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Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (Xbox 360)

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands review (X360)

Reviewed on June 12, 2010

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands is the closest Ubisoft has ever come, and probably ever will come, to replicating 2003’s brilliant The Sands of Time. It certainly took them long enough to figure out that this is what we’ve always wanted; Ubisoft’s habit with this series has been to try something new, be taken aback by criticism, and then revert to formula when they realize that what they created never needed to be tampered with.
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Super Street Fighter IV (Xbox 360)

Super Street Fighter IV review (X360)

Reviewed on June 12, 2010

The original Street Fighter IV was already a great fighting game. Featuring 25 different characters, including fan favourites like Ryu, Ken, and Chun-Li, it brought the Street Fighter series to the modern day with luscious 3D environments (despite the game still being played on a 2D plane) and tweaks to the fighting system. Though it was simple enough for a beginner to jump into and enjoy – special moves, as always, were generally easy to perform from Ryu’s trademark Hadouken fireb...
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Deadly Premonition (Xbox 360)

Deadly Premonition review (X360)

Reviewed on June 11, 2010

The biggest draw Deadly Premonition has going for it is its setup being largely influenced by the TV show Twin Peaks. Hilariously, that's also the reason why it was delayed, because media outlets noticed the huge similarities back when the game was originally called..... wait for it..... Rainy Woods. Apparently, the developers didn't do much to change things with the delay, since you can still see a large resemblance; DP begins as Francis York Morgan, a special agent for the...
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flOw (PlayStation 3)

flOw review (PS3)

Reviewed on June 06, 2010

FlOw's concept was originally created for a flash-application with the same name. I thought about it as "that eating game" at the time, because it was unique, and because you were eating things.
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The Legend of Dragoon (PlayStation)

The Legend of Dragoon review (PSX)

Reviewed on June 04, 2010

The connection you develop with each of the characters enables you to feel exactly as they do. Not even the occasionally rough translation interferes with the raw emotion that somehow manages to clearly express itself regardless of the situation. You’ll laugh at old-timer Haschel and naïve Meru’s goofy antics. You’ll hope and pray for the best when things turn grim. You may even weep during the most tragic moments where you’ll be left questioning what happens next.
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Konami Classics Vol. 2 (Xbox 360)

Konami Classics Vol. 2 review (X360)

Reviewed on June 04, 2010

Are you a Contra fan, own a 360, and have no access to the Live service? Then I'm sorry Konami has intentionally put you in such a bad situation with Konami Classics Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, because you're forced to spend $40 just to play two games. With a move like that, I don't see how this doesn't encourage fans to just use an emulator, instead. For everyone else, what's worse is that Vol. 2 as a whole doesn't have the same pitiful excuse as Vol. 1 of having a "solid" price tag. If yo...
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Konami Classics Vol. 1 (Xbox 360)

Konami Classics Vol. 1 review (X360)

Reviewed on June 04, 2010

What you have in Konami Classics Vol. 1 are three titles that are already available on Xbox 360's Live Arcade service: the classic Frogger, the arcade version of Super Contra, and one of the most popular Castlevania titles to date, Symphony of the Night. So if you have Live and are interested in one or all three games, then download them, because this release isn't aimed at you. This collection is clearly targeted at gamers that just don't have access to Live. To these people, Konami C...
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God of War III (PlayStation 3)

God of War III review (PS3)

Reviewed on June 02, 2010

A while back I wrote a review for God of War I. At the time, I wasn’t entirely sure what I loved so much about the game, so I went with the standard “Kratos is a total bad-ass” angle and thus repeated what a thousand other reviewers had already said, many more eloquently than I did. Then I played God of War III and realized that brutality is not what made God of War great.
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Alan Wake (Xbox 360)

Alan Wake review (X360)

Reviewed on May 31, 2010

As befits a horror story, especially one about a bestselling author, Alan Wake begins with a Stephen King quote: “Nightmares exist outside of logic, and there’s little fun to be had in explanations; they’re antithetical to the poetry of fear.” The game then promptly drops us into a dream sequence in which the title character is alone in the woods, being stalked by a crazed hitchhiker. The man warps in and out of existence as if moving by medium of shadow, seemingly propelled by some myste...
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Batman: Arkham Asylum (Xbox 360)

Batman: Arkham Asylum review (X360)

Reviewed on May 28, 2010

I don't know how this game turned out the way it did. It shouldn't exist. It's a glitch. An anomaly. In all the best possible ways.
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Lost Planet 2 (PlayStation 3)

Lost Planet 2 review (PS3)

Reviewed on May 27, 2010

Lost Planet 2 is Capcom's fond revisit of the original Lost Planet. But the sequel is focused on co-op action rather than single player. It is marred by some (presumably patchable) weaknesses. And put together with how the game screams out for a few add-on episodes to go with one of the playable character sets, this makes the game feels somewhat incomplete. But what is there - if you can get past the online hurdle, the initial difficulty, and the somewhat mysterious interfaces - is epic on the l...
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Red Dead Redemption (PlayStation 3)

Red Dead Redemption review (PS3)

Reviewed on May 25, 2010

Vengeance.
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Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation (Xbox 360)

Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation review (X360)

Reviewed on May 25, 2010

Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation doesn't strive to be anything new or refreshing, instead choosing to expand on features that were implemented in previous installments. Its biggest influence, though, is Ace Combat 4, right down to the very fact that each games' wars were both affected by the Ulysses asteroid incident that was first mentioned at the beginning of AC4. This means you'll experience long missions that last up to 30 or 40 minutes, which require a return to base for reload at s...
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God of War II (PlayStation 2)

God of War II review (PS2)

Reviewed on May 24, 2010

This Pegasus is darker. Completely black except for fiery wings, it’s quite capable of defending itself with Kratos on its back. At a command, it’ll ram hostile griffins in the side or execute a forward dash to catch them off guard. These attacks are often more effective than using any of Kratos’ slashes, as his range is limited. At the same time, you must dodge energy blasts and charges from other aerial enemies, especially since the latter can send you into a spinning nosedive.
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Pokemon SoulSilver Version (DS)

Pokemon SoulSilver Version review (DS)

Reviewed on May 24, 2010

I ran out and bought Pokémon SoulSilver on launch day, and it sucks that I have to describe this course of action as having “caved.” I liked it when I was able to purchase these games without feeling ashamed of myself.
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Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City (PlayStation 3)

Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City review (PS3)

Reviewed on May 21, 2010

Combining two substantial pieces of downloadable content into one retail package, Episodes from Liberty City adds a tremendous amount of depth and life to Liberty City, last visited in 2008’s Grand Theft Auto IV. The two episodes, The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony present two radically different characters both struggling to stay alive. Though time has passed in our reality, the two episodes weave their stories through the same timeline that G...
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Valkyria Chronicles (PlayStation 3)

Valkyria Chronicles review (PS3)

Reviewed on May 21, 2010

In retrospect, I suppose it's obvious how much SEGA was making a effort to flirt with the foreign markets, when they released the strategic, turn-based, adventure game Valkyria Chronicles. The lead cast's name is Welkin Gunther (“Wuerrrkin-saaan!”, if you choose the Japanese over the English voice-track), who has normal hair. A class-based selective upgrade system where you choose and manage weapon kits and personnel neatly replaced magic as well as the rotating numbers for stats and...
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Resident Evil: Code Veronica X (PlayStation 2)

Resident Evil: Code Veronica X review (PS2)

Reviewed on May 16, 2010

If you don’t think, you die. If you’re not careful, you die. If you’re not afraid, you die. If you’re too afraid you die.
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Super Street Fighter IV (Xbox 360)

Super Street Fighter IV review (X360)

Reviewed on May 15, 2010

If I were to grade “Super Street Fighter IV” as a product, it’d get a rating below ‘5/10’. Does that sound harsh to you? Well, think of all the poor suckers who dropped sixty bones on the original “Street Fighter IV.” Now they have to spend forty more dollars on this new version, which will cannibalize the community of the original one. In this age where companies like Bungie and BioWare release big DLC packs for their games, this is inexcusable.
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BloodRayne (GameCube)

BloodRayne review (GCN)

Reviewed on May 15, 2010

... "Half human. Half vampire. All woman."
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