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And Yet It Moves Review

In Soviet Russia Platform Jumps YOU!

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HIGH Watching fire change its behavior because you redefined "up."

LOW Watching your body break apart for the 58th time.

WTF Bats versus lizard in an epic battle!

And Yet It Moves

Game Description: And Yet It Moves is an award-winning physics-based platform game in which players rotate the game world at will to solve challenging puzzles. Tilting the world turns walls into floors, slides into platforms, and stacks of rocks into dangerous hazards. Players navigate through a paper collage world created with colorful pieces of cardboard and set to distinctive music. With four different environments and unlockable modes, And Yet It Moves is a platformer that will provide gamers with endless challenges.

Video: Portal recreated in LittleBigPlanet 2 Beta

Can't wait for the day when someone recreates in LittleBigPlanet 3 or 4, a game that someone created for the first time in LittleBigPlanet 2.

Super Meat Boy Review

So Tasty He Doesn't Need Gravy

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HIGH The hidden warp zone nods to past eras of gaming.

LOW The incredibly stiff difficulty will put off some players.

WTF Beware—anyone who can 100% this game may not actually be human.

Super Meat Boy

Game Description: Super Meat Boy is a tough-as-nails platformer where you play as an animated cube of meat who's trying to save his girlfriend (who happens to be made of bandages) from an evil fetus wearing a tux who lives in a jar. Leap from walls, jump over seas of buzz saws, and run through crumbling caves and pools of old needles. Super Meat Boy relives the old school difficulty of classic retro platformers and streamlines it down to the essentials, no BS, just straight-forward twitch reflex platforming, and all while sacrificing his own well-being to save his damsel in distress.

Video: Flower recreated in LittleBigPlanet 2 beta

LittleBigPlanet was sold as a content creation game, but thanks to some imprecise controls and limitations with the interface, it was not as intuitive as many would-be Shigeru Miyamotos would have liked. Still, it did show promise. And you have to believe that all the flaws in the world wouldn't stop enterprising gamers from recreating their favorite levels from Super Mario Bros.

Despite the success of the first game, or maybe because of that success, Media Molecule has been hard at work on LittleBigPlanet 2 trying to remedy the complaints from fans and media alike. From the looks of the clip below, the sequel appears to be on the right track:

Limbo Second Opinion

What you Don't Know Will Kill you... Twice

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HIGH Every moment a spider is on the screen.

LOW A puzzle near the end that relies on a blind jump.

WTF The danger-free puzzles feel like they belong in another game.

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 40: In Defense of Too Human and Dynasty Warriors

It's all led up to this. Tim defends Too Human. Chi defends Dynasty Warriors. Who will live? Who will die? Find out in this, the second half of our "Out Of Our Comfort Zone" extravaganza. With Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, Mike Bracken, Richard Naik, and Tim "No Singing This Time" Spaeth.

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Limbo Review

Lost (and Found) in Shadows

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HIGH Seeing the game in motion and realizing it's not a cutscene.

LOW The post-zipline area at the end is the game's only "cheap" puzzle.

WTF With that ending...

This is not a Puzzle Agent review

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Unlike many gamers with disabilities, there aren't many barriers in games that make them completely inaccessible to me. Sure, there are games I don't like and usually avoid (first-person shooters: I navigate much better in the third-person than the first), and games that mesh with my pattern of skills (the grind-heavy role-playing game [RPG]), but I can count on one hand games that are unplayable because they force me to do something I'm incapable of.

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