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My Biggest Surprises and Disappointments of the Last Gaming Generation Pleasant Surprise: Team Fortress 2

I don't think it's possible for that many people to stand like that and not look badass!

Cue the music!
(Hey, that means you! Click the picture!)

Seeing as we’re in a new year and possibly a new gaming generation, I figured now is a good time to look back on what games from the last few years really defied my expectations. Either because they went above and beyond what I was expecting of them or because they were horrible letdowns that made me feel stupid for buying them. Today’s surprise is Team Fortress 2, probably the only Valve game that I think is genuinely great. (Or thought was great.)

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My Biggest Surprises and Disappointments of the Last Gaming Generation Big Disappointment: Portal

Meh...

This image really does capture my excitement for this series…

Seeing as we’re in a new year and possibly a new gaming generation, I figured now is a good time to look back on what games from the last few years really defied my expectations. Either because they went above and beyond what I was expecting of them or because they were horrible letdowns that made me feel stupid for buying them. Today’s disappointment is Portal, an apparent slice of gaming perfection that I found annoying and somewhat dull.

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My Biggest Surprises and Disappointments of the Last Gaming Generation Big Disappointment: Bit.Trip Runner

The horror... The horror...

I’d make a joke about running off a cliff. But he already does that, like, a lot… A lot a lot…

Seeing as we’re in a new year and possibly a new gaming generation, I figured now is a good time to look back on what games from the last few years really defied my expectations. Either because they went above and beyond what I was expecting of them or because they were horrible letdowns that made me feel stupid for buying them. Today’s disappointment is Bit.Trip Runner, the fourth game in the Bit.Trip series, and the only one I didn’t enjoy.

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My Biggest Surprises and Disappointments of the Last Gaming Generation Pleasant Surprise: Two Worlds II

Seriously, why the fuck is the series called Two Worlds? We're two games in and I've yet to see more than one world!

A game almost as fun as its title is utterly ridiculous. (Almost)

Seeing as we’re in a new year and possibly a new gaming generation, I figured now is a good time to look back on what games from the last few years really defied my expectations. Either because they went above and beyond what I was expecting of them or because they were horrible letdowns that made me feel stupid for buying them. Today’s surprise is the oddly named Two Worlds II, a major improvement over its unremarkable predecessor and just a fun adventure RPG in general.

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My Biggest Surprises and Disappointments of the Last Gaming Generation Pleasant Surprise: The Walking Dead

Out there be monsters...

Come for the zombies, stay for the drama.

Seeing as we’re in a new year and possibly a new gaming generation, I figured now is a good time to look back on what games from the last few years really defied my expectations. Either because they went above and beyond what I was expecting of them or because they were horrible letdowns that made me feel stupid for buying them. Today’s surprise is The Walking Dead, a little gem by Telltale games that actually managed to get some mainstream acclaim by crafting an engrossing story for players to experience and having the courage to not constantly interrupt that story with traditional gaming staples.

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N0t Hyped: Bit.Trip Beat (Wii, iOS, PC, Mac)

If this looks difficult, it’s because IT IS!

A.K.A. HOW EVEN THE SIMPLEST PREMISES CAN CONTAIN AN ABUNDANCE OF ENTERTAINMENT

I was going to talk about how No More Heroes is a satire on everything that is modern games and gamers, but I’m too tired to write a long analysis today. So I’ll just write a clumsy review about another indie game I like that I’m less inclined to analyze (even though it too has story elements open to interpretation).

So yeah, here’s to the fact it’s Friday and I desperately want to go home and sleep all memorial day weekend.

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N0t Hyped: Braid (PC, Mac, 360, PS3)

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A.K.A HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO IF YOU DIDN’T SUFFER FOR YOUR MISTAKES?

Hey, it’s Braid week? Sure, why not. I totally want to talk about this game all week, and I’m not just doing this because it’s easier for me to talk about the same thing three times in a row. Anyways, Braid is an indie puzzle game that was released on the XBOX 360 in 2008 and ported to a bunch of other places the year after. I’ve got a lot to say about Braid this week, so it seems appropriate to start with just a simple review.

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N0t Hyped: Chronotron (Flash)

Warning me about Paradoxes then asking me to create one? Yes.

A.K.A. SOLVING SIMPLE PROBLEMS WITH TIME TRAVEL AND CLONING

I had planned on discussing Braid today. I talked about an indie game and time this week, why not finish with talking about an Indie game that involves time travel? But then I realized I really had too much to say to squeeze into one last post before the weekend. Then I thought I’d talk about World of Goo, another favorite indie puzzle game of mine. But I realized I’m in the middle of replaying it and didn’t want to write about it until I finish it again. So then I decided, how bout Chronotron? My third choice for indie puzzle game to talk about today, and hey, it involves time travel…

Look, it’s been a long week, work has been very tiring, I’m fairly depressed, and just desperately want to relax this weekend. So yeah, today I’m going to talk about a freebie flash game that I think deserves a little more credit. And I’m not going to talk a lot either, so this will probably be a short post. Not that anyone reads these anyways. But in the off chance someone is reading this, you can just click the picture up there to play Chronotron. All of it, you can play the whole game at Kongregate. If you want to hear my personal thoughts on it first, read on.

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N0t Hyped: VVVVVV (PC, Mac, 3DS)

Pretty cheery looking fellow considering all the killer spikes jutting out around him.

A.K.A ENJOYING THE SIMPLE THINGS IN LIFE AS THEY’RE TURNED INSIDE OUT

In celebration of the new found laziness only updating three days a week provides me (and the fact that I’m really busy at work and don’t have nearly as much time to write) let’s talk about a short indie game today. Or if you find me boring just click the picture up there and demo VVVVVV for yourself, what the fuck do you need me for?

Anyways, for everyone who didn’t immediately click that link, remember the Commodore 64? I don’t. Probably because I never owned one, but I’m sure some people do, people like Terry Cavanagh, who styled his game VVVVVV after games from the Commodore 64 and the bizarre things he wrote down in his dream journal.

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