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Life is Strange Review – Strange but beautiful

When it was originally released, the film Donnie Darko didn’t do very well. Opening in cinemas just a few months after 9/11, it only managed to recoup $500,000 in general release. However, over the next few years it slowly gathered a cult-following, and when the Director’s Cut was released in 2004 it gathered widespread praise for its uniqueness. Set in 1988, it follows 28 days in the life of teenager Donnie (Jake Gyllenhaal), as he interacts with his friends and family while strange occurrences happen in his home town, including an aircraft engine dropping from nowhere onto his house and a man dressed as a giant rabbit who tells him the world is about to end. Life is Strange, the episodic adventure game from Dontnod Entertainment (of Remember Me fame) is cut very much from the same cloth as Donnie Darko, both in terms of...
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The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human Review – All is lost

It’s hard to avoid talk about how the world is doomed due to global warming these days; feels like every other day some news network is talking about it. Rising water levels, increasing temperatures – signs that science says point to some potentially dangerous outcomes. Some people dismiss it as hogwash, but it’s hard not to look at the circumstances and wonder could happen if we don’t do something. The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human is set in a world where we failed to address those concerns. It begins upon your return to Earth a thousand years after your departure. You are one of many people sent out into space to look for a new viable planet to move to in the wake of Earth’s dwindling resources. The game opens with your ship entering a wormhole in the hopes of traveling deep into outer...
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Mega Man Legacy Collection Review – Welcome back, Blue Bomber

After all the drama with Keiji Inafune’s departure Capcom and the company’s apparent effort to drive the light away from his works as a result of it, the Mega Man franchise saw little in terms of releases, with a couple cameos here and there, but nothing substantial. Given the characters humongous popularity during three videogame generations and his fondly remembered catalog of games, it was only a matter of time before some sort of comeback would occur. And no, I’m not talking about Mighty No. 9. Compilations isn’t a new concept for the Blue Bomber, considering how only a single new console iteration after his debut saw a relatively well done recreation of his three original NES/Famicom games on Genesis/Mega Drive under the title Wily Wars, only released in Europe. A few years later, it was the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and GameCube’s turn to host pretty well made but ultimately...
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