8.6

Hearthstone

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Hearthstone is, in its essence, Magic: The Gathering played on a computer. It was developed by Blizzard in the World of Warcraft Universe. Players have a deck of cards, which contain minions and spells, and they seek to destroy the other player before he or she destroys them. Sound like Magic: The Gathering? Yep, except this time creatures are called minions. Same difference, right? (more…)

6.8

Little Inferno

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Little Inferno is a strange little title all about purchasing things only to watch them burn. Being face-to-face with your own fireplace for the majority of the game is surprisingly engaging. (more…)

8.6

VVVVVV

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Did I mention that I’ve been playing a lot of indie titles lately? Well, this time it is a strange game called VVVVVV. No, that isn’t just a nightmare for my spell-check, it’s the name of an indie title available on 3DS, PS Vita, iOS, Android, Ouya, and the operating system of your choice (sans Linux). VVVVVV is a game that looks like it belongs in the early era of games, and I mean pre-NES. (more…)

7.8

Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy

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The Final Fantasy series can be a sore subject today. There are two camps: people who will play anything with the name Final Fantasy in the title, and people who loved the old Final Fantasy games and stubbornly refuse to play the new ones.I fit into the first of those camps. My love for the series burns, since I love it knowing that the newer Final Fantasy titles are gorgeous but seriously lacking, mostly in coherent plot. (more…)

8.8

Infinity Blade

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Remember the good ol’ days of cellphone gaming? Solitaire and Snake. Forget those, Infinity Blade is the cell gaming lobotomy the industry needed. The game marks a revolution in the limitations of technology and whats expected out of mobile game developers. The iOS platform (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad) has given a stage for games like this to shine on. Graphics, mechanics, storyline, and hours of gameplay are all attainable in the mobile environment. If you don’t believe me, download Infinity Blade. (more…)

8.8

Doodle Jump

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Platforming games have been around for as long as I can remember. Whether its Mario, Sonic, Mega Man or the original Donkey Kong, the genre is timeless. Doodle Jump came to us at a time when the mobile gaming world was turned on its head with the popularity of the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. For a long time mobile gaming has been limited to Snake and Solitaire — those days are gone, and Doodle Jump was one of the games that ushered in the new wave of mobile games. (more…)