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Wednesday, March 16 2005

Prince of Persia: Warrior Within

The enemies, no longer Middle Eastern sand demons, are now largely populated by females with a bondage fetish.


Godzilla: Save the Earth

First there was the halfhearted American release of Gojira, then there was the ill-conceived 1998 American Godzilla, and finally Godzilla made his leap into commercial work as the spokesperson of Imodium.


Wednesday, March 2 2005

That’s So Raven

It's kind of like Saved by the Bell minus any 'threatening' sex appeal. After all, Raven is a Disney creation.


The Strangerhood

This distance from reality may be more authentic in its honesty than any of the 'real life' situations we see on the networks.


Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

The characters are the most unintentionally shallow and unlikable bunch I have ever seen assembled.


Diner Dash

It is in the everyday operations of the restaurant that the game actually starts to take shape as a game, and not just an expression of white-collar escapist fantasies.


Wednesday, February 16 2005

Playboy: The Mansion

Apparently, free love extends only to heterosexuals and lesbians in this representation of Hef's so-called revolution.


Otogi 2: Immortal Warriors

The worlds you visit are surreal spaces that aren't so much about being traversed as they are simply about being inhabited.


Jak 3

If 'Jak 2' was a little too much like 'Grand Theft Auto', the third game in the series wisely turns the adoration down a notch.


Gretzky NHL 2005

With the cancellation of the 2004-2005 NHL season imminent, today's hockey is limited to virtual reality and Russia.


Thursday, February 3 2005

World of Warcraft

Tolkien fans are sure to feel very much at home in this game.


Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

We are unaccustomed to seeing stories about men and women that are anything but sexual dramas.


Fight Club

It's thorough blandness renders it impotent, pointless, insignificant.


Wednesday, January 19 2005

Sid Meier’s Pirates!

Usually, Meier's name above the title indicates two things: depth and addictiveness.


Resident Evil 4

It's only when developers turn a genre on its head that we're treated with titles like Resident Evil 4.


Namco TV Games

One look at the current crop of video games, and it becomes clear they just don't have the simple elegance so perfectly created in the days of yore.


Lizzie McGuire 2: Lizzie Diaries

I have to wonder about the state of video games and how they are sold to the female populace.


Def Jam: Fight for NY

The racial text of Def Jam: Fight for NY shows little subtlety.


Wednesday, January 5 2005

Ratchet and Clank 3: Up Your Arsenal

The perfect blend of humor that was actually funny, running-and-gunning action, and platformer puzzles and timing was almost more than I could handle.


Lilo & Stitch 2: Hämsterviel Havoc

Disney is sitting on a goldmine but is too blind to see it.


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