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Baldur's Gate II has returned from the year 2000, popped out of a slightly sinister time capsule and magically conjuring itself onto your iPad (after you've expelliarmus'd a couple of gigs of pirated HBO shows to make room for it).

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Review: Road of Kings

30 Jan 2014 0
  • iOS

Good posture is optional for kings.
As a product of ex-38 Studios devs Dancing Sorcerer Games, Road of Kings might seem like a reaction to the ashes its creators are pulling themselves out of.

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Review: Tree Wars

27 Jan 2014 0
  • iOS

"Two roads diverged in a--OH HELL DO THOSE SQUIRRELS HAVE KNIVES?"
What Tree Wars most readily accomplishes is making one realize just how strangely logical a war between squirrels and beavers would be.

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The parallels to Austin Powers are plentiful.
Death Off the Cuff has a delightful setting: the climactic scene from so many mysteries, with the suspects gathered around the triumphant detective, but with the brilliant inspector clueless about the case.

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Review: Dungeonism

21 Jan 2014 0
  • iOS

The blood of goblins and fell warriors drips from my blade. I have my sword at my side, my bow on my back and the primal forces of magic at my fingertips. This dungeon has been a long and gory trek, but, as I am cunning, I butchered the beasts...

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Review: Archangel

20 Jan 2014 0
  • iOS

"Yeah, you can still pet the rabbits guys. Just, *sniff* just don't turn around..."
There's a hasty, poorly-reasoned argument to be made that we're all just trying to be gods when we play games. Gods as fathers, mothers, masters, lawmakers, lawbreakers—all-powerful, all-knowledgeable and all-important, essentially.

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Review: Suburbia

16 Jan 2014 0
  • iOS

The district solved their problem by privatizing school transportation: now all the complaints from irate parents go to someone else.
Suburbia is exactly the sort of board game that I dream of having converted to iOS: it's very well-regarded among frequent boardgamers and employs several mechanics...

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I hear you, brother.
Ugh, it's time to fire up Star Trek: Trexels again. There's the push notification on my iPad, alerting me that Ensign Solomon wants my attention in the Hydroponics Lab. Beam me up the hell up I guess.

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Review: Rube Works

15 Jan 2014 0
  • iOS

Cold man's shivers move sword, which cuts string, which drops mallet, which hits button, which turns on heating pad, which ISN'T UNDER COLD MAN.
Rube Goldberg attained fame for his ludicrously unnecessarily complicated mechanisms which he illustrated in his cartoons.

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"I'm talking to you, Sid Philips! We don't like being blown up, Sid. Or smashed, or torn a- actually, I guess we are doing all that stuff on our own anyway, and it *is* a bit fun.

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