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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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Splinter Cell: Conviction and the Modern Spy

October 20, 2010 Leave a comment

By Tom Dann

Splinter Cell: Conviction is the most accessible of the Splinter Cell games. The series, traditionally mired in stealth, and making a more action-oriented approach difficult, has now brought Sam Fisher more in line with prototypical Hollywood superspies such as Bond, Bourne, Bauer and Bristow. This evolution isn’t just apparent in the gameplay, but in the story and visuals as well. Read more…

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Welcome to the Madhouse – Batman: Arkham Asylum

September 10, 2010 Leave a comment

By Tom Dann

The mind is an interesting thing. There are seven billion people in the world, and everyone’s mind is unique. The mind is capable of beauty or ugliness, simplicity or complexity. Most importantly to Arkham Asylum, the mind can also be damaged. Whether by a significant event in the persons life, or by anger from a perceived injustice, whether the mind was fragile in the first place or whether the person was literally born broken, Arkham Asylum probes these possibilities with fascination. Read more…

Categories: Essays