A Different Point of Review: Hyper Light Drifter

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I’m a drifter, a pilgrim that knew nothing of this place or its people. Though I do not require such things to know what happened here long ago. Structures remain only half standing. Vine-covered artillery offers no threat beyond their image. Deadly waters and cliff faces encroach on the walkable land. The corpses of monstrous machines stretch up from the waters and mountainsides, but they harm no more. The turmoil of this broken land and warring people remain a frozen portrait of the tragedy that came. The scars and aftermath litter the land, offering a silent and thoughtful look at the devastation of war. Continue reading “A Different Point of Review: Hyper Light Drifter”

A Different Point of reView

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Have I seen the ranger? Ha! I done killed ‘im. Twice. Know a dozen orcs like myself who killed ‘im at least once. Bugger always comes back, though. Each time I killed ‘im, I got myself a promotion. Then I fought my way up higher. That’s how I got to bossin’ you ‘round, maggot, and how I got this here armor. Every promotion shows off how much stronger I’ become. But I ain’t the only one shufflin’ around the ranks and gettin’ stronger when one of the boys kill the ranger. Seems like every orc worth a name fights to fill in the new positions when the ranger kills one of us, and we all fights our way to the top. Continue reading “A Different Point of reView”

A Different Point of reView

I like trying new things.

A Different Point of reView is a video game review in the form of a short story. The aim is to engage and interest the reader with a good story while capturing the tone and spirit of the game in the style and content of the text. The story itself will convey the necessary components of a review while telling a story through the eyes of a character within the game.

A Different Point of reView will pop up around once a month, and the first one will be available within a few days. This is separate from my video review Is It Worth $12? Without a paying outlet, it’s something I can only do in my free time. Thus, around once a month is my best estimation.

Thanks for being awesome! I look forward to dropping these for you.

Late to the Party: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

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Price I Paid: $4.00

Available On: PC (Reviewed), PlayStation 3, Xbox 360.

It’s a humbling experience when I start raving about something only to change my tune before it’s over. It’s the same feeling I suspect new parents have after two months of insufficient sleep from a crying newborn. Understandably, you might think that you know what I’m going to say about Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and stop reading now, but don’t. It’s not because I get paid when you click to read the full review (because I don’t get paid anything for this), but because there was so much the game did right. Despite my wavering feelings for it after twenty-some hours, you may find it to your liking. Continue reading “Late to the Party: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning”

Games on the Throne: Dark Lands

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 What is it?

Dark Land is a side-scrolling runner where you jump over or slide under traps and obstacles as well as attack and defend against various monsters. It is basically Dark Souls meets Happy Wheels. You earn (or purchase) gems and spend them to upgrade your health, attack, and agility (though I still don’t know what upgrading your agility does).

Pros:

  • It has both set levels that increase in difficulty and skill required as well as a survival mode where you run and fight for as long as you can.
  • The bosses are fun and challenging.
  • The game play is difficult but it requires skill more than luck.
  • It’s free, there are no ads, and it’s not pay to win.

 

Cons:

  • While I like the survival mode more than the normal levels, they get redundant too quickly.
  • It requires two hands to play, and you have to hold the device sideways.
  • Precision movements + well-hidden traps = unexpected clenching.

 

Conclusion:

I played Dark Lands a lot, but after a while, it was to prove to myself that I could beat the level rather than playing it for enjoyment. If the Dark Souls x Happy Wheels pitch doesn’t sell you, don’t feel bad skipping this one. If that comparison does interest you at all, definitely give it a download.

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