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Get to tha Choppa!!1 (Xbox 360)

Get to tha Choppa!!1 review (X360)

Reviewed on May 20, 2010

Get to tha Choppa is a shallow point-rush game with the depth and cosmetic values of a simple flash game.
Silent Hill: Homecoming (Xbox 360)

Silent Hill: Homecoming review (X360)

Reviewed on May 10, 2010

Shepherdís Glen looked every bit the next-gen reincarnation of Silent Hill, then new protagonist Alex Shepherd turns up in his surplus army coat, frizzy hair and a rugged stubble beard, looks you deep in the eyes and proclaims in a bold, confident voice ďIíve completely missed the point!Ē
Enchanted Arms (Xbox 360)

Enchanted Arms review (X360)

Reviewed on May 03, 2010

First impressions can be misleading. Sometimes purposefully so.
Sam & Max: The Penal Zone (PC)

Sam & Max: The Penal Zone review (PC)

Reviewed on April 24, 2010

If there was ever any doubt that Telltale were anything but borderline insane, then the first ten minutes of Sam & Max: The Penal Zone put that firmly to bed.
Nostalgia (DS)

Nostalgia review (DS)

Reviewed on April 10, 2010

Itís nice to just pick up an RPG that doesnít have you sitting through hours of pretentious dribble about how Villain X used to be valiant and brave until Fate stepped in and cock-slapped them, and play it.
Light's End (Xbox 360)

Light's End review (X360)

Reviewed on April 02, 2010

This mechanic lends Lightís End a unique feel; thereís no battle engine to be found or any statistics to build; itís purely a character-based puzzler where you need to jump from differing perspectives throughout the game to keep the story moving along.
Syberia II (PC)

Syberia II review (PC)

Reviewed on February 24, 2010

The game, as a whole, stutters and limps along, seemingly existing only to tie up to loose ends of the first game. When an impossible chasm separates Kate from her clockwork train, a character from the last game literally drops out of the sky and offers her a steaming hot cup of deus ex machina. Though itís prettied up with the stellar graphics and adequate writing, Syberia II is a game lacking in total ambition.
Modern Warfare 2 (PlayStation 3)

Modern Warfare 2 review (PS3)

Reviewed on February 05, 2010

When itís not trying to congratulate itself on the supposed brilliance of its subtext, Modern Warfare 2 remains one of the tightest titles on the market.
FIFA Soccer 10 (Xbox 360)

FIFA Soccer 10 review (X360)

Reviewed on February 03, 2010

The referee will even miss fouls, be inconsistent with bookings and red cards, and make incorrect calls of offside from time to time and, while that annoys the hell out of me when it doesnít go my way, I canít help but hugely appreciate the way EA have shoehorned an element of human error into computer-controlled official.
Syberia (PC)

Syberia review (PC)

Reviewed on January 17, 2010

Syberia tricks you with subtlety on a drip feed: the gameís focus, aim and characters all change so naturally over time that itís not until youíve worked your way to the end that you can look back over the whole picture and understand just how well realised the entire experience was.
Fable II (Xbox 360)

Fable II review (X360)

Reviewed on January 10, 2010

I slew phantom pirates to steal their legendary treasure and shot stone gargoyles just for a moment's reprieve from the uncouth lies that spilled from their mouths. I invested in a town rotten with corruption and helped turn its fortunes around and I spent a hell of a lot of time playing fetch with my dog. Thereís a lot to do in Fable 2, even if a lot of it's repeated endlessly until the appeal is unredeemable dulled. But, in how it all slots together, it makes something memorable.
Yamaha Supercross (DS)

Yamaha Supercross review (DS)

Reviewed on December 27, 2009

Itís easy to make mistakes on the windier tracks that task you with straightening quickly from a sharp corner to fly into a sadistically placed camel hump, but itís all the game really has. Mistakes are not punished harshly, nor outstanding lines rewarded thanks to the rubber band racing physics that ensure the pack of rival riders are neither too far ahead or too far behind you.
Lunar: Dragon Song (DS)

Lunar: Dragon Song review (DS)

Reviewed on December 27, 2009

Without any real depth to the characters aside from the obligatory teenage spunkiness and sugary-sweet sense of justice in their battle for racial tolerance, and their efforts to prove themselves worthy, just about everything that the Lunar franchise had been previously built upon has been thrown to the side to make room for ideas that I can only assume Game Arts discovered while rooting around in other developerís trash for discarded gimmicks they knew would never work.
QuickSpot (DS)

QuickSpot review (DS)

Reviewed on November 25, 2009

Nice try, Hideo. But your attempt to dampen my courageous heart will be foiled.
Underwater Attack (DS)

Underwater Attack review (DS)

Reviewed on November 20, 2009

As is usually the case when taking down entire world-conquering governments, the task falls to a single person piloting a prototype fighter whoís expected to defeat a globe-spanning military without a sniff of support. Underwater AttackĎs big gimmick is that, instead of the solitary fighter craft taking to the skies, you instead pilot a lonely submarine through the surprisingly un-murky depths. A submarine shaped like a cartoon shark.
7 Wonders II (DS)

7 Wonders II review (DS)

Reviewed on November 14, 2009

Thereís enough going on to ensure that 7 Wonders 2 is more than just another gem-matching puzzle game, but it doesnít really build upon its unique traits enough to truly distinguish itself from the crowded masses. Thereís enough going on to drive you through the entire game, but, once this is done, thereís little to drive you back again.
Adam's Venture: The Search for the Lost Garden (PC)

Adam's Venture: The Search for the Lost Garden review (PC)

Reviewed on October 24, 2009

Thereís not many locations you can squeeze into two hours, so theyíve all been gussied up accordingly. Itís only when the slightly subtle motifs of beating back darkness with your light are replaced by silver-tongued snakes and comments about how disaster befell the last woman to eat an apple in the Garden of Eden that you start forgetting itís meant to be a game and start to wonder when youíre going to be told that when the Rapture comes, youíre going to be the first to die.
Zeno Clash (PC)

Zeno Clash review (PC)

Reviewed on October 20, 2009

In a lot of ways, it feels like an evolved Double Dragon comfortably shoehorned into the first perspective then bottle fed LSD by the gallon.
CustomPlay Golf 2010  (PC)

CustomPlay Golf 2010 review (PC)

Reviewed on October 20, 2009

Itís by no means perfect, but by catering to the ground planners at home and making their efforts freely available, it offers something commendable and, perhaps more importantly, recommendable.
Raven Squad: Operation Hidden Dagger (Xbox 360)

Raven Squad: Operation Hidden Dagger review (X360)

Reviewed on October 19, 2009

Itís a shame in many ways, because the idea the entire game heavily relies upon is so simplistically brilliant that Iíve no idea how no oneís made a killer video game from it before. Imagine your average RTS, then imagine that, instead of watching your controllable troops duke it out in static battles via a camera fitted high up in the sky, you could instead jump into their very heads and take the fight on yourself. Thatís the big idea behind Atomic Motionís new multi-talented squad based shooter but, unfortunately, all the brave idea has given rise to is the ability to drop the ball on two separate fronts.

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