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Games That Rocked…Adam Blampied’s World – #26: Shadow Of Memories

In PC, PS2, PSP, Xbox on February 14, 2013 at 12:28 pm

Today’s post is by Adam Blampied. I have intervened only when etiquette insisted:

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Title: Shadow Of Memories

Format: PS2, PC, Xbox, PSP

Released: March 30th, 2001

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How many times has Mario died by my hand? Hundreds? Thousands? Over the course of countless games, Princess Peach must’ve seen more widow’s pensions than the Women’s Institute during a world war. And how about Link? Sonic the Hedgehog? Snake? Snake!! SNAAAAAAAAAAKE!! In games, death is mostly an inconvenience, mostly the fleeting error in ‘trial and error’, or mostly a gentle reminder not to jump off That Thing at That Height.

Mostly. Read the rest of this entry »

Games That Rocked…Guy Kelly’s World – #23: Okami

In PS2, PS3, PSN, Wii on January 28, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Today’s article by Guy Kelly:

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Title: Okami

Format: PS2, PS3, PSN, Wii

Released: 9th February, 2007

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I should have written this ages ago.

Not in the sense that I burn to share this with the world. I don’t wake up sweating in the middle of the night, purple-faced and unable to breathe, one thought racing through my mind like a hamster in a tornado: I must write about this game.

No. While I love video games dearly – I can chart the formative points in my life by the games I was playing at the time¹ rather than, you know, real world achievements – I have to draw the line somewhere.

Nor am I suggesting that I should have wrestled control of this blog from Jon long ago. I barely have the commitment to wash myself every morning, never mind pooping out reflective nuggets of thematic introspection on anything approaching a regular basis. Read the rest of this entry »

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