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Sunday, January 1 1995

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Sith feels more like a Star Wars knockoff rather than an official movie tie-in.


Still Life

In some way the developers of Still Life have a great deal in common with the ivory masked ripper that is the game's villain.


Shadow of the Colossus

The Colossi confrontations are suitably epic.


Super Monkey Ball Adventure

This is about breathing new life into a series via an expanded, developed one-player experience.


Suikoden IV

The story of one hero triumphing against all odds is becoming as boring and unbelievable as the American Dream.


Stubbs the Zombie in “Rebel Without a Pulse”

The first hour of play feels frustratingly formless.


The Suffering: Ties That Bind

This series is more interested in exploring the mind of the killer before it places a skull-crushing crowbar or innards-spewing grenade launcher in your hands.


GBAV - Shrek / Shark Tale Dual Pack

In a clear case of technology mimicking a movie's worth, both of these now-dated diversions look pretty lousy on the handheld device.


Samurai Champloo: Sidetracked

Unfortunately, so much time was spent perfecting the style that gameplay got the shaft.


Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2

Playing DDS2 without having endured the first one is a bit like watching Kill Bill: Vol. 2 without having seen Vol. 1.


Ratchet: Deadlocked

With its immensely rich background full of unforgettable characters and indefinable humor, you'd expect nothing less but more of the same. Unfortunately, this is not the case.


Rise of the Kasai

Rise of the Kasai is more Kill Bill than Aladdin.


Rumble Roses XX

The tired gameplay certainly seems a secondary concern to the developers.


Quake 4

We might have to consider the possibility that the first-person shooter has already scaled its greatest heights.


Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones

Playing as the Prince is somewhat akin to controlling a fully rendered Jackie Chan.


187 Ride or Die

Ride or Die is no more harmful than a commercial featuring Snoop Dogg and Lee Iacocca.


NBA 2K6

NBA 2K6 remains unaffected by the rolling red-state tide.


Need for Speed: Most Wanted

Don't worry if the police are slow and boring for the first day. It's not them, it's you.


New Super Mario Bros.

Playing New Super Mario Bros. is a lot like shagging an ex: it's satisfying in the moment, but afterwards you realize your effort could have been spent better elsewhere.


Nintendogs

Like most sim games, Nintendogs is not about control, but care.


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