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Slain: Back from Hell Review

Pretend for a moment that Beavis and Butt-head learned to program and design sprites. The game they would set out to make is Slain: Back from Hell. Dripping with all that is metal and rad, Slain pulsates with eye-catching art that takes a classic aesthetic and breathes new life into it. Thematically, Slain is a Slayer song played out as a side-scrolling puzzle platformer. I say that Beavis and Butt-head would “set out” to make this game because I don’t think they would make this game. Knowing their short temperament and single-noted responses, I think Beavis and Butt-head would say that Slain: Back from Hell “sucks.”

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Close your eyes. Imagine something that terrified you when you were young. Replay the image in your mind and remember what that fear felt like. After years, it is difficult to reenter that exact frame of consciousness but you can recall pieces of it. Let them flash against the backs of your eyelids like an…

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Retro Spotlight: Castlevania: The Adventure

Castlevania: The Adventure is the first release for the franchise on Nintendo's Game Boy. It debuted in North America on December 15, 1989, and put players in control of Christopher Belmont, an ancestor of Simon Belmont. In 2009, the game was remade as Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth for Wii, released on WiiWare. What made the…

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