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Review: Mind Zero
by Brittany Vincent

At a glance, it's easy to look at Mind Zero and compare it to the Persona series given its art style and the narrative advertised within early trailers and promotional materials. And you wouldn't be incorrect in declaring that it borrows several elements from the popular role-playing series.

Still, it's unfair to call Mind Zero a copycat when its most fundamental elements are much different from the Shin Megami Tensei spinoff. That doesn't mean the game is actually all that impressive, however. Acquire and ZeroDiv's Vita RPG features an interesting premise, but in the end it's a weaker product than those that obviously inspired it.

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4:30 PM on 10.24.2014

There are just too many assassins in the new AC Unity TV ad

The new Assassin's Creed Unity television spot sheds a few tears, but it sheds way more blood. That's what happens when it figuratively rains assassins in the streets, from the roofs, and through the windows. Sometimes it takes a flood to spark a revolution.

Brett Makedonski



100% Series Retrospective: Diablo photo
100% Series Retrospective: Diablo
by Chris Carter

Things have been crazy at Destructoid since I became the Reviews Director. On my first week, I had to tackle a new Ratchet & Clank, Super Mario 3D World, and three other games. It hasn't let up after that, and as a result, I haven't had as much time to focus on my Carter's Quest series.

Thankfully though I am often able to incorporate assignments into other works, and since playing a ton of Reaper of Souls on PS4 last month I decided to tackle its predecessors yet again. The Diablo series is among my most-played franchises, so it was an easy adventure to take.

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3:30 PM on 10.24.2014

Nintendo has kids explain amiibo figures in Super Smash Bros.

I made it to the closeup of Mario's face, roughly a minute in, before deciding that I needed to share this ridiculous video in which a boy buys an amiibo for Super Smash Bros. to impress a girl. Kyle says it's the worst thin...

Jordan Devore

3:15 PM on 10.24.2014

Destructoid shirts now going for $14.95

All t-shirts on the Destructoid store have been dropped down to $14.95! We've lowered the price, saving you a few bucks. Hoodies are still between $24.95 to $34.95, and as always you'll get free shipping worldwide on orders over $60. These are also going to be the last run prints on all the designs we have in the store currently. So once they're gone they'll be gone for good!

Hamza CTZ Aziz





3:00 PM on 10.24.2014

I want The Tomorrow Children yesterday!

Cinematography, lighting, and geometry. Those are three visual aspects that Q-Games really focused on in The Tomorrow Children by taking advantage of the power of the PS4. That's how it's creating that unique and gorgeous lo...

Brett Makedonski



'Time is literally running out': Lengthy look at Quantum Break photo
'Time is literally running out': Lengthy look at Quantum Break
by Steven Hansen

Have we even seen this much Quantum Break gameplay? The half television show, half videogame from the developers of Max Payne and Alan Wake is coming to Xbox One next year.

Everything about this is hokey and trite, a Marvel comic in a leather jacket ensconced button up with less color. It also has a pretty nice look to it compared to other photorealistic games. There's some color and good lighting there. It's like a not gross and exclusively piss-covered Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

It's winning me over for the first time though through technical marvel but because that initial bit of combat starts with shrug inducing third-person cover boredom before moving to Singularity-reminiscent time powers--gained by being involved in a freak accident that is killing time--that seems to encourage scaled back, Vanquish-style movement. Active gunplay. Like, there could be a good action game under all this pomp instead of what easily could've been lazy cover-based shooting gluing a bad plot together? 

I still don't want to sit through the TV show, though, especially when it looks as if the game will have more than enough cutscenes and non-interactive bits.

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Beating Spelunky on a dance pad is quite the remarkable feat photo
Beating Spelunky on a dance pad is quite the remarkable feat
by Brett Makedonski


Spelunky players are always finding new and interesting ways to torture themselves. Let's face it -- besting Spelunky's unforgiving randomly generated mazes is an accomplishment unto itself. Learning to do it with your feet is a completely different level of insane dedication.

But, that's what one Twitch streamer did to celebrate getting to 1,000 followers -- he mastered Spelunky's directional controls on a dance pad, and used a controller for the buttons. With the assistance of an early jetpack, he marched right through the game and dropped Olmec to his death.

Not too shabby for something that the majority of players couldn't do with their hands.

Spelunky, Beaten With A Dance Pad Controller [Kotaku]

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2:00 PM on 10.24.2014

I'm happy a game like Shelter 2 can exist

Badgers were cute in Shelter, but I prefer the lynxes of Shelter 2 -- still adorable and higher up on the food chain. This is a survival game in which you begin as a pregnant lynx, a first for the medium, I'm sure. You'll ma...

Jordan Devore



Review: Bayonetta 2 photo
Review: Bayonetta 2
by Chris Carter

Outside of Devil May Cry 3, Bayonetta is one of the finest action games of all time. The action systems were so clean, so precise, and so rewarding that it leaves pretty much everything these days in the dust.

Bayonetta 2 doesn't change a whole lot, and that's perfectly okay with me.

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1:00 PM on 10.24.2014

Friday Night Fights: Witch time!

Happy Friday! I almost can't believe that it's actually here. Bayonetta 2, a game that nobody thought we'd ever see, has officially launched here in the states for the Wii U. After playing through the demo almost a dozen time...

Bill Platt

12:30 PM on 10.24.2014

LISA the RPG stuck in Greenlight limbo, releases badass new trailer

[Disclosure: LISA contains characters based on past and present Destructoid employees.] I've seen a lot of Kickstarter projects during the last few years. Some make it, some don't. A rare few manage to stick with me, though....

Rob Morrow

12:15 PM on 10.24.2014

Treat for Sony fans: PlayStation gets temporary Costume Quest 2 exclusivity

This ain't no trick -- things are lookin' pretty sweet for PlayStation owners that want to do battle with some Grubbins just in time for Halloween. Sony's announced that it has a temporary console exclusive for Costume ...

Brett Makedonski

12:00 PM on 10.24.2014

The Witcher 3 intro cinematic: Yep, still want this

Eye-boring crow! Eye-boring crow!  Gameplay, of course.

Steven Hansen

11:30 AM on 10.24.2014

Forward to the Sky looks like a fun platforming romp

Every once in a while a game will come along that reminds me of the Dreamcast era, filled to the brim with great looking games like Skies of Arcadia. Forward to the Sky looks like one such title, an action platformer that ju...

Chris Carter