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Sunday, January 1 1995

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


Boston Public

Boston Public is, in short, a view of high school that dovetails with conservatives' worst fears: here, teachers can't teach because the students are too horny and violent to learn.


Buffy the Vampire Slayer / Angel

Given Buffy's track record for playing with conventions, there may be hope for Dawn Summers on the horizon, but as of now she is definitely the Scrappy-Doo of the Scooby Gang.


Blade: The Series

Race has been the most compelling narrative and political theme in previous Blade iterations, and it appears to be the case again.


Band of Brothers

The genie of wholesale civilian slaughter is clearly out of the bottle for good, no matter the attempts to bowdlerize it away into forgotten history, or the indignant objections of those who insist 'we' did not 'bring this on ourselves.'


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