Posts Tagged ‘music’

Proteus is Your Brain on Musical Pixels

Proteus

Video games can do many things. They can train children to be competitive little assholes, provide relaxation after a long week, fry your brain and deprive you of sleep, or give you a pleasant and surreal world to escape to when things are rough. Proteus is one of those. Which one? Do some detective work […]

Sonic Adventure 2: Battle, Rundown

Sonic Adventure 2: Battle

You know what’s cute? Little brightly colored bouncy creatures with big eyes, and happy mouths. You know what’s cool? A whole bunch of different characters running around and completing various missions while working collaboratively towards the awe-inspiring conclusion of a greater underlying plot. You know what’s batshit insane? When both of these are in the […]

Oh, the Places Journey Will Take You…

Journey

First and foremost, Journey is not a game. I don’t think of it as one. While it has a finite goal, challenges to overcome, areas to explore, and power to be gained, it doesn’t feel like a game at all. Journey is a form of digital therapy, and it performs this exquisitely. With no instruction […]

Audiosurf: Ride the Beat, Beat the Ride

Audiosurf

I don’t feel like Audiosurf is so much a game as it is a really, REALLY hyper-intense visualizer. I mean, let’s look at the facts: The background is flashy and pretty, following the flow of the song you’re playing. The road is curved based upon the beat and intensity of the song, and the blocks […]

The World Ends With You Ascends the DS

The World Ends With You

The World Ends With You has got to be the most… how shall I put it? Different? Unorthodox? Those will do. It’s a Nintendo DS game that focuses both on the touch-screen and the D-pad/ABXY buttons simultaneously during combat. Combat, in this specific case, involves using pins, cell phones, skateboards, and cat dolls in order […]

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