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Kengo: Master of Bushido (PlayStation 2)

Kengo: Master of Bushido review (PS2)

Reviewed on September 20, 2006

Kengo is a 3D sword-fighting game that takes place in the war-torn 16th-17th century era of Japan's history -- ripe ground for the blooming of close quarters combat. It presumes to deliver a reality based approach to the Japanese sword duel, in the same vein as Bushido Blade; however, many were disappointed that it did not include the one-hit kill system that made the BB series such a cult-hit, and I imagine even more players were turned off by its sparse approach to game design. It's my underst...
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Super Caesar's Palace (SNES)

Super Caesar's Palace review (SNES)

Reviewed on September 19, 2006

At least once in a lifetime, all American citizens must make a pilgrimage to the distant land of Las Vegas. It is a strange land, where the air is warm at night; here, people come to indulge in more gambling, showgirls, and low-priced buffets than theyíll ever find anywhere else. With Super Caesars Palace for the Super Nintendo, one can now enjoy a veritable microcosm of the entire Vegas experience Ė only without the distance, warmth, showgirls, and low-priced buffets.
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Dead Rising (Xbox 360)

Dead Rising review (X360)

Reviewed on September 19, 2006

It's been a long time coming, but Dead Rising finally gave everyone the opportunity we've been waiting for: being trapped in a mall with zombies.
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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 succession is what ...
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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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Animal Crossing: Wild World (DS)

Animal Crossing: Wild World review (DS)

Reviewed on September 16, 2006

Wild World is the portable version of the GameCube virtual life hit, where youíre plonked in a colourful town full of cute little animals to lead a second life. Little has changed from the original. Upon arriving in your newly named town, Tom Nook, the raccoon owner of the local store, has kindly built a house for you to call your own. Sadly, you are now in debt to him and must slowly repay the large sum. But it doesnít end there. As soon as youíre done paying off the mortgage, Nook happi...
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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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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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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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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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Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES)

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island review (SNES)

Reviewed on September 11, 2006

Though Yoshi's Island is technically the sequel to Super Mario World, it bears almost no resemblance to its predecessor. The game tells the story of the attempted kidnapping of the baby Mario and Luigi. Kamek the Magikoopa, on orders from King Bowser, tries to snatch them from a stork, but only succeeds in taking Luigi. Baby Mario, however, lands on Yoshiís back, and after realising what has happened, all the Yoshies agree to help Mario rescue his brother. The obliging Yoshies take...
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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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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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Indigo Prophecy (PlayStation 2)

Indigo Prophecy review (PS2)

Reviewed on September 07, 2006

As one of my closest friends used to say, there are too many identical-looking sequels and too much unoriginality out there in the video game industry. After all, why bother changing the formula if it sells? It is a shame, because we rarely do see fresh, innovative titles nowadays. Bearing this in mind, Quantic Dream knew they were taking a big risk when they started on adventure title Fahrenheit, especially considering that they were experimenting in a genre that was fading away to first...
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Lock On (SNES)

Lock On review (SNES)

Reviewed on September 06, 2006

Vic Tokai's Lock-On is a game that'll really get your adrenaline pumping. After all, barreling through waves upon waves of hostile fighters, dodging missiles left to right, and pulling off sick aerial stunts are all in a day's work. Of course, that's not to say it doesn't get old seeing the same palette-swapped polygons zooming around the screen launching rockets at you. Lock-On may be pretty fun from the get-go, but the levels slowly turn repetitious and drab as the game carries o...
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Terranigma (SNES)

Terranigma review (SNES)

Reviewed on September 06, 2006

Meet Ark, just another mischievous teenager enjoying his easy life in the small town of Crysta. Since the day he was born, his childhood has been limited to the gates of this mysterious village. The Elder seems to be the only soul around who has an understanding of life outside the boundaries of Crysta, but no one dares to ask him what may be beyond the walls. One day, a curious Ark decides to break down a mysterious door that had always remained shut. Inside the dusty room, he releases an evil ...
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Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories (PlayStation 2)

Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories review (PS2)

Reviewed on September 05, 2006

As the sun rises over the land of Veldime, a young man named Adell is preparing for the battle that will determine his future. His goal is simple: defeat Lord Zenon, the absolute ruler of the land. Should he manage to bring the dark lord to knees, the curse plaguing the land will vanish, turning his now-demonic family back into the humans they once were. Heís got the unparalleled might befitting of an RPG, sheer willpower, and more than enough moxie to get the job done. Unfortunately, thatís ...
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