The ILG Coint & Plick Awards

Coint & Plick 2010 #47e: Valkyria Chronicles II

Posted in 2010 by trdn89 on May 24, 2011

20 points, 2 votes

Official Game Site

Will M: Another game I sunk a zillion hours into (at last count, triple-digits) this year. The story’s stupid (but all videogame stories are). The battle system, though, is EXACTLY what I’ve been hoping for/trying to invent in my head for about a decade; a third-person turn-based strategy, like Gears of Jagged Alliance or something.

Eurogamer

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Coint & Plick 2010 #47d: Robot Unicorn Attack

Posted in 2010 by trdn89 on May 24, 2011

20 points, 2 votes

Official Game Site

silby: Canabalt plus colors plus Erasure plus robot unicorns plus rainbows equals pretty mesmerizing apparently.

Captain Lorax: Fun time waster.

Abbottt: a friend & I ended up talking about them over the phone and she said, “I was playing a lot of robot unicorn attack so of course I got super into Erasure.”

Coint & Plick 2010 #47c: LittleBigPlanet

Posted in 2010 by trdn89 on May 24, 2011

20 points, 2 votes

Official Game Site

a passing spacecadet: “Play, create, share”. Uh, actually, it’s just a 2d platformer with a really unwieldy level editor. Which is fine by me, since I like 2d platformers. Game of the year? I’m sure it really shouldn’t be but it’s definitely the game I had most fun playing, new or old.

Autumn Almanac: Not as featureful as the PS3 version but just as much fun. That is, not terribly.

Eurogamer

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Coint & Plick 2010 #47b: God of War III

Posted in 2010 by trdn89 on May 24, 2011

20 points, 2 votes

Official Game Site

GM: God of War III is kind of amazing. one awesome set-piece after another. it’s not especially cool when you basically have to murder a naked slave-lady, though.

Captain Lorax: I just think this is a good game even if I haven’t played it yet.

Zero Punctuation

Eurogamer

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Coint & Plick 2010 #47a: DeathSpank

Posted in 2010 by trdn89 on May 24, 2011

20 points, 2 votes

Official Game Site

Mitch Krpata: Comedy is the hardest thing for a game to do right. DeathSpank does it right.

Salsa Shark: This game was made for me. All the best elements of a Fable-esque adventure and a LucasArts point-and-click in one game? YES PLEASE. It feels like so much effort and thought and love has gone into this game that I almost felt bad getting it for only 600MP on a sale. However, I don’t think this is for everybody; people who grumble at fetch quests and mock unsophisticated combat systems probably won’t enjoy it. But for the right person (or for the right gaming mood) this is a swell little game. If I want full-on RPG capabilities I’ll play Dragon Quest or any other proper, well-rounded, 80+-hour adventuring saga. Deathspank is for those times when you need a lighthearted, uncomplicated game to fill a couple hours.

Eurogamer

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