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Hard Hat Mack (Apple II)

Hard Hat Mack review (APP2)

Reviewed on May 22, 2009

Donkey Kong inspired a number of three-level looping spinoffs in the eighties, and one of the most successful ideas was Hard Hat Mack (HHM,) a cute little platformer about a construction worker with various tasks to perform. He starts off drilling cement blocks in place on the first level, gathers lunch boxes, and apparently in the afternoon he has crates to drop into some crazy machine. He's obstructed by Osha or the Vandal. Each looks different but move in exactly the same predet...
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Crazy Taxi 2 (Dreamcast)

Crazy Taxi 2 review (DC)

Reviewed on May 22, 2009

Crazy Taxi Company has picked up shop and relocated to New York City. However, other than heading for the east coast and replacing the four drivers from the original, Crazy Taxi 2 does little to differentiate itself.
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Deus Ex (PC)

Deus Ex review (PC)

Reviewed on May 20, 2009

Deus Ex knows what it is. It's a computer game, through and through. There's a reason why the new big-name releases boast about multiple routes and character-shaping; in-depth, branching stories; moral and practical dilemmas. This is that reason. And, in acknowledging how games work and confidently playing to such potential, it shines.
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Sammy Lightfoot (Apple II)

Sammy Lightfoot review (APP2)

Reviewed on May 20, 2009

Sammy Lightfoot(SL) is a step down from the better-remembered Hard Hat Mack in fun, playability and fairness, but it's still the sort of interesting old-school title worth a brief spin. Sammy's this tubby orange-haired fellow who makes squip noises when he walks and boingy noises when he jumps. His hair even spins around when he dies! The game's object is just to reach the platform at the top, navigating obstacles in three scenarios. Then you start all over again with a different, ...
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Star Trek D-A-C (Xbox 360)

Star Trek D-A-C review (X360)

Reviewed on May 20, 2009

A lot of downloadable Xbox Live Arcade titles live off of simplicity and a good solid gimmick. Star Trek: D-A-C, however, is too simplistic and its gimmick is to bait in unknowing consumers with the Trek license; and that’s quite possibly its largest offense.
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Touch Detective (DS)

Touch Detective review (DS)

Reviewed on May 19, 2009

First off, this game is by Atlus, so of course it’s going to offer something fresh. This game is so cutesy and fun, and it’s available portably for the Nintendo DS. The DS seems like a perfect platform for more point-and-click titles and I was really excited when I was first reading about this one, despite its mixed reviews. I was definitely not disappointed because this game is a genuinely fun experience that’s easy-going, but still retains a level of difficulty with certain puzzles.
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Silent Hill: Homecoming (Xbox 360)

Silent Hill: Homecoming review (X360)

Reviewed on May 19, 2009

Another new developer takes a shot at making a Silent Hill title, Double Helix. Do they bring in the support of hardcore fans of the series, or do they disappoint? Well, I wouldn't exactly call myself a "hardcore fan" of the series, but I am a pretty big fan of it. I think that this game is one of the more playable games in the series, overall. It is definitely better than Silent Hill: The Room, although who can say that is an achievement?
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Dokapon Journey (DS)

Dokapon Journey review (DS)

Reviewed on May 19, 2009

Perhaps the most disappointing difference this time around is that winning against your rivals is no longer an opportunity to serve a huge dish of delicious humiliation. One of the best things about Dokapon Kingdom was the number of ways in which you could poke fun at a rival after besting him in battle. Here, things seem more straight-forward. You can still rob a liberated town or steal a purse full of gold, but that's not as exciting as—and you'll pardon me, I hope, if this sounds juvenile—giving someone a poo-shaped hairstyle.
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Spyro: Season of Ice (Game Boy Advance)

Spyro: Season of Ice review (GBA)

Reviewed on May 18, 2009

After Insomniac stepped down from the Spyro series after an epic trilogy on PSone, this was the first of the series not developed by them, beginning the fall from grace from a signature franchise. Season of Ice picks up from Spyro’s last PlayStation outing, Year of the Dragon, where one of the Sorceress’s troops got a trifle bored after being one of the few Rhynoc’s that didn’t fall victim to a toast by Spyro. Failing to endure his forced discharge from service, he thus pinches her spell book to...
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Call of Duty: World at War (PlayStation 3)

Call of Duty: World at War review (PS3)

Reviewed on May 17, 2009

I imagine that it's hard to be Infinity Ward. Ever since the creation of their fantastic Call of Duty series, they've had to deal with a horrific publisher in Activision, helmed by Noah Keller, the next Hiroshi Yamauchi. Their games, which take the concepts Valve made famous with their Half-Life series and run with it, are constantly shunned by elitist snobs clamoring for games with good narrative since Call of Duty is yet ANOTHER game where guys have guns. And every year they have to give their...
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Animal Crossing (GameCube)

Animal Crossing review (GCN)

Reviewed on May 15, 2009

It was a couple of days before Halloween, and I’d decided to move out of my parent’s basement and take up residency in a sunny little forest village called Jerktown. With a name like that, how could the town be anything but a nice place to live? With that logic in mind, I boarded a train with nothing more than the clothes on my back and a small sum of money.
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Velvet Assassin (Xbox 360)

Velvet Assassin review (X360)

Reviewed on May 15, 2009

Few players will get through Velvet Assassin without grumbling about the camera issues or the many untimely deaths. But those who stick with it will have the privilege of viewing the game’s gorgeous graphics and color enhancements. They will be forced to overcome obnoxiously difficult scenarios that will test their true skills as virtual spies. Most importantly, they will have the joy of executing enemy soldiers with unwavering brutality.
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Demon's Souls (PlayStation 3)

Demon's Souls review (PS3)

Reviewed on May 15, 2009

The Kingdom of Boletaria was once a prosperous and advanced society, founded as it was on "soul magic" - or the art of drawing on souls to cast powerful spells. But the lords of the realm grew decadent, and without the discipline and restraint needed, awakened a mythical beast, "the Old one", reducing Boletaria to rubble, and leaving a host of demons to feast on the souls of the remaining population.
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Defenders of Dynatron City (NES)

Defenders of Dynatron City review (NES)

Reviewed on May 15, 2009

As bad as Defenders of Dynatron City was, it was just a totally unfair judgement call away from being middling to good. Somehow, though, a game that tries so hard at being weird just wouldn't WANT to be average, if games had feelings. The description promises "Nobody's normal...six really cool superheroes...and an awful lot of enemies." The imagination is there, with Gatomorphs and Loogiehawks and some amusing backgrounds. About what you'd expect from the folks who brought you Sam and Max...
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Metal Slug Anthology (PlayStation 2)

Metal Slug Anthology review (PS2)

Reviewed on May 12, 2009

"ARCADE PERFECT PORT OF EACH TITLE"
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Excitebots: Trick Racing (Wii)

Excitebots: Trick Racing review (WII)

Reviewed on May 12, 2009

Each time you manage a long power slide, you could earn anywhere from one to five stars. Launching into the air and staying there for a lengthy period of time also yields a similar reward, as does weaving between perilous stands of trees or even crashing spectacularly. There's a substantial bonus if you cross the finish line first, but the person who wins is ultimately the one who bags the most stars.
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Touch Detective 2˝ (DS)

Touch Detective 2˝ review (DS)

Reviewed on May 11, 2009

As a budding super sleuth, Mackenzie has successfully recovered many missing objects, but now she's finally found her inner voice. In her previous adventure, the titular Touch Detective stared out blankly from the top screen, with wide eyes and an ashen face. Right beside her, a perpetually empty thought-bubble sucked in all the energy of the otherwise crazy cast and wacky cases. Every moment was hers to shine, and she failed miserably. In Touch Detective 2˝, that bubble is fil...
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Demigod (PC)

Demigod review (PC)

Reviewed on May 10, 2009

Though Demigod is an exceptional offering with unique strengths, one that does a fantastic job of straddling the genre fence and moving gaming forward, the multi-player headaches beg the question: is it ultimately worth buying?
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Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride (DS)

Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride review (DS)

Reviewed on May 10, 2009

Narrative strength is one of two important elements that make Dragon Quest V such an adventure. Monster recruitment is the other. As you wander the land, you'll defeat all manner of beasts that should be familiar to those who have been enjoying the franchise from the beginning. Sometimes, you'll have the opportunity to add those creatures to your army. They'll fight by your side, whether you choose a feisty little brownie or a healer or even a fierce golem. Much of the game is spent with only a few human companions available—as dictated by the furiously twisting plot—so your path to success requires that you cultivate working relationships with monsters.
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Deathsmiles (Xbox 360)

Deathsmiles review (X360)

Reviewed on May 09, 2009

With so many entertaining scenes, it's clear that Cave put a lot of care and attention towards creating an appealing new world. They attempted something similar a while back with Mushihimesama, but this time the gameplay lives up to their previous best efforts.
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