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Video Review – Octomania

It’s been a loooong time since I was active on YouTube, but I’m happy to say I’m back! I’ve already cut and edited three brand new video reviews for your viewing pleasure!

The first game for you all to enjoy and gawk at on your fancy computer screens is Octomania, a truly bizarre puzzle game straight out of Japan. It’s campy, it’s silly, it is never going to win any awards, but it’s a game I won’t soon forget! Enjoy!

Laters,
Jsick

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Posted by on 10/08/2014 in Wii

 

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Sunday Roundup: 2/9/14

Dropcast CoverDropcast
DS
Release Date: September 22nd, 2008
Purchased at: GameStop (San Jose, CA – $5)

The cover for this game caught my eye first, and then the somewhat intriguing gameplay was what pushed me over the edge to buy. Oh, and that price wasn’t bad either. In Dropcast you are matching cubes but also casting spells in some way (I’ve yet to play it), and then there’s something about the main character’s teddy bears all coming alive? And it looks really evil?

Did I mention it was only five dollars?

Laters,
Jsick

 
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Posted by on 02/09/2014 in Collecting, Nintendo DS

 

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Review: Urban Trial Freestyle

Urban Trial Freestyle LogoIf imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Urban Trial Freestyle (3DS) has a love affair with Trial HD (Xbox Live Arcade). Though both are remarkably similar and it is easy to lump them together under the same genre, several subtle differences separate the two games. The 3DS version of Urban Trial Freestyle has some advantages over its PSN brethren, but the fact of the matter remains that Tate Multimedia’s game is living in the shadows of RedLynx’s Trials HD and its sequel.

 

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Posted by on 07/11/2013 in Nintendo 3DS

 

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Modern Classics: Picross 3D

The concept is simple: you’re given a row of cubes that seemingly form a simple shape. But etch away specific cubes and you start to reveal a hidden picture. That’s it. That’s the entire setup for Picross 3D, a puzzle game for the Nintendo DS released in 2010. With the perfect blend of easy and difficult, fun and challenging, and simply addictive nature, Picross 3D is one of the best puzzle games on the DS, and one of the best puzzle games to come out this side of Tetris.

 

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Posted by on 12/07/2012 in Nintendo DS

 

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Review: Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask

Traveling to remote villages, solving countless mysteries, and helping everyday citizens with simple brainteasers are all in a day’s work for Professor Hershel Layton. By now you pretty much know what to expect from a Professor Layton game: a good story, beautiful visuals, and of course lots of puzzles to keep your brain working for hours. Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask is the fifth game in the series and the first to appear on the 3DS. With upgraded visuals, 150 new puzzles, and another solid mystery to solve, Miracle Mask is the professor’s best outing since the first game released in 2008. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on 11/10/2012 in Nintendo 3DS

 

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Now Playing: Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask

And here we are again, playing yet another Professor Layton game. But this time there are some notable differences. Don’t worry, puzzle enthusiasts and top hat conniseurs, this is still the same Layton experience you’ve come to know and love, just in a different wrapper. I’ve delved deep into the game already, passing by three chapters in a night, with a handful more to go, and I’ve already got a lot to say about the game.

 

 

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Posted by on 11/05/2012 in Nintendo 3DS

 

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Review: Professor Layton and the Last Specter

Just in time for the fifth game in the series, and nearly one year after its initial release, Professor Layton’s first adventure, and last on the DS, has once again proved to me that puzzle games and English accents should always go hand-in-hand. Professor Layton and the Last Specter is the first in a prequel trilogy detailing the eponymous archeologist’s first meeting of series favorite Luke, as well as newcomer Emmy and another adventure full of mystery, puzzles, and tons of diversions to keep you entertained after the curtain has closed. Though I didn’t find it as entertaining as previous romps, The Last Specter is a solid title that is one of the best puzzle games on the aging system. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on 10/22/2012 in Nintendo DS

 

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