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The Thin Silence is a somber exploration of mental illness

I don’t quite recall when I first started dealing with depression. I’ve lived with it so long it feels like it’s been there from day one. Having dealt with it for so long means I’ve mostly got things under control now, but there are times when it’s really overbearing, when it feels like everything is hopeless, that I’m worthless, that I’ll never happy or even just okay again. I remember those times vividly; they always resurface to forefront of my mind whenever the subject of depression comes up. Playing The Thin Silence, then, was… difficult, at times. Developed by Two PM, The Thin Silence seeks to explore mental health — something it’s very up front about. The game opens with a message warning players that it has “strong themes of depression, suicide, and negative mental health,” asking that players be aware of their own mental...
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A look at some of Devolver’s upcoming 2018 games

Devolver Digital hosted an event last night in São Paulo in order to show their new upcoming games to the local press. Among these games was The Swords of Ditto, which just came out yesterday, so be sure to check out my review. It was really neat to get to play with fellow writers and help show some of them the ropes. The general consensus was that Ditto does a fantastic job setting itself apart from its influence, Zelda. Another tidbit that came out of playing through a big chunk of the game cooperatively is that it’s indeed chaotic and a whole lot fun, not to mention much more manageable to get further into it. One playthrough in particular almost got us to the final boss, but we ended up dropping it in favor of trying some of the other games being shown (and to...
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The Swords of Ditto is a loving homage to Link to the Past, but with a smart twist

There are few games out there that manage to pay homage to classic retro titles without going out of their way to be too much like their inspiration. The Swords of Ditto is quite the opposite. It lovingly pays respect to Zelda, most especially A Link to the Past, but it manages to do so while still being its own game, thanks to a brilliant little twist. Every hundred years, an evil witch named Mormo threatens the land of Ditto, a fantasy world that loves toys, junk food and kazoos. It’s up to a hero to pick up the sword and do the ultimate deed, but the thing is, he or she only has one shot at winning. Every time they die, the land falls into the witch’s clutches for another hundred years until another sword of Ditto rises again. That’s right: The Swords of Ditto is...
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