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Sunday, January 1 1995

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance

Clear your entire schedule for the week, you've just purchased Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance.


Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

Running around like fashion model action figures, nothing seems to affect Cloud and his brotherhood.


Fantastic 4

This is possibly the most claustrophobic game I have ever played.


FIFA Street 2

It seems as if EA is churning out these largely similar titles without much regard for quality.


Fable: The Lost Chapters

Fable offers a significant step forward in the evolution of the form.


Far Cry: Instincts

What is instantly intelligible when playing this new game is that Far Cry: Instincts has been created with the Xbox's limitations in mind.


Dungeon Siege II

The gameplay itself is very familiar and repetitive.


Day of Reckoning 2

For all its faults, Day of Reckoning 2 does take a few steps in the right direction.


Dynasty Warriors 5

Whatever Dynasty Warriors may lack in the complexity of its combat, it makes up for in the breadth of its level design.


The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

For Christian-friendly content, Narnia will earn blessings.


City of Villains

Overtly brutal and disturbing crimes are really not the subject matter of the genre.


Call of Duty 2

Despite the emphasis on realism and teamwork, Call of Duty 2 still realizes that it is a game with a single human player.


Cars

We are finally getting to the point where controlling the avatar on-screen is actually like taking on the role of the movie's protagonist.


Black

Black is too straightforward to redefine the FPS.


Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day!

When you ask someone to read three pages of The Scarlet Letter and time how fast they can read it, you are rewarding speed over understanding.


Bone: Out From Boneville

There is inherently no joy to be gleaned from navigating through a conversation tree.


Burnout Revenge

The game is still about the white-knuckle intensity of finishing a race first combined with the visceral thrill of causing an opponent to crash into oncoming traffic.


Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood

What this game does so well is that it makes you actually feel like a WWII soldier, something that very few games have accomplished.


Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Scooby Love

But the Scoobies have expanded the tv series, to include character study and analysis of the bonds of humankind.


PopMatters - Television - Reviews - The Beat

The syndicated series Cops proved that blue-collar cops keep viewers hooked, whether the show’s beat officers are chasing down DUIs, bagging teenage felons or


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