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Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm (PlayStation 3)

Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm review (PS3)

Reviewed on November 21, 2008

The Naruto name is slowly becoming well recognized in the entertainment industry as one of the few mainstream Japanese anime franchises to become an international hit. The transition from manga to anime to video games has had a positive effect on the series, as it has received plenty of attention worldwide for its creative and action-packed storyline. Developed by CyberConnect2, the Ultimate Ninja series has always captured the feel and atmosphere of the Naruto universe, not to mention offering a fast and ninja-like fighting experience. The new addition into their popular series hits the Playstation 3, offering an old experience with a new look.
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Iron Tank: The Invasion of Normandy (NES)

Iron Tank: The Invasion of Normandy review (NES)

Reviewed on November 20, 2008

This one holds a lot of memories. I remember me and my neighbor used to play this. Of course, Iron Tank is a single player game, and there wasn't any way I was giving up controller rights. Instead, I got creative. You see, while most of the game is spent feeling very lonely (the only other tanks in the game all seem to hate you), there are these little guys you bust out of Nazi jail cells. My friend got the privilege of role playing these fellas. Yes, indeed, it was a glorious role....
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Far Cry 2 (Xbox 360)

Far Cry 2 review (X360)

Reviewed on November 19, 2008

Individually, each area is exquisite. The sprawling roadways are extremely well designed, as are the waterways that run through certain portions of the jungle. The mountainous locations are also impressive, forcing you to ditch whatever vehicle you’re using (such as a car, jeep or boat) to climb to the top. Sometimes you’ll be forced to leave a vehicle behind because of a gunfight gone sour or because you rammed it into a tree one too many times. Vehicles can get stuck in pitfalls and other natural hazards, a problem you’ll also encounter when traveling by boat.
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Left 4 Dead (PC)

Left 4 Dead review (PC)

Reviewed on November 19, 2008

I can't quite believe that I find myself, just a few weeks on from Fallout 3, playing yet another game of such ferociously high quality. Left 4 Dead is astoundingly good fun, polished in all the right places, tense, atmospheric and relentlessly gruesome. As a single-player affair, it would have satisfied my old-school bloodlust just fine. In co-operative mode, the game's main selling point, it's to die for.
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SpongeBob SquarePants featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom (DS)

SpongeBob SquarePants featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom review (DS)

Reviewed on November 19, 2008

Globs tries to be Kim Possible meets The Lost Vikings, with inconsistent results.
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Metal Slug 7 (DS)

Metal Slug 7 review (DS)

Reviewed on November 19, 2008

That's when you realize that something has changed. Somewhere between the first two dull stages and the end of the third frenetic round, you started having fun. Lots of it. Somewhere during that series of jumps and explosions and the escape from the steel ball and slimy worms, the pieces fell into place and Metal Slug 7 stopped feeling like a pale imitation of past glories. The “been there, done that” haze dissipated and suddenly you care.
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Pain (PlayStation 3)

Pain review (PS3)

Reviewed on November 18, 2008

PAIN is strangely complex for a game that's so obviously aimed at getting a few laughs from gamers who want to play something quick in between chugging Car Bombs. The point system is based on an ornate series of crash combos and scenarios that are actually quite difficult to pull off, such as knocking a bowling ball off a building with just the right timing to land on a police car to send it bouncing towards an explosive crate which kills a guy in a cow suit. The controls aren't intuitive, either. Somehow, Idol Minds found a way to unnecessarily incorporate every single button on the PS3 controller in their control scheme, including the d-pad and the SIXAXIS motion controls. The few times I loaded up the game, I had to retake the 30-minute tutorial just to remember how to play.
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Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure (DS)

Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure review (DS)

Reviewed on November 18, 2008

I'm all for that old school format where enemies attack you that you can't even see, but Rhapsody takes that to an irritating extreme. Dungeons are fairly straight-forward in their design (with a map in the top screen that lets you keep track of where you are), but there's still a lot of wandering that must be done if you want to gather assorted items and puppets. Every few steps, it seems like you'll face an attack. The result is that you won't want to explore. You'll wish you had a map that pointed the way to the absolute shortest route, just because every dead end you encounter means you fought two or three unnecessary battles.
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Planet of Lust (Amiga)

Planet of Lust review (AMIGA)

Reviewed on November 18, 2008

After the eye-melting monstrosities of SEX VIXENS FROM SPACE, Free Spirit apparently decided to hire an actual artist for this subsequent attempt to create an actual game. Unfortunately they must have been so busy wanking over the new graphics that they forgot to include those niggling little details like "puzzles," "plot," and "point."
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Ninjatown (DS)

Ninjatown review (DS)

Reviewed on November 17, 2008

Ninjatown has thrown me for a bit of a loop, so much so that I just know it’s going to lead to the kind of introduction I’ve been trying to avoid for years, so I might as well get it out of the way early then sulk in the corner for a while. Here goes: Ninjatown has a cute, fluffy exterior that cunningly hides a devious centre.
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Fallout 3 (Xbox 360)

Fallout 3 review (X360)

Reviewed on November 16, 2008

Stop! If at first glance you see Fallout 3 and think it’s a first-person shooter, you are wrong and should stop reading this review altogether. If you thought otherwise or are curious about the title, by all means read on and I’ll enlighten you on the latest first-person RPG by Bethesda for the Xbox 360 (also available for the PS3 and PC).
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SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation (PlayStation 3)

SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation review (PS3)

Reviewed on November 16, 2008

SOCOM: Confrontation changes that dynamic and suffers for it. The way things work now, a single player from the opposing team might choose a light machine gun, run into a squad of tactical players and very likely win the day. Gone are the days of carefully planned movements and teamwork, replaced by generic run-and-gun gameplay commonly found in less creative or realistic games such as Halo and Half-Life. Certainly the game can be every ounce the tactical shooter experience you might expect if both teams choose to play tactically, but this rarely happens in random public matches.
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Imperium Romanum: Emperor Expansion  (PC)

Imperium Romanum: Emperor Expansion review (PC)

Reviewed on November 16, 2008

Imperium Ronanum: Gold Edition is by no means a bad game. I believe it was built for newcomers to the genre, as everything from resource management to the interface is incredibly simplified. Regulars will still see some uncannily similarities to games they've played before, namely Glory of the Roman Empire. Make no mistake, though: This is not a typical strategy aimed at your average war-monger.
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Gears of War 2 (Xbox 360)

Gears of War 2 review (X360)

Reviewed on November 16, 2008

Gears of War 2 shouldn't even be considered a sequel, because it really doesn't feel like one. What you're getting here actually feels more like an expansion pack. Upon immediately diving into the title's campaign mode, you'll feel right at home, because the controls are exactly the same as the original Gears of War, with some minor additions. Within the first few minutes of being in an actual gunfight, you'll be ducking behind cover, running and rolling between bullets, and chains...
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The King of Fighters Collection: The Orochi Saga (PlayStation 2)

The King of Fighters Collection: The Orochi Saga review (PS2)

Reviewed on November 15, 2008

In short, The King of Fighters '98: The Slugfest really does feel like a complete game that could have stood alone—precisely as you see it here—and even fetched a similar price. It's the reason that you might feel good about reaching for your wallet. Unless you're a history buff, unless you care to learn more about each character featured in the series and his or her evolution over the years... you won't spend much time with any but this final selection.
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Back at the Barnyard: Slop Bucket Games (DS)

Back at the Barnyard: Slop Bucket Games review (DS)

Reviewed on November 15, 2008

Welcome to the Cowlympics. In Back to the Bardyard: Slop Bucket Games you must best the cast of the Nickelodean series across ten wacky events to earn the ultimate golden bucket. Unfortunately, THQ doesn't bring its A-game in utilizing the full personality of its license.
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Out of this World (PC)

Out of this World review (PC)

Reviewed on November 15, 2008

The year is 1991. A young boy that will one day grow up into a roguish, jaw-droppingly handsome man - let's use the initials D.E - is home alone. At his side a single 5.14 inch black floppy disk which contained something new. Something different...
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Mirror's Edge (PlayStation 3)

Mirror's Edge review (PS3)

Reviewed on November 15, 2008

The game does a lot of things right, things that every bone in my gamer body tells me shouldn't work. The first-person perspective, for instance, works better than it has any right to, taking a basic platformer/action title and making it truly immersive. It is easily the game's claim to fame. There's nothing quite like jumping from the roof of a skyscraper to a tiny ledge, thinking you've missed only to see your arm dart up and grab hold at the last minute.
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The Legend of Zelda (NES)

The Legend of Zelda review (NES)

Reviewed on November 14, 2008

Over the years plenty of brilliant action adventure games have been released on several platforms. They have told great stories, taken the gamers to fascinating worlds, and provided some of the most entertaining gameplay found anywhere. With that being said, are these games true adventures? They certainly do not give the player total adventuring freedom and provide only a handful of options between scripted events. One cannot truly adventure when they are following a certain path with events...
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Castle Crashers (Xbox 360)

Castle Crashers review (X360)

Reviewed on November 14, 2008

Flash games have become a kind of champion of lost productivity. Whether using them to milk the clock at work or to avoid that pesky learning thing in school, a massive time sink is perpetually just a click away. Utterly simplistic, these games are generally about the little things. It's not too often that you find anything unique, the real joy is instead in each game's individual quirks.
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