Monthly Archives: December 2009

The Ten Thousand Deaths of Lara Croft

It hasn’t been that long, really, since I decided that I should really start trying to play through some of the games that I’d piled up over the years of playing nothing but Everquest. I say “decided”, but the reality … Continue reading

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Getting my “cred” back.

I didn’t like Braid. This worried me a bit.  I mean, it was probably the most lauded independently-developed game of the last couple years, and I could not make myself interested in it. Was I, I wondered, hopelessly lost to … Continue reading

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I want you to tell all your friends about me.

It’s my opinion that the absolute best time to have been an animation fan in America was the early 1990s.  Not only was anime starting to really take off, but Western animators were at the top of their game.  We … Continue reading

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Apart from crippling hand pains…

…busting DID make me feel good. I’ll explain. A couple of months ago, I bought the PC version of “Ghostbuster” from Direct2Drive’s Halloween sale.  I’d heard it was a pretty short game, but it was $10 and the writeups I’d … Continue reading

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Frilly, fluffy, bouncy pain

One of the better anime programs I caught up with in the last year was Mahoromatic.  Sure, it was 20-odd episodes of fan service and goofy plots followed by an bizarre ending, but it had likable characters and, for lack … Continue reading

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Five by Five

There was a weird little period – basically, the first four months of 2008 – where whoever’s responsible for selecting which titles get put up on Xbox Live Arcade actually got some taste. Between January and April of that year, … Continue reading

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Eternal Trusty Sonata Bell

I finished Eternal Sonata tonight, and my final impressions were positive.  I can’t get over the effort that got put into making this game look pretty at every turn – there were times I’d run my characters through an area … Continue reading

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