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Dragon Age II Demo Impressions

February 23, 2011 1 comment

By Tom Dann

Dragon Age: Origins was a great game. The epic RPG had a few problems, without a doubt: the combat wasn’t very visceral compared to more action-oriented games, the dialogue mechanics were dated, the graphics weren’t great (they were downright horrible on consoles), and there were just a few too many high fantasy clichés. The inevitable Dragon Age II looks set to try and rectify each of those problems, and the new demo has given us a promising insight into what we can expect. Read more…

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Magicka Review

February 13, 2011 Leave a comment

By Tom Dann

Magicka, published by Grand Strategy giants Paradox Interactive, is representative of an increasingly common trend in videogames. Tiny development teams, here numbering only eight (at Arrowhead Studios), are creating incredibly creative new games, and gradually challenging the dominance of the AAA title. Why spend £40 on, for example, The Force Unleashed 2, which will be finished in under five hours and offers little in the way of imaginative gameplay, when you can spend £8 on Magicka, a game which potentially offers dozens of hours of fun? I know which game I’d choose. Read more…

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