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  • Blog Post: Top 50 Challenge 2014 – Kirby: Triple Deluxe

    I don't know who the Kirby fans are out there. There's Game Informer's Kimberley Wallace, but she'd be a fan of a wet towel on a bathroom floor if it was pink, so I don't know if she really counts. I vaguely remember enjoying Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land on the Game Boy Advance... More
  • Blog Post: Top 50 Challenge 2014 – Skylanders: Trap Team

    I’ve seen too many bad games foisted off on young gamers, shoved aside with the phrase “It’s not good, but kids might like it.” Kids don’t deserve bad games any more than you do, and Skylanders: Trap Team helps prove that they don’t need to settle for them. Learn more... More
  • Blog Post: Fight For The Top 50 2014 - This War Of Mine

    I don't like gore in games. I've never been a fan of the God of War series, and I'd prefer never to chainsaw an enemy in Gears of War. What I do love in games, however, are personal consequences. Sims creator Will Wright once spoke about how no medium other than games can convey the emotions... More
  • Blog Post: Fight For The Top 50 2014 – Kirby: Triple Deluxe

    My relationship with Kirby has always been that of casual acquaintance (outside of Super Smash Bros., since he was my main on Nintendo 64). I didn’t play any of the Dream Land games growing up, and before Triple Deluxe, I had only played the N64’s Crystal Shards and the Wii’s Epic Yarn... More
  • Blog Post: Top 50 Challenge – Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

    This is the world I was hoping to enter in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Why did I pick an MMO? I know that Joe Juba was pleasantly surprised by his time with Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, so I bit the hook after he offered it up as a Top 50 challenge. I love the Final Fantasy series. When... More
  • Blog Post: Top 50 Challenge – Shin Megami Tensei IV

    An exceptional RPG strikes the perfect balance between story and mechanics. Players should be engaged by the characters and events, but also by the combat and the systems under the hood. Ideally, a game serves both sides of the equation equally. Lucky for Shin Megami Tensei IV, a surplus of good ideas... More
  • Blog Post: Top 50 Challenge – The Swapper

    Environmental, story-driven puzzle games are very high on my favorite genres list. For me, games like Braid, Limbo, and Portal represent the apex of brilliant game design, offering experiences that are impossible to emulate in film and literature. For this reason, I was excited to take on The Swapper... More
  • Blog Post: Fight For The Top 50 – Papers, Please

    Choice in video games is often a black or white construct around being good or bad. Thankfully, Papers, Please is a title that explores the grey void where such simplistic labels do not apply. Even though you're a paper-pushing bureaucrat with limited gameplay options available to you, the game does... More
  • Blog Post: Fight For The Top 50 – Lego City: Undercover

    When Jeff Cork and I visited Traveller's Tales for our Lego Marvel Super Heroes cover, Warner Bros. also gave us a thorough demo of what their other studio TT Fusion was working on. I shot a quick video interview about the game amidst the chaos of E3, but this was my first opportunity to give the... More
  • Blog Post: Fight For The Top 50 – Gunpoint

    Before being placed on the review for Gunpoint , I knew nothing about the game, which meant I went into the experience totally blind and without expectations. I immediately found myself engaged in the noir world, having a blast with the ability to leap and bound huge distances in order to hack and sneak... More
  • Blog Post: Fight For The Top 50 – Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

    If you play the Final Fantasy series long enough, you come to expect certain things with each installment. Airships. Summoned monsters. Chocobos. Different entries focus on these classic elements to varying degrees, but it's safe to say that Final Fantasy XIII (and later XIII-2) disappointed many... More
  • Blog Post: Fight For The Top 50 – Splinter Cell: Blacklist

    The only part of hide and seek I ever really liked was the hiding. I love being a ninja – watching others and knowing they can't see me. I love the idea of getting so close to someone that you could touch them, and yet they have no idea that you're there. Some people would call me a creeper... More
  • Blog Post: Top 50 Games Of 2012 Review Roundup

    We dissected the top 50 games of 2012 in our January issue. If you won't get the chance to check that out, don't worry – we've gathered reviews and impressions on all 50 right here on Game Informer Online. Whether you like choice-based shooters, story-driven RPGs, or games filled to... More
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