Thursday, November 15 2007
Through its focus on a character bound by no law coming into conflict with encroaching civilizing advancements, Conan finds some parallels in the classic tradition of the American Western.
Sunday, November 4 2007
Spider-Man: Friend or Foe seems like a commercial for the upcoming WB Kids animated series The Spectacular Spider-Man with both its cartoony aesthetic and kid-friendly game play.
Tuesday, October 30 2007
I felt at times like a kid at an amusement park on a rainy, drizzly day where the weather scares most people off, so the lines for the roller coasters are practically nonexistent.
Thursday, October 11 2007
Stranglehold resembles Hard Boiled in that it, like the film, seems largely a series of very pretty, very stylish action sequences unified by only the thinnest veneer of a plot and motivations for characters.
Monday, September 24 2007
Wednesday, September 19 2007
Unlike more passive forms of art that largely require the participation of viewers as interpreters and observers of their subject matter, video games raise thorny questions about "viewing" content, since the action of a player is more directly participatory for the audience.
Thursday, August 9 2007
In F.E.A.R., you might just crawl out of an air duct to find yourself falling into a sewer pond which turns into a bloody hallway that you have to navigate.
Sunday, August 5 2007
Ninjas are awesome. They are also, apparently, fascists.
Thursday, August 2 2007
Shadowrun feels like a briefly entertaining speed bump on the road to Halo 3.