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Disaster Report (PlayStation 2)

Disaster Report review (PS2)

Reviewed on August 28, 2009

Each subsequent step in Disaster Report can prompt an aftershock and a split-second decision. There are instances where Keith needs to ignore the shaking ground and just run like hell. The rush from knowing Death is following one step behind – always – is something that we game-players savor. In the middle of a catastrophe, there's no shortage of ways to be caught.
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Wasteland (Apple II)

Wasteland review (APP2)

Reviewed on August 28, 2009

Vegas is a wild place, so I've heard. If the top-down classic RPG Wasteland is to be believed, not even nuclear war can keep it down. The surrounding towns that survived the blast have panicked, but Vegas's gang bosses still have the upper hand on the invading robots--just--and may even have information on destroying them for good. That's Wasteland: a game which skewers not only fears of nuclear war but also stale RPG conventions----and you, if you try to cheat.
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Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box (DS)

Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box review (DS)

Reviewed on August 27, 2009

The Elysian Box is cursed. That’s what everyone thinks, anyway. It’s an evil container capable of killing anyone who opens it. Just imagine owning such a thing. You could spend hours gazing at its superb craftsmanship and ornate design, trying to figure out some inkling of its true nature. How can something so beautiful be so deadly? How did it get its powers? Where did it come from? It wouldn’t take long for your questions to consume you; curiosity is a powerful motivator, even if it leads to d...
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Metroid Prime Trilogy (Wii)

Metroid Prime Trilogy review (WII)

Reviewed on August 25, 2009

Those who have played through the games before can likely think of a number of places where improved control would come in handy, and they should rest assured that in most cases the experience feels every bit as wonderful as they imagine.
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Grand Theft Auto III (PlayStation 2)

Grand Theft Auto III review (PS2)

Reviewed on August 25, 2009

The next generation of Grand Theft Auto could’ve hardly arrived at a worse moment. Two months prior to its release the 9/11 attacks changed the face of the world forever. War was no longer just about fighting uniformed troops on a battlefield, but against guerrilla terror that could erupt at any moment. As thousands of workers in the World Trade Centre discovered, working in a white collar no longer meant you were safe.
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World of Goo (Wii)

World of Goo review (WII)

Reviewed on August 23, 2009

The Goo are awake. They’d been sleeping for ages, lurking deep in the recesses of our modern world. Discarded and forgotten, like so many wads of chewed gum. But they survived. Thrived. And now, with numbers beyond reckoning, they’re on the move. It’s not about taking over the world, or exacting vengeance upon those who have misused their power. The Goo are driven by something far more basic: curiosity. What secrets lie within the urban wastelands left by their corporate masters? What is ...
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Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday (PC)

Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday review (PC)

Reviewed on August 22, 2009

Buck Rogers: Countdown to doomsday was my favorite RPG in the age of the Mega Drive (AKA Sega Genesis), mostly because it was non-linear in a console where what few RPGs there were available followed the Japanese style of linear and character-centered gameplay. After more than 10 years, I discovered that the explanation behind this was that Buck Rogers first started as an American PC RPG that was pretty much like most American PC RPGs.
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X-COM: UFO Defense (PC)

X-COM: UFO Defense review (PC)

Reviewed on August 21, 2009

Note: This game was originally titled UFO: Enemy Unknown and is also known as X-COM: UFO Defense in the United States. As the series progressed, the title X-COM: Enemy Unknown became more prevalent and is consistently used throughout this review.
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Mazes of Fate (Game Boy Advance)

Mazes of Fate review (GBA)

Reviewed on August 20, 2009

Despite not being overly enthralled with this place, it was paradise compared to the Underground Temple, which started with a lengthy fetch quest. In this sort of game, I might be told to obtain one item or another, but I won't feel like I'm doing some sort of mundane busywork in the process. If some guy says,
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Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete (PlayStation)

Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete review (PSX)

Reviewed on August 20, 2009

Modern day RPGs could stand to learn something from Lunar, though it's not immediately obvious why. It's a PSX remake of a game with graphics that would be embarrassing on the Super Nintendo, and a battle system that was already standard fare when it originally launched on the Sega CD. What could such an old fashioned title possibly show our modern huge budgeted masterpiece? Well, all that pizzazz aside Lunar is a game that's good for the soul.
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Castlevania: Circle of the Moon (Game Boy Advance)

Castlevania: Circle of the Moon review (GBA)

Reviewed on August 20, 2009

It's no secret that Castlevania: Symphony of the Night was absurdly easy, but I've always found a certain beauty in that. While I wouldn't want every game to be like it, there's something satisfying about seeing enormous boss monsters strut their stuff and then slaughtering them before they have the chance to pull off a single attack. Turning Alucard into an unstoppable machine was half the fun, and it was no accident; in the final battle, Dracula summoned earlier bosses and crushed them in the ...
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Robotron: 2084 (Arcade)

Robotron: 2084 review (ARC)

Reviewed on August 20, 2009

Robotron: 2084 has lasted and evolved for me well beyond my expectations. It's the only arcade cabinet I'd still throw money into: an overhead arena shootout, dazzling when you suck at it and intricate once you actually get good. You, a cyborg from a failed genetic experiment, must protect wandering humans from Robotrons, whose logic circuits have dictated that destroying their human creators is the next step in the quest for perfection. The double-joystick controls--one fires, one moves-...
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Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 2 - Siege of Spinner Cay (PC)

Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 2 - Siege of Spinner Cay review (PC)

Reviewed on August 19, 2009

It's a thoroughly good, thoroughly traditional adventure game that's sure to please fans of the original Monkey Island series and adventure-savvy newcomers alike. It's nothing remotely special, but it's unlikely that was ever its intention. Judged for what it is, it's a solid, entertaining and often exceptionally amusing way to pass a couple of afternoons.
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inFAMOUS (PlayStation 3)

inFAMOUS review (PS3)

Reviewed on August 18, 2009

There is a darkness in every man. He can ignore it, he can embrace it. He can struggle all his life against it but the darkness is always there…waiting.
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Pangya: Fantasy Golf (PSP)

Pangya: Fantasy Golf review (PSP)

Reviewed on August 16, 2009

This game is a time-killing, cute-girls-dancing golf epic. Using the "tap for power, tap for accuracy" gauge system that evolved across years of video game golfing, Pangya mixes tournament play with versus-mode battles against oddball opponents (such as a policeman who looooooves fried chicken), an assortment of challenges (such as ten tries to make a hole-in-one), and ridiculously cute costume changes.
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Fat Princess (PlayStation 3)

Fat Princess review (PS3)

Reviewed on August 16, 2009

Units look like little toy Vikings and they scream defiance and taunts with the squeakiness of cartoon chipmunks. Watching them jump off pirate ships or run through treacherous lava fields brings to mind a nostalgic sense of playing with action figures as a child. Baroquian jigs set the mood as these guys hack and maim each other, often resulting in explosive sprays of blood and gore as they are decapitated, squashed, blown up, and eviscerated. Meanwhile, the princesses yell orders in increasingly baritone voices: “Save me, my hero! Feed me more cake!”
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Fat Princess (PlayStation 3)

Fat Princess review (PS3)

Reviewed on August 16, 2009

"Behold: the blue team's Castle. The walls are paper thin, as well as jumpable by means of catapult or trampoline. The entrance has revolving doors, and there are hidden shortcuts that reach all the way across the map in every direction. Only thing left now is to storm in and Rescue the Princess. We cannot lose! Charge!"
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Ghostbusters: The Video Game (Wii)

Ghostbusters: The Video Game review (WII)

Reviewed on August 16, 2009

It's got the script, style, and soul of its source material, but fails to build a compelling game around these elements.
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Afro Samurai (Xbox 360)

Afro Samurai review (X360)

Reviewed on August 15, 2009

Afro Samurai is at its best when it just wants to be a simple, 3D hack 'n slash title. The game will try to convince you that it's deeper by giving you such abilities as a parry move, but it's completely useless when you're up against more than two opponents. When you're fighting five or six foes at a time, parrying is completely out of the question, and you'll simply have to hack 'n slash like crazy, stringing together combos with the light slash, heavy slash, and kick buttons. If the si...
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Ballyhoo (Apple II)

Ballyhoo review (APP2)

Reviewed on August 15, 2009

Infocom's text adventure Ballyhoo turns a circus into a deadly kidnapping mystery, never sacrificing reality for dramatic tension. Chelsea Munrab, the daughter of circus owner Thomas Munrab, has been kidnapped. As a straggler from the show's crowd, you hear a conversation between Munrab and the detective in your town. Munrab blames the locals and suggests the detective do the same.
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