Chuk5 (User)

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BioShock: Infinite

- Xbox 360

The original Bioshock set the standard for single-player gaming this generation, much like Half-Life 2 did the generation before. It is only fitting that Irrational Games bookend the HD era with Bioshock Infinite, which has once again set a new standard for single-player experiences this generation. You play as Booker Dewitt, a former pinkerton (a government protection agent and detective) i...

9.5

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Hotline Miami

- PC

The seemingly innocuous lo-fi, chill-wave tones of Hotline Miami’s main menu theme are deceptive and subtle. A quality that both perfectly encapsulates the game, and contradicts it. It’s a pervasively paradoxical sensation that is present throughout the game and never leaves Here you have a game that is gloriously violent, but quite aware of the dehumanization that fetishizing of violence ca...

9.5

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Halo 4

- Xbox 360

Halo Reach was a true signifier to me. It was a signifier that Bungie was mentally and creatively checked out of the Halo universe, the game was simply souless. It was a good game at the end of the day but paled in comparison to even ODST, a game Bungie released a year prior. The Halo sandbox was starting to show it's age adversely. Halo 4's campaign is mostly great. The story is generally f...

9.3

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown

- Xbox 360

Coming to this game was an intimidating task, I have never been a pc gamer. I grew up with a controller, and keyboard/mouse configurations were always alien to me. Enter XCOM:EU, the rebirth of a franchise notorious for its difficult, opaque pc roots. How was I possibly going to get into this game’s groove, I thought to myself. The answer was listen, pay attention and think. XCOM punishes th...

9.2

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Spelunky

- Xbox 360

Spelunky is a difficult game. Very difficult. It’s indifferent to your suffering and makes no apologies for killing you instantly. If you’ve been softened by most modern game conventions (watered down difficulty levels, extensive auto-checkpoints, hand-holding, etc), this game is not for you. In some ways, you shouldn’t feel inferior if it’s difficulty remains impenetrable to you. Occ...

9.4

Chuk5

Limbo

- Xbox 360

Questions; several of them to be more precise. This endlessly dark, Burton-esque indie game is always surrounded in mystery. Nothing substantial is ever given about Limbo; all you know is that you're a little boy in search of your sister. The rescue mission itself may not even be as straight-forward as it could be possibly understood. What's his name?; Where is he exactly?; How did he get th...

9.5

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Limbo

- Xbox 360

Questions; several of them to be more precise. This endlessly dark, Burton-esque indie game is always surrounded in mystery. Nothing substantial is ever given about Limbo; all you know is that you're a little boy in search of your sister. The rescue mission itself may not even be as straight-forward as it could be possibly understood. What's his name?; Where is he exactly?; How did he get t...

9.5

Pending

Limbo

- Xbox 360

Questions; several of them to be more precise. This endlessly dark, Burton-esque indie game is always surrounded in mystery. Nothing substantial is ever given about Limbo; all you know is that you're a little boy in search of your sister. The rescue mission itself may not even be as straight-forward as it could be possibly understood. What's his name?; Where is he exactly?; How did he get t...

9.5
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