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Doki Doki Universe Review

As I mentioned in my Goals & Resolutions post, playing (and finishing) more video games is a high priority for me this year. Unfortunately, I still kinda suck at video games, so finding something that will hold my attention while still being simple enough for me to play without dying a bajillion times a minute is of utmost importance. Luckily, a recent review on Indie Gamer Chick seemed to provide the answer to my prayers. Albeit with a little more…

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Backseat Game Review: Far Cry 3

In my last Backseat Game Review I mentioned Rick’s tenuous relationship with Ubisoft, hinting at the frequent diatribes I find myself subjected to every time the developer’s name comes up in conversation. “They rushed AC3!” “They try too hard to be funny!” “They’re not ambitious enough!” “They’re too French!” etc., etc., etc… However, all that and the resounding disappointment of Assassin’s Creed 3 aside, Rick is happily eating his words while trippin’ his virtual balls off in Far Cry 3.…

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Lollipop Chainsaw

Buoyed by my achievement last year of completing a video game all by myself, Ric decided to listen to the hints I’d been dropping since it came out and got me a copy of Lollipop Chainsaw for Christmas. “What’s that?” I hear you say? Self-proclaimed feminist Gamerwife is playing a game where the protagonist is a panty-flashing walking sex object? Yup. I sure am. And I’m loving every minute of it. First off, the feminist question. Again, it’s about context.…

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Backseat Game Review: Portal 2

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these reviews, but I think we’ve accepted that whatever I choose to review here is going to be frightfully out of date anyways, so what the hell. Rick and I had actually started the original Portal together a few months ago, trading off the controller between puzzles in an attempt to get me more comfortable with console controls. I still spun around in circles and bumped into nearly every portal/door opening,…

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