Browsing all articles by Ryan DiGiorgi.

A Boy and His Blob

Much like there’s always room for Jell-O, there’s always room for gelatin-based videogame sidekicks, especially those that combine the exploration and problem-solving spirit of a point and click adventure game with the run-and-jump action of a side-scroller. “A Boy and His Blob”, brought to you by David Crane of Pitfall fame, does just that. It […]

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Jekyll and Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson married a woman named Fanny. Can you imagine how embarrassing that must have been? Sure, his friends wish him and his blushing bride the best, but every now and then they get their digs in. “Hey, Rob, how’s your Fanny?” they say and run away snickering. Or when Stevenson is unable to […]

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

There’s a chance this game could get freaking awesome toward the end, but I can personally attest to the fact that the first five levels out of six are bland, boring, tasteless, artless, thrown together, crappy, slipshod, who-the-hell-cares, quicky, dumb, uninspired, stupid rubbish. Any charm Twain’s original characters might have had is entirely absent in […]

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Kirby’s Adventure

First you draw a circle, then you dot the eyes. Add a great big smile and presto, it’s Kirby! Those are the detailed instructions at the beginning of Kirby’s Adventure, the full color sequel to Kirby’s Dreamland for the Gameboy, and they couldn’t be more accurate. Simple you say? That’s because Kirby is simplicity itself: […]

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Metal Gear

Metal Gear. Where do I start? This is the U.S. version of the game that began the series that would spawn, in my opinion, the best Playstation game, and one of the best games of all time: Metal Gear Solid. It shows, too. All the elements are there, most notably the emphasis of stealth over […]

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Maniac Mansion

I love adventure games. There’s probably nothing in the realm of electronic media I enjoy more than a point-and-click adventure. Unfortunately I’m a reviewer of consoles, and consoles rarely get any of these for one very good reason: It’s a bitch to point and click with a gamepad. So it was, in my opinion, pretty […]

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