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Archive for August, 2008

What's goin' on, Meekon?

Sorry for the lack of updates, the new company (yes, the new GAME company) is sucking up a lot of my time.

I’m not abandoning this site, just focusing on the next big thing!

As for recently played games on XBLA:

Bionic Commando – Brutally old-school, but an XBLA game done right for certain.  This is how any company should take an older game and update it.  The only crime is the lack of on-line multiplayer

Braid – A nice blend of a bunch of neat platform mechanics, combined with a rather “deep” story.  I don’t know if I’m really impressed with the story that much, but the puzzles and game mechanics are rock solid.

Galaga Legions – I have to give this one a meh, just because the game doesn’t change enough through play to keep me interested.  GW2 at least has waves and the mixture of enemies keeps the game interesting.  I didn’t find this to be the case in GL, where it was just crazier and crazier waves of not-so-unique enemies.  Perhaps the demo doesn’t let you see enough of the game, but from what I saw, I’m not spending the $10.

Castle Crashers tomorrow!