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Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros Treasure

Zack and Wiki looks very much like one would expect a game called Zack and Wiki to look -– and that's not a bad thing.

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16 Jan 2008 // 9:00 PM

Contra 4

Games like Contra presented a sort of difficulty that, while extremely demanding, was what offered those games longevity to begin with.

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Rayman Raving Rabbids 2

Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 really shines in the multiplayer mode, as is to be expected with this sort of game.

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Soulcalibur Legends

The notion of mapping physical action to gameplay in Wii games is both the system's greatest strength and its greatest weakness.

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10 Jan 2008 // 9:00 PM

Call of Duty 4

Call of Duty 4 is a game that warrants its "Mature" rating for far more complex reasons than simply the degree of violence present.

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9 Jan 2008 // 9:00 PM

Mega Man ZX Advent

When you've got a loyal fanbase who buys your games regardless of quality, is there really any need to rock the boat?

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8 Jan 2008 // 9:00 PM

Flipper Critters

If nothing else, Flipper Critters is certainly colorful.

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Assassins Creed

While the word jihad is never spoken, its frightening theological implications as a physical struggle as well as its more disarming theological definition as a spiritual struggle are both on display.

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3 Jan 2008 // 9:00 PM

Mass Effect

One of the major themes of Mass Effect is xenophobia and the reasons that certain species hate or mistrust the others.

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1 Jan 2008 // 9:00 PM

Hot Pixel

The concept of the core gameplay is meant to center on quick, fun, frantic minigames. The problem is, none of the games are quick, fun, or frantic.

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Trilby: The Art of Theft

Given that his game is free, Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw can actually toy with the idea of creating moments in the game that are expressly meant to piss you off.

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18 Dec 2007 // 9:00 PM

Beautiful Katamari

The charm that once made the original fun and interesting has worn thin now that the second and third sequels have come around.

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16 Dec 2007 // 9:00 PM

Viva Piñata: Party Animals

"Sometimes I like the minigames. I especially like Drink, Shake, and Burp. I only like the ones where you burp in them. BUUUUUURRRRP! Everybody's like brrrp, burrrrp, BUUUUUURRRRP!"

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13 Dec 2007 // 9:00 PM

Lego Fever

The play modes of Lego Fever, while not necessarily all that original in their design, are executed perfectly.

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13 Dec 2007 // 8:59 PM

Super Rub-a-Dub may be a cute name, but the game is deceptively violent.

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13 Dec 2007 // 8:58 PM

Bust a Move Bash!

Everything that is good and right in the kingdom of puzzle games -– addictive game play, mass appeal and challenge -– is startlingly absent in Bust a Move Bash!.

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11 Dec 2007 // 9:00 PM

Smash Court Tennis 3

Smash Court Tennis 3 lies in the murky middle ground between Wii Sports' tennis and Virtua Tennis, neither excelling in any particular area nor really doing that much wrong.

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Nancy Drew: Legend of the Crystal Skull

Twelve-year-old girls are champs at this stuff. I know because the GameFAQ I used was written by one.

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6 Dec 2007 // 9:00 PM

Namco Museum Remix

Playing classic titles is often like reading a dense Victorian novel.

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Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis

Although the Wii version of Table Tennis offers players three separate control schemes, none seem to take full advantage of the Wii remote.

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