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The Top 10 Moments of Comic Relief that Define their Game [Spoilers]

Posted by on Feb 24, 2014 in Lists | 0 comments

We usually think of comic relief as a moment of rest in the tragic, a moment to ease our thinking and stop occupying ourselves with the disturbing flow of the events. However, the writer(s) can sneak in very serious messages into these moments as well. Sometimes these moments actually define the whole work, present the theme of the overall theme of the work in a sort of a micronarrative. Nazifpour presents to you ten examples of thematic and major comic relief moments in video games.

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Vale of Tears (Alice: Madness Returns)

Posted by on Feb 24, 2014 in Oases of Beauty | 0 comments

February 2014 is Acid Trip Month for Oases of Beauty; a celebration of bizarre, unclassifiable worlds. Today’s featured world is the Vale of Tears from Alice: Madness Returns, an Action game for the Playstation 3.

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Top 10 Young Franchises

Posted by on Feb 21, 2014 in Lists | 0 comments

In this Top 10 list, DDJ looks at ten of the best franchises to emerge in the best ten years of gaming, before his GameFAQs Top 100 project on DDJGames.com points the spotlight more directly on Final Fantasy, Mario, and The Legend of Zelda.

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Dead Sea (Chrono Cross)

Posted by on Feb 17, 2014 in Oases of Beauty | 0 comments

February 2014 is Acid Trip Month for Oases of Beauty; a celebration of bizarre, unclassifiable worlds. Today’s featured world is the Dead Sea from Chrono Cross, a JRPG for the Playstation.

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Ripple Star 1 (Kirby 64)

Posted by on Feb 10, 2014 in Oases of Beauty | 0 comments

February 2014 is Acid Trip Month for Oases of Beauty; a celebration of bizarre, unclassifiable worlds. Today’s featured world is Ripple Star’s first level from Kirby 64, a Platformer for the N64.

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