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Black (Xbox)

Black review (XBX)

Reviewed on May 10, 2006

Letís talk about realism for a minute. The video game industry is ďsupposedĒ to be moving towards realistic everything. Realistic gameplay thatís so technical it isnít fun (Ghost Recon anyone?). Audio realism thatís so accurate youíll swear youíre actually on the battlefield. Photo-realism with girls and cars that look ďbetterĒ than the real thing (check out Gran Turismo). Weíre told that we shouldn't want games that look like cartoons anymore, and that we should want super-detaile...
The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay (Xbox)

The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay review (XBX)

Reviewed on May 06, 2006

I used to write articles on a monthly basis for my local newspaper. It was a great little job for me because I got to write about video games and movies and unlike these reviews, I actually got paid for it. I started a ďBest Entertainment BetsĒ column eventually that I used to discuss my top picks for upcoming games and movies, and I picked the Chronicles of Riddick DVD as the best upcoming DVD. I received quite a few comments about my choice. Many people hated the film. I guess I can und...
Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse (Xbox)

Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse review (XBX)

Reviewed on April 27, 2006

Imagine that after living a crappy life, you were murdered, just like that and even worse, when they threw your ass into a hole in the ground, no one cared. No one came to wish you your best as you began your journey into your afterlife. There were no fancy tombs, no sacrifices, no screaming widows; just a lump left in the Earth after the dirt was thrown on top of you. That would suck. Moments before your death, as your life flashed before your eyes, youíd wish for a chance to come back and do t...
Tetris DS (DS)

Tetris DS review (DS)

Reviewed on April 24, 2006

Did you ever have a friend that you would sit down and play Tetris with and they absolutely sucked at it? No matter what they did, no matter how far they leaned over on the edge of their chair and concentrated, you were still better than them? Well, I was that friend to someone, somewhere. I suck at Tetris. My friends and I play Tetris drunk against each other and even when theyíre drunk, I still get totally trounced every single time. Iíll occasionally win a round when they...
Full Auto (Xbox 360)

Full Auto review (X360)

Reviewed on April 21, 2006

I love explosions. Explosions are one of the best things to come out of the 80s. Fuck the big hair bands; give me the explosions of Rambo and Predator and Iím satisfied. And that my friend is what Full Auto gives us. Explosions abound in Full Auto. Itís the whole point of the game. You strap yourself into the seat of some generic vehicle thatís completely loaded with guns and mines and grenades and all sorts of other weapons, and then you take to streets and blow the ...
Ridge Racer 6 (Xbox 360)

Ridge Racer 6 review (X360)

Reviewed on April 05, 2006

God, Ridge Racer 6 is so boring.
RF Online (PC)

RF Online review (PC)

Reviewed on April 04, 2006

I have to say that Iím inherently biased towards most games that have Transformers in them. RF Online (Rising Force Online) does not have actual Transformers in it, but it does have a race called the Accretian Empire that do look a little like Transformers. So of course, when I got the game I decided to play as them. The Transformers are pissed off at everyone because their home planet is out of resources. Theyíve tried to go out and get more, but the compassionless peoples of the Holy Al...
Mario Kart DS (DS)

Mario Kart DS review (DS)

Reviewed on April 03, 2006

Iíll spare you the traditional lectures at the beginning of reviews for Mario games. Iím not going to go on about how Nintendo just loves shoving the little red plumber into every genre ever created (coming soon: Mario Tournament 2007) and Iím certainly not going to question or even call attention to the fact that Nintendo loves to take the same game and release it over and over again for every system. Youíve heard it all before and youíre probably sicker of it than I am. So, I won...
Age of Empires III (PC)

Age of Empires III review (PC)

Reviewed on March 20, 2006

I play real-time strategy games like I used to play with Legos. I build up a lot of structures for no real reason whatsoever, then I pull them all apart and start over again. I have very little interest in combat in most RTS games. I just like building up cities and managing my populous, which most players consider the boring part of RTS games. Because of this, Iíve found a lot of the newer games disappointing because theyíre so combat-oriented. Sure, micro-management isnít always that fun, but ...
State of Emergency 2 (PlayStation 2)

State of Emergency 2 review (PS2)

Reviewed on February 27, 2006

After I played the first few levels of State of Emergency 2, I sat down and thought about the game. I came to the conclusion that from a Spider-Man perspective (goofy but fun), I kind of liked the game. Then I decided to read through the attached press releases that came included with my review copy of the game. They called the gameís storyline ďgrippingĒ and made it out to be as serious as cancer. From this more Schindlerís List perspective (serious and depressing), the gam...
The Suffering: Ties that Bind (PlayStation 2)

The Suffering: Ties that Bind review (PS2)

Reviewed on February 25, 2006

The Suffering set players into the boots of Torque, a prisoner on death row. One day, Torque accidentally killed his wife and two sons. He didnít remember doing it, but ignorance wasn't an excuse the jury would accept. Torque was sent to Carnate Island, Maryland. Since The Suffering is a video game, Abbot Penitentiary was the worst correctional facility imaginable. Unspeakable evils were committed there for hundreds of years, but through a bizarre set of circumstances involving gho...
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (PlayStation 2)

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater review (PS2)

Reviewed on February 13, 2006

The most recent entry in the Metal Gear lineup is Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. I thought the title was a joke when the game was announced. The same goes for all of the gameplay videos showing Snake, our mullet-cut hero, eating snakes and running around the jungle.
Condemned: Criminal Origins (Xbox 360)

Condemned: Criminal Origins review (X360)

Reviewed on February 06, 2006

I think we can all agree that the Xbox 360 launch was disappointing. There were decent games to play, but nearly every game on launch day was either a port, franchise, or licensed property. The system was billed as unique and original, but none of the games on it were, outside of Kameo and Condemned: Criminal Origins. Games like Perfect Dark Zero and Need for Speed: Most Wanted are certainly entertaining titles, but they don't offer anything really new outside of a fe...
Puyo Pop Fever (DS)

Puyo Pop Fever review (DS)

Reviewed on February 01, 2006

I first experienced Puyo Pop on the GBA years ago. I donít know what made it so captivating, but lining up multicolored balls of goop was incredibly addictive. The campy storyline and goofy characters only managed to pull me into the game more. I embraced these nostalgic feelings as I loaded up Puyo Pop Fever. My thoughts were filled with happiness, glee, and even expectation (feelings I rarely get from video games these days). These feelings were crushed instantly by the music tha...
Infected (PSP)

Infected review (PSP)

Reviewed on January 24, 2006

I think thereís one problem with the PSP that most of us reviewers are ignoring: we donít know what we want with it. Since the technology is so advanced, we want a console experience in our hands. We want the best graphics, the best gameplay, and the best stories. We want it all. But at the same time, we want quick, breezy games with fast load times, so when weíre waiting in line or for the bus, we can just turn it on and play a game. It doesn't seem like we can have both desires solved by a sin...
Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie (Xbox 360)

Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie review (X360)

Reviewed on January 13, 2006

As I stood in front of the Xbox 360 section at the store, King Kongís menacing mug shot on the cover of Peter Jacksonís King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie (what a terribly messy title) stood out amongst the covers of the other games on the Xbox 360. His sharp white fangs immediately grabbed my attention, and his angry eyes did a great job of pumping me up for the disc he was so preciously guarding. I was really excited when I got the game home; anticipating ripping and tearing thro...
Pariah (PC)

Pariah review (PC)

Reviewed on December 23, 2005

Pariah should have been a contender. It could have done something special, because it was developed by the creators of Unreal Tournament 2003 and features a tight graphics engine and some cool customization options. But it isnít special, because ultimately, itís a generic and bland first person shooter that does absolutely nothing to capture the player's imagination. Pariahís star, the boring Doctor Jack Mason (who secretly wishes he was as cool as Half-Life's Gordon Freeman), trudges through va...
No One Lives Forever (PC)

No One Lives Forever review (PC)

Reviewed on November 09, 2005

I remember reading through all the early coverage for No One Lives Forever and thinking to myself that the game looked absolutely moronic. The colors were bright and vibrant, with orange and white latex replacing traditional Marine uniforms and space suits, and, worst of all; it was a first-person shooter that starred a girl, which was completely shocking! Instead of being dark, foreboding, and filled with evil minions under the control of Satan or a similar evil-doer, the levels were ins...
Medal of Honor Pacific Assault (PC)

Medal of Honor Pacific Assault review (PC)

Reviewed on September 26, 2005

This is the third time Iíve tried to write this review. This either means that Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault (Pacific Assault from here on out) is a very challenging game to review or that the nasty cold/sinus infection that I have is reducing my already limited attention span to new, all-time low, making it hard to focus on writing. Iím voting for the latter. Pacific Assault is certainly an interesting game, no doubt about it. Pacific Assault is definitely better than its console counterpart,...
Red Faction (PC)

Red Faction review (PC)

Reviewed on September 21, 2005

Sometimes I start playing a game and it isn't until I'm half-done with it that I realize I just don't like it. At this point, I figure that I have to beat the game because I've gotten so far in it (I feel like Iíve wasted my time if I donít). That was pretty much my entire reason for playing through Red Faction. I picked up the game recently because I loved playing through Red Faction II and I was left wanting more. As you can probably already guess, the experience wasnít nearly the same.

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