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Control: The Kotaku Review

Control: The Kotaku Review

Control is the latest game from the makers of Max Payne, Alan Wake and Quantum Break. It’s a twisted, haunting odyssey through an old post-WWII office building under siege by parasitic beings from another dimension. Control has all the standard elements of a regular third-person shooter, but its exhaustive world…

Stop Calling Games ‘Metroidvania’

Stop Calling Games ‘Metroidvania’

Let’s talk about one of my least favourite words in the video game lexicon: metroidvania. A portmanteau combining the video game titles Metroid and Castlevania, it takes two made-up video game titles that are pretty cool and evocative on their own and inelegantly mashes them into something worse. And now,…

Meow-troid? Cat-slevania? Either Way, Gato Roboto Is Excellent

Meow-troid? Cat-slevania? Either Way, Gato Roboto Is Excellent

A space pilot named Gary crash-lands on a small planet, gets stuck in his ship, and sends his cat (who caused the crash in the first place) on a retro platforming adventure to find help. A real cat would lick itself and fall asleep, but this is no real cat….