Thursday, May 17 2007
Gone are postmodern tubes, cubes and inky black backgrounds of Atari's classic Marble Madness, replaced here by teddy bears, Lincoln Logs, and birthday cakes.
Sunday, May 13 2007
Here’s a startling revelation –- flailing wildly on DDR arrows makes you about as much of a real dancer as wearing a red ski mask and jumping off your roof makes you Spider-Man.
Monday, May 7 2007
Lumines Plus is just frustrating enough to be rewarding every time you keep the board clear for long enough to tackle another skin, just simple enough to allow you to zone out while playing it.
Sunday, April 29 2007
WarioWare has style coming out its ears, even if it only lasts for 30 seconds at a time.
Wednesday, April 25 2007
The real reason the aliens are ugly? Because it's easier to kill something once you dehumanize it.
Sunday, April 22 2007
If Nintendo were given a dollar for every Pokémon clone out there, they'd be a whole lot richer.
Friday, April 20 2007
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 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
Battles frequently come down to throwing opponents into obstacles and then blasting those obstacles with your beats.
Sunday, April 8 2007
It is Super Paper Mario's quick wit, above all, that makes it such a joy to play.
Thursday, April 5 2007
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
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 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
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 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
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
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 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
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 is essentially an interactive mystery novel, and is really meant to be enjoyed as such.