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World 3 (Valis 3)

Posted by on Jan 27, 2014 in Oases of Beauty | 0 comments

January 2014 is the Four Elements Special on Oases of Beauty. This entry, representing Fire, takes a look at World 3 from Valis 3, a Platformer for the SEGA Genesis.

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The Legend of Zelda: a Second Look at the Second Quest

Posted by on Jan 25, 2014 in In-Depth | 5 comments

BGH revisited the Legend of Zelda’s Second Quest, and found it to be one of the most intelligent player experiences ever designed.

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Surgeon Simulator 2013

Posted by on Jan 21, 2014 in Reviews | 0 comments

The premise of Surgeon Simulator 2013 is literally sidesplitting. Just don’t expect to get much out of it once the joke is over.

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Air Man (Rock Man: No Constancy)

Posted by on Jan 20, 2014 in Oases of Beauty | 0 comments

January 2014 is the Four Elements Special on Oases of Beauty. This entry, representing Air, takes a look at Air Man’s Stage from Rock Man: No Constancy, a Mega Man 2 hack by Ika.

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Guacamelee! Gold Edition

Posted by on Jan 15, 2014 in Reviews | 0 comments

Guacamelee is some of the fastest, flashiest, and funniest entertainment I’ve had in years.

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