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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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Silent Hill: Shattered Memories (PSP)

Silent Hill: Shattered Memories review (PSP)

Reviewed on May 14, 2010

Silent Hill, for years, has been in a downward spiral, caused by the developer’s inability to both capitalize and re-create the magic the series once had, or listen to its fans. It produced lackluster sequels that shifted ideas furiously, only furthering confusion amidst an already waning demographic.
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Phantasmagoria (PC)

Phantasmagoria review (PC)

Reviewed on May 14, 2010

Let me take you back to the past, the year 1996 to be more precise. At that time FMV games were all the rage, even if they took an absurd amount of space when compared to other games of the era. One in particular took space of biblical proportions, spanning over 7 CD's.
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Final Fantasy XIII (PlayStation 3)

Final Fantasy XIII review (PS3)

Reviewed on May 11, 2010

If I were to base my opinion of Final Fantasy XIII solely on the reviews of others, I never would have played it. Like many, I’ve been a fan of the series since FF VII, played every installment, and come to appreciate certain ideas—those of which are now missing, shifted or minuscule.
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Left 4 Dead (Xbox 360)

Left 4 Dead review (X360)

Reviewed on May 11, 2010

We were in bad shape. Two of the four people in our group were on painkillers until we could find a few actual medkits, and one of them had been pounced on and pinned down by a zombified hoodlum and probably would have been mauled to death if I hadn’t stepped in and shot the thing down. We’d been running through city streets, following markings written in spray paint by other survivors. They’d managed to set up strategically-placed safe houses all over the area designed to keep us secure from th...
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Dante's Inferno (PlayStation 3)

Dante's Inferno review (PS3)

Reviewed on May 10, 2010

It’s hard to imagine that there was even a moment where I legitimately enjoyed playing Dante’s Inferno. Knee deep in Hell, buried in the game’s final levels, slaughtering the same enemies over and over and over again, I’m tired. A significant part of me wants to turn off my PlayStation 3, but I feel like I’ve invested too much time in the experience to end it now. Like Dante, I feel like I must strengthen my resolve and continue my struggle through an experience that has both bored and ...
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Over Top (Arcade)

Over Top review (ARC)

Reviewed on May 10, 2010

Over Top, an overhead racer, is very deceiving. First impressions would be that it's a cute, casual title, with seven small stages to drive through. For gamers that have actually experienced this release in arcades, it probably did come off as a casual distraction, serving as a break from fighting games that bloated the scene during the mid 1990s. However, for those that didn't just play it once, failed to complete it, and had a good laugh, for those that actually wanted to finish Over...
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Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (PlayStation 3)

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 review (PS3)

Reviewed on May 10, 2010

Battlefield Bad Company 2 review – in the comfort zone.
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X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Xbox 360)

X-Men Origins: Wolverine review (X360)

Reviewed on May 10, 2010

It’s probably meaningless these days to praise a game for its wall-to-wall brutal violence, but you’ve got to give X-Men Origins: Wolverine credit for having the audacity to do what its PG-13 counterpart couldn’t. Someone must have let Marvel know that in this industry, beheadings, dismemberments and the boundless spilling of bodily fluids are precisely how you obtain mass audience appeal.
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Final Fantasy XIII (PlayStation 3)

Final Fantasy XIII review (PS3)

Reviewed on May 08, 2010

Final Fantasy XIII is a game that would like nothing more in the world than for you to believe you enjoy playing it. Its simple list of wants does not extend as far as actually being enjoyable; it is content to pretend, to lie about a lie.
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Street Fighter IV (Xbox 360)

Street Fighter IV review (X360)

Reviewed on May 06, 2010

“Street Fighter IV” is a respectable fighting game that's easy to pick up and pretty easy to master. It has low ambitions, which essentially boil down to repeating what Capcom did over a decade ago, but with flashier visual flair. A lot of gamers won’t care, because gaming culture has reached a stage where it is content to mine and relive a nostalgic past. Fair enough, especially if the throwback is fun.
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