Posts by Jahsh Durrant

Replay value

Last week saw the release of “The Witness,” the new game from indie developer Jonathan Blow, which has so far received positive reviews. In commemoration of the occasion, let’s look back at the game which put Blow and his studio on the map in 2008 with its inventive gameplay, interesting story, and beautiful art. Let’s…

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REPLAY VALUE: A Classic Look At Indigo Prophecy

I was shocked when I learnt that earlier this year that the decade-old game “Indigo Prophecy” (“Fahrenheit” outside North America) had been remastered for a release on Steam. The game which would lead to the developers’ later hits “Heavy Rain” and, to a lesser extent, “Beyond: Two Souls”, was one I believed to have been…

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Replay Value: Silent Hill 2

  As Halloween draws ever closer and we all want to get into a horror mood, let’s look back at one of the scariest video games to ever be released: ‘Silent Hill 2’. The concept of the Silent Hill series may seem pedestrian in that various people visit a resort town which is haunted by…

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Replay Value: Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles

Upon playing ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles’ for what feels like the hundredth time I immediately remember why this 1994 platformer video game is still among my favorites of all time. The gameplay, level design and replayability represent one of the high points of the genre, and the game is possibly the most polished…

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