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Skulls of the Shogun: Comedy is the Best Revenge
8 years ago

Skulls of the Shogun: Comedy is the Best Revenge

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Video games have long made life after death a very diverse drag to say the least. From the loose, graphic interpretation of Dante’s Inferno to less disturbing (yet no less tragic) fates of those in Final Fantasy X doomed to monsterhood without a summoner’s sending. Haunted Temple Studios thankfully is making death a lot more enjoyable.

The tone is set very early in the demo build here at Fantastic Arcade. Fallen samurai general Akamoto finds himself missing one of his swords and waiting in a line outside a temple for entry into the afterlife like a Jersey Shore cast member awaiting for entry into an A-list Hollywood party. His prospects look about as promising as he discovers most of whom he’s in a crowd with will never get in and are being tricked into calmly waiting what will never happen to maintain order. This revelation predictably angers the deceased general whom sets off in recruiting other to fight their way into the underworld and also confront a mysterious imposter. The story it its core taps inspiration from revenge tales but mixes that serious storytelling into a more light-hearted universe.

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Fantastic Arcade: A World of Keflings Preview

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[Editor’s note: This preview is based solely on the single player component of the game. Gerren did not get a chance to try the multiplayer.]

Set to release sometime …
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Fantastic Arcade: Super Meat Boy Preview
9 years ago

Fantastic Arcade: Super Meat Boy Preview

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There have been many games in recent years that have opted to go for retro-style in art and design, whether out of pure vision or financial realities. …
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Fantastic Arcade: Hydrophobia Preview
9 years ago

Fantastic Arcade: Hydrophobia Preview

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[Editors Note: At the time of publication, we have already started our review of the final build of this game, which will be published on 9/28. This …
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