State of the MMGaming Awards – Year Review *clap clap*

Welcome all to this year’s “MMGaming Awards” post. Although in reality the post this year is going to be rather different than our previous awards posts. For starters, beyond naming our Game of the Year (and maybe having a rant about the games industry) I won’t really be writing out any other awards. Instead, this year this post will function as something of a “State of MMGaming Address” where I will briefly go over where things stand on our site and lives in general. So, rather unfortunately, many game developers will be going home award-less tonight…

Anyway, let’s just JUMP into it! *clap clap*

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My Thoughts On: Runers – I hunger for magic!

Runers by Let’s Get Kraken Games is a top-down, indie, rogue-like adventure game, which makes it absolute nerd-bait because us folk love it when someone says “indie” or “rogue-like” or “permadeath”. Wait, hang on, no, I hate it when people say “permadeath”. Godammit! Anyway, it’s a pretty fun little game which takes a lot after the immensely popular Binding of Issac but also then adds the element of spellcrafting with over 250 unique spells available for discovery and usage within the game.

It’s a game that I personally feel is best described by it’s gameplay, as there really is no other element to it, and so I figured that instead of reviewing it I would simply create a My Thoughts On of the game so that I could voice my few criticisms and raise whatever points I could about the game whilst also showing you as much of the gameplay as I can given that I cannot play the game for shit. Anyway, check it out after the jump!

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War of Human Tanks – Preview

Fear not readers of MMGaming! Seb and Tim are back and we are ready to once again jump right back into our duties, and we promise they’ll be just as slow and haphazard as always… That’s just our style!

Anyway this Friday’s review comes in the form of a Preview video Tim recorded a couple of weeks ago. War of Human Tanks is an anime style strategy game of a similar style to the famous Advance Wars for Gameboy, with the odd twist of a gameplay mechanic which is a combination of both real-time and turn-based strategy. In the game you take control of a number of, well as the name suggests, human tanks on a board covered in fog of war. The above interesting gameplay mechanic Tim shows and discusses and in the video you also get to see a fair bit of gameplay. You can check it out and read a little more after the jump.

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Our Thoughts On: Symphony

On Monday of this week developer Empty Clip Studios published the casual indie game Symphony. The game is similar in a way to Audiosurf in that the game is based around importing your own music from your computer into the game and then playing the game along with that music. It’s a simple enough premise where you play as a small ship defending and arena against waves of enemies where the speed and intensity of the enemy waves is determined by the speed and intensity of the music. It’s masterfully done and is an absolute joy to play.

We thought that the game would come across better with a video review rather than a written review so I have created a My Thoughts On: Symphony video for you all to enjoy. I play through three of my songs in the game and have a great time doing so. I would absolutely recommend you check out the video to sell yourself on the game because you should then head over to Desura or Steam to buy it! Check the video after the jump!

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Our Thoughts On: Blacklight Retribution

Tim has been hard at work the past few weeks and has came up with another couple of “My Thoughts On” various different games. Today’s video is a “My Free Thoughts On” the free to play FPS Blacklight Retribution from the developers Perfect World. It’s an awesome semi sci-fi shooter featuring intense combat and a mass of customisation and quite a few nifty gameplay mechanics which make it stand above the usual modern shooter crowd.

To check out some of the gameplay and to hear what Tim thinks about the game you should check out after the jump and, as always, the official MMGaming rating of the game will be after the video. Also, once you check out the video and realise that the game is pretty damn awesome you can head to the above link and download it!

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Our Thoughts On: Stacking

Stacking, a puzzle/adventure game developed by Double Fine Productions was initially released on XBLA and PSN over a year ago but was only as recently as March released on PC. Tim bought the game in the Steam Summer Sale, which continues to go around making everyone spend lots of money, and has provided us with a review!

This is not, however, any ordinary review. For this is the first video in Tim’s new video series: My Thoughts On. Tim will from now on mostly be providing video content for MMGaming and less written work and as such his reviews will from now on be done in video form. We do have our standard rating but this time our rambling thoughts and opinions come at you in the form of sound and not text! Hoorah!

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