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A Different Point of reView

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Have I seen the ranger? Ha! I done killed ‘im. Twice. Know a dozen orcs like myself who killed ‘im at least once. Bugger always comes back, though. Each time I killed ‘im, I got myself a promotion. Then I fought my way up higher. That’s how I got to bossin’ you ‘round, maggot, and how I got this here armor. Every promotion shows off how much stronger I’ become. But I ain’t the only one shufflin’ around the ranks and gettin’ stronger when one of the boys kill the ranger. Seems like every orc worth a name fights to fill in the new positions when the ranger kills one of us, and we all fights our way to the top. Continue reading

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A Different Point of reView

I like trying new things.

A Different Point of reView is a video game review in the form of a short story. The aim is to engage and interest the reader with a good story while capturing the tone and spirit of the game in the style and content of the text. The story itself will convey the necessary components of a review while telling a story through the eyes of a character within the game.

A Different Point of reView will pop up around once a month, and the first one will be available within a few days. This is separate from my video review Is It Worth $12? Without a paying outlet, it’s something I can only do in my free time. Thus, around once a month is my best estimation.

Thanks for being awesome! I look forward to dropping these for you.

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Late to the Party: Bloodbowl Legendary Edition

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Available on: PC

If you’re looking for a new spin on a football game, allow me to turn your attention to a game you might not have tried: a turn-based strategy football hybrid called Blood Bowl. Continue reading

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Late to the Party: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

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Price I Paid: $4.00

Available On: PC (Reviewed), PlayStation 3, Xbox 360.

It’s a humbling experience when I start raving about something only to change my tune before it’s over. It’s the same feeling I suspect new parents have after two months of insufficient sleep from a crying newborn. Understandably, you might think that you know what I’m going to say about Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and stop reading now, but don’t. It’s not because I get paid when you click to read the full review (because I don’t get paid anything for this), but because there was so much the game did right. Despite my wavering feelings for it after twenty-some hours, you may find it to your liking. Continue reading

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Late to the Party: Resident Evil Six

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Reviewed on: PC (Steam)

Original Release: October 2012. Released March 2013 for PC and re-released for PS4 and Xbone March 2016.

I love enjoyably bad things. Things like cheesy fantasy movies with grand ideas and a $15 budget or melodramas that have no talent on display can be wildly entertaining. This is true of games as well. Army of Two and Gears of War 2 are truly bad games to me, but I had a blast playing the campaign mode with friends. Resident Evil 6 fails and succeeds at so many different things, I’m not sure I could categorize it as good or bad. But there is one label that does fit: fun.

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Games on the Throne: The Last Vikings

Games on the Throne10What is it?

The Last Vikings is… a resource gathering game featuring tiny pixilated vikings that do things when you press a button at the right time to gain a minor but positive outcome that varies depending on your situation… It is slightly more enjoyable than it sounds.
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Games on the Throne: Dark Lands

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 What is it?

Dark Land is a side-scrolling runner where you jump over or slide under traps and obstacles as well as attack and defend against various monsters. It is basically Dark Souls meets Happy Wheels. You earn (or purchase) gems and spend them to upgrade your health, attack, and agility (though I still don’t know what upgrading your agility does).

Pros:

  • It has both set levels that increase in difficulty and skill required as well as a survival mode where you run and fight for as long as you can.
  • The bosses are fun and challenging.
  • The game play is difficult but it requires skill more than luck.
  • It’s free, there are no ads, and it’s not pay to win.

 

Cons:

  • While I like the survival mode more than the normal levels, they get redundant too quickly.
  • It requires two hands to play, and you have to hold the device sideways.
  • Precision movements + well-hidden traps = unexpected clenching.

 

Conclusion:

I played Dark Lands a lot, but after a while, it was to prove to myself that I could beat the level rather than playing it for enjoyment. If the Dark Souls x Happy Wheels pitch doesn’t sell you, don’t feel bad skipping this one. If that comparison does interest you at all, definitely give it a download.

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