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Games That Rocked My World – #60: Drop7

In Android, iOS on March 25, 2014 at 7:22 am

Title: Drop7
Format: iOS, Android
Released: 2009

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Hey, you want one of those fucking list articles? Yeah, you lap that shit up, don’t you. Oh don’t worry, Games That Rocked can do pointless, numerical based, easily digestible tripe with the best of them. Who am I kidding, you’re not even going to read this. There’s an Upworthy article that YOU JUST WON’T BELIEVE only one click away.

Well, now that I’m alone, I present to you:

7 Ways Drop7 is like life

 

“But what is Drop7?”, I hear you bellow, foaming incoherently into your overpriced coffee, like the poorly made assumption by me that you are.

Drop7 is an almost perfect puzzle game. A modern day Tetris, it’s Sudoku mashed with Connect4, and is dangerously, cripplingly addictive. It’s 69p IT’S NOW FREE and lives on your iPhone, where it will never leave.

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Games That Rocked My World – #59: Depression Quest

In Mac, PC on March 12, 2014 at 1:29 am

Title: Depression Quest
Format: PC, Mac
Released: 14th February, 2013

I first came across Depression Quest for all the wrong reasons. Reasons that made me angry. Consider this article just a tiny bit of karma for all the nonsensical bile out there.

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There’s a download service for games called Steam, which has a great array of titles for sale, new and old. It’s amazing. A new service, Steam Greenlight is intended to be a democratic system that allows users to submit and vote on which in-development games should be added to Steam, making them available for purchase by the everyday public.

The first article I read on Depression Quest was in Edge magazine, but went along these lines. Go on, read it. Or another like it. They’re all quite similar, because the behaviour being reported was as disgusting as it was drearily predictable. Read the rest of this entry »

Games That Rocked…Pierce Wilcox’s World – #58: Pathologic

In PC on March 4, 2014 at 3:50 am

Title: Pathologic

Format: PC

Released: 18th August, 2006

Pathologic Box Art

Pathologic is not a game. Its creations, the esoteric Russian geniuses known as Ice-Pick Lodge, call it a ‘behavioural simulator.’

Pathologic does not rock your world. Pathologic shakes your world to its foundations and if you are smart and lucky and terribly brave you might be able to build something new from the wreckage.

Now you know. We may begin. Read the rest of this entry »

Games That Rocked…Sertan Saral’s World – #57: Dark Souls

In PC, PS3, Xbox 360 on February 21, 2014 at 5:36 am

Title: Dark Souls

Format: PS3, Xbox 360, PC

Released: 30th October, 2011

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To talk about Dark Souls, I need to talk about Resident Evil 2, the first game I owned on the original PlayStation. To understand why, you need to understand what the two games represent to me. Before Dark SoulsResident Evil 2  was the last game I played almost purely for the challenge.

The beauty of RE2, the thing that really drew me into its world and invest in its characters and the stakes of the story, was the deliberately clunky control system. Read the rest of this entry »

Games That Rocked My World – #56: Grand Theft Auto V

In PS3, Xbox 360 on February 14, 2014 at 6:01 am

Title: Grand Theft Auto V

Format: PS3, Xbox 360

Released: 17th September, 2013

This is a long one. DEAL WITH IT.

GTA Box Art

“Griefing is the act of chronically causing grief to other members of an online community, or more specifically, intentionally disrupting the immersion of another player in their gameplay”

– Wikipedia

I’ve never been a griefer. I tend to take my gaming pretty seriously; when a game requires me to suspend disbelief, you’d best believe said disbelief is suspended tout freakin’ suite. I’ll let all sorts of glitches slide, even when they look like this:

(For the uninitiated, this is a game set in the Wild West. It is not supposed to feature bird people.) Read the rest of this entry »

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