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?BattleBlock? beats out blockbusters for pure fun

April 19, 2013

?BattleBlock Theater? By The Behemoth and Microsoft for the Xbox 360. Rated T for teen. Grade: A

Maybe I?m getting old.

?Bioshock Infinite? and the new ?Tomb Raider? are good games. They?re the best big-budget games of the year so far. They?re technologically impressive, narratively ambitious and enjoyable to play.

I didn?t love them, though, or any of the other expensive, big-name blockbusters that have come out this year.

I do love ?BattleBlock Theater,? a downloadable game that evokes old ­arcade and Nintendo games from the ?80s and ?90s.

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