Happy Birthday Sonic!

Sonic is twenty today and what better way to celebrate than by playing the game that debuted the unlikeliest of mascots. A blue hedgehog with red sneakers and an attitude? What have you been smoking, Naka-san?

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There is a Light and it Never Goes Out

"Adventure games are to be savoured like a fine meal, not eaten like junk food" - Ron Gilbert

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Burn, Burn, Yes You’re Gonna Burn

WARNING: May cause pyromaniacal tendencies.

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The Loneliest and Most Brutal of American Cities

Team Bondi's gum-shoe hit is more or less a point 'n' click adventure game for the new generation, which brings along with it both good and bad.

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One Game Closer to Death #9 – Fieldrunners

My first thought was of the amount of money I was going to have to shell out to play another tower defence game...

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One Game Closer to Death #8 – Operation Wolf

That's lovely and everything... but where are the wolves?

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One Game Closer to Death #7

I can see why this game was so highly praised at the time of release: the original premise and play mechanics stood out a mile against a backdrop of cookie cutter 3D platformers and racing games.

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Same Game, Different Name or The Secret Origins of Just Cause 2

I couldn't shake an eerie sense of deja vu; a strange nagging sensation in the back of my skull was telling me I'd done all this before.

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The Problem with Perfection, or Why Tetris Sequels Suck

Move a piece, rotate it one of two ways and plonk it down. Two buttons and a d-pad. You need nothing more.

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My Name is Kyle Katarn and I’m a PC

Out went the creaky Tandy 286 and its anachronistic DOS word processing and spreadsheet software and in came a shiny new Windows 95 machine...

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