Articles tagged religion, miis, wii, nintendo

NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams

After several frustrating flights attempting to guide NiGHTS in the more innovative "Wii" style, I quickly defaulted to the easier approach.

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Bully: Scholarship Edition

The Bully franchise is more or less Grand Theft Auto filtered through the meaner streets of boarding school.

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A Heaven of Others by Joshua Cohen

Though Jonathan spends much of the story reflecting on his life on Earth, the afterlife he encounters is peppered with dangers that are amorphous and beyond anything to do with the living, including religious beliefs

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Times like this, I wish we had a woman on the PopMatters Multimedia staff (and hey, any who wish to apply only have to click

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26 Mar 2008 // 2:07 AM

Still can’t find a Wii? The good news is you’re not alone. The bad news is that locating one of the consoles won’

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Professor Layton and the Curious Village

Professor Layton and the Curious Village succeeds because of the way it marries puzzles and adventure gaming while packaging the combination in a unique and aesthetically pleasing way.

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9 Mar 2008 // 10:00 PM

Bomberman Land

It's the same old Bomberman, but now you can give him a poodle skirt.

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6 Mar 2008 // 9:00 PM

Mario Party DS

Mario Party DS benefits from the fact that a single-player game of Mario Party makes more sense on the Nintendo DS than it does on a home console.

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Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 is the Yngwie Malmsteen of fighters. Its excess knows no limits.

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24 Feb 2008 // 9:00 PM

Puzzle Quest

You can spend 20 minutes every few days playing Puzzle Quest, or you can pour hundreds of hours into making your character a powerhouse.

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21 Feb 2008 // 9:00 PM

No More Heroes

Whether you'll enjoy No More Heroes really boils down to whether you're the kind of person who can make fun of yourself or you take yourself so seriously that you don't get the joke.

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Endless Ocean

Shouldn't one fear shark attack when chumming a stretch of sea and then poking and stroking a shark?

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6 Feb 2008 // 9:00 PM

Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground

The online play in Tony Hawk's Proving Ground fares well, because you can take people on while you psychoanalyze their avatars.

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31 Jan 2008 // 9:00 PM

Jenga World Tour

Jenga World Tour: The worst game of 2007.

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Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles

Although the game raises just as many questions as it answers, superfans will surely relish the narrative crumbs dropped from the table as they discover a bit more about the characters' motivations.

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Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros Treasure

Zack and Wiki looks very much like one would expect a game called Zack and Wiki to look -– and that's not a bad thing.

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Rayman Raving Rabbids 2

Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 really shines in the multiplayer mode, as is to be expected with this sort of game.

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Soulcalibur Legends

The notion of mapping physical action to gameplay in Wii games is both the system's greatest strength and its greatest weakness.

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8 Jan 2008 // 6:56 AM

Who’s ready to start talking about the next Xbox? Yeah, I know, it sounds idiotic - didn’t the 360 just come out? But one

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13 Dec 2007 // 8:58 PM

Bust a Move Bash!

Everything that is good and right in the kingdom of puzzle games -– addictive game play, mass appeal and challenge -– is startlingly absent in Bust a Move Bash!.

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Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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