Wait, Who is The Last Guardian? (Or, Review the Evidence)

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

Published: Feb 7, 2017 10:50:25 AM

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After ten years and infinite accusations of The Last Guardian simply being Ico, but the girl is a puppy-griffon, we get to finally determine who the last guardian actually is. Is it the kid? Or is it the Trico?

The answer reveals more about player agency and game design than one might expect from a simple debate.

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Topics: PS4 Review

Resident Evil 6 | A Capcom PlayStation 4 Review (Or, Growing Up Wrong)

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

Published: Nov 16, 2016 12:00:00 PM

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Resident Evil 6 is Bad Movie: The Movie: The Video Game. It’s the big-budget Hollywood blockbuster avatar to an entire fiction-genre of trashy movie, squeezed into a greased-up video game sausage casing. It contains a challenging one-upsmanship that most games fear to wave genitals toward. Not Resident Evil 6, though, huffing with silvery machismo. It mutates each tendon, joint, and cell in its body to achieve maximum uniqueness from its contemporaries. Whether these mutations will protect Resident Evil 6 from the hard winters and blazing summers remains to be seen.

As of this writing, it’s been over 4 years since Resident Evil 6 was first released. Its sequel, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, is staged to be a first-person frightbox horror-crawl. Resident Evil 6 did not survive the winter.

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Topics: PS4 Review

The Only Perfect Destiny Review On The Internet

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

Published: Nov 18, 2014 12:00:00 PM

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Destiny is a $60 bookshelf.

Part 1: Why Is It So Hard To Reviews Destiny?

Bad marketing can turn insecure people into jerks.

You've seen folks of that sort, their words weed-whacker buzzing and thrashing all about the Internet, summoning the jargon they've been taught to justify a purchase. Good jargon indicates good marketing and good long-tail marketing contains language to turn customers into delighted evangelists. Ideally, these people promote a product long after the purchase. Once the person has bought the item, and experienced it, they’ll want to talk about its worth beyond the dollar amount applied to it. It doesn't matter if it's a $1000 iPhone 6 pre-order or a $60 copy of Destiny. When certain people buy things, they’re going to have to talk themselves into the purchase again and again.

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Topics: Review, PS4 Review, Game Review

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