Wednesday, May 12 2010
Deadly Premonition makes the idea clear that the player serves as the voice in the head of the schizophrenic, and these moments remind one that all input in a video game is fundamentally like this.
Tuesday, May 12 2009
If the world really is about to end as the numerous cutscenes keep telling me, shouldn’t all these concerned heroes want to get their hands dirty?
Tuesday, April 28 2009
As you sometimes madly point and click all over the field, the game sometimes takes on a somewhat manic feel, but it also feels like a live-action game of chess with you in control of all the pieces.
Tuesday, March 17 2009
The reality is that both American Idol and karaoke are conceptually voyeuristic endeavors for the audience. But for the participants, the competitiveness of a contest like American Idol doesn't necessarily translate.
Sunday, January 18 2009
Many of the characters in Judgment seem like caricatures of themselves, their designs clearly influenced a bit too much by Soul Calibur.
Thursday, December 18 2008
Konami's late entry into the rhythm wars has the pedigree, but the execution just isn't there.
Sunday, November 30 2008
While there is much familiar about Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia, it is not content to exactly follow the established mold of its forebears.
Tuesday, November 18 2008
"Atmosphere" is the key word when talking about Silent Hill, and Homecoming is no different.
Tuesday, August 5 2008
Nothing in Hellboy's arsenal or attack set ever feels substantial enough to warrant any satisfaction.
Tuesday, April 1 2008
Nobody seems to mention it anymore, but Gyruss was one of the best shmups of the NES era.