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Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals (SNES)

Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals review (SNES)

Reviewed on September 17, 2006

Do yourself a favor and go check out Lufia II's world map. Looks rather pathetic, doesn't it? Whether by water, mountain, or random towers, the entire world is divided into tiny chunks that contain exactly one town and one cave/tower/dungeon of some sort. These chunks are strung out in a giant circle, so that you are forced to visit one after another, in succession. And visit them in...
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Chrono Trigger (SNES)

Chrono Trigger review (SNES)

Reviewed on September 17, 2006

Ever had the longing to travel through time? If so, you probably found it difficult; due to the fact most donít know how to build a time machine. But donít let your head hang in sorrow, there is one alternative. You could just play one of the greatest RPGs to ever grace video games. Vortexes and the space continuum may seem more appealing, but donít let those thoughts deceive you. Chrono Trigger managed to revolutionize role-playing games, and stands the test of time to this day.
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Pump It Up: Exceed (PlayStation 2)

Pump It Up: Exceed review (PS2)

Reviewed on September 16, 2006

Step onto the Dance Dance Revolution platform. Look at your feet and chances are that you are standing in the middle, on a metal plate that covers not only the center, but also the corners of the pad. You are only a tap away from the arrows. Up, down, left, right. Safe and secure. Then suddenly, the arrows and the metal plates begin to warp. You stagger as the arrows slide into the corners and a center arrow forms beneath your feet. The metal plates now cover the arrows you once knew.
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Scramble (Xbox 360)

Scramble review (X360)

Reviewed on September 16, 2006

Itís one thing to fly through the numerous regions unscathed. Itís another to destroy most of your enemies. As noble as those enterprises are, though, they come to naught if you canít keep your fuel supply in sufficient order. You do this by shooting tanks that line the landscape. Oftentimes, they are fairly well guarded.
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Texas Hold 'Em (Xbox 360)

Texas Hold 'Em review (X360)

Reviewed on September 16, 2006

A few years ago, the average person wouldn't have known that Texas Hold 'Em was a type of poker game. Over the last ten years it has skyrocketed in popularity and can be watched all around the world. Due to its popularity, the game is now available on Xbox Live Arcade. If you were one of the many who downloaded it for free during the first 48 hours then lucky you. Because it now costs a hefty 800 Microsoft points, which is about 10$. Hold ĎEm isnít perfect by any stretch because of poor AI, only...
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Enchanted Arms (Xbox 360)

Enchanted Arms review (X360)

Reviewed on September 15, 2006

Enchanted Arms doesn't need to be original. It just needs to be good. SURPRISE! It actually is original! If you think the characters are stereotypes, then you've fallen for FROM's fiendish scheme. The dramatic bishounen character designs provide a false sense of familiarity... a familiarity that is quickly dispersed by the designers' humorous perversions of player expectations.
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Uplink: Hacker Elite (PC)

Uplink: Hacker Elite review (PC)

Reviewed on September 14, 2006

There is a brilliant idea that inspires Uplink: Hacker Elite, and it largely rests at the intersection of the state of present day technology, and the timeless intrigue that surrounds crime and criminals, so deeply-rooted that it taps human nature. There have long been games depicting crime, going all the way back to the Atari 2600, and the monumental Grand Theft Auto series is inarguably the one that has most recently brought the issue of game crime and violence into the limelight...
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Dead Rising (Xbox 360)

Dead Rising review (X360)

Reviewed on September 14, 2006

I had reservations about Dead Rising before I bought it -- before I reached Steven Chapmanís twisted (yet very clean) supermarket even. As compulsive as the mass-slaughter of hoards of zombies may be, this premise screamed ďone trick pony". Itís all very well squeezing a kazillion of these undead monsters on screen at once, but survival horror is about more than beheading zombies all day.
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Xenosaga Episode III: Also sprach Zarathustra (PlayStation 2)

Xenosaga Episode III: Also sprach Zarathustra review (PS2)

Reviewed on September 13, 2006

I enjoy fighting in Episode III, and I couldnít be more pleasantly surprised. But the fighting wasn't what I came for. I came for solid characters and a solid plot held together by a solid science-fiction setting, something that the first two episodes delivered in spades. The finale doesnít simply meet expectations; it exceeds them in every way.
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Jak II (PlayStation 2)

Jak II review (PS2)

Reviewed on September 12, 2006

Jak II is the product of a long line of cartoony platformers produced by Naughty Dog. Unlike the first game in the series, Jak II tweaks the formula by implementing GTA-esque design. Playing as both Jak and his sidekick Daxter, you'll have an entire city to explore filled with bustling crowds, anxious police officers, and a fair share of futuristic hover cars to take advantage of. Jak II doesn't scrap its roots entirely, though, because most of its missions take place outside the city in setting...
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Rule of Rose (PlayStation 2)

Rule of Rose review (PS2)

Reviewed on September 12, 2006

Jennifer's about as comfortable (and skilled) with deadly knifes and other weaponry as one would expect the average teenage girl to be. Put a powerful lead pipe in her hands and watch as she swings, misses and takes what seems like an eternity to regain her equilibrium. Using short-range weapons like the assorted knives found throughout the game might solve that problem, but getting close enough to foes to make contact isn't always a good idea.
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Time Pilot (Xbox 360)

Time Pilot review (X360)

Reviewed on September 11, 2006

The year is 1982.
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CivCity: Rome (PC)

CivCity: Rome review (PC)

Reviewed on September 11, 2006

With your first attempts at construction, you can only make tiny huts barely suitable for habitation. Residents demand a well, but theyíll only travel so far to reach it (apparently, crossing the entire city is just too much of a hassle and will prompt them to move to a city other than yours for the sake of eventual convenience).
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Bee 52 (NES)

Bee 52 review (NES)

Reviewed on September 10, 2006

Some things in real life aren't made to be fun, but video games can mold them into something exhilarating, something worth wasting your free time to do. Video games can make you want to farm, or want to take the role of an old fat guy's life. They have transformed really boring aspects of life into something wild and breathtaking, and there are real gems out there. Bee 52 is not one of them.
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Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones (Game Boy Advance)

Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones review (GBA)

Reviewed on September 10, 2006

I came into this game as another one of those guys who only knew Fire Emblem because of Marth and Roy from Super Smash Bros Melee. So basically, I didn't really know much about the game other than the fact that it's kinda similar to Advance Wars. After playing through the first few minutes of it, I was completely sucked into the world of Princess Eirika and her comrades.
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Sly Spy (Arcade)

Sly Spy review (ARC)

Reviewed on September 10, 2006

There is a glee about Sly Spy, a maniacal urge to so blatantly steal and simultaneously disrespect the source material it pays cynical homage to, the wonderful 007 canon, that makes it a grotesque spectacle, somehow both irritating and intriguing at the same time. Iíve always appreciated poorly made side-scrolling action games that are in obvious replication of the James Bond saga (Iím one of six living fans of the campy and tedious Rolling Thunder), and I couldnít help but ...
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Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories (PlayStation 2)

Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories review (PS2)

Reviewed on September 08, 2006

While Disgaea: Hour of Darkness was fascinating because of its frank discussion about silly subject matter, the sequel tries for a darker and more mature tone. Its attempts at humor seem almost half-hearted, and not just because of Adell. While itís true that there are plenty of times youíll smile at some of the jokes, theyíre just not the focus they were previously.
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Mug Smashers (Arcade)

Mug Smashers review (ARC)

Reviewed on September 08, 2006

Mug Smashers, though devastatingly threatening by name, is more of a womanly slap across the cheek than any truly bruising smash. It isnít as good as Final Fight or Streets of Rage, and certainly doesnít appear to be too worried about it. Itís bad, and surprisingly content with that.
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Bone: Out from Boneville (PC)

Bone: Out from Boneville review (PC)

Reviewed on September 08, 2006

While Bone: Out from Boneville lasts, it's an engaging and humorous experience that manages to entertain a wide spectrum of audiences.
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Bone: Out from Boneville (PC)

Bone: Out from Boneville review (PC)

Reviewed on September 07, 2006

The comic's appeal was widespread, and, to a point, so is the game. The younger audience will enjoy the goofy characters, the vibrant colours and cartoony graphics whilst older players will enjoy that everything is just a little bit more complex then it seems. Behind the childish presentation lays a strong collection of characters that are a joy to interact with. From the sleepy-eyed Red Dragoon who takes a minimalistic approach to helping the cousins on their way to the triplet of playful possums that bicker for Fone's attention and take an immediate dislike to Phoney, there's an energetic world to explore. But before you can get lost in it, it's over.
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