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VVVVVVirtuoso

In VVVVVV you play Captain Viridian, whose spaceship has crashed in an alternate dimension, leaving the crew scattered around in need of rescue. It’s your job to go out into the open world (and into its linear ‘dungeon’-like levels) and bring … Continue reading

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Paradise Found

Burnout: Paradise is the fifth instalment in Criterion Games’ excellent series of smashy crashy driving games, and it retains the essential elements of the previous games while moving in an interesting new direction. Burnout’s hook has always been fairly simple: it’s … Continue reading

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Braid

If we learned anything from Portal, it’s how a shorter game can offer as complete and fully realised an experience as a big-budget mainstream title. Perhaps even more so, because it can be tighter and more focused. It can dispense … Continue reading

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Thinking with portals

So, the coming of the Orange Box has finally brought a ray of sunshine into our otherwise dull and pointless lives. I’ve played Portal, and I can confirm it’s not just a slogan: I really am thinking with portals. And … Continue reading

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