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Review: Puzzle Dimension

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Super Monkey Ball, Refined
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There’s something missing from Puzzle Dimension and the absence of that mysterious element is all that keeps it from being a perfect puzzle game. Perhaps though it isn’t actually any missing gameplay element but a discrepancy in what I expected from Puzzle Dimension and what I got when I started playing. What I expected from the screenshots was a rolling ball, maze style game like Super Monkey Ball. What I found when I started playing was something far more cerebral.

There’s something missing from Puzzle Dimension and the absence of that mysterious element is all that keeps it from being a perfect puzzle game. Perhaps though it isn’t actually any missing gameplay element but a discrepancy in what I expected from Puzzle Dimension and what I got when I started playing. What I expected from the screenshots was a rolling ball, maze style game like Super Monkey Ball. What I found when I started playing was something far more cerebral.

187 Well this seems easily enough.

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Flashy Friday: Vol. 4

Subtitle: 
Happy Gaming Friday
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For this installment of Flashy Friday, I'll be checking out a pleasant puzzler, a "killer" app, and some multiplayer mouse mayhem!

For this installment of Flashy Friday, I'll be checking out a pleasant puzzler, a "killer" app, and some multiplayer mouse mayhem!

Entanglement

35 My high score is 175.

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Review: Two Worlds II

Subtitle: 
Disclaimer: Product Only Contains One World
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Upon first glance, Two Worlds II seems to be a photocopy of every other open world RPG created. A tale of good and evil, a hero harnessing sword and spell to traverse unfamiliar terrain. But from start to finish, everything seems a little...different. The intro movie is a wordless vignette showing an orcish amphibious invasion of a beach-side castle. "This old story again," I thought to myself. But as the battle between human and orc raged on, culminating in a duel between a dark knight and an orc berserker, I started to realize that my perception was off, that I was rooting for the wrong side. The orcs were the underdogs; the humans, aided by dark magic, were slaughtering them. Likewise, once in game, my character was freed from jail not by some aristocratic king, but by an orc assassin team. As I played the game, everything from the locales and characters to the way magic is handled is just...different. But it's in these slight variations that Two Worlds II really shines.

Upon first glance, Two Worlds II seems to be a photocopy of every other open world RPG created. A tale of good and evil, a hero harnessing sword and spell to traverse unfamiliar terrain. But from start to finish, everything seems a little...different.

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Flashy Friday: Vol. 3

Subtitle: 
The First Flashy Friday of 2011
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This week, I’ll be taking a look at a recent indie hit, a game that launched a thousand YouTube videos, and a classic well-suited for the winter season. All three are great time-killers in their own right.

This week, I’ll be taking a look at a recent indie hit, a game that launched a thousand YouTube videos, and a classic well-suited for the winter season. All three are great time-killers in their own right.

Sarah’s Run: Escape from Capital Evil (December 2010)

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Review: Bejeweled 3

Subtitle: 
Matching Three Remains Addictive
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If you've played games in the 8 years or so, be it on a phone, console or PC, you've probably run across Bejeweled in some form before. The series has derived huge success due to the beautifully simple and yet super-addicting mechanic of swapping adjacent gems to form sets of three or more.

If you've played games in the 8 years or so, be it on a phone, console or PC, you've probably run across Bejeweled in some form before. The series has derived huge success due to the beautifully simple and yet super-addicting mechanic of swapping adjacent gems to form sets of three or more. PopCap didn't risk the core mechanic of the game when it came time to build a sequel, so Bejeweled 2 simply added new modes that worked with the same gameplay in slightly different degrees.

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GamersFirst- "Free2Play"

Subtitle: 
GamersFirst Discusses How Free Games Can be Profitable
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GamersFirst was started with a noble enough mission statement: give players a choice in how much they pay for their interactive entertainment.

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Top 10 Most Anticipated Games

Subtitle: 
The Year of the Sequel (Again)
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Crispy Gamer details what's coming down the pipeline in 2011.

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Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (360, PS3)

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