Wednesday, March 30 2005
Realistic games have about as much entertainment value as watching wet paint dry.
Because Castle is who he is, players are allowed to use dozens of environmental hazards to interrogate would-be killers.
It's a shame that the game exposes its weaknesses through forced repetition, because it comes frighteningly close to transcending its own artificiality.
Wednesday, March 16 2005
The enemies, no longer Middle Eastern sand demons, are now largely populated by females with a bondage fetish.
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
It's kind of like Saved by the Bell minus any 'threatening' sex appeal. After all, Raven is a Disney creation.
This distance from reality may be more authentic in its honesty than any of the 'real life' situations we see on the networks.
The characters are the most unintentionally shallow and unlikable bunch I have ever seen assembled.
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
Apparently, free love extends only to heterosexuals and lesbians in this representation of Hef's so-called revolution.
The worlds you visit are surreal spaces that aren't so much about being traversed as they are simply about being inhabited.
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.
With the cancellation of the 2004-2005 NHL season imminent, today's hockey is limited to virtual reality and Russia.
Thursday, February 3 2005
Tolkien fans are sure to feel very much at home in this game.
We are unaccustomed to seeing stories about men and women that are anything but sexual dramas.
It's thorough blandness renders it impotent, pointless, insignificant.
Wednesday, January 19 2005
Usually, Meier's name above the title indicates two things: depth and addictiveness.
It's only when developers turn a genre on its head that we're treated with titles like Resident Evil 4.
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.
I have to wonder about the state of video games and how they are sold to the female populace.