Monthly Archives: May 2012

Opening Turn: Digital: A Love Story

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Normally, I envision this column being about evening-long initial play sessions of large games. However, this time I’m going to be going over a game that can be completed in an evening-long play session. It is also one of the most unique experiences I’ve had in awhile, and I’ll do my best to do it justice without spoiling any part of it. So my writeup might end up being shorter than normal. So, without further introduction…

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Opening Turn: Diablo III

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Yes, yes, I know, it’s a big name title. But I do feel that even though everyone else, their dog, and their dog’s dog is reviewing the AAA titles, well, let me just say this. Even if there is an elephant in the room, eventually everyone is going to take a look at it and tell you whether or not it’s a damn fine elephant.

So here we go.

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Opening Turn: Xenoblade Chronicles

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So, I had the idea for this feature because I realized that what I’ve been doing more and more lately is sampling games and putting the ones that don’t catch my attention after an evening or two of good solid playtime back into the pile. As such, I figured that since I’m pretty much doing it anyway, I could impart this information to other people who are similarly busy. These will be brief one-shot articles that I really won’t even consider reviews. They’re really more like.. information about what grabs my attention, be it a merit or a flaw of a game, with additional information such as the game’s learning curve or whatnot that will help others to know what exactly they are getting into when deciding whether to pick up a particular game. So, again, in the interest of keeping it brief, without further ado…

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