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August 19th, 2006
TitanQuest Review
by Scorpia

TyphonMuch has been said about TitanQuest being a Diablo 2 clone. There is some truth in that. Iron Lore obviously used Diablo 2 as their working model. One could almost say that if Blizzard had done a third game, it would have been something like this. Yet Iron Lore has added touches to make the game their own.

Typically, you are out to save the world. Instead of facing a great demon at the end, however, you are up against a great Titan.

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July 28th, 2006
Oblivion Review
by Scorpia

An Oblivion GateFourth in the Elder Scrolls series, Oblivion takes us to the imperial province of Cyrodiil, home of the emperor. Naturally, sinister events are taking place, and your character will have to set things right.

The goal, as usual, is to save the world. Mehrunes Dagon, nasty daedra (demon) lord, through his pals the Mythic Dawn cult, has the current emperor and his sons assassinated. The magical dragonfires die, and the daedra can now open gates to invade the world.

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July 14th, 2006
Daemonica Review
by Scorpia

In the swampDaemonica, the language of demons. Known only by an elite few called Beast Hunters: semi-vigilantes who track down and eliminate the worst killers. They can also speak with the dead. Nicholas Farepoynt is a Beast Hunter.

Nicholas is summoned by the mayor of Cavorn to investigate the disappearance of the Greers. He arrives to learn that a murder has occurred, and the suspect is already executed, blamed for both the death and the Greer disappearance.

The mayor is nervous, however, and wants Nick to find “additional proof” that the right man was hanged. He isn’t going to get his wish.

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July 6th, 2006
by Scorpia

Picture of Blackwood ManorSpooky adventure games have been with us a long time. More recent ones have veered on the action-adventure side, where fighting off monsters is a fair part of play. So it’s a pleasure to tell you about Scratches, a game in traditional style.

Michael Arthate, up-and-coming horror writer, needs a place where he can finish his new book. His pal, Jerry the real estate agent, gets him a genuine Victorian pile, Blackwood Manor.

However, Michael won’t be spending much time on his own work. Dark events happened here in the past, and he’s determined to uncover the truth.

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