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Oceanhorn Abandoned Mines Walkthrough

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While Ken has kept himself busy with Bloodborne this week, I’ve been playing through a new title he recommended, Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas. Truth be told I hadn’t heard of the game before he sent me a trailer. The video could have been mistaken for The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker if you had only briefly looked at it. Ken felt that my love of the Zelda series made me uniquely qualified among us to give the game a proper play through and review. I’m not quite ready to give a full review of the game yet because there’s too much left to see. While you wait, Tyler has cut a short preview video of me playing through the Abandoned Mines dungeon to give you guys an idea of what the game is like. Keep an eye out for my full review later this week. Continue reading Oceanhorn Abandoned Mines Walkthrough

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D Review

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Last week saw the launch of the much anticipated re-release of the Nintendo 64 classic, Majora’s Mask, for the Nintendo 3DS. I’ve been waiting for this title since the release of Ocarina of Time 3D back in June of 2011. I spent the week re-exploring the land of Termina¬† from top to bottom, and it’s easy to remember why I loved this game so much the first time.

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Do game ratings matter?

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Viewing the game industry as a whole, the game ratings system seems to be the standard for most of the biggest names in game reviews. However even as a lot of sites use them, there isn’t any real uniformity among them. Some sites use a 5 star rating system much like movie reviews, while others opt for a # out of 10 style to better separate the wheat from the chaff. And still others finding neither system quite accurate enough choose to add decimal points into the mix to essentially give you a 1-100 rating system. My question is, what is the difference between 8.4 and 8.7?

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