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Bonus Points Ep. 9: Flower & Pixeljunk Shooter

By , April 2, 2010 Comments Off

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Flower
Playing Flower will put you to sleep. That’s not an insult, it’s a testament to how relaxing the game truly is. I’ve never been so able to sit down with a game and simply unwind. And really, that’s the entire point of Flower. There’s no enemies, no [...]

Bonus Points Ep. 8: Heavy Rain

By , March 18, 2010 Comments Off

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Before its release, Heavy Rain was viewed as a noble experiment; a game that had potential but was unlikely to create an enjoyable playing experience. Most gamers have grown annoyed at quick-time events and few buy games for the story alone. By all rights this concept should have [...]

Bonus Points Ep. 7: Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box

By , March 9, 2010 Comments Off

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The Professor Layton games are a lot like curling up with your favorite book. It’s comfort food for the gamer soul, striking the perfect balance between casual and hardcore gaming. As long as you enjoy puzzles, anyone can get into the world of Professor Layton. His newest adventure, Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box, is [...]

Bonus Points Ep. 6: My Top 10 Games

By , February 22, 2010 Comments Off

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Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to actually beat a game this week so instead I decided to make list of the top 10 games in my collection.  It was tough narrowing it down from the over 200 games I own, but I think the list is an excellent sample of …

Bonus Points Ep. 5: Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days

By , February 15, 2010 Comments Off

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It always felt like Kingdom Hearts was developed just for me. I am a massive animation fan, and there’s no greater animation house than Disney. To combine their classic characters with the Final Fantasy aesthetic, it was like my dream game had been made. While most thought it was destined to fail, I saw the [...]

Bonus Points Ep. 4: Assassin’s Creed 2

By , February 6, 2010 Comments Off

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There’s something fascinating about historical fiction. The idea that our ancestors held long-forgotten secrets in artifacts and structures that still survive today excites the treasure hunting adventurer in all of us. That there might even be grand conspiracies behind it all is even more enticing. It’s why movies like National Treasure and books like The [...]

Bonus Points Ep. 3: 20 Questions

By , January 26, 2010 Comments Off

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I was unable to finish a game for review this week so instead I posted 20 questions.  In episode 3, I give my answers to my own questions.
1. What’s your favorite game in your collection?
2. What’s one game you wished you owned but don’t?
3. What’s the worst game you’ve ever played?
4. Is there a game [...]

Bonus Points Ep. 2: Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story

By , January 21, 2010 Comments Off

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Epic storylines, menu-based gameplay, and deep characters; these are the hallmarks of the Japanese RPG. Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story has none of those and I couldn’t be happier. The Mario & Luigi series makes sure to never take itself seriously and goes for that humorous tone much more than an epic one. If [...]

Bonus Points Ep. 1: Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time

By , January 12, 2010 Comments Off

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Hello and welcome to the first episode of Bonus Points.  Now you’re probably wondering what Bonus Points is, and it’s actually pretty simple.  Each week I will be critiquing a video game and posting my written review.  Bonus Points is a podcast where I go more in-depth with my thoughts and answer any questions or [...]