Monthly Archives: September 2011

Super Smash Brothers – Gameplay analysis

Super Smash Brothers was and still is considered a successful game. It managed to make with a very simple concept a game that will be remembered by everyone for years to come.   Super Smash Bros. takes entirely different characters … Continue reading

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Portal 2: Gels

  The Basics           Portal 2, the sequel to Portal, revives the protagonist Chell and the devious antagonist A.I. GLaDOS into another scientific and historic adventure. Valve’s highly-awaited release of Portal 2 finally came in April … Continue reading

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Somewhat relevant

Kind of relevant to what we ended up going on about during the SC2 presentation, I randomly found this after class. It turns out the history of science fiction is very whale-shaped. http://i.imgur.com/b3Ejs.jpg

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Pokemon Gold: Group Summary

POKEMON GOLD CLOSE READING Pokemon is one of the best known RPG series in the world. It has spanned numerous generations and over a decade and still captures the attention and imagination of players of every age. The series started … Continue reading

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Plants Vs. Zombies, the Addiction

I started looking at how the game is entertaining and why, but I found the game to be very addictive and instead in my close reading I focused on how it keeps your attention throughout the game. I found it … Continue reading

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Pokemon Emerald: Close Reading

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Go Forth! Use Tackle! – Pokemon Battle Systems (Gen 2 Gold)

The battle system of Pokémon is at a first glance very linear; both parties taking turns at deal damage to each other, until one Pokemon faints from losing all their Health Points (HP), however it is more complex than that. … Continue reading

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Plants vs. Zombies: Group Summary

It would be agreeable to say that Plants vs. Zombies is a simple yet enticing game for any age group or demographic. Following a traditional tower defence tradition, the game merges acceptable appeal for any audience while incorporating the ever … Continue reading

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Terran in StarCraft II

The Terran race in StarCraft II can be referred to as ‘us in the future’. At a first glance comparison to the Zerg or Protoss the Terran are easily distinguished as humanity in space. With that said, they demonstrate a … Continue reading

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Assassin’s Creed 2 | Sounds & Jesper Kyd

Flying over Venezia, or touring the streets of Firenze, the accompaniment of the musical score in Assassin’s Creed 2 is so well refined and polished, compared from its predecessor in AC1. Jesper Kyd really captured all moments of the game … Continue reading

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