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You Will Select a Decision No 1 – Small Child in the Woods Review

Genre | Interactive Fiction
Developer | Brendan Patrick Hennessy
Platforms | Browser (PC, Linux, OSX)
Website | selectadecision.info/woods.html

You Will Select a Decision, № 1 – Small Child in Woods is an interactive fiction game in which the player controls a young girl from the Kyrgryz village of Tash-Bashat, who undertakes an adventure in the woods with varying consequences based on the player’s choices.  The game can end in victory or in death in a number of ways, and descriptions of the player’s actions and situations are accompanied by messages to the player, diatribes on the importance of listening to relatives and folk songs, and grammar mistakes.

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»——-?——-> Review

Genre | Interactive Fiction
Developer | JP LeBreton
Platforms | Browser (PC, Linux, OSX)
Website | vectorpoem.com/if/arrow.html

»——-?——-> is an interactive fiction Twine game in which the player encounters a skeleton with an arrow in its skull and chooses what to do with the arrow. The player’s choices result in varied occurrances which are described to the player through written text. The game features an examination of memory and of violence, including violence on a large scale in a battle, violence on a smaller scale at the site of an individual’s body, and violence generally in terms of turmoil in the world and in spatially unspecified sites which the game describes metaphorically.

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notes from the casketgirl Review

Genre | Interactive Fiction
Developer | Sloane
Platforms | Browser (PC, Linux, OSX)
Website | http://sloanesloane.com/casket

notes from the casketgirl is an interactive fiction Twine game in which the player reads the eponymous notes from the casketgirl and clicks on links in order to progress through the notes. The notes describe what the casketgirl does, how she feels about it, and what the caskets are for, according to her. Sound and visual effects underscore various situations in the game.

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Resogun Review

Genre | Shoot ‘Em Up
Developer |Housemarque
Platforms | PlayStation 4
Website | resogun.com

Resogun is a game in which the player flies their spaceship from left to right, blasting enemy ships, picking up humans and delivering them to motherships. The eponymous Resogun is described in story text about the game’s fourth stage as a massive disintegration weapon of the enemy. The stages are cylindrical.

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Review

Genre | First Person Shooter
Developer | Valve Software
Platforms | PC, OSX
Website | www.counter-strike.net

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a first person shooter in which players attempt to accomplish the objective of the game mode by killing enemy players, planting bombs, or getting kills with a succession of weapons. In round-based game modes, players begin each round by purchasing equipment with money earned in previous rounds. Various weapons are available to players and the various maps have different routes the players can use to reach the objectives.

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Titanfall Review

Genre | First Person Shooter
Developer | Respawn Entertainment
Platforms |  PC, XBOX 360, XBOX One
Website | www.titanfall.com

Titanfall is a first person shooter in which two teams of six players each fight each other in an attempt to accomplish the objective of the game mode they are playing. In all game modes except Last Titan Standing, players respawn when killed, and can trigger the eponymous Titanfall after they have killed enough enemy players or enemy NPCs. Titans are large robots that operate on artificial intelligence when not piloted.

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The Yawhg Review

Genre | Interactive Fiction, Adventure
Developer | Emily Carroll, Damian Sommer
Platforms | PC
Website | http://www.theyawhg.com

The Yawhg is an interactive fiction adventure game where the players control characters for the six weeks preceding the appearance of the eponymous Yawhg, which threatens to wreak havoc. Up to four players control up to four characters by selecting locations for each character to visit and making choices about what the characters do when they visit the locations. Players can control more than one character if they so choose.

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Queer Pirate Plane Review

Genre | Interactive Fiction
Developer | merritt kopas
Platforms | Browser (PC, Linux, OSX)
Website | http://mkopas.net/files/queerpirateplane.html

Queer Pirate Plane is an interactive fiction Twine game in which the player takes control of a woman who boards the eponymous plane and experiences an adventure along with their friends on the plane. The player is presented with descriptions of what is occurring and clicks on text options to choose what to do in various situations.

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Far Cry 2 Review

Genre | First Person Shooter
Developer | Ubisoft Montreal
Platforms | PC, XBOX 360, PlayStation 3
Website | http://farcry2.com

Far Cry 2 is a first person shooter in which the player takes control of a mercenary in Africa who is attempting to hunt down an arms dealer known as the Jackal. The player takes missions from two warring factions in an attempt to gain information about the Jackal and engages in a series of gunfights. The player can also move freely around the world and find side missions. The player has buddies, which are AI characters that can save the player from death and offer the player additional missions.

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution Review

Genre | Immersive Sim / First Person Shooter, Role Playing Game
Developer | Eidos Montreal
Platforms | PC, OSX, PlayStation 3, XBOX 360, Wii U
Website | http://www.deusex.com/

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a first person shooter with role playing elements in which the player takes control of Adam Jensen, a mechanically augmented security consultant working for the mechanical augmentation corporation Sarif Industries. Adam is tasked with various missions which take place in various levels that allow the player to roam around, talk to people, and approach the objectives in a variety of ways with a variety of tools. The player can also shoot a basketball.

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