Batman Arkham City: It’s the freakin’ Bat!

Batman brings the hurt!

After spending a good couple of weeks blasting through the main campaign, completing all the side missions and collecting every last Riddler trophy, I’m finally ready to talk about Batman: Arkham City, the latest title from Rocksteady Studios. I realize I’m a bit late to the party on this one, but I’ve been steadily working through my back catalogue of 2011 holiday releases and I felt a game of this caliber deserved at least some mention. So where to begin?
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To the Moon: A touching tale of a dying man given a second chance.

To The Moon

To the Moon by Freebird Games has been making waves in the indie space for a while now, but I only recently got around to giving the game its due attention. Visually the game is reminiscent of the old SNES era RPGs, but the gameplay is far removed from such things. Truthfully it can scarcely be called a game, it’s more of an interactive novel with occasional puzzles to solve, but the tale it weaves is so layered and compelling it’s hard to complain.
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Swords, Rollercoasters & Prisons, Oh My!

Yoshida Shrine

I continue to prepare for my return to Japan, with all my accommodations now booked I’ve been checking out places worth visiting in Osaka (since it’ll only be about a half hour train ride away from Kyoto). About a month and a half remains until I leave the Australian shores once more, the trip cannot come fast enough! I’d really love to bring back some sort of Japanese weapon this time, maybe a Tanto sword or Katana for my collection. Unfortunately to bring such an item into the country I believe I will require a license of some kind or a special form declaring I have permission to do so, so I’ve been firing off queries to a couple of places in hopes of getting some clarification. Read the rest of this entry »

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You awake to find yourself in a dark room!

I just had to share this, a dramatically narrated series of YouTube videos that you navigate in the manner of a classic text adventure, minus the text. Finding the various endings is half the fun with the narrator’s sarcastic and over-dramatic performance. Give it a go if you can spare a few minutes!

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