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March 19, 2014
  Game review: Dark Souls 2PDF files may take a moment to load

Dark Souls 2 is to other video games what university is to elementary school. In most games the player’s hand is held tightly as they are guided from one sanitized experience to another. The game acts as a patient, kind teacher to the gurgling child player. These games — much like Grade 2 — take place in safe, clearly defined worlds with low expectations and few consequences for failure. They are cheerful, pleasant and relaxing. They are easy.

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March 07, 2013
  Game review: Bit.Trip Runner 2PDF files may take a moment to load

With the title Bit.Trip Presents Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, this rhythm-platformer by Gaijin Games is thankfully not as complicated as its name makes it out to be. Rather, it is very simple, requiring only a handful of commands to navigate the game’s levels. This simplicity can be deceiving, however, for under it lies one of the most challenging and rewarding games I have ever played.


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July 19, 2012
  Game review: The Real TexasPDF files may take a moment to load

One of the many benefits of an independently published game is the freedom it allows developers — there are more opportunities to try new things when the people making a game are unrestrained by the demands of investors and shareholders. The Real Texas is a glowing example of the results of this kind of freedom, a game miles away from anything found on store shelves.

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