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Fragile gamer says she just can't handle Destructoid reviews anymore (Fauxclusive)

Wiping a stream of tears from her cheek, New Jersey gamer Claudia Bennet confirmed today she can no longer deal with reviews from Destructoid.com. "I just don't understand," Bennet cried while clutching her copy of Fallout 4. "Why... why do...

 
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Destructoid reviews can get something of a ... spirited ... reaction from readers. Our scores don't always line up with the majority of other publications, and some gamers can't stand that. However, as we learned this year, e...   read

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Presenting the new-look Destructoid reviews format

We at Destructoid are always looking to improve our reviews. They're a huge part of our site and one of the most controversial aspects of any videogame community, so ensuring that reviews are clear, concise and fair should be a prime priori...

 
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The Official Destructoid Review Guide

It's been quite a while since we've updated our reviews guide from 2011, and now is as good a time as ever to set the record straight once again, and keep our readers informed of the review process. Please read this (or at least skim i...

 
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It's mahjongg. I'm not going to tell you that this is some groundbreaking videogame. But I will say that I played the hell out of this title. It seemed to fill some gap in my PSPgo library that I didn't know needed filling. S...   read

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You know how it goes. There's always that one badass at school that no one messes with. Everyone around knows that this particular badass has dignified himself by pulling enough sucker punches and breaking enough noses over t...   read

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Racing games are not for everybody. Well, the old ones were, but time went by, we slowly got away from the simplicity of just getting over the finish line first. Now we're at a point where we're controlling high-end simulatio...   read

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Before I begin my review of Bookworm Adventures Volume 2, I have a dirty confession to make. As a games blogger, I know I really should have played every game ever made, but you know, I haven't. Therefore, I must make the gui...   read

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Imagine a golf game like, say, Hot Shots Golf, but with an over-the-top presentation and an RPG-ish layout and story. Oh, and have it starring a cast containing scantily clad girl pirates, huge-breasted military commanders, a...   read

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So there you are with your friends, hanging out in Shibuya, Tokyo, minding your own business. Your chesty friend Yuzu (nicknamed Yoohoo) was busy being...well, chesty, while your nerdy friend Atsuro was rambling on about comp...   read

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Clover is one of those games that would immediately catch the eye of a certain type of gamer -- that is, the gamer always on the lookout for something slightly different than the rest of what's out there. Described as a "...   read

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What is this? An iPhone game that controls perfectly fine, with no complaints connected to the lack of a d-pad or buttons? I know! I almost couldn't believe it myself. And a port of a classic game that, again, has no issues o...   read

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If you're reading a review of an Atlus game because you're a fan of any of their other titles, you may have some idea what to expect: beautifully drawn characters, old school fundmentals and often brutal difficulty. While thi...   read

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You've never played anything like Knights in the Nightmare. How can I be so sure? Well, every time I try to explain the game play, I find that I have to explain it twice, even to seasoned gamers. But that's not a bad thing, m...   read

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I've come to really love my iPhone for the bouts of quick and easy gaming it can provide, which comes in especially handy for impatient moments such as waiting in line at the bank. I have a modest handful of favorites for tha...   read

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Resistance: Retribution has been getting a lot of love for taking all the features of a console game and transporting it to the handheld realm of the PSP. The fellows at Sony Bend have done a great job indeed of cramming a hu...   read

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We all know the story when it comes to videogames based on movies. Rushed out of the gate to coincide with the theatrical release, lazily put together to cash in and make a quick buck off the back of some Hollywood travesty. ...   read

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There's one surefire way to amp up the cool factor of pretty much any game on the market, and that's to add zombies. With PopCap's newest offering, Plants vs. Zombies, this winning recipe also adds in green leafy characters f...   read

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It has been over a year since gamers were given the opportunity to check out the XNA Community Games demo and I think it's safe to say that one game clearly outshined all of the competition. The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai was f...   read

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Zombies are great, aren't they? Damn right they are. As enemies of humanity they are persistent, deadly and singularly driven to accomplish their goals. As mirrors into the soul of mankind, they are unmatched in the history ...   read

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The wait is finally over! Zeno Clash is out today, and if what I’ve heard in IRC and the forums is any indication, this game is hotly anticipated. It first entered the world as an obscure and bizarre trailer that confus...   read

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There are two kinds of PS3 owners in the world: those who have bought Valkyria Chronicles, and the ignorant majority who know not of the remarkably action/strategy/RPG combo we here at Destructoid think quite fondly of. If yo...   read

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As you may have heard, Demigod was released almost a week before the official date by Gamestop. As a result, the folks at Stardock ended up rushing the game out so that everyone who bought it could play it, and so for the fir...   read

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While some gamers pile scorn on the casual gaming market, I've long since pulled the stick out of my ass and left that attitude behind as the right type of game in this genre can totally win my heart (cough PopCap cough). I'v...   read

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A few years ago, my friends and I would have huge wrestling game parties thanks to the long line of absolutely rockin’ Nintendo 64 titles. We’d stay up all night, giggling like little girls while we smashed each o...   read

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If you were born in the eighties (or did your retro homework), you may have have fond memories of a little Commodore 64 game by the name of Wizardry. I was only four years old when it came out, but I managed to get my hands o...   read

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You’re probably wondering why we haven’t reviewed The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena until now. Well, wonder no more. Blame our lack of coverage on germs, man.Late last Thursday, I got wicked sick -...   read

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There was a point in my life when I was sure I'd never see a truly new "color matching" puzzle game ever again. This was around the time that Snood got immensely popular, despite the fact that it was a beat-for-beat...   read

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The Crystal Chronicles series of games has never really seemed to catch on, despite having the prestigious Final Fantasy name attached to it. That might have something to do with them rarely being very good. Not exactly terri...   read

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Mortal Kombat II turned me on to third-party peripherals. When I was a young lad, I couldn’t beat Shang Tsung. My memory is fuzzy, but I’m pretty sure that I rarely even progressed past the first round of our conf...   read


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