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Review: Spelunky (XBLA)

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When people talk about Spelunky they far too often refer to it as some sort of ‘death-grind’, where all you do is spawn and die and that’s somehow that’s the single, solitary hook that keeps you playing like some sort of brutal exercise in platforming S&M.

For me, it wasn’t the notion of getting flat-lined just to try again that kept me coming back, it was something a little more subtle than that; namely the concepts of greed versus survival and risk versus reward.

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Written by bitsnark

July 17, 2012 at 10:24 am

Summer XBLA standout title Deadlight gets another trailer. Still looks fucking brilliant.

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Perhaps the jewel of Microsoft’s forthcoming ‘Summer of Arcade’ promotion this year, Tequila Studio’s Deadlight is a triumphant mixture of 28 Days Later, Limbo and Shadow Complex.

Simply on the potential merits of such marriage of awesome ideas the game seems fucking brilliant.  See that trailer below?  Yeah, it doesn’t do much to dissuade the notion.

Have a look:

Deadlight is due to arrive on XBLA for the Xbox 360 sometime this Summer.

Written by bitsnark

May 26, 2012 at 1:47 pm

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