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A Magical Dolphin Plays... Claire

********************** Hey there guys. Panzadolphin56 here, I haven't really written anything for awhile but having picked up a copy of 'Claire' recently on Steam I found myself with the sudden...   more

A Magical Dolphin Plays... Claire


I love cutscenes.

Cutscenes have become quite the controversial topic in recent times, with the age-old feud between ‘core’ and ‘casual’ gamers choosing the term as the latest battlefield. ‘Core’ players see cut...   more

I love cutscenes.


The Play it/Avoid it Report - 002 // Wind Waker HD, GTA V and more

Hello, Destructoid. Believe it or not, The Play it/Avoid it Report is back after an extended hiatus. I'm going to skip my traditional intro and dive right in. Let's do this. ____________________...   more



My Top 10 Most Wanted Characters for the New Super Smash Bros.!

I freaking love It's one of my favorite fighting game series of all time, but as fun as the games are, the anticipation leading up to each new release is almost just as fun! The speculation! The...   more



Call of Cthulhu and the Spectre of Good Horror

So I picked up in the Steam Christmas sale and despite some minor problems was able to power through it quite quickly within a week or so; what I played left me intrigued enough to want to jot...   more

Call of Cthulhu and the Spectre of Good Horror


Pokémon X and Y: Thoughts

[]   I’m addicted to . Again. …   and marks Game Freak’s first foray into AAA development for the 3DS, and they’ve entered with a bang. Much of the game will be very familiar to anyone who’s p...   more

Pokémon X and Y: Thoughts


Of Inventories and Horror Games

Could you carry this for me? It's only small, it shouldn't take up much room; wait, have you checked you have the space? Do you need it for something else? Nowhere does inventory space become...   more



Dead Space 3, in a nut shell.

So I finished Dead Space 3 the other day and was going to write a blog detailing why it made me want to claw my eyes out, but I found the subject almost as boring as the game, fortunately (or not...   more

Dead Space 3, in a nut shell.


A Magical Dolphin Plays... Sepulchre

********************** Sepulchre is a short point-and-click indie game in which you play an academic who wakes up on a train not really having a clear idea of what's going on. You explore yo...   more

A Magical Dolphin Plays... Sepulchre


Crafting A Good Game of 'The Thing'

So only a few days ago I happened to stumble across a video of 'The Thing', the game, on YouTube, and it brought back a lot of memories. Released around 2002, prior to getting my hands on it it h...   more

Crafting A Good Game of 'The Thing'


Alien(s), Creative license and Borrowed Ideas

Maybe it's because Stasis Interrupted's been released and I've been watching a few gameplay videos of it but for some reason lately I've been (again) thinking a lot about Aliens games and where t...   more



A Magical Dolphin Plays... The King of the Wood

********************** The King of the Wood is a short indie game where you play a character tasked with eliminating a rogue cyborg, in the process of which you explore a small world and lea...   more

A Magical Dolphin Plays... The King of the Wood


Struggling to move from one medium to another, TV/Movies to Games

So I haven't really wanted to write all that much of late, maybe it's because summer is pretty much here but my desire to do anything even vaguely game-related is waning somewhat. The other day t...   more

Struggling to move from one medium to another, TV/Movies to Games


Get Yo Summer Game On

So Summer is here, at least in the UK, and frankly I have lost all willpower to sit inside ever again until it's cold and dark and generally miserable again (so at least a week from now given how...   more

Get Yo Summer Game On


Retrospective: Resident Evil Remake

If you're a Survival Horror fan, or indeed a gamer in general, the Resident Evil series will no doubt be familiar to you; it started off by defining an entire genre and grew into a franchise. In ...   more



The Play it/Avoid it Report - 001 // Bioshock Infinite, Sleeping Dogs and more

Hello, bloggers.  I have been struggling with what direction to take The Buy it/Avoid it Report for a while now.  Although I have always enjoyed writing it, lately I just haven't been buying much...   more



Scope and Depth in the world of gaming

When it comes to games we're often led to believe that more is always better – making an FPS? Well if you want people to really enjoy it you'd better have five locales to visit instead of four, o...   more

Scope and Depth in the world of gaming


Story Books and Nightmares in Rule of Rose

When it comes to all the possible ways that people can express themselves creatively, and hope to succeed to a degree to be able to commercially benefit from that creativity, games probably are...   more



Boss Battles - When do they ever make sense?

Bosses. Can't live with 'em, can't have closure with genuinely satisfying gameplay segments without them. ...well, atleast that's what we generally tend to believe. And who could blame us for ...   more

Boss Battles - When do they ever make sense?


B-Movie Bliss: Extermination

So I picked up a copy of Extermination a week or so ago, and was able to play through the game pretty quickly (in about four or fives hours), and that made me think about and then eventually do a...   more

B-Movie Bliss: Extermination


Bring us Merlenderl, and wipe away the debt!

(Made with loving juiciness by Michael Towns)   more



Survival Horror Essentials

So last week I happened to pick up a copy of Extermination, an old PS2 title from the early days of the console, a survival horror game. This year I've been a lot more interested in trying to loo...   more



Lazyblog: Box Art

What's the first game you remember playing? That you remember vividly? I played a lot of games as a kid, and I mean , pretty much all demos really because we didn't have any money. Some stu...   more



Colonial Marines: Well, that kind of sucked...

So... there's this game that released this week, and err... it was kind of sucky... Like, really sucky. I am ofcourse speaking of: Panza's Creepy Lovehouse As an Aliens fans, and an AvP f...   more



Horror Story: Escaping into the Darkness of Hellnight

There's a noise. I stop and slowly, anxiously, look behind me. Nothing. The darkened passageway is empty. I'm alone. I relax my grip on the controller, letting my finger slide off the s...   more

Horror Story: Escaping into the Darkness of Hellnight


Retrospective: Aliens Vs Predator 2

It's always been felt that games need a strong sense of identity to sell, especially mainstream ones, modern games tend to create that sense of identity themselves by creating characters and worl...   more

Retrospective: Aliens Vs Predator 2


Disability, Disease and the struggle of being in a Videogame

Something that's seemed to dwell on my mind lately, returning from time to time, has been the subject of disability, disfigurement and disease in games, in particular the idea of losing a limb or...   more

Disability, Disease and the struggle of being in a Videogame


My Top 10 Video Games of 2012!

Alright, let me get a piece of this Top 10 action. I feel I should quickly preface this list by saying that I have yet to fully indulge in the likes of , , (only 3 episodes in so far) and . It...   more



Blood 2's Post-Modern vibe and keeping games interesting

So recently I've been getting into a bit of old-school gaming and replaying some games I really haven't thought about much since I was about ten. As a kid I was pretty big into strategy games, FP...   more

Blood 2's Post-Modern vibe and keeping games interesting


Diversity what what?!?: Black Mamba Edition

Hey you! Ever played a videogame before...? huh...? HUH...?! HUH....!?! Oh yeah, I bet you have. And I bet there were boobies and men with big muscles and everybody was white and you fa...   more






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