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Tormentum – Dark Sorrow Review

It may have been Rock Paper Shotgun that recently posted an article along the lines of “Why Isn’t There More Surrealism In Gaming?”. I certainly didn’t read it, but the title posed an interesting question. Surrealism is something I admire, Dante’s Inferno being one of my favorite games visually, and though the style sees some success in smaller titles, “mainstream adoption” isn’t exactly in its vocabulary.

Maybe it’s for the best, as a plague of mainstream games that are even more troubling and confusing than they already are isn’t something I’m clamoring for, but it’s still something I appreciate seeing when it comes along.

Tormentum – Dark Sorrow is a game that revels in its boundlessly dark imagery and compelling surrealism. It’s the same sort of thing Dante’s Inferno was going for. Where Dante’s Inferno was a deliberately and shockingly twisted depiction of hell, Tormentum takes that same mission statement and applies it to a point-and-click adventure game set in an oppressive, nightmarish wasteland.

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Why Telltale’s Minecraft Is Their Most Exciting Project Yet

It’s 3:08 in the afternoon. I’m not even going to pretend it’s news anymore that Telltale Games and Mojang are in cahoots to make a Minecraft adventure game, Minecraft: Story Mode, in the vein of Telltale’s recent hits like The Wolf Among Us. Instead, I’ll divulge my opinion on the announcement and hopefully provide some perspective for the proud opinion-holders who have been making themselves look like idiots online.

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