Reviews > Multimedia

13 Dec 2007 // 9:58 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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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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Nancy Drew: Legend of the Crystal Skull

Twelve-year-old girls are champs at this stuff. I know because the GameFAQ I used was written by one.

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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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Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis

Although the Wii version of Table Tennis offers players three separate control schemes, none seem to take full advantage of the Wii remote.

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2 Dec 2007 // 10:00 PM

Dementium: The Ward

Renegade Kid basically took the game concept of Contra and hooked it into a survival horror FPS.

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29 Nov 2007 // 10:00 PM

Manhunt 2

The issues surrounding Manhunt 2's release make it more interesting as an example of game editing and censorship than as a game.

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27 Nov 2007 // 10:00 PM

Dancing with the Stars

Seriously, where's Master P?

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Chibi Robo: Park Patrol

Even a ten-year-old could grasp that harvesting an entire forest at once is not as good as harvesting it in sections by simply comparing it to Chibi Robo's carefully balanced flower economy.

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25 Nov 2007 // 10:00 PM

Super Mario Galaxy

Super Mario Galaxy might be the first time old-school gamers have to accept that, y'know, maybe gamers these days do have it better than they did.

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20 Nov 2007 // 10:00 PM

Woyzeck

Because the user can explore the space in real time however he/she desires, the narrative is pieced together at the discretion of the user. The piece becomes a meditation on the narrative form itself.

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19 Nov 2007 // 10:00 PM

Ratatouille

It's like Crash Bandicoot with more mobility, as rats can apparently walk tightropes, climb nets, and use conveniently-placed umbrellas to float around.

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15 Nov 2007 // 10:00 PM

Conan

Through its focus on a character bound by no law coming into conflict with encroaching civilizing advancements, Conan finds some parallels in the classic tradition of the American Western.

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13 Nov 2007 // 10:00 PM

Mario Strikers Charged

Like EA's early '90s NHL games, Mario Strikers Charged is all about body checking -- or in this case, slide tackling.

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11 Nov 2007 // 10:00 PM

NBA 08

The biggest complaint is not with gameplay, but with the fact that there are players missing from rosters.

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The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

While it's easy to view Phantom Hourglass as the successor to The Wind Waker, in reality, it's just as much a direct descendant of A Link to the Past, due almost solely to perspective.

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6 Nov 2007 // 10:00 PM

MySims

MySims is a "god game" that leaves you feeling more mortal than ever.

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Spider Man: Friend or Foe

Spider-Man: Friend or Foe seems like a commercial for the upcoming WB Kids animated series The Spectacular Spider-Man with both its cartoony aesthetic and kid-friendly game play.

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1 Nov 2007 // 11:00 PM

Heavenly Sword

In a genre so dominated by men, it is refreshing to see a game where the girls get to kick butt in a land where nearly everyone else is male.

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28 Oct 2007 // 11:00 PM

Halo 3

Halo 3 may be the most important video game of all time.

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