Posts From Ryan Bloom

SAGE 2018: Review Slew #7

And here we are, folks, the final day of the Sonic Amateur Games Expo. Ideally this would have gone up yesterday, but with so many games to talk about, it was a tremendous amount of work to assemble all of

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SAGE 2018: Review Slew #6

Hey… do you see that? It’s the light at the end of the tunnel! We’re almost there, folks! Cosmic Eternity You know what I hate? Unity’s controller manager. Setting your controller buttons is basically impossible in that thing, especially with

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SAGE 2018: Review Slew #5

Can you drown in video games? Asking for a friend. Sonic Islands So this is the talk of the town this year, huh? Following a trail of games like BlitzSonic, Sonic World, Green Hill Paradise, and Sonic Utopia, Sonic Islands

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SAGE 2018: Review Slew #4

If it was any other SAGE, today’s article would have been all I’d need to write about the event, as there’s usually never more than 40 games. For us, it’s just Tuesday. Wednesday. It’s Wednesday. Oh, no. 50 games down,

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SAGE 2018: Review Slew #3

You gotta climb that mountain one rock at a time. Here’s 12 more rocks. Kyle and Lucy Demo Kyle and Lucy is another Sonic fan game in disguise that’s clearly trying to parlay a love of Sonic the Hedgehog in

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SAGE 2018: Review Slew #2

Day 2 rolls on.. Or, er, uh… comes to a close, I guess, given the time I’m posting this article. Hm, well, here’s some games: Sonic Adventure Blast At first, it might seem like Sonic Adventure Blast has some interesting

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SAGE 2018: Review Slew #1

Wait. You’re kidding me. There are HOW many games at SAGE this year? Jeeze, you guys have been busy. Clearly I’ve got my work cut out for me, so we probably shouldn’t delay things with wistful introductions and just get

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Review Revisited: Sonic Mania (Video)

4 out of 5 Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Circumstances were weird for me back when Sonic Mania originally launched in August of last year. TSSZ readers may recall that Louis reviewed the game back then, giving it a perfect 5 star rating. I had promised on various platforms

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E3 2018: Nintendo E3 Direct Recap

How you feel about Nintendo’s E3 Direct will largely depend on how you feel about the Super Smash Bros. franchise. It loomed large over the entire stream, leading me to feel a bit like Milhouse (“When are they gonna get

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E3 2018: Playstation Showcase Recap

If there was a theme to Sony’s showcase this year, it would be confidence. Sony has spent this entire generation with a comfortable sales lead over their competition. This was the E3 where they flipped on cruise control and were

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