Tuesday, January 30 2007
Ninja Council 2 is very much an advertisement for the Naruto license first and a game as an afterthought.
Sunday, January 28 2007
Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 is less a sports game and more a complicated relationship simulator.
Tuesday, January 23 2007
If you want to play a beat-em-up but don't want to worry about learning a new language as some brawlers demand, then this is for you.
Sunday, January 21 2007
There is no finesse here, no need to memorize certain combinations, no pieces of an overall story arc to fit together. This is basic bloodsport, nothing more or less.
Thursday, January 18 2007
If you're not a fan, then Digimon World DS isn't going to make you want to buy a Digimon lunchbox.
Tuesday, January 16 2007
Glow Worm is pretty, to be sure, but what good is a puzzle game that never actually puzzles?
Sunday, January 14 2007
Spidey's latest adventure finds him desperately trying to stop the senseless destruction of...Bunsen burners?
Wednesday, January 10 2007
With Big Oil, you can finally indulge your fantasy of fashioning virtual Nigerias of chaos and plunder, without burdening your conscience with the consequences.
Monday, January 8 2007
How is it that Tringo has become so popular? Why, its association with gambling, of course.
Wednesday, January 3 2007
World Championship Poker is a hastily assembled product which transparently attempts to capitalize on poker's current pop culture favor.
Tuesday, January 2 2007
The biggest crime Magical Starsign commits is the endless, relentless, incessant, infuriatingly pointless random battles.
Thursday, December 21 2006
Gun: Showdown is a worthy title for the PSP, even as it exposes limitations in both the franchise and the system.
Sunday, December 17 2006
Tony Hawk's Project 8 is not a revolutionary game, content to improve slightly on its seven predecessors.
Sunday, December 10 2006
Think Men in Black meets The Blues Brothers, and you'll have an idea of the craziness that awaits you.
Thursday, December 7 2006
"Why would you want to play a war game?" It's a fair question.
Sunday, December 3 2006
The world is literally a moving painting and from the fluttering grass to the chirping birds and animated townspeople, everything feels absolutely alive.
Thursday, November 30 2006
There are enough of the sights and sounds of The Sopranos to feel immersed in its ambience as a show but there is not enough game here to feel immersed in a, well, game.
Sunday, November 26 2006
The player is, in essence, attempting to be a suicide bomber, a kamikaze pilot in a wall of sound and elegant graphics.
Tuesday, November 21 2006
"Why not just throw in Paul Bunyan and My Little Pony and be done with it?"
Thursday, November 16 2006
When you're burning down the goblins' villages, you don't pause to think about the plight of the innocents -- yet, play the game from the perspective of the goblins, and you'll find yourself outraged by the injustices.