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Wednesday, April 25 2007

Resistance: Fall of Man

The real reason the aliens are ugly? Because it's easier to kill something once you dehumanize it.


Sunday, April 22 2007

Spectrobes

If Nintendo were given a dollar for every Pokémon clone out there, they'd be a whole lot richer.


Friday, April 20 2007

God of War II

The God of War franchise is as over the top as an action movie -- there's no point in warning you not to try this at home, because you can't.


Monday, April 16 2007

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

The most successful parts of the game are the moments that travel outside the formula; being chased by boar-riding Orcs or being trapped in wolf form.


Thursday, April 12 2007

Def Jam: Icon

Battles frequently come down to throwing opponents into obstacles and then blasting those obstacles with your beats.


Sunday, April 8 2007

Super Paper Mario

It is Super Paper Mario's quick wit, above all, that makes it such a joy to play.


Thursday, April 5 2007

Mario Hoops 3-on-3

Anybody who's ever watched the end of a blowout basketball game can see the value in a super-risky, ultra-rare power-up 20-point basket.


Sunday, April 1 2007

Meteos: Disney Magic

Gone are the quirky, dancing aliens of the original Meteos, replaced here by Buzz Lightyear, Simba and Jack Sparrow.


Friday, March 30 2007

Ghost Rider

Ghost Rider is a biker in the service of a demon -- a literal Hell's Angel -- a rebellious spirit of vengeance much like the biker antihero of drive-in-movie or television fare of the '70s.


Sunday, March 25 2007

The Warriors

More a prequel than a digital re-imagining, The Warriors is all the better for its differences from the movie that it's based on.


Thursday, March 22 2007

Sam & Max: Season 1, Episodes 1-3

Sam & Max work best when mirroring the comedic mood and tone of the story being told with the conflicts that an adventurer seeks to resolve.


Tuesday, March 20 2007

World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade

Within days of The Burning Crusade's release, thousands of players had already hit the new level cap, forsaking niceties like sleep and hygiene in the process.


Sunday, March 18 2007

Crackdown

If the Grand Theft Auto series is the Godfather of the so-called "sandbox" genre, consider Crackdown to be the Die Hard or the XXX.


Thursday, March 15 2007

Rogue Galaxy

Rogue Galaxy opts for stale planet themes (Desert Land! Jungle Land! High-tech Land!), harebrained technology, and characters that can be described in five words or less.


Sunday, March 11 2007

Football Mogul 2007

There are too many little mistakes, too many annoyances, and far, far too many AI glitches to allow Football Mogul to succeed as the "thinking man's" American football game.


Tuesday, March 6 2007

Hotel Dusk: Room 215

Hotel Dusk is essentially an interactive mystery novel, and is really meant to be enjoyed as such.


Thursday, March 1 2007

Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles

For better or for worse, Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles gives us more time than any other recent Naruto title to become acquainted with Naruto himself.


Sunday, February 25 2007

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Admittedly, Vice City Stories is a blast to play -- still, something different might be nice.


Thursday, February 22 2007

Gunpey

Rarely has the same game, by the same developers, been so different from platform to platform.


Tuesday, February 20 2007

Tamagotchi Connection: Corner Shop 2

It's almost like this game is telling kids that it's OK to be mediocre, that they shouldn't even bother to exert any effort to do a great job.


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