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Odama (GameCube)

Odama review (GCN)

Reviewed on December 17, 2006

As dawn creeps over the horizon, you face another day of mindless violence. Roughly a thousand yards away, your enemies are standing poised and ready to attack. They don’t seem like much; just a small group of country folk that refuse to be conquered. Rumor has it that these guys have something called an Odama to help them ensure victory. You’ve got a near infinite amount of expendable soldiers on your side, many of which have already crowded the front lines and are eager to attack. You c...
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Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (DS)

Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin review (DS)

Reviewed on December 17, 2006

The last thing Portrait of Ruin could be called is innovative. This is the definition of the assembly-line, take-no-chances, use-all-of-the-assets-from-the-previous-game sequel. If you've played Symphony of the Night, any of the three GBA games, or Dawn of Sorrow, you should know exactly what to expect: you'll trek through a labyrinthine castle, upgrading your abilities to access new areas ala Metroid, and beat up a whole bunch of enemies along the way. Luckily, Portrait of Ruin is as well-craft...
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Every Extend Extra (PSP)

Every Extend Extra review (PSP)

Reviewed on December 17, 2006

In a short time, Q Entertainment has managed to make only a few games, but all of them proved to be impressive in one way or another. Lumines became a very good reason to buy a PSP, while Meteos is still considered to be one of the best titles for Nintendo DS. Who's the designer behind all of these successes? Tetsuya Mizuguchi, who started as a game designer at United Game Artists. His first success was Rez, a "music shooter" with a trippy graphics style and original concept, which was released ...
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Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (DS)

Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin review (DS)

Reviewed on December 17, 2006

Meet Jonathan Morris. He’s the son of the late John Morris, vampire hunter extraordinaire and the late hero of Castlevania: Bloodlines. Unlike his badass of a father, however, Jonathan is moody, self-righteous, and occasionally tempermental. Considering the legacy of his family established from previous adventures, it’s little wonder that this would-be hero has such a massive inferiority complex. He can’t even wield Vampire Killer, the legendary whip handed down from the Belmont family to...
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Meteos (DS)

Meteos review (DS)

Reviewed on December 16, 2006

Combining three like objects somehow never loses its appeal, as long as there is a twist, and for Q? Entertainment, that twist was probably found by wanting to reach the stars. With rockets in hand, Meteos lights a fuse under a puzzle concept that has been worked to death and blasts it off into space. Instead of evaporating into the pixilated void after forming lines and assorted shapes, Meteos blocks turn into incendiary squares with fire jets flaring underneath, propelling any bl...
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Trauma Center: Second Opinion (Wii)

Trauma Center: Second Opinion review (WII)

Reviewed on December 16, 2006

Atlus Co.'s Trauma Center was originally developed for the Nintendo DS a few years ago. It received many positive reactions, and although it did not receive as much attention as it should have, there were still plenty of fans. The Nintendo Wii's Trauma Center: Second Opinion continues the series, while still maintaining a grasp on the core elements we enjoyed on the DS. With heart-pounding episodes, as well as a strange, but creative storyline, Trauma Center will keep you in the Operating Room f...
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Phelios (Genesis)

Phelios review (GEN)

Reviewed on December 15, 2006

Artemis looks and acts much like your standard damsel in distress with her long blond hair and scant clothing barely covering her SWEET rack as she begs for Apollo to remember their time together and come save her. Well, while that was all I needed to see before leaping into action, according to the actual legends, Artemis was more of a butt-kicking tomboy type who likely was a role model for young Greek lesbians.
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The Great Waldo Search (Genesis)

The Great Waldo Search review (GEN)

Reviewed on December 14, 2006

This’ll be over quick. It won't be pretty.
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Luxor: The Wrath of Set (PSP)

Luxor: The Wrath of Set review (PSP)

Reviewed on December 13, 2006

In Luxor, you are a warmongering scarab out to destroy all the other scarabs before they can push a bunch of multi-coloured balls into a nearby pyramid. I guess these balls are bombs or something, because if even one makes it into the pyramid, YOU LOSE.
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Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (DS)

Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin review (DS)

Reviewed on December 12, 2006

Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin is as rewarding an experience as the series is likely to ever provide. It’s huge, it’s fun and it’s devious in all the right amounts. I can think of only two flaws: nothing here feels overwhelmingly new compared to previous installments, and sometimes you have to wander around breaking apart too many candlesticks for gold because healing items and accessories are so expensive.
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Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 (Xbox 360)

Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 review (X360)

Reviewed on December 11, 2006

Although I could whine about DOAX2's more challenging (but still fair) version of volleyball, the marina race is far, far better than volleyball ever was. There are a lot of courses — more are unlocked after a first-place finish — and the aquatic atmosphere provides a relaxing counterbalance to the adrenaline of high-speed battle. Even after mastering the basic course layout, there's still the "flag" system used to earn turbo boosts, the stunt system which lets me pull off some crazy flips, and the fair but persistent opposition.
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The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii)

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess review (WII)

Reviewed on December 08, 2006

Zelda is a franchise that has captivates fans like few, if any other series can. The very title being dropped, without any screenshots or movies, is enough to steal the floor at game expos. Originally announced at E3 in 2004, Twilight Princess was no exception; and fans were immediately interested. The game faced delay after delay however, with promises from Nintendo that it would allow them to improve on the game. News of the delays consistently upset fans, but the delays were worth it. Nintend...
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WarioWare: Touched! (DS)

WarioWare: Touched! review (DS)

Reviewed on December 08, 2006

The DS started Nintendo's incredibly irritating use of pathetic innuendos. While people are now ecstatic about playing with their Wii's and the Wii's of others in public, a year ago, they were obsessed with “touching”, “stroking” and “blowing” the DS. Did you find those last sentences funny? Of course you didn't. In fact, every time I hear a DS joke or an ever increasing Wii joke, it puts me off going near any of them, which is a shame because they both have the potential to redefine the way we ...
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Gears of War (Xbox 360)

Gears of War review (X360)

Reviewed on December 08, 2006

You'll be surprised how much you can do with so little buttons. Take control of Marcus Fenix, and marvel at how easy it is to throw him around the battlefield. Within minutes, you'll have him hurling himself behind cover, popping around the sides to take shots at any available targets and even reaching over his protective barrier to fire blindly at any foe foolish enough to charge him. You'll have him diving from one safe haven to the next, sniping around corners to bull-rush unprepared Locust and hurling spike-encrusted sling-shot-inspired grenades right down their scaly little throats.
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N3: Ninety-Nine Nights (Xbox 360)

N3: Ninety-Nine Nights review (X360)

Reviewed on December 08, 2006

As you fight off a rather small group of goblins with your infantry unit in the middle of a stream, you have this feeling something isn't right. It's too easy. Around that point, you suddenly get a short cutscene of a giant troll with his huge army of orcs charge down a hill towards your position. You quickly get rid of the goblins, and with your troops behind you, charge up the same hill to greet them midway. You know it's not gonna be an easy fight, because one of their orcs can easily ...
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Cartoon Network Racing (PlayStation 2)

Cartoon Network Racing review (PS2)

Reviewed on December 05, 2006

There are a few problems with Cartoon Network Racing, all somewhat typical of hastily-designed games within the genre. The first of these is a tendency to rely on items rather than good courses to provide the bulk of your experience. That translates to a lot of frantic rocket firing and oil slicks. At first, it’s kind of fun. It quickly grows tiresome, however, when you spend half your time spinning cookies after rebounding from an attack you couldn’t avoid.
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Capcom Classics Collection Vol. 2 (PlayStation 2)

Capcom Classics Collection Vol. 2 review (PS2)

Reviewed on December 05, 2006

Basically, the games here are the lion’s share of memorable titles you might have missed from the first collection. There’s no Ghouls ‘n Ghosts here, because that was already done. There’s no Trojan or Final Fight for the same reason. What you get instead are a collection of brawlers and shooters, along with Strider and Super Street Fighter II Turbo to round things out.
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Online Chess Kingdoms (PSP)

Online Chess Kingdoms review (PSP)

Reviewed on December 04, 2006

Sometimes you play your best and the computer does the same and when all is said and done, you’ve won. The congratulatory screen comes and goes like it should. Then the next match is another inexplicable stalemate, or the disc freezes again. You just never know with this game, which is frustrating because of all the things does right.
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Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles (PlayStation 2)

Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles review (PS2)

Reviewed on December 04, 2006

After Uzumaki Chronicles has done its best to drive all but the most diehard Naruto fans away, it actually gets interesting. Strong recurring villains appear, a dire plot involving genetic manipulation is unveiled, and Naruto's friends are consistently thrust into dire peril.
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Jump Ultimate Stars (DS)

Jump Ultimate Stars review (DS)

Reviewed on December 04, 2006

Shonen Jump is back. No, not the ever-so-popular Japanese magazine. I’m talking about the animated reality in which Shonen Jump characters exist. The place is inhabited heroes like Goku and Piccolo from Dragon Ball, Monkey D. Luffy and crew from One Piece, and the elite ninjas of Naruto fame. Any of those names sound familiar? If you’re a fan of current anime, a devout reader of its respective mangas, or just watch primetime Cartoon Network, these characters ou...
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