Dark Souls | PlayStation 3 Review

Written by: Alex Crumb | Follow on: Twitter, Facebook

Published: Nov 2, 2011 12:00:00 PM

Dark Souls

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Topics: Review, Game Review, PS3 Review, video games

Vanquish | A Shinji Mikami PlayStation 3 Game Review

Written by: Alex Crumb | Follow on: Twitter, Facebook

Published: Oct 5, 2011 12:00:00 PM

Vanquish

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(originally published October 5, 2011)


"Vanquish is stupid. It is fighting stupid with stupid."

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Know this: the “rocket-slide” button in Vanquish pulls double-duty as the “smoke-cigarettes” button.

First released in 2010 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, Vanquish joins the Japanese developer PlatinumGames Inc.’s expanding back catalog on Steam. We need to celebrate this. Vanquish volleyed forth a tongue-in-cheek counter-argument to a decade of western action design sensibilities in 2010. In 2017, the joke is finally landing.

It turns out this joke began in 1992.

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Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus | PlayStation 2 Review

Written by: Alex Crumb | Follow on: Twitter, Facebook

Published: Jul 27, 2011 12:00:00 PM

Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus

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(originally published July 27, 2011)


"If [Sly Cooper] The Thievius Raccoonus were a real eBook, its marked-down $99.99 price would crash the Amazon servers, this all after a 52-week stint as a bestseller with a sticker price of $firstborn."

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The best videogame in the world is a mixture of Red Bull, vodka, smelly ink, velvety poetry, half of those good notes a jazzman isn't playing, and that one girl across the room. Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus is several of these things, retold as a music video. It is the best piece of fan fiction that you wrote based on your favorite Saturday morning cartoon, as edited by Paul Krugman. A lot of the time, you're re-enacting Walt Disney's bold, visionary remake of Shigeru Miyamoto's 1996 platformasterpiece Super Mario 64, and the rest of the time, you're Scotch-taping your older sister's cheap scarf to your lower back and waving a lacrosse stick, shouting: "Broken glass! Broken glass is the gift for the man who has everything!"

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