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Wednesday, May 12 2010

But Who Am I?: Schizophrenia as a Metaphor for the Player-Character Relationship

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

Suikoden Tierkreis

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

Pro Evolution Soccer 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

Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 2

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

Castlevania Judgment

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

Rock Revolution

Konami's late entry into the rhythm wars has the pedigree, but the execution just isn't there.


Sunday, November 30 2008

Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia

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

Silent Hill: Homecoming

"Atmosphere" is the key word when talking about Silent Hill, and Homecoming is no different.


Tuesday, August 5 2008

Hellboy: The Science of Evil

Nothing in Hellboy's arsenal or attack set ever feels substantial enough to warrant any satisfaction.


Tuesday, April 1 2008

Gyruss and the Art of the Arcade Port

Nobody seems to mention it anymore, but Gyruss was one of the best shmups of the NES era.


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