Category: Xbox 360


It’s something every gamer seems to know when they pick up a new game, but it’s not something easily quantified or described: Is this a good game? Reviewers point to everything from graphics to sales to replay value and a list of features, but are any of those accurate measures of what makes a good game? I’ve given this question years of thought and here are the three essential factors that I think make up a good game.

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Limbo is a game in black and white where all of the characters are silhouettes, there is no music outside of occasional rhythmic combinations of environmental sounds, and there is no text or speech. Officially, the only story prompt is, “Unsure of his sister’s fate, a boy enters Limbo,” but I think there’s much more to it than that. I think Limbo is a wordless retelling of Dante’s Inferno. Here’s why. MAJOR PLOT SPOILERS FOLLOW.

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You should only ever have to buy a game once. Really, this is true for all things from books to movies, music to software, but being a gamer this issue is the most salient to me in the modern frontier of downloadable games on every platform.

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Puzzle Quest 2, successor to the fantastically addictive Puzzle Quest, recently came out for the iPhone and iPad. Can it live up to the match-three legacy of its predecessor?

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By popular demand, Behemoth is releasing the Pink Knight, a new character for their hit game Castle Crashers, on February 8th. The Pink Knight, along with additional unspecified content, will be available for $1.99 for the PSN version of Castle Crashers with all revenue going toward breast cancer research. The Pink Knight will also be coming to XBLA, but Behemoth hasn’t specified when.

Still wondering how to get the rest of the characters so you can flesh out your roster before the Pink Knight shows up? Check out the brief unlock guide after the jump. Continue reading

I recently reviewed the latest in Ubisoft’s line of Assassin’s Creed games, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, for DigitalReviews.net. My¬†full text review is up at their website, but here’s what I thought in brief.

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