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QCF: Rodea: The Sky Soldier

ere we are. Finally, one of my most anticipated games of the year is finally available. Produced by Yuji Naka of Sonic Team fame, this purported smooth, blended mix of classic Sonic the Hedgehog and NiGHTS: Into Dreams had been in development for something along the lines of five years or so—that's longer than games like The Last of us, and that game was pretty sweet, from what everyone tells me.

But you know what's not sweet at all? Not even a little sugary; not even, like, an artificial sweet-n-low kind of sweet? If you guessed NIS America's Rodea: The Sky Soldier, then you did it, you won. Moreover, the whole ordeal almost breaks my heart.

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QCF: Bit Trip Presents... Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien

ove at first sight” is such a cliché. I've never been one to fall for such a ridiculous notion, nor have I ever admitted to its true existence. Sure, you can like how something looks, but usually there's something underneath what can only be seen that's actually quite ugly. However, I was proven wrong on this theory when, at Logan International Airport in Boston after PAX East 2012, I booted up a copy of Bit.Trip Saga and played Runner for the first time. The delightfully retro visuals, silky game play and unbelievable sound had me seriously hooked. It was love at first sight. At that very moment I had a very sudden lamentation; Runner 2 was at the show, and I totally missed out.

After travelling across the entire continent to Seattle for PAX Prime 2012, I finally got to play the follow up of Runner, and it was definitely worth the journey and the wait. Fast forward to today, and it's finally almost time for Runner 2 to drop across multiple platforms. And let me tell you, this is a game that everyone – absolutely everyone – should be playing.

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