Creature Spotlight: Dark Thorn

I’ve always been a huge fan of the Heartless since the first day I saw them. There was a brief period of my life sometime long after Kingdom Hearts had come out, where I started looking up all the different Heartless that existed at the time and became mildly obsessed with them. This was what made me scramble to finally pick up the series for the first time. Yes, my life revolves around monsters this much.

Then Kingdom Hearts II came around and introduced even more Heartless, but I didn’t like a lot of them quite as much because they seemed more simplistic and silly overall. There were plenty of gems in there, though, and among them is my favorite Heartless of the entire series and one of my top monsters of all-time: Dark Thorn. I know there’s a gaggle of literally Halloween-themed Heartless thanks to Halloween Town, but excluding them, I think Dark Thorn is easily the most Halloweeny Heartless because of his gothic feel and location in Beast’s Castle. Let’s have a closer look at this guy:

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Majora’s Mask Dungeons: Snowhead Temple

The Snowhead Temple review went up today on Zelda Dungeon. Again, totally just played through the dungeon to be familiar with it before I wrote this editorial. I actually thought it was a fairly forgettable dungeon in a lot of ways, not being particularly noteworthy or flashy in any respect… though it doesn’t really have specific flaws that make it forgettable.

The dungeon can be frustrating, though. It was the first dungeon of the game that I needed a walkthrough to complete when I first played through it. Anyway, you can read it here. Enjoy!

Zombotron Review

It’s been a while since I did a game review. I intend my reviews to be a notable section of this site at some point, so I thought I’d get back to it and review a game or two for October. However, we’ll be doing two indie games. The first is a humble Flash game called Zombotron.

Zombotron is a shooter-platformer with zero story aside from the basic premise (you’re escaping a zombie-infested mine on an alien world), and it’s crafted as one of those highscore-based games for an online Flash game arcade. However, unlike many such games, it’s the sort of game that’s a worthy experience on its own. Continue reading for the details, otherwise you can play the game here, here, or here. It seems to also be available on other sites if you search for it.

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