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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!

A tl;dr Haiku Shoot without delay! ‘Cause “delay because of bugs:” Bad mission statement.   Shoot things to get things that shoot things better. It’s like capitalism meets social Darwinism only instead of maximizing dollars, it’s maximizing a body count. That’s the thinnest description I can really give for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!, a first person shooter developed by Gearbox Software and 2K Australia. Gameplay 7.5 / 10 Man, this category was a headache to try put a number on. The core pieces of the gameplay are solid. There’s a fun rock-paper-scissors mechanic that makes killing things more than simple point-and-click, there are multiple classes with skill sets and abilities specific to each class, and there are a wide variety of weapon types to keep the action dynamic. All that stuff is rad, I love it. There are few things more satisfying than turning enemies into salsa via shooting lasers, firing ...

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Lord Strell Presents – Styx Master of Shadows

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LordStrell’s Blazing Reviews Starring Styx Master of Shadows “Who says Thieves Play Nice? ” That interesting game that happens to trail across your screen the moment you start up steam. Looking at it, you wonder if the price point justifies a purchase. No matter which end of the spectrum the price point falls, high or low, this thought occurs. If priced too high, the publisher is trying to price gouge. If priced too low, the game is not worth the hard drive space it uses. However, there are many cases where you cannot judge a game by its price point. Styx Master of Shadow is one such game. From start to finish the game is an intense roller coaster ride of stealth gameplay. I have to say I was relatively excited when I was presented the opportunity to play as Styx in a spinoff prequel of Cyanide Studio’s previous title, Of ...

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Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

A tl;dr Haiku For fun or glory. Gaming icons duke it out. This time on the go.   Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. Produced by Nintendo and developed by Sora Ltd. Maybe you carpool around and haven’t heard of it, but I’ve been on this hype train since it left the station and hell if I’m gonna bother looking for the brakes now. Let’s jump right in.   Gameplay 9.5 / 10 On the basis of range of gameplay and staggering number of features alone, Smash is already guaranteed a high score here. With about a half dozen different game modes, not including mini-games and the different variations of said game modes, there are hours of content packed in single-player mode alone – and that’s not even where the meat of the game is. The meat is, as anyone who has played Smash knows, in the multi-player: kicking the piss ...

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