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Reviews Spotlight: Papa & Yo, Trine 2, Runescape, and more

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One, two, read reviews. Three, four, read some more. Five, six, links to click! Seven, eight…alright, that's all I got.


Papa & YoPapo & Yo and complicated relationships
By Ethan Clevenger

Papa & Yo is a game about abusive relationships! Fun! "I’m skeptical of the blatant nature with which the developer approached the extended metaphor," writes Ethan in his review. "And in my opinion may have done well to keep the entire thing under wraps until the player reached the twilight of the experience. Regardless, it’s an emotional keepsake that, for the small time investment, gamers would be remiss to pass up."


50 Games in 2012 — #20 Trine 2 [PSN]
By Bryden Keks

Trine 2 is an action-platformer where you switch between three different characters to solve puzzles, but Bryden had more fun earning PlayStation trophies than completing the adventure. "Through my experience, I enjoyed the game at large points but found myself often disinterested by the story and more interested with completing fun puzzles and unlocking the game's trophies."


Runescape: Teaching gamers the fundamentals of MMORPGs
By Ronnie Smith

Runescape was one of the first (and still most popular) free-to-play massively multiplayer role-playing games. Ronnie argues that it is the perfect place for newbies to the genre to learn the ropes. "It allows potential future players to experience many of the same aspects of more popular MMORPG games while not forcing them to buy any software, have effective hardware, or otherwise."

 

World of Warcraft review (2004-2012) — part 1
By Ron Hoffecker

From Ronnie to Ron and one MMO to another. Ron attempts to review one of the biggest games of all time in World of Warcraft. Actually, it's as much a history of the franchise as a review. In this first part, he talks about the original game and The Burning Crusade, the first (and Ron's least favorite) expansion.

The Burning Crusade


Orcs Must Die 2 review
By Chandler Tate

There's an Orcs Must Die 2? I still haven't had a chance to play the first one. Well, Chandler, how is it? "Orcs Must Die 2 is a stunning sequel from Robot Entertainment that bolsters the game on every front, a rare find in the saturated video game market we have today."