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Author: Jack Tolzmann

Batman The Telltale Series Episode 1- Realm of Shadows Review

The newest in the long line of barely adventure game/choose you own adventure novels by Telltale Game studios places you in the cowl of the caped crusader himself, Batman. This interpretation sees a younger Batman still dealing with organized crime and a corrupt police force that’s actively hunting him. Though the more colorful costumed criminal has yet to appear the pieces are already being set with characters like Catwoman popping up and an idealistic mayoral candidate by the name of Harvey Dent. The story and writing are usually the best thing these kind of games have going for them...

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Fire Emblem the Sacred Stones

Part of the long running Smash Bros. fans confusion causing franchise, Fire Emblem the Sacred Stones is a tactical RPG for the good old game boy advanced. Despite its somewhat generic animesque art style, it is an excellent strategy game with a decent plot, a good cast of characters, and addictive battles that will make you go “just one more turn” ten times in a row. But, it’s not without its issues. The plot though decently crafted with some nice political intrigue and splitting story paths is basically your standard tale of an evil empire trying to summon a...

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Retro Review: Shining Force

Shining Force is a tactical RPG developed by Sega released for the Sega Genesis in 1992. In it you control your nameable hero and a party of up to 12 characters into a series of turn based battles. You move across a variety of different environments battling the evil forces of Runefast which are led by the evil Kane and Darksol who wish to resurrect the Dark Dragon and take over the world! While hardly an original or even very complex plot when compared to your Chrono Triggers and Final Fantasies, the game more than makes up for it...

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The Swapper Review

There are few games that have made me think as much as The Swapper. Both for its ingenious puzzles and philosophical quandaries regarding concepts like memory, existence, the individual, and the truly alien. Wait don’t run away! If you can’t stand philosophy (I don’t have much use for it myself) than don’t worry. You can ignore all that plot and focus on the brilliant puzzles; beautiful and distinctive Claymation based art style, and the truly unique game mechanic. That game mechanic is the titular swapper, which allows you to create up to four clones of yourself that you can...

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