Articles tagged namco

15 Mar 2009 // 10:00 PM

Retro Game Challenge

Retro Game Challenge allows the player to go through the motions of playing various games from the 8-bit era, which it does almost flawlessly.

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11 Dec 2007 // 10:00 PM

Smash Court Tennis 3

Smash Court Tennis 3 lies in the murky middle ground between Wii Sports' tennis and Virtua Tennis, neither excelling in any particular area nor really doing that much wrong.

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6 Dec 2007 // 10:00 PM

Namco Museum Remix

Playing classic titles is often like reading a dense Victorian novel.

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25 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

New Rally-X

New Rally-X continues Namco's self-cribbing of the collect-junk-in-a-maze template.

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12 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

Dig Dug

Dig Dug further cements Namco's image as fortunate sons of context and circumstance.

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Klonoa 2: Dream Champ Tournament

As with the best games based on environmental puzzles, level design is paramount.

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19 Jan 2005 // 1:00 AM

Namco TV Games

One look at the current crop of video games, and it becomes clear they just don't have the simple elegance so perfectly created in the days of yore.

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5 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

Donkey Konga

Despite the success of several rhythm games, none have yet to rival DDR in the home market. But that's where Donkey Konga comes in.

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20 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

Katamari Damacy

As the industry becomes more mainstream and the costs of development increase with each new hardware cycle, it seems like game creators are beginning to try to follow proven formulas out of fear of poor returns.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

We Love Katamari

If the shocking oddity of the objectives weren't enough to warrant further play, the never satisfied attitude of the King will.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Urban Reign

Sadly, you are not required to rescue George W. Bush from angry Louisiana officials or disgruntled military moms in Namco's new Urban Reign.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Soulcalibur III

Soulcalibur is about flamboyant overkill, and this title embraces its shallowness with exuberant panache.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Mario Superstar Baseball

Mario Superstar Baseball embraces the universal desire to see any given pitch turn into something truly astounding.

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

// Notes from the Road

"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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