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Bully: Scholarship Edition (Wii)

Bully: Scholarship Edition review (WII)

Reviewed on April 02, 2008

Don't think for a minute that Bully is just about picking fights, either. The game actually has an engaging story, with voice actors and character models that bring it delightfully to life. It's easy to find yourself swept up in the cinematic experience.
Puchi Puchi Virus (DS)

Puchi Puchi Virus review (DS)

Reviewed on March 21, 2008

Of course, let's also not forget the fact that swiping the stylus around the screen in a flurry of quick pokes is likely to lead to some moments where you can't see much because your hand or wrist is briefly in the way. You'd think the developers would account for the natural phenomenon of non-transparent limbs, but they didn't. Indeed, they did quite the opposite; not only do viruses soon congeal too quickly, but they also move.
El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera (PlayStation 2)

El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera review (PS2)

Reviewed on March 21, 2008

I say that because there's simply not much reason to play through the adventure multiple times. There aren't any hidden items to scrounge up, there aren't any alternate routes and there aren't even any particularly memorable moments throughout the whole affair. You can choose to play through as either Frida or Black Cuervo, as mentioned on the back of the box, but they both control identically and the option doesn't add anything to the experience.
Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds (PlayStation 3)

Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds review (PS3)

Reviewed on March 20, 2008

Quite simply, you stand a better chance of knocking the ball out of the sand trap and managing an unlikely chip-in than you do engineering a successful putt from more than 4 feet (and yes, almost every putt you ever have cause to attempt will exceed that 4-foot distance). For starters, the on-screen indicators are wretched. The grid that you've become accustomed to in similar games is present, but its elements are too small to be of use.
Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection (Wii)

Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection review (WII)

Reviewed on March 20, 2008

The control scheme is pure perfection. Controlling the flippers means holding the Nunchuck device in your left hand and squeezing the 'Z' trigger to move that paddle, while holding the Wii Remote in your right hand and squeezing the trigger. The effect is that you almost feel as if you're hunched over an actual pinball table.
One Piece: Unlimited Adventure (Wii)

One Piece: Unlimited Adventure review (WII)

Reviewed on March 15, 2008

As you wander throughout the island, you'll come across all sorts of 'ingredients' that can be taken back to camp and turned into useful items. For example, you might hack down some scraggly trees to acquire lumber, or slash at low-hanging vines to obtain a vine rope. That's neat, except that you must backtrack to camp to do anything with your goodies except convert them to magical energy. This requirement gets old quickly, especially if in the process you forget where you were on your to-do list.
Destroy All Humans!: Big Willy Unleashed (Wii)

Destroy All Humans!: Big Willy Unleashed review (WII)

Reviewed on March 13, 2008

It might not have occurred to you, but 'Big Willy' can be used to refer to, well... a penis. This gag is used repeatedly throughout the game, as Pox complains that the competition wants to milk his Big Willy dry, as he talks about covering the world with his Big Willy and so forth. Just when you think that surely the writers ran out of silly puns involving alien genitalia, something else pops up and suddenly Pox is talking about his 500 erections (of restaurants, naturally).
The Club (PlayStation 3)

The Club review (PS3)

Reviewed on February 29, 2008

From the opening cinema to the final curtain, The Club is designed to disturb you. Soldiers shower you with bullets and profanity. Men sag against the architecture as crimson stains spatter dreary concrete barricades and crumbling stone walls. Through it all, a monotone voice growls “Head Shot” every time a bullet turns a brain to mush, or “Fight!” whenever the carnage begins anew. The dreariness is relentless, even emotionally draining.
Dream Day: First Home (PC)

Dream Day: First Home review (PC)

Reviewed on February 19, 2008

Dream Day: First Home is actually quite simple in design. The bulk of the game plays like someone ripped a page out of an old issue of “Highlights for Children” magazine and made it interactive. Stages provide a series of pictures—lovingly rendered scenes taken from a 'first home' and local supply shops so that they fit the overall theme—and from there you have to find items from a list before the timer expires.
Zoo Tycoon 2 DS (DS)

Zoo Tycoon 2 DS review (DS)

Reviewed on February 14, 2008

It's easy to get sidetracked, since there's so much to do. For example, you might be asked to build cages for animals that all come from Africa. Of course, some of those critters can be pretty expensive, so you have to build up revenue by first showing less costly beasts to your happy patrons. Then along the way, you might start going overboard with the placement of vending booths and benches. Suddenly, a year has gone by and you haven't made any progress on those primary objectives. Disaster looms.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Hard Evidence (Wii)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Hard Evidence review (WII)

Reviewed on January 31, 2008

Often, the interface is the issue. The Wii Remote directs a cursor on the screen. Hover near the edge and, if there's more to see in that direction, the view will glide until you've reached a boundary. The same is true of vertical planes. When you pass over something interactive, your cursor turns into a bright green arrow or a hand. Then you can use your tool kit to collect items or bring latent fingerprints into view. There's no question that it feels authentic to the show, but there are times when it's also slightly unfair.
Furu Furu Park (Wii)

Furu Furu Park review (WII)

Reviewed on January 29, 2008

Consider Bubble Bobble. You can still capture enemies in bubbles and collect the fruit they leave behind, only now there's no advancing to another screen. You just keep playing for most of two minutes—if you can survive that long, which isn't terribly difficult—and then your score is tallied. That's the beginning and end of Bubble Bobble, at least in Furu Furu Park.
Super Swing Golf: Season 2 (Wii)

Super Swing Golf: Season 2 review (WII)

Reviewed on January 26, 2008

After earning your Pang, you can then then head to the clubhouse to spend them on things like cute bathing suits and alternate club sets, if they're available in the inventory. Most of these accessories affect not only how your chosen character looks, but also how he or she performs.
MX vs ATV Untamed (PlayStation 3)

MX vs ATV Untamed review (PS3)

Reviewed on January 10, 2008

That means that if you hate the MX moments, you'll likely despise the frequent stretches where you're forced to drive a motorcycle. The worst news of all, though, is that you have to clear each track twice consecutively within a series of events. Once you finish a race the first time, regardless of your position, you have to turn around and immediately play through it again (or exit out and lose your progress).
Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)

Super Mario Galaxy review (WII)

Reviewed on December 18, 2007

Once he satisfies the current requirements, a new launch pad appears and he can rocket off to his next adventure. Usually, it's another planet with a new assignment. Each area mixes objectives so often that it's almost impossible to get bored because there's always something new on hand. Sometimes you'll clear a stage and go back to it not because you have to, but because you're not yet finished having fun!
Left Brain Right Brain (DS)

Left Brain Right Brain review (DS)

Reviewed on December 11, 2007

After you've completed a set of exercises, the game will present a handy little chart that shows where you've proven your skills lie. Both left and right hand are rated, so you can see what difference there really is. For the most part, that's the hook behind the whole game. You're essentially playing just another Brain Age clone, only this one actually has a unique purpose that helps it stand apart from the crowded field of peers.
WordJong (DS)

WordJong review (DS)

Reviewed on December 07, 2007

The change actually makes for a much more interesting experience, since your mind is now put to the test a bit more. There often will be a few options available, so your job is to figure out which will do the most to help your score. For example, why settle for 'cede' if the letters for 'succeed' happen to be available?
Draglade (DS)

Draglade review (DS)

Reviewed on December 04, 2007

You can choose from four characters. Each has a separate plot, but they all go through the same checkpoints. Once you've finished one tale, the only reason to brave the massive amount of recycled material is the character you'll unlock for versus mode. From locations to bosses to key events, almost nothing is utilized only once. This probably isn't a huge surprise and it wouldn't even be so bad except that there are only a few places to visit in the whole game!
Monopoly (Nintendo 64)

Monopoly review (N64)

Reviewed on December 04, 2007

I'd meant what I said about the iron. He's easily the most expressive of the available choices. When you land on his property and have to pay rent, he'll chuckle silently but deviously. When he arrives on a space that is to his financial gain, he'll pump his arms enthusiastically. Even when he's standing still, he looks just maniacal enough that you can't help but root for his success.
Trauma Center: New Blood (Wii)

Trauma Center: New Blood review (WII)

Reviewed on November 30, 2007

With two doctors available for each stage, you can partner up with a skilled buddy to zap viruses and set bones. As the timer ticks down and you combine your skills, you'll be sharing an experience unique to Trauma Center. It's fantastic if you can manage it, but let's face it: not all of us have friends, let alone talented ones. For such individuals, there may be times when the game feels nearly impossible.

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