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3P Reviews: Psychonauts

Breakdown Rating: Characters and Character Development: 8 Aesthetics and Style: 8 Creativity: 9 Overall Plot: 7 Flow: 9 Sum: 41/50   Spoilers: Yes (also minor spoiler for Psychonauts: In the Rhombus of Ruin, I guess?) Audience Assumptions: None Psychonauts   Part One: Raz Has a Fabulous Hat This was one of the most challenging reviews to write.… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Psychonauts

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3P Reviews: Until Dawn

Series Breakdown Rating: Characters and Character Development: 5 Aesthetics and Style: 6 Creativity: 5 Overall Plot: 5 Gameplay: 6 Sum: 27/50   Spoilers: Yes Audience Assumptions: No assumptions   Until Dawn   Part One: Have You Ever Wanted to Yell at Inept Horror Protagonists? Now You Can Do That in a Video Game! Video games are almost… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Until Dawn

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3P Reviews: Don’t Starve

Breakdown Rating: Aesthetics: 8 Mechanics: 7 Challenge: 7 Pacing: 8 Depth: 8 Sum: 38/50   Spoilers: I guess? Audience Assumptions: None   Part One: How to Pace a Non-Story Well-crafted stories – that is, stories that are balanced by tight pacing, engaging narrative, cohesive structure, and artistic merit – can, in my opinion, outperform any… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Don’t Starve

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3P Reviews: Long Live the Queen

Series Breakdown Rating: Plot: 6 Aesthetics: 5 Writing: 6 Mechanics: 6 Flow: 6 Sum: 29/50   Spoilers: Not really? Audience Assumptions: Some familiarity with video games (specifically Democracy 3)   Long Live the Queen   Part One: Do You Like Democracy 3 But Wish It Had More Anime Princesses? Buddy, Have I Got Some Good News! Here’s… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Long Live the Queen

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3P Reviews: ARK: Survival Evolved

Preface: After several years of development, during which it was released on Steam’s Early Access and several console platforms to wild popularity, ARK: Survival Evolved finally entered the market with that stamp of permanence – the full release – this past August. The full release of the game was met with little fanfare, as most… Continue reading 3P Reviews: ARK: Survival Evolved

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Quicklist Reviews: Rock of Ages

After writing my Fantastic Beasts review, I realized there were plenty of narrative media that I've come across and have wanted to review, but either don't have or don't want to spend the time to put in a full review. These would be the mediocre-to-decent films, books, and games that I either enjoy or don't… Continue reading Quicklist Reviews: Rock of Ages