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Flappy (NES)

Flappy review (NES)

Reviewed on December 24, 2009

At 200 levels, Flappy lasts far too long, but it's decent enough that I wound up playing in longer stretches than I'd planned. It's a simple enough puzzler: push squarish boulders in half-width increments, possibly balancing them on the edge of the boulder/platform below. Gravity affects them but not you, and each level has a shiny boulder you must push some way to a shiny platform to advance.
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Sonic the Hedgehog (Genesis)

Sonic the Hedgehog review (GEN)

Reviewed on December 22, 2009

Playing the original Sonic the Hedgehog is a lot like revisiting your old elementary school: you know your way around, and you’ve got some good memories, but the place just isn’t as big as you remember it. Sonic 1 feels like a footnote in platformer history—it’s so slight that it’s hard to comprehend why it was such a big hit. It’s decent, but the gameplay feels unrefined, the level design is a mixed bag, and the game’s look is neither as fast nor as colorful as its sequels. Sonic 1 plays like e...
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PixelJunk Shooter (PlayStation 3)

PixelJunk Shooter review (PS3)

Reviewed on December 18, 2009

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Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (PlayStation 2)

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty review (PS2)

Reviewed on December 17, 2009

Metal Gear Solid 2 is the point of the series where it it’s not just a game anymore. It was here that Hideo Kojima was convinced he was making History’s Next Great Epic. This was to be the Homer’s Odyssey of the video game era. The half hour codec conversations were to leave the viewer in a state of trance, convulsing with the uncontrollable aura of Truth. When Kojima tells us “Life isn't just about passing on your genes. We can leave behind much more than just DNA”, we are not listening ...
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Fatal Frame (PlayStation 2)

Fatal Frame review (PS2)

Reviewed on December 15, 2009

Most games are meant to entertain. Some are also meant to help us relax. Games like golf, for instance, are said to be amazing stress relievers. Supposedly it has something to do with hitting little balls while wearing baggy pants in the great outdoors. And then there’s Fatal Frame which, as far as I can tell, people play to give themselves heart attacks. It has little to do with the great outdoors and the only baggy pants involved are filled with the shit that was scared out of you ...
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Lost: Via Domus (Xbox 360)

Lost: Via Domus review (X360)

Reviewed on December 14, 2009

There's a special feature on the LOST - Season 3 DVD that looks at the concept and creation of the video game. It's really nothing more than four minutes of hype and promises, which makes LOST: Via Domus sound really awesome.
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Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles (Wii)

Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles review (WII)

Reviewed on December 14, 2009

When Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles came out, there were several glaring omissions from the level selection. What happened to Resident Evil 2? Or Code Veronica? It was pretty obvious that Capcom left them out on purpose. Perhaps they thought RE2 and RE3 were too similar in location to both feature on the same game? A more cynical view is that they probably saved RE2, their most popular game, and Code Veronica, the least popular game, for a separate release in order to milk the series for mor...
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Silent Hill: Shattered Memories (Wii)

Silent Hill: Shattered Memories review (WII)

Reviewed on December 13, 2009

Silent Hill: Shattered Memories is much like the feared movie adaptation of a popular video game. Although there is a real Silent Hill movie in existence, the movie is probably much closer to the canon story of the video game series than this “reimagining”. Like a movie adaptation, Shattered Memories takes the basic concept of the first Silent Hill game; Harry Mason searching for his lost daughter after a car crash, and morphs it into a much shorter, watered down experience. All the principle ch...
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Peggle (Xbox 360)

Peggle review (X360)

Reviewed on December 13, 2009

As a game and an experience, Peggle succeeds tremendously in what it set out to achieve. You might say, by that measure, it’s perfect.
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Street Fighter 2010 (NES)

Street Fighter 2010 review (NES)

Reviewed on December 10, 2009

From the bottom of my heart, I believe this game is based on a true story. Of course, any mild-mannered human cannot grasp the possibility of this logic being real, but thankfully, you have me to explain the details. See, Ken, of Street Fighter fame, built a time machine and went back to the past, to warn the citizens of yesteryear about the impending hardships of the year 2010. He knew people would consider this crazy, however, especially since his time machine, which would have been the ultima...
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Xbox 360)

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 review (X360)

Reviewed on December 08, 2009

I don't claim to be a wizard with all types of armaments known to man. I don’t claim to have a vast knowledge of how combat tactics work either. That being said, I do understand numbers, human error, and other things of that nature. I bring this up because Modern Warfare seems to have a grasp on how numbers 1 and 2; it falls flat on its face with number 3.
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Might & Magic II (Apple II)

Might & Magic II review (APP2)

Reviewed on December 05, 2009

Might and Magic II overcompensates wildly for its predecessor's insane difficulty, and the poetry even scans and rhymes. With more organized and rewarding side quests, you won't notice how stupid the two new character classes are. The formula remains intact: FPRPG, five towns, several castles with quests, dungeons that may or may not be relevant, and all manner of weird nooks that give items or raise attributes--temporarily or permanently. While it's not appreciably bigger than the original, MM2...
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Viking: Battle for Asgard (PlayStation 3)

Viking: Battle for Asgard review (PS3)

Reviewed on December 03, 2009

Gruesome. In a word, it's what Viking: Battle for Asgard strives to achieve. A rival viking stumbles dead after the cut of your blade, an 'X' icon next to his still upright corpse. There's a difference between slaughter and sending a message. You could let his body fall by the wayside, focusing on the flock advancing. Or you could warn the impending legion of their doom. Tap that 'X' in time and watch as Skarin mercilessly gores the deceased on his blade before decapitating the mini...
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Chocobo's Dungeon 2 (PlayStation)

Chocobo's Dungeon 2 review (PSX)

Reviewed on December 02, 2009

“Chocobo’s Dungeon 2” starts out very well, with chipper music and some exchanges between a chatty moogle and his mute chocobo cohort. Don’t know what a moogle or chocbo are? Then this game isn’t for you. Actually, this game isn’t for a lot of people, you’re just the first group to be filtered out. Next group: People who can’t stand cutesy art. This game is so syrupy, it’ll put cavities in your eyes. Out with you, now.
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DJ Hero (Xbox 360)

DJ Hero review (X360)

Reviewed on December 02, 2009

Activision hasn't had the best of track record (double entendre) when it comes to music games. They bought the rights to Guitar Hero when Harmonix left the franchise to make Rock Band, and from there the Hero franchise has been a downward slope. I had given up hope when Guitar Hero World Tour came out, and laughed at how badly the Hero franchise wanted to be Rock Band.
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Dragon Age: Origins (Xbox 360)

Dragon Age: Origins review (X360)

Reviewed on December 01, 2009

Dragon Age: Origins is grand in every sense of the word. The land of Ferelden and its associated legends and lore create a strong, if slightly predictable, high-fantasy setting that will quite easily consume in excess of forty-hours. As the land prepares for an imminent blight – an invasion of twisted creatures known as darkspawn – your character is recruited into the legendary order of the Grey Wardens, warriors from all walks of life who have came to the world’s aid in blights past.
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Bust-A-Move Live! (Xbox 360)

Bust-A-Move Live! review (X360)

Reviewed on November 30, 2009

I've played plenty of puzzle titles over the decades, like Tetris, Columns, Tube-It, Kunio no Oden, Puyo Puyo, Klax, Baku Baku Animal... I could go on for the entire paragraph. Out of all the games I've played, however, there is one puzzle title that I enjoy the most: Bust-A-Move 2. As with most puzzlers, the gameplay in this one is really simplistic, asking the player to clear each map of designs consisting of bubbles of many colors, which you do by matching up three bubbles of the same color. ...
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Modern Warfare 2 (PlayStation 3)

Modern Warfare 2 review (PS3)

Reviewed on November 26, 2009

War doesn't change a damn thing no matter how noble the cause, especially during these times in the so-called, "War on Terror." Take out one evil and another more evil one takes its place. The ones who die become martyrs. Their bloodshed gives breed to new followers. War is a convoluted power struggle where yesterday's enemies will become tommorow's allies or something like that..
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MagnaCarta 2 (Xbox 360)

MagnaCarta 2 review (X360)

Reviewed on November 24, 2009

Disclaimer: For the purpose of this review, I will refer to Magna Carta 2 as a JRPG. I am aware that it is Korean, but if the shoe fits, this game fucking wears it like a champ.
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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Nintendo 64)

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time review (N64)

Reviewed on November 24, 2009

Isn't it ironic how the "Greatest video game ever made" was supposed to put Nintendo back on top, but instead led them to their inevitable downfall? Despite becoming the most commercially successful Zelda game to date with more than 7 million copies sold worldwide, in addition to being mentioned on virtually every "best of" list imaginable from critic and gamer alike, not even Ocarina of Time could save the Nintendo 64 from suffering humiliation at the hands of Sony. The 'Big N' who once ...
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