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Fatal Fury: Battle Archives Vol. 2 (PlayStation 2)

Fatal Fury: Battle Archives Vol. 2 review (PS2)

Reviewed on May 22, 2008

It’s over. The Lonely Wolves failed. They had all the right moves, the plans, and power to win the day. But in the end, they were outsmarted. Contrary to popular belief, Geese Howard wasn’t killed; in fact, he’s back and better than ever before. Considering the fact that he’s stolen the Jin Scrolls – the mystical writings that can grant him immortality – it’s little wonder why he’s in such good shape now. Armed with his newfound powers and a lust for vengeance, he’s poised to bring Southtown to ...
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Okami (Wii)

Okami review (WII)

Reviewed on May 22, 2008

The world is dying. The trees are nothing more than wooden skeletons. The grass has shriveled away and scattered on the wind. Streams, rivers, entire oceans are drying up. The sky is no longer blue, but a pitch-black mess of toxic clouds. The sun is just a memory now; the lack of light and heat has killed off most of the plants and animals. The planet has been reduced to a shell of its former self, a bleak and barren expanse of dirt and darkness. Humans have been left perpetually frozen i...
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Theme Hospital (PC)

Theme Hospital review (PC)

Reviewed on May 21, 2008

Bullfrog have been no strangers to strategy games, producing hit titles such as Theme Park, Populous and Dungeon Keeper, but this is a different take on the genre altogether. Managing hospitals without the stress, the A&E bloodshed and patients that love to sue isn’t what you see released every week. Here you have hospitals infiltrated by patients with humorous illnesses caused by equally ridiculous symptoms, but this aside, Theme Hospital is no doddle. A title focusing more on depth than breadt...
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Neverwinter Nights 2 (PC)

Neverwinter Nights 2 review (PC)

Reviewed on May 21, 2008

Now typically when one wants to read a review of a game, he or she visits a website that specializes in reviews. Such sites are usually organized by game, wherein you can search for titles or browse by system or genre. Some review sites are commercial while others rely on user contributions. Did you know that Honest Gamers accepts submissions from its users? Click “submit review” when logged in for details. A review usually ends with a a numerical score being assigned to the game; the higher th...
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Grand Theft Auto IV (Xbox 360)

Grand Theft Auto IV review (X360)

Reviewed on May 20, 2008

So, this is it. The much anticipated Grand Theft Auto IV. After years of playing of the original game system built for Grand Theft Auto III, and exploring Liberty City twice, Vice City twice, and the state of San Andreas, GTA is back again, this time with a brand new system on new generation consoles. Grand Theft Auto IV has been in development for quite a long time, and it's finally ready to rock.
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Gun Nac (NES)

Gun Nac review (NES)

Reviewed on May 19, 2008

There are too few shmups that explore the terror of rabbits, trees, umbrellas, and flying briefcases. I believe that these things are too controversial for most developers, even the team behind Grand Theft Auto, to seriously address, and thus they hang over video games like a shadow that really wants to talk about dangerous rabbits, trees, umbrellas, and flying briefcases. Unable to release a game about these evil things directly, Compile was forced to set their game in outer space in o...
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Front Mission (DS)

Front Mission review (DS)

Reviewed on May 19, 2008

One of the main complaints that I, as well as many other gamers that I know, have about the gaming industry nowadays is the fact that there are way too many ports and remakes being released. The Game Boy Advance was notorious for this, especially with the constant Super Mario Advance games. However, the good news about the two main ports/remakes I got for the Nintendo DS is the fact that neither of the games ever came out in America before. I had played them on ROMs on my computer over the years...
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Fire 'N Ice (NES)

Fire 'N Ice review (NES)

Reviewed on May 19, 2008

You’ll likely find yourself snoozing through the first couple worlds, but soon after, you’ll find yourself scratching your head as formerly cakewalk puzzles turn into headache-inducing brain-busters.
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Final Fantasy III (DS)

Final Fantasy III review (DS)

Reviewed on May 19, 2008

I am a huge fan of the Final Fantasy series, as you may have noticed over the years due to my various Final Fantasy reviews and walkthroughs. Growing up, I always wanted to play the original Final Fantasy 3, but back then there was no translations or emulation available, so it was always one of those mysterious games I knew very little about, yet yearned to play regardless. I had heard the sequel to Final Fantasy was awful (and it turned out to be the truth), but Square really fixed things up fo...
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Fatal Frame (PlayStation 2)

Fatal Frame review (PS2)

Reviewed on May 18, 2008

Challenging a player, and challenging them at just the right level, is at the core of any game. For a horror title, however, just challenging the player is not enough; they must be scared, first. There are psychological tricks for this, and Fatal Frame employs them to good effect. At other times, however, shaky aspects of the gameplay make things harder than they need to be, threatening to annoy you more than frighten you. As such, Fatal Frame walks a fine line between fear and frustration.
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G.I. Joe (NES)

G.I. Joe review (NES)

Reviewed on May 16, 2008

G.I. Joe. No, not the upcoming movie, nor the original toy line. You know exactly what I mean when I bring up the name. That's right, I'm talking about the 80s line, A Real American Hero. It had a Marvel comic, the cartoon series, the theme song, a movie, Duke, Snake Eyes, Lady Friggin Jaye, Cobra Commander, the pimp (Destro), Baroness... I'm gonna stop now before the entire review is a list. But yeah, those were some good times. It also had its share of video games, some good... some crap. Fort...
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Digimon World (PlayStation)

Digimon World review (PSX)

Reviewed on May 16, 2008

Feed him regularly, but watch his weight. Treat him when he’s ill or injured. Rest him when he’s weary. Even take him to the bathroom when the need arises. Your Digimon is yours to love and care for. Do everything right, hold enough patience, and the reward will pay dividends.
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Burnout Paradise (PlayStation 3)

Burnout Paradise review (PS3)

Reviewed on May 14, 2008

Developer Criterion Games tend to spice up Burnout's gameplay in each installment, bringing something new and fun to the table. And Burnout Paradise is no exception. The Burnout series has had a complete makeover, and puts every other Burnout game to shame.
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Crystalis (NES)

Crystalis review (NES)

Reviewed on May 13, 2008

Out from a hundred years of suspended animation, our hero steps into a world overrun by mutants and under threat of an evil which hasn’t fully presented itself yet. Journeying throughout the land, this prophesied savior seeks the respect of four wise men by collecting four mighty elemental swords. He will travel through labyrinthine caverns, and hostile lands, including the territory belonging to the impressive Draygonian Empire, which has oppressed its citizens and forcibly colonized its neighb...
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Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (PlayStation 3)

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune review (PS3)

Reviewed on May 12, 2008

Think Indiana Jones meets Mission Impossible; that's what Uncharted: Drake's Fortune is like. You'll spend your time exploring a mysterious island, swinging from vines...and blowing dudes up. I compare Uncharted to movies because that's what it is like most. It feels like a high-budget, no holds barred blockbuster from Micheal Bay. Drake's Fortune embraces this, and delivers one of the most beautiful, memorable and intense experiences in years.
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Condemned 2: Bloodshot (Xbox 360)

Condemned 2: Bloodshot review (X360)

Reviewed on May 12, 2008

His life is a wreck. Drunk, angry and dying for another drink, he crushes some pills with his glass, brushes the remains into his drink and downs the lot. An unfortunate guy gets his face pummeled in by him after accidentally brushing past him. He is Ethan Thomas, former Serial Crime Unit investigator. Several months after the events of the first game, the Serial Crime Unit want Ethan back. Another serial killer is on the lose, and Ethan is the only man for the job.
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Major League Baseball 2K8 (PlayStation 3)

Major League Baseball 2K8 review (PS3)

Reviewed on May 12, 2008

As the supposed "premier" Major League Baseball game, since 2KSports gobbled up the MLB license, I had very high expectations of MLB 2K8. Touting itself as "the most complete baseball experience available," MLB 2K8 left me with a lot of complaints. I was impressed by the variety of options for a couch coach like myself to tinker around with, from a full-fledged franchise mode with all the trimmings to the more typical Home Run Derby, but MLB 2K8 has some problems, particular...
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Prism: Light the Way (DS)

Prism: Light the Way review (DS)

Reviewed on May 10, 2008

If you have ever taken any physics course, then at some point in time, you may have glossed over the behaviour of light. One point that stays clear is that on a flat, reflective surface, the angle that the light bounces off of is the same angle that it first struck the surface at.
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Metroid (NES)

Metroid review (NES)

Reviewed on May 03, 2008

Although I have played many worse games, none have filled me with as much anger as Metroid. The idea of fighting in an alien world while finding hidden items and secrets is a great one that has influenced countless classics, but Metroid is certainly not one of them. Its world sucks you in and keeps you playing, no matter how bad it might get. You just cannot put it down, making it one of the most torturous gaming experiences available.
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PO'ed (PlayStation)

PO'ed review (PSX)

Reviewed on May 03, 2008

Fun story. My e-chum EmP and I spent an afternoon looking at some dumb old PlayStation games, trying to pick one to lie about and build up as a lost classic. We ended up choosing PO'ed, though the fact that I'm the only one actually writing a review of it shows how reliable the man is. We'd go on eBay, the plan was, since the game only sells for a penny (even when the auction says that it's in GREAT SHAPE L@@K LIKE NEW and promises overnight shipping). We wanted to build PO'ed up as a cult hit D...
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