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Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien Review

Bit.Trip Presents… Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien is the lost episode of the Bit.Trip series. It details the events that took place between Bit.Trip Runner and Bit.Trip Fate, wherein protagonist CommanderVideo is transported to another dimension – the third dimension. Yes, the series has moved to the present, discarding the endearing retro-aesthetic of its predecessors in favor of a splendid cartoon look. Along with more complex tracks, a host of new abilities, greater accessibility, and a menagerie of odd playable characters, Runner 2 is ideal runner experience. The story goes that CommanderVideo, after assembling an all-star team to assist in defeating his arch nemesis Timbletot, intercepted an attack from the dastardly robot that whisks him away to another world. So now he has to navigate the five locales this strange new place offers and return home to fulfill his mission. The plot doesn’t...
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Star Wars Pinball Review

Zen Studios’ best kept secret set of tables is finally out and it’s easily one of their best efforts to date. It’s Star Wars Pinball, a set of three tables based on George Lucas fan (and hater) favorite Star Wars franchise. For the uninitiated, Pinball FX2 is a free to play pinball Xbox Live Arcade and Playstation Network game that supports expansions through paid downloadable content. So far, we have gotten a lot of tables based on a few franchises, as well as original themes. Star Wars Pinball includes three tables based on the Clone Wars CGI animation show, the iconic bounty hunter Bobba Fett and the legendary film Empire Strikes Back. All three tables are incredibly detailed, each in their own particularly way, featuring a particular set of challenges that make them feel sufficiently unique and familiar at the same time. The new tables...
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Ni No Kuni Review

Though Studio Ghibli’s involvement only went so far as composing the music and a few animated cutscenes, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch feels like a classic Ghibli film. The enchanting world and charming characters, its heartwarming tale of loss and acceptance; it feels like a product of the studio’s talent. But Level 5 – known more recently for their work on the Professor Layton series – handled did all the work, the developer capturing the Ghibli essence exquisitely. Through an embarrassment of content, a fun, lively battle system and Pokemon-esque monster collection element, and a fantastic story, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch delivers a traditional Japanese-style role-playing game at its finest. Ni no Kuni follows Oliver, a young boy who travels to another world in search of a way to revive his fallen mother, who passed away following an...
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