcs, dwarves, and elves, you should probably get this game. And even if you thought you didn't, you should probably get this game anyway, because it is freaking addictive.

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    Also, terrible humor throughout.

    So this plays differently to more action-oriented sports games; it's turn-based and dice-based. You're gonna roll for pretty much everything you do. Kind of like D&D.

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    It sounds obnoxious or complicated, but it's really not, and even though the tutorial makes it all sound kind of difficult it's actually very intuitive to play once you get into a real game. It's much like actual football, except that you can punch people and kill people. Because Warhammer. (You can try to rez them, but it doesn't always work.)

    An immense variety of races are available, including lizardmen, vampires, skeletons, and eldritch horrors, so the game essentially gives "fantasy football" a whole new meaning.

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    TLDR I was kind of assuming I was only gonna mess around with this for a half hour or something but instead I played it for two hours and I'd still be playing it right now but I have to do boring stuff like eat dinner. This is really fun and addictive. Seriously. I love it.

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    And yes, I did skip backwards in the alphabetical list because I bought this recently and I figured, why not, let's cover it for completion's sake.


    THE VERDICT:

    • Great stuff for Warhammer, football, and/or tabletop fans
    • Heck, it's great stuff even if you're not
    • There's a lot of depth here (Campaign mode, story mode, etc.)
    • Seriously you can be pretty much anything like you can have treants on your team
    • Super addictive and fun, I'm not kidding
    • If it looks even vaguely like something you'd like you should get it

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    I love Blood Bowl, although it has some serious issues once you actually get "good."

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    Football will never be the same again.

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    I've genuinely considered picking it up and this might be the final straw for ne.



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