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There are many qualities necessary for a game to qualify as one well-worth playing or a heralded ‘must-have’: its graphics, plot, music, not forgetting the all-important gameplay. A good game can do one of these partially well, a great game should arguably do this and more, potentially excelling or doing that which few others have. But is this enough for a game to be worthy of the Game of the Year title? To review and critique a game is always going to be subjective and contentious at the best of […]
The 2D platformer is seemingly in something of a renaissance at the moment, certainly evidenced by the surge, or plague depending on your sensibilities, of such titles making it to market in recent years. Particularly popular amongst smaller or independent studios for a number of reasons – a cynical mind might suggest their comparative low cost and ease to make – the majority find their home on the number of online stores where they must jostle for the users’ attention, and a glowing review can mean the difference between commercial […]