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TGOJ Review – Abobo’s Big Adventure

Posted in Reviews/Rants, Uncategorized with tags , , , on January 21, 2012 by Josh

I first heard about Abobo’s Big Adventure while browsing the articles at Joystiq.com. I really didn’t know what to expect of this game (considering I never heard anything about it until reading the Joystiq article), but being an NES buff and having seen the teaser screenshot of Abobo’s Big Adventure I knew this was something I wanted to play. I may have gotten as excited seeing the above picture for the first time as I did when I first played Double Dragon 2 with Derek (one of the best co-op games on the NES, second to Contra). For those of you who are unfamiliar with Abobo, he is a reoccurring bad guy character from the Double Dragon series. He’s not your main villain, he just seems to have been cloned 100 times over and always appears at the worst moments to put the beat down on you in all Double Dragon games. Abobo’s Big Adventure stars…Abobo…in an insane and ridiculous quest across multiple NES game worlds to find his missing son Aboboy. Read more »

Are Games Art?

Posted in Uncategorized on December 6, 2011 by Josh

Art:

The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power

One game that always comes to mind when this topic is brought up is Okami. Their is no better example of "eye candy" on any platform.

So, are games art? There is no way I am going to answer that in this one, short post. I can say right now that if anyone asked the most passionate of gamers out there, their answer would be a confident “yes”. I’ve always been unsure of how to answer that. I get insecure discussing this topic with rabid gamers just as I would discussing politics with my Dad. Read more »