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Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

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

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2 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

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.

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Playboy: The Mansion

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

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16 Feb 2005 // 12:00 AM

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.

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16 Feb 2005 // 12:00 AM

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.

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16 Feb 2005 // 12:00 AM

Gretzky NHL 2005

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

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3 Feb 2005 // 12:00 AM

World of Warcraft

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

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Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

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

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3 Feb 2005 // 12:00 AM

Fight Club

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

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19 Jan 2005 // 12:00 AM

Sid Meier’s Pirates!

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

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19 Jan 2005 // 12:00 AM

Resident Evil 4

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

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19 Jan 2005 // 12:00 AM

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.

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19 Jan 2005 // 12:00 AM

Lizzie McGuire 2: Lizzie Diaries

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

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19 Jan 2005 // 12:00 AM

Def Jam: Fight for NY

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

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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.

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5 Jan 2005 // 12:00 AM

Lilo & Stitch 2: Hämsterviel Havoc

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

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5 Jan 2005 // 12:00 AM

Dead or Alive: Ultimate

DOA: Ultimate is generating a lot of buzz and quite a bit of talk for 'Game of the Year' awards in action/fighting genres, but the truth is that all of this acclaim is really for half the package.

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5 Jan 2005 // 12:00 AM

Alien Hominid

Lost lives are actually one of the ways in which the game establishes its old school credibility.

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15 Dec 2004 // 12:00 AM

Super Mario 64 DS

The ability to see where games like Ratchet and Clank and Jak and Daxter evolved from is a wonderful opportunity.

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15 Dec 2004 // 12:00 AM

Bejeweled 2

A common mistake when considering a simple, abstract game like this is to think that the quality of its graphics and sound are somehow less important than in blockbuster titles.

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