Backlog Project: Spider-Man – Shattered Dimensions

Thanks to superhero games traditionally being garbage (and Spider-Man being a prime example in most cases), I don’t think I ever really even noticed the existence of Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions. Thanks to numerous fellow gamers online recommending it, however, I went back to play it. I might have had a different experience due to how late I was and how much I heard about it in advance, but I feel I managed to form an authentic opinion on it in the end.

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Backlog Project: Rayman Origins

Sidescrollers and 2D platformers are a genre I feel I know rather well, and I might even say it’s one of my favorite game types out there – particularly if you exclude the countless subpar shoestring-budget games that tried to capitalize on the genre’s nostalgic surge of popularity. I’m usually pretty good at determining very quickly whether or not a sidescroller is going to be good, based on its platforming mechanics, its visual design, and the level layout. Sometimes, however, I run into a curveball that isn’t quite so simple to judge.

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Backlog Project: Velocity 2X

Every now and then, it’s refreshing to put aside bigger, more complex games in favor of some simple arcade action. These games tend to be quite fast-paced and really quite merciless, which isn’t for everybody, but if you’re into that sort of thing, Velocity 2X is a game you shouldn’t overlook. After randomly choosing to buy and play it without knowing much about it, I ended up loving it quite a bit, and becoming rather good at it.

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