Reviews > Multimedia

30 Nov 2005 // 12:00 AM

Channel Frederator

These intentionally underdeveloped, short-short 'toons are as well suited for inclusion in a podcast as they are poorly prepared for inclusion in any other collection.

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Pro Evolution Soccer 5 (EU) / World Soccer Winning Eleven 9 International (US)

We've all been blessed with Pro Evolution 5, a game even better than its predecessor -- which many gamers thought was football simulator perfection.

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24 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

Darkwatch

You can see what it wants to do and what it wants to be, but when it falls short all you can really do is grimace and say, 'Aw... well at least it tried.'

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23 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

Obscure

Obscure is a noble attempt for a newcomer to the industry.

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19 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

Metal Slug 4 & Metal Slug 5

When you're a 2D run-and-gun series, originality through level and boss design is really all you have going.

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Outlaw Volleyball Remixed

Racial epithets seem largely to be one of the few ways that a young rebel can, well... rebel anymore.

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15 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

Killer 7

For better or worse, Killer 7 is a bold game that sadly seems to suffer from the same disorder as its lead character.

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12 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

Area 51

Some hardcore gamers may feel a little disappointed as Area 51 does not provide enough 'all-hell-is-breaking-loose' firefights as set pieces.

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11 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

Wrestlemania 21

Wrestlemania 21 is the perfect example of everything that is wrong with the gaming industry.

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9 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

Psychonauts

Admirably, the writing in Psychonauts succeeds not with non sequitur lines or potty humor, but with clever puns and jokes fully integrated into both the gameplay universe and narrative.

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5 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

Façade

The ability of the game's characters to keep things moving even when you aren't keeping up your end of the conversation is a big part of what makes Façade successful.

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3 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

Guild Wars

The stereotype is that gamers are antisocial, but anyone who plays MMOs knows you have to communicate, collaborate, take calculated risks, learn diplomacy, and hone your leadership skills.

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Kirby Canvas Curse

What Curse does is something that's rarely accomplished in gaming; it connects you emotionally with the action.

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Advent Rising

A potentially epic space opera is set in motion when Gideon learns some very Jedi-esque abilities.

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Conker: Live & Reloaded

Instead of adding to the industry, Rare is now subtracting from it, choosing to capitalize on earlier success in lieu of solidifying future achievements and ushering in new gameplay experiences.

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NBA

18 Jul 2005 // 12:00 AM

NBA

Basketball is a game of improvisation within a complex, flowing swirl of bodies; NBA's computer-controlled players, however, are ignorant of this.

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Destroy All Humans!

These short dialogues are mainly intended to be parodic and humorous jokes at the expense of the straight-laced and ultraconservative Americans of the past.

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14 Jul 2005 // 12:00 AM

Juiced

Any racing game that puts libido before the wheel is doomed to fail, and Juiced is that game.

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13 Jul 2005 // 12:00 AM

Trace Memory

Trace Memory is difficult to describe as it feels like it's stuck somewhere between a game and a tech demo.

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5 Jul 2005 // 12:00 AM

Metroid Prime 2 Echoes

Because the developers were unwillingness to alter the model they created in 2002, newcomers and veterans alike will find themselves bothered rather than fulfilled.

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