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Month: May 2014

The Swapper – “Illumination by Imitation”

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Published/Developed by Facepalm Games – Link
Platform(s): XBox 360, Playstation 3/4/Vita and PC (Windows)
Retails via Digital Download
Retails via:
Steam
($14.99 CDN) -|- Direct from Developer $14.99 (CDN) -|-
GOG.com for $14.99 -|- XBox Marketplace for $14.99
Playstation Network for $14.99 – Search Results

I crept more than jumped at the chance to play The Swapper. Moody, dark, lonely games aren’t my usual fare. I prefer stories of hope with dramatic events. You are the unnamed and not so intrepid space suit bound adventurer unraveling an abandoned mining project. Did Theseus dig too deep? What has become of the crew?

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Guacamelee – “Flex and Focus”

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Published/Developed by Drinkbox Studios
Platform(s): XBox 360, Playstation 3/4 and Vita, Windows, Linux & Mac
Retails via Digital Download and Your Local Gaming Retailer
Developer
for $14.99 (Gold Edition)
Steam for $14.99 (Gold Edition) or $14.99 (Super Turbo Championship Edition)
GOG.com for $14.99 (STCE) -|- XBox Marketplace for $14.99 (STCE)
Playstation Network for $14.99 (Standard) or $14.99 (STCE) – Search Results

Note: The Gold and Super Turbo Champion Edition has been made available at the same price point with content differences and improved gameplay features. Changes included retuned levels, more combat, extra visual details and a “charge mode” that grants your character temporary bonuses. That’s it. Buy the ones your friends have or just buy STCE.

If a mask and tights are adequate protection and wrestling moves your preferred weapon, Juan, the broad-chested hero of Guacamelee! is your luchador. Armed with supernatural powers and the aid of master-taught abilities, his somewhat typical quest pays tribute the games that inspired it. Rescue El Presidente’s daughter and defeat the skull-headed mastermind, Carlos Calaca.

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Fez – “Forgiving Perception”

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Published/Developed by Polytron Coporation / Trapdoor
Platform(s): Xbox 360, Playstation 3/4 and Vita, Windows, Linux & Mac
Retails via Digital Download and Your Local Gaming Retailer
Steam
for $10.99 (CDN) -|- GOG.com for $9.99 (USD/CDN)
Playstation Network for $12.99 or Demo (Free) – Search Results

Indie developed titles and can be rewarding in their diversion from the mainstream. Gomez, the protagonist of Fez, is a charmer represented by a few handfuls of pixels and plenty of affection. Its colorful palette and masterful execution invites you to explore and check your stress at the door.

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