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Prototype 2 – The anti-inFamous 2. For better or worse…

Hooked Gamers.com Superhuman origins The origin story for every new hero worth their salt contains within it the genesis for a new breed of villain – a Joker to every Batman, a Moriarty for every Sherlock, a SOPA to every … Continue reading

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Final Fantasy XIII-2 – Final Fantasy goes off the rails.

Hooked Gamers.com   Can’t always get what you want. Square-Enix have never excelled at giving gamers what they want. Sure, they’ve often displayed a preternatural ability to deliver features players didn’t even know they were waiting for, but for every … Continue reading

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Anarchy Reigns – The purebred prizefighter that could take a fall

Hooked Gamers.com Seeds of inspiration Platinum Games are fast becoming notorious for targeting an unsuspecting Western audience with esoteric twists on their favourite genres. Back in 2009, they saw fit to release an ultra-violent, Sin City-style brawler (MadWorld) for the … Continue reading

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Orcs Must Die – tower defence, the genre tramp

If these hybrids carry on, tower defence is going to get a reputation for being a ‘loose’ genre. Having hooked up with action RPGs, real-time strategy, and flirting with Gears 3’s Horde 2.0, tower defence and the third-person shooter officially … Continue reading

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Defenders of Ardania – if tower defence and RTS had a love-child

HookedGamers The best defence… For many gamers, ‘tower defence’ means little more than Plants vs. Zombies , Gears of War 3 ‘s Horde 2.0 and a dim memory of a Final Fantasy VII mini-game. For others (let’s call these ‘PC … Continue reading

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