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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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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

The 'violence' seemingly promoted by this GTA is less a violence to be feared for its realism, and one more committed against the dirty realism of history itself.

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30 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

Mattel Classic Football 2

Ah, nostalgia. It's what makes the world go 'round.

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28 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

E3 2005

E3 attempts to simultaneously be professional and fantastic, and for the most part it succeeds.

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Klonoa 2: Dream Champ Tournament

As with the best games based on environmental puzzles, level design is paramount.

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23 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

Archer Maclean’s Mercury

What's truly frustrating about Mercury isn't that it lacks opportunities for freeform play, but that it builds up such a need for it.

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20 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

Play with Me

You watch and you cringe, not because the images are horrific per se, but because you know deep down that the truth behind it remains so very real.

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17 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

FreeCiv

Despite the in-game peace, my war with the interface continued.

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15 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

Duel Masters

Magic: The Gathering was the first kind of geeky game that wasn't Dungeons & Dragons-based that I had ever gotten into and actually enjoyed.

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6 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

Food Force

Unlike Carmen Sandiego and America's Army, Food Force makes no effort to disguise its message.

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Lego Star Wars: The Video Game

Never has a rating seemed more appropriate to me. The game indeed invites 'everyone' with its 'E' rating into the obsessive realm of the collector.

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Twisted Metal: Head-On

The first Twisted Metal games were equal parts sunshine and mayhem. While colorful, they possessed a morbid sense of humor and were addictive gameplay experiences.

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1 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

GoldenEye: Rogue Agent

This idea had so much potential, but EA managed to screw it up so badly you really have to wonder how the game ever saw the light of day.

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Ape Escape: On the Loose

Depending on how you look at it, the game rerelease trend that we've been seeing these past few years may or may not be a good thing.

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Devil May Cry 3: Dante’s Awakening

What I appreciate about Devil May Cry 3 is its simple to follow but still engaging plot.

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16 May 2005 // 12:00 AM

Polarium

Polarium is one of those games that's going to be overlooked by the masses because we've moved past the simple games of yore.

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