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Kiwanuka review — Kill Screen

Kiwanuka is a puzzler like its cast: simple, charming, and short”

Here’s another review for Kill Screen, this time of the iOS puzzler Kiwanuka. I enjoyed it a great deal–it’s got a lot of heart. It’s only two bucks, as well, which seems more than fair for a couple hours’ entertainment.

Probably Archery Review — Kill Screen

Probably Archery is an exercise in tragicomic frustration”

Probably Archery is one of those games that’s a hoot to try but wears out its welcome pretty quickly. It’s an attempt at failure comedy, like QWOP or Surgeon Simulator, but the difference is that Probably Archery only derives its humor from the difficulty of the attempt, not the consequences of failure.

Nevertheless, there are at least a few good laughs therein. Why don’t you see what I thought of it?

Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster review — Kill Screen

“The Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster enshrines the series’ awkward teenage years”

Going back and playing FFX and FFX-2, it’s obvious that they’re products of their era– distinctly PS2 titles.

But man. They’re great. For very different reasons, but great nonetheless. FFX is one of the best young adult fantasy stories I can think of, in any medium. I’d recommend it to young people over Harry Potter or The Hunger Games or what have you any day of the week. It was a pleasure to go back to Spira again.

Pac-Man Museum review — Kill Screen

Pac-Man Museum has a dearth of worthwhile exhibits”

What a missed opportunity! I had a great time with my friends playing Pac-Man Battle Royale in the arcades; that’s an experience I’d recommend to anyone. This compilation, on the other hand… Bleh. They don’t even include the best version of Pac-Man Championship Edition!

2/5 Pacs, would not Pac again.

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy review — Kill Screen

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy is a fitting finale for gaming’s greatest puzzle solver”

I reviewed the (supposedly) final Layton outing for Kill Screen. It’s been a busy couple of weeks!

I’m not sure what’s going to step up to fill the hole that Layton’s leaving in gaming’s landscape. I will miss these charming animated adventures tremendously. On the plus side, it’s been six years since Curious Village–maybe I’ll have forgotten the solutions to all of those puzzles by now!

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 review — Kill Screen

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is as grotesque as it aims to be

I reviewed Lords of Shadow 2 for Kill Screen. I had a fair bit of fun with it, but there’s no question that it’s a significant step down from its predecessor. You should go read my review, and then instead of playing the game, you should go and watch Ravenous. It has Robert Carlyle; it’s about eating people; it’s just generally an excellent time.

Ravenous. Seriously.

Colossatron: Massive World Threat review

Colossatron just wants to watch the world burn”

I reviewed Halfbrick’s newest trinket, Colossatron: Massive World Threat for Kill Screen. It’s a whole lot of fun for not very much money! You should probably steer clear of the microtransactions, though. Yikes.