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Legend of Dungeon Review

As a retro enthusiast, there’s nothing listed under Legend of Dungeon‘s key features that I can complain about. “26 floors of randomized dungeon.” “Tons of items, weapons, and magic.” “[A] [l]ocal and online scoreboard.” “4 player co-operative gameplay.” In theory Legend of Dungeon delivers on all the golden tropes of the rogue-like genre it hails from. But after a few hours of...

Castle Crashers Review

This review can hardly be considered timely. Castle Crashers was released for XBLA in the throws of 2008, years before pandas invaded Azeroth and console controllers had giant screens in them. The game was, however, granted new life through a Steam release late last year. Considering that the last console I purchased was a Gamecube, this seems as good a time as ever to review this indie gem. The...

Knights of Pen and Paper Review

Greed can ruin a Dungeons and Dragons adventure. Wizened adventurers of the pen-and-paper era all have stories to tell about how they lost a favourite character by delving too deep into a dungeon, springing a trapped treasure chest, or grabbing a golden idol on a conspicuous pedestal. Greed can also ruin a video game. Knights of Pen and Paper is a title with a marvellous premise and great...

Who Greenlit Greenlight?

Industry darling Valve Software released their Greenlight service recently, a system that empowers players to help decide what new games make it to Steam. Developers post a summary of their game on the Greenlight service accompanied by screenshots, videos, and occasionally a demo. Community members are then free to leaf through these projects, voting “yay” or “nay” at their discretion. If a...