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2 Oct 2007 // 10:00 PM

.hack//G.U. Volume 2: Reminisce

The gameplay of .hack suffers from a major flaw in design: it emulates a different genre but takes away the only things that make that genre fun to being with.

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25 Sep 2007 // 10:00 PM

Carnival Games

If there is one rule that Wii Sports outlined for all future Wii mini-games, it's this: always err on the side of the player winning too much.

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19 Sep 2007 // 10:00 PM

The fact that a game like rhacp feels as fun as it does might speak to a lowering of gamer standards, spurred by a glut of casual games and collections.

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19 Sep 2007 // 9:59 PM

Cyber Nations offers you the chance to craft a budding super-power or play as a rogue militaristic state.

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19 Sep 2007 // 9:58 PM

That there's nothing revolutionary about this game doesn't diminish its value as a fun way to kill 20 minutes in an airport lounge.

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Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

Metroid has always been akin to waking up in the eye of a storm.

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Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s

Guitar Hero has largely always been rocking the '80s.

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3 Sep 2007 // 9:42 PM

Brain Age 2

Why are you crossing out my numbers? I need those numbers!

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26 Aug 2007 // 10:00 PM

Hot Shots Tennis

Hot Shots Tennis is really only disappointing in the face of how reliably enjoyable the Hot Shots Golf franchise has been.

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21 Aug 2007 // 10:00 PM

Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek

Solving a mystery is fun, but doing chores is not.

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14 Aug 2007 // 10:00 PM

Overlord

Overlord exudes humor from many angles, not least of which is the fact that the moral choices you make vary only in how evil they are.

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9 Aug 2007 // 10:00 PM

F.E.A.R.

In F.E.A.R., you might just crawl out of an air duct to find yourself falling into a sewer pond which turns into a bloody hallway that you have to navigate.

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5 Aug 2007 // 10:00 PM

Tenchu Z

Ninjas are awesome. They are also, apparently, fascists.

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2 Aug 2007 // 10:00 PM

Shadowrun

Shadowrun feels like a briefly entertaining speed bump on the road to Halo 3.

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Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition

Resident Evil 4 is the best action game to yet be released on the Wii, and will probably be the first of many games to be made in this fashion.

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27 Jul 2007 // 12:00 AM

Forza Motorsport 2

Forza Motorport 2 succeeds on all levels because it is the racing game you choose to make of it.

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Dragon Ball Z: Harukanaru Densetsu

Dragon Ball Z is known and loved for its over the top, action packed, fast paced, soap opera-esque drama. Why relegate all the drama to the random draw of cards?

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20 Jul 2007 // 1:07 PM

X-Men 3: The Official Game

As a fan of the franchise, I was somewhat perplexed by a scene involving the gigantic Colossus shouting, 'Nightcrawler, help me!'

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18 Jul 2007 // 10:00 PM

Call of Duty: Roads to Victory

Call of Duty has nothing to do with the reality of World War II. It is a heroic version of an idea that we hold about being in a war that most us of don't remember, but only understand through movies and books.

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15 Jul 2007 // 10:00 PM

Mario Party 8

One of the key features of Mario Party 8 is that the game is an elaborate exercise in Marxist game play.

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