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Final Fantasy XIII (PlayStation 3)

Final Fantasy XIII review (PS3)

Reviewed on March 20, 2010

Is it good? That's what everyone has been asking in tremulous voices when the subject of Square Enix's most expensive addition to the Final Fantasy line up comes up.
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God of War III (PlayStation 3)

God of War III review (PS3)

Reviewed on March 19, 2010

With grandiose symphony and fiery passion, Sony's declaration is clear: this is an epic the likes of which the world may never see again. The game's opening moments plunge this brazen ambition into the hearts of those who've forgotten such fanciful dreams. A host of titans wage war against the gods of Olympus, and the chaotic path along which players guide Kratos is truly unnerving. The ground itself shakes, for that ground is the back of the titan Gaia. Parasitic serpents burst from Gaia's flesh to bar the Spartan's path; when the titan of Earth stumbles from the pain, Kratos hangs precariously with one hand but still must fight. His soul is only at peace during battle.
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Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 5 - Rise of the Pirate God (PC)

Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 5 - Rise of the Pirate God review (PC)

Reviewed on March 17, 2010

It's not a classic. It's still a game whose intricacies are likely to be forgotten within months. It's probably not even the best of the series, all considered. What it does have, though, is Tales' strongest moment, across all of the games.
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Myst (PC)

Myst review (PC)

Reviewed on March 17, 2010

Today I found an old shoebox in my closet. When I opened it, it revealed a stack of papers, all of them littered with scribbled notes in pencil and quick sketches of strange artifacts, maps, and charts. I began to leaf through, intrigued by the unfamiliar handwriting, until I came to a drawing of an island. Underneath it was scrawled a single word: Myst.
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Valhalla Knights: Eldar Saga (Wii)

Valhalla Knights: Eldar Saga review (WII)

Reviewed on March 16, 2010

It's unfortunate, too, because underneath all the crap lies the framework for what could be a very good game. You have your typical classes such as fighter, mage, and priest, who each have their own experience levels. You're free to change your class whenever you wish by heading to the guild and paying a fee. Each time your chosen class gains a level, you get skill points that you can distribute among different abilities that class posseses. Once you know a skill, you're able to set it in one of several slots, regardless of class. It goes without saying that this system allows you to customize your character in a variety of ways, and once you begin to unlock some of the more advanced classes like samurai and godhand, your ability to customize will only increase.
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Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere (PlayStation)

Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere review (PSX)

Reviewed on March 16, 2010

The one thing Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere can flaunt over its two PlayStation brethren is how diverse some of its missions are. One such early mission involves an automated plane (looks more like a blimp, but whatever) carrying deadly gas, and it's programmed to crash into a city. Destroying it would do more harm than good, so you're left with having to blow up all the structures in its path, ensuring it will land safely in the river. I'd question how they knew it was going to land in the...
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The Legend of Vraz (PC)

The Legend of Vraz review (PC)

Reviewed on March 15, 2010

In its present form, the game merely comes across as an unnecessary mess of well-intentioned ideas made only slightly more amusing by the vague cultural undertones from India.
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Ultima (Apple II)

Ultima review (APP2)

Reviewed on March 15, 2010

Origin did the right thing releasing an improved version of Ultima I. The original, with less entertaining graphics and horrid controls, is tougher to find on the net. It's best to enjoy the chubby townsmen bouncing around bushes bigger than they are and ignore the silly plot: build a time machine to knock off the wizard Mondain before he can craft a powerful evil gem. Then, U1 is straightforward kill-the-big-wizard fun.
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Kingdom of Loathing (PC)

Kingdom of Loathing review (PC)

Reviewed on March 14, 2010

I'm a bit jealous it wasn't me who didn't listen, but hey, it's a great free game. Well, not quite. I've enjoyed donating to it for a while.
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2010: The Graphic Action Game (Colecovision)

2010: The Graphic Action Game review (CVN)

Reviewed on March 11, 2010

Even by the humble standards of 1984, 2010: The Graphic Action Game is light on action, none of it particularly graphic, unless you consider circuit board stills especially rousing or obscene. Worse, the misnomer does not end there. If you were to create a game based on the film 2010: The Year We Made Contact audiences today might suppose you dim, but in the early 1980s the sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey was anticipated enough to get a Colecovision project bearing its nam...
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Data East Arcade Classics (Wii)

Data East Arcade Classics review (WII)

Reviewed on March 10, 2010

Menu and presentation issues don't end with ridiculous button configurations, either. You'll see a lot of menus as you decide what game to play, both when the game first starts up and then when you select the one that you actually want to play. Load times are surprisingly lengthy, especially given the size that some of the included games surely occupy on the disc or anywhere else. The whole experience is surprisingly awkward every step of the way. That prevents the collection from being the joy that it might have been.
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Ace Combat 2 (PlayStation)

Ace Combat 2 review (PSX)

Reviewed on March 09, 2010

Sequels always have the daunting task of besting their predecessors. If the follow-ups don't match or go beyond their quality, they could potentially destroy the series, or put it into stasis for a few years. Ace Combat 2 was in a situation where it couldn't just match Air Combat and expect gamers to accept it; the game was way too simple and short, and while it had some nice dogfighting action (on the hard setting, at least), there wasn't enough of it to warrant multiple playthroughs. I'...
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Heavy Rain (PlayStation 3)

Heavy Rain review (PS3)

Reviewed on March 05, 2010

Since Heavy Rain’s release it has received numerous accolades from reviewers. Yet still I encounter gamers who are wary of the title. Some of this wariness no doubt comes from the calamity that was Quantic Dream’s last release, Indigo Prophecy, which had the unfortunate distinction of being a sloppy and unfinished product. Others came away from Heavy Rain’s demo unable to deal with its admittedly odd system of movement, claiming that the controls would surely ruin the ent...
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Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing (PlayStation 3)

Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing review (PS3)

Reviewed on March 04, 2010

Tracks are more than eye candy. You'll find compelling venues that accommodate an absolutely essential drift system. Your opponents will generally spend more time drifting and boosting than they do driving in a straight line. When you try to mimic their vehicular wizardry, you'll realize just how ingeniously the environments were developed. Ramps, fences, wide bends and hairpin turns mean that the fastest way through nearly any situation is to slide into an expert drift, then use the resulting energy to boost through a curve or over a ramp... where it's possible to launch into acrobatics that charge you up for a new boost once your wheels touch the ground.
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Air Combat (PlayStation)

Air Combat review (PSX)

Reviewed on March 02, 2010

There's really nothing significant that sticks out about Air Combat, the console debut of the Ace Combat series. You just go from one mission to another, completing simple tasks that involve shooting down enemy planes or ground targets, while piloting various planes with terrible paint jobs (purple and red?!). Some of the missions are shockingly easy, too, once you realize you can ignore the enemy and fly straight towards the targets that need to be destroyed. Thanks to this, certain miss...
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No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle (Wii)

No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle review (WII)

Reviewed on March 01, 2010

Travis Touchdown could have gone out like a punk, but punks don't give up so easily, especially not without a fight! Certainly no one was expecting a sophomore effort from crazy game designer / frontman Suda 51 and his self-proclaimed 'video game band'. With a string of commercial flops to its credit, it seemed No More Heroes was destined to become no more than another cult classic for Grasshopper Manufacture(GhM). It would have been a shame though, since it is Suda 51's most acces...
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Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars (Wii)

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars review (WII)

Reviewed on March 01, 2010

Capcom has always kind of been the premier name in fighting games thanks to Street Fighter, but I've never thought that was their biggest strength. There are plenty of other games, each with their own merits that make them debatably better or worse. Capcom's real strength instead lies in the one niche of the genre that they have almost completely cornered, the team fighter.
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Metal Slug XX (PSP)

Metal Slug XX review (PSP)

Reviewed on February 28, 2010

Metal Slug XX is a remake of the DS's Metal Slug 7. After playing the new version, I don't think I can go back. The cartoony visuals have been expanded to a proper resolution, showing off the same zany antics we've watched for 14 years. Two-player simultaneous action has been added, creating a cooperative experience we've enjoyed since 1996. And it's still impossible to aim diagonally.
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Ninja Blade (PC)

Ninja Blade review (PC)

Reviewed on February 28, 2010

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Plants vs. Zombies (PC)

Plants vs. Zombies review (PC)

Reviewed on February 28, 2010

The basics are fairly straightforward. Given a scant number of slots with which to load as many fruits and vegetables as you’ve collected to that point, you must strategically select which plants will counter the various kinds of zombies invading your lawn. However, sowing seeds requires sunlight, which can only be obtained periodically during daytime stages or through sun-producing plants.
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