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Kate Gray

Dead Cells wants you to die, a lot

Death is only the beginning

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Games are best when they ignore you

Gives us the joy of exploring for ourselves

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4 years ago

Dead Cells wants you to die, a lot

Dead Cells [official site] is a game in which dying is sort of the point. Every time you kick the bucket, whether that's because you got booted in the head by an armoured beast or because you fell down a shaft by accident, you get access to new items in a mash-up of my two favourite activities: reincarnation, and shopping.

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Feature: Gives us the joy of exploring for ourselves

Games are best when they ignore you

Tutorials are a lot like first dates. They’re awkward but necessary, can be a total waste of time, and sometimes there’s a lot more hand-holding than you’d like. It would be best for everyone if we just skipped all that uncomfortable small talk and went straight to the middle part. The good part. Unfortunately, you can’t have a good relationship without getting to know someone…

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Feature: Sexy teens head to Southampton

Ladykiller In A Bind review

Content warning: this review discusses a rape scene.Sex in games is a (t)horny issue. Games are predominantly made for and marketed at men, and thus most games that attempt to cause a panic in your battlestations are normally pointing their hormone missiles at your throbbing periscope and not the, uh, hang on, there aren’t any vagina analogues in this terrible, tortured metaphor. Look, Ladykiller in…

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Feature: Time to decide!

Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma review

Flip a coin. If it’s heads, carry on. If it’s tails, embark upon a 20-hour adventure in which you might be cut in half with a chainsaw, dissolved in acid, or turned into nuclear goop in a big uranium-fuelled explosion. This is the first and most central decision of visual novel/room escape game Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma. Nine people are trapped in a facility,…

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5 years ago

Feature: Patience is a virtue

Why Harvest Moon On PC Is A Great Thing

In a world where it sometimes seems that guns, girls and grit are the special of the day every day, a game which eschews all that for turnips, livestock and progress seems like an outlier. Who would buy a game where the tutorial is an entire in-game year?PC gamers, that’s who. There’s plenty of room here for epic space battles with intricate economies and bucolic…

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