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Metroid Prime Trilogy (Wii)

Metroid Prime Trilogy review (WII)

Reviewed on May 05, 2010

Even after all these years, Metroid Prime is still the second-best game I’ve ever played, yet its style of play caters to a very specific taste that, understandably, not all gamers will gel with. Replaying the three games in the aptly titled Metroid Prime Trilogy, I noticed that as the series progresses, it seems increasingly eager to expand its audience. The original was a thing of quiet, delicate beauty, and yet by the third installment we’re teaming up with a band of mercenaries...
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Enchanted Arms (Xbox 360)

Enchanted Arms review (X360)

Reviewed on May 03, 2010

First impressions can be misleading. Sometimes purposefully so.
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Final Fantasy XIII (PlayStation 3)

Final Fantasy XIII review (PS3)

Reviewed on May 02, 2010

Final Fantasy XIII director Motomu Toriyama once defended the game’s much-publicized (and much-criticized) linearity by stating that his team was going for an FPS vibe, an action-centric experience in which the entirety of the design, barring a few exceptions, moves players from one encounter to the next and little else. This excuses nothing but explains a lot: FFXIII has caught a lot of flak for ditching a number of valued JRPG conventions, and this was done to make the game’s bat...
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Final Fantasy XIII (Xbox 360)

Final Fantasy XIII review (X360)

Reviewed on April 26, 2010

Final Fantasy XIII (Xbox360) – by eviltb
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0-D Beat Drop (Xbox 360)

0-D Beat Drop review (X360)

Reviewed on April 26, 2010

0-D Beat Drop sets itself up as a fusion of rhythm and puzzle games, but the way it handles music doesn't fundamentally change the structure of its source material. No matter how many modes it throws at you, this is still an easier remix of Puyo Puyo with a different skin.
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Just Cause 2 (Xbox 360)

Just Cause 2 review (X360)

Reviewed on April 25, 2010

Just Cause 2 doesn’t rely on things that go boom. Instead, the game succeeds by delivering moments that are intense, surreal, and will push players off the edge of their seats in cool and unexpected ways.
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Just Cause 2 (Xbox 360)

Just Cause 2 review (X360)

Reviewed on April 25, 2010

I don’t entirely know what Just Cause 2 is about. I know it concerns some islanders with very silly accents grouping up against a corrupt government, but I couldn’t delve into further details, nor even confirm the very presence of details at all. Come to think of it, I’m not even sure what the main character’s name is; I always called him Tuco, because he sounds exactly like Eli Wallach from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. But never mind. What’s important about him is that he’s go...
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AGAIN: Interactive Crime Novel (DS)

AGAIN: Interactive Crime Novel review (DS)

Reviewed on April 24, 2010

Again is the latest (and maybe last) interactive novel game from Cing, the developers of Trace Memory and Hotel Dusk. Such a pedigree makes this game even more disappointing than it otherwise would be.
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Let's Draw! (DS)

Let's Draw! review (DS)

Reviewed on April 24, 2010

Let's Draw! includes a variety of fun shapes, too, things that kids would actually care to draw. You can start out simple just by drawing a few lines—and the game will congratulate you on your artistic prowess—then move up to something more complex like a proper circle or a bicycle or one of several types of dinosaur. The folks who made the game clearly knew their audience and worked to keep them happy and engaged.
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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.
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Mario's Tennis (Virtual Boy)

Mario's Tennis review (VB)

Reviewed on April 24, 2010

Mario's Tennis is Mario’s Tennis. It’s what you’d expect. It's a basic tennis game featuring characters from the Mario series. Oddly, though, it's one of the better Virtual Boy games.
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Resonance of Fate (PlayStation 3)

Resonance of Fate review (PS3)

Reviewed on April 24, 2010

"Accept the mission for the future of Medicine! ...I kid. It's a simple job you do to while away the time". A line by a man in a lab-coat that gives the "hunter" trio another side-quest to complete.
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Shattered Horizon (PC)

Shattered Horizon review (PC)

Reviewed on April 24, 2010

Shattered Horizon is certainly an original and unique addition to the FPS genre, but the lack of content and variety, the small number of players online and the lack of Windows XP support make it a difficult title to recommend.
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How To Train Your Dragon (Xbox 360)

How To Train Your Dragon review (X360)

Reviewed on April 24, 2010

As you spend time outside of the arena with your dragon, whether that be training in the cave or playing mini-games that you have unlocked at a distant cave, your over-sized pet will grow weary. That can quickly impact its performance, so you have to scrounge up grub to feed the beast so that he will trust you and fight his best on your behalf. There's no real challenge to the process; you simply need to have the patience to wander the islands in circles as you hack apart the chickens, sheep and boars. You have to be ready to stop and dig under every rock, to slowly pull up one vegetable or flower at a time and then to wander back to your home to stuff your dragons full of goodies.
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Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (PlayStation 3)

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 review (PS3)

Reviewed on April 23, 2010

The game's limited scope comes with a pleasing silver lining, however: destructible environments. Games have made attempts along those lines in the past, but Bad Company 2 takes the beautiful chaos to an unusually involving level. For example, one stage finds the player holed up in a wooden shack as a tank and gunmen approach from the far side of a field. It's possible to duck behind the wooden walls, then to peak out and fire shots at the approaching goons. Hiding out offers only limited protection, though. Your enemies will shred your shelter with bullets, until finally you're standing in a husk of your former stronghold. That's not an isolated example, either.
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Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love (PlayStation 2)

Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love review (PS2)

Reviewed on April 22, 2010

One definitely has to give credit to the Japanese for their ability to appeal to a wide range of sexual tastes. There’s a female here for everyone. There’s the plucky and inexplicably clumsy redhead, the big-breasted and flirtatious blonde maid, the fiery black-skinned beauty, and a ten year-old. These, and other women, will team up with the Japanese hero to form the Combat Theater Revue to promote justice through the art of song and dance... and occasionally through dedicated missile strikes.
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Resonance of Fate (PlayStation 3)

Resonance of Fate review (PS3)

Reviewed on April 21, 2010

For the most part, this battle system works wonders and it lends Resonance of Fate a fair portion of its charm. When you're able to stop thinking about all of the strategy that goes into perfectly executing a massive assault on powerful enemies, you're able to stop and (mostly) enjoy some of the most visually stimulating combat ever featured in a JRPG. You're characters run, jump, flip and whirl through interactive arenas, participants in a bullet-riddled ballet.
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Assassin's Creed (PC)

Assassin's Creed review (PC)

Reviewed on April 20, 2010

Ruthless, if at times overaggressive, protagonist Altair must use his swords, his agility, and occasionally his brain to save the world. Ubisoft has proven once again that they may be the finest and most creative development group in the market today. Although Assassin's Creed suffers from its share of game design flaws, the overall experience is a testament to the fact that you don't need to do everything right as long as you most things incredibly well.
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Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War (PlayStation 2)

Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War review (PS2)

Reviewed on April 20, 2010

Diving back into a standard Ace Combat game after coming off the high Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War was riding on was tough. This was made more difficult when I realized Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War wasn't really up to par in certain aspects. The most obvious being the plot. Now, I wasn't expecting it to be as great as the one featured in AC5 (would have been a definite plus, though), but considering this game took place during the Belkan War, which, in AC5, was basically talked about a...
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NCAA Football 07 (Xbox)

NCAA Football 07 review (XBX)

Reviewed on April 20, 2010

Many games these days include other games within them. Like the proverbial play within the play, these games distract the player and provide additional amusement for their developers by adding often unrelated or alternate-genre material into a game about something totally different. We see this quite prominently in a game like Bioshock with its unending number of hacking minigames, and it has a certain appeal, especially when well done. What we see less of, unfortunately, is the game that is not...
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