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Review Followups: Nidhogg 2

I’ve (rightfully) been accused of being hypercompetitive, and that side of me took hold shortly after I posted my review of Nidhogg 2; I played through the game’s single-player arcade mode over and over again, repeatedly trying to learn the ins and outs of each stage in order to improve on my time, and I kept doing better and better as a result. It’s difficult to translate muscle memory into words, though, and the game honestly hasn’t changed a huge amount since its launch despite the way I play through it changing significantly since then. I’ve waited longer than usual to follow up with it because of my unique attachment to the game, holding off until a patch added the ability to save a character preset. Now that it has, I’m going to go over the things that have been added and explain some strategies for the stages. Read more →

OR MAYBE SCREENSHOTS ARE MORE YOUR SPEED? I HAVE A LOT OF THOSE, TOO.

I ALSO RAMBLE ABOUT STUFF SOMETIMES, IF YOU’RE INTO THAT SORT OF THING.

Thanks for proving that you suck, Gamestop

Some back story: one of Gamestop’s front-and-center Black Friday sales (which starts on Thanksgiving for cynical reasons, or perhaps because calendars are hard) was a used Xbox 360 for 60 dollars that came with a 60 dollars rebate, effectively making it free. “Hey,” thought I, “that would be incredibly handy since the Xbox One hasn’t become backwards compatible with all the games I’d like to review.” I was all prepared to drop a sizable amount of money on a bunch of Xbox 360 games to go along with the console. Then Gamestop made it impossible to do so. I didn’t bother checking time zones to see when the sale started, but I checked the site at around 11:30 PM my time the day before Thanksgiving and it had begun. Most of the Xbox 360s with rebates had already sold out, but there was one on the first page that hadn’t, so I added it to my cart. When I realized that I was currently signed out, though, I signed in and my cart was empty. That’s when the problems started. Read more →




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