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A Celebration of the Andy Sidaris Cinema Universe

Posted by _kurabi_, 16 October 2015 - - - - - - · 2146 views
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A Celebration of the Andy Sidaris Cinema Universe Explosions buttressed by decolletage. This is a chopped-up journey through the Sidaris Triple B shared cinematic universe. These movies are glorious in their own way and if you have an appetite for raunchy action, I advise you to seek them out in full.


Mirror's Edge Playthrough

Posted by _kurabi_, 29 August 2015 - - - - - - · 1515 views
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Mirror's Edge Playthrough I've started a new edited game playthrough. This time it's Mirror's Edge, a game I don't love. In fact I frequently hate Mirror's Edge. But when it's good, it's unlike any other experience before or since. Hopefully I can highlight its strengths in the videos and address its many problems in a future blog post. The first few installments of the series are...


Dead Space Videos and Other Such Things

Posted by _kurabi_, 16 May 2015 - - - - - - · 1160 views
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Dead Space Videos and Other Such Things I've posted a complete playlist of my 12-part condensed video playthrough of Dead Space over on my YouTube channel. Maybe check it out, why not? The whole thing was meant to be a Let's Play style of playthrough with text commentary, but the in-game sound started to distort, making it unusable. So, I decided, since the idea was to edit the footage down an...


A Few Thoughts On Dead Space

Posted by _kurabi_, 25 March 2015 - * * * * * · 2067 views

I'm posting a multi-part video playthrough of Dead Space on Youtube . As a result, I took a look at something I wrote years ago in response to originally playing the game. Here it is, re-edited somewhat:

I played the original Silent Hill for about fifteen minutes before I had to press power and go for a quiet walk in the real world, perhaps secretly hopi...


Just A Few Thoughts On: Alpha Protocol

Posted by _kurabi_, 19 August 2010 - - - - - - · 308 views

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Mike Thorton, Alpha Protocol's constantly put-upon protagonist, walks like the rear half of a horse costume when he's stealthily crouched. This animation never stops being awkward and embarrassing, despite the satisfaction it grants you when you silently disab...


Just A Few Thoughts On Batman: Arkham Asylum

Posted by _kurabi_, 06 November 2009 - - - - - - · 307 views

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Arkham Asylum succeeds largely through the two factors that define it as a Batman game, rather than as simply a Batman-themed title. The experience of observing, deducing, infiltrating, and brawling is presented in ways that show reverence to stealth titles of...


Just A Few Thoughts On X-men Origins: Wolverine (Uncaged Edition)

Posted by _kurabi_, 06 November 2009 - - - - - - · 311 views

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Too much of a good thing can leave me feeling numb toward whatever initial joy drew me into a game's central gimmick. That's the problem here. X-Men Origins: Wolverine is creatively lacking in nearly every way, relying on repetitive ultra violence in stock comic...


Just A Few Thoughts On Tomb Raider: Underworld

Posted by _kurabi_, 10 July 2009 - - - - - - · 474 views

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I like to feel empowered by my game avatars. Maybe the reason I detested the early Tomb Raider titles is the same reason I've done a good job avoiding habitually stiff survival horror games: I like to move in ways my real flesh won't allo...


Just A Few Thoughts On: Bionic Commando

Posted by _kurabi_, 24 June 2009 - - - - - - · 383 views

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Bionic Commando is overburdened by its desire to be a modern game and its inability to be itself. BC: Rearmed (the remake of the '88 console sequel of the '87 arcade game) embraced and embellished its own ridiculousness while in the end establishing its...


Just A Few Thought On: Prince of Persia

Posted by _kurabi_, 26 February 2009 - - - - - - · 402 views

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Let's be clear: Prince of Persia is not an easy game. It is simple and it's straightforward. I can't help but make comparisons to Fumito Ueda's Ico and Shadow of the Colossus by way of explanation -- it has the desolate and decaying landscape, the fo...