Coming Soon! 8/6/2012

One week you get a sort-of big release like Kingdom Hearts. The next you get exactly one game whose audience can be described as a niche of an already niche audience.

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Coming Soon! 2/13/2012

Happy Valentine’s Eve everybody! Did you get your turkeys yet? Wait, wrong holiday. Did you get your con… boxes of chocolates yet? If you’re one of the poor souls without a mate this year, why not drown your sorrows, or possibly your jubilance, with this week’s smattering of releases?

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Goodbye Demon’s Souls

About a month after I started Demon’s Souls, I was shocked to see that my save file says that I have only spent 90 hours on my game. It felt like it should’ve been much longer than that. I kid you not when I say that I experienced the entire rainbow of emotions while playing this game: Joy. Laughter. Sadness. Anger. Confusion. Anger. Rage. Anger. Sadness. Anger. Despair. Anger. Resentment. Anger. Rage. Anger. Annoyance. Anger. Did I mention anger yet? I honestly can’t remember a session where I wasn’t angry at some part of Demon’s Souls. As I reflected on these sessions and my outburst of indignance at Demon’s Souls inherently unfair level design, I remembered the ending to the movie 187. I’ve never seen the movie in its entirety, but I caught the very end where it brought up the concept of a Pyrrhic victory.

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