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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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Metroid Prime Trilogy (Wii)

Metroid Prime Trilogy review (WII)

Reviewed on May 04, 2010

Even after all these years, Metroid Prime is still the second-best game Iíve ever played, yet its style of play caters to a very specific taste that, understandably, not all gamers will gel with. Replaying the three games in the aptly titled Metroid Prime Trilogy, I noticed that as the series progresses, it seems increasingly eager to expand its audience. The original was a thing of quiet, delicate beauty, and yet by the third installment weíre teaming up with a band of mercenaries...
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Final Fantasy XIII (PlayStation 3)

Final Fantasy XIII review (PS3)

Reviewed on May 01, 2010

Final Fantasy XIII director Motomu Toriyama once defended the gameís much-publicized (and much-criticized) linearity by stating that his team was going for an FPS vibe, an action-centric experience in which the entirety of the design, barring a few exceptions, moves players from one encounter to the next and little else. This excuses nothing but explains a lot: FFXIII has caught a lot of flak for ditching a number of valued JRPG conventions, and this was done to make the gameís bat...
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Final Fantasy XIII (Xbox 360)

Final Fantasy XIII review (X360)

Reviewed on April 26, 2010

Final Fantasy XIII (Xbox360) Ė by eviltb
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Just Cause 2 (Xbox 360)

Just Cause 2 review (X360)

Reviewed on April 24, 2010

I donít entirely know what Just Cause 2 is about. I know it concerns some islanders with very silly accents grouping up against a corrupt government, but I couldnít delve into further details, nor even confirm the very presence of details at all. Come to think of it, Iím not even sure what the main characterís name is; I always called him Tuco, because he sounds exactly like Eli Wallach from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. But never mind. Whatís important about him is that heís go...
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Mario's Tennis (Virtual Boy)

Mario's Tennis review (VB)

Reviewed on April 24, 2010

Mario's Tennis is Marioís Tennis. Itís what youíd expect. It's a basic tennis game featuring characters from the Mario series. Oddly, though, it's one of the better Virtual Boy games.
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Resonance of Fate (PlayStation 3)

Resonance of Fate review (PS3)

Reviewed on April 24, 2010

"Accept the mission for the future of Medicine! ...I kid. It's a simple job you do to while away the time". A line by a man in a lab-coat that gives the "hunter" trio another side-quest to complete.
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Assassin's Creed (PC)

Assassin's Creed review (PC)

Reviewed on April 20, 2010

Ruthless, if at times overaggressive, protagonist Altair must use his swords, his agility, and occasionally his brain to save the world. Ubisoft has proven once again that they may be the finest and most creative development group in the market today. Although Assassin's Creed suffers from its share of game design flaws, the overall experience is a testament to the fact that you don't need to do everything right as long as you most things incredibly well.
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Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War (PlayStation 2)

Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War review (PS2)

Reviewed on April 20, 2010

Diving back into a standard Ace Combat game after coming off the high Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War was riding on was tough. This was made more difficult when I realized Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War wasn't really up to par in certain aspects. The most obvious being the plot. Now, I wasn't expecting it to be as great as the one featured in AC5 (would have been a definite plus, though), but considering this game took place during the Belkan War, which, in AC5, was basically talked about a...
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NCAA Football 07 (Xbox)

NCAA Football 07 review (XBX)

Reviewed on April 19, 2010

Many games these days include other games within them. Like the proverbial play within the play, these games distract the player and provide additional amusement for their developers by adding often unrelated or alternate-genre material into a game about something totally different. We see this quite prominently in a game like Bioshock with its unending number of hacking minigames, and it has a certain appeal, especially when well done. What we see less of, unfortunately, is the game that is not...
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SBK: Snowboard Kids (DS)

SBK: Snowboard Kids review (DS)

Reviewed on April 17, 2010

In our modern society today, life has become too urbanised: you get up in the morning in the inner city or suburb, ready yourself with a breakfast and a shower, and then commute for upwards of an hour or higher so you can continue your struggle in the rat race that is life. Sometimes you just need to kick back and find something to distract you, whether it be an internal process such as meditation or external entertainment like watching sports on TV.
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Trog (NES)

Trog review (NES)

Reviewed on April 15, 2010

Trog has been unfairly admonished as being a Pac-Man rip-off. Someone please explain how a game with a slew of power-ups, more enemy attack behaviors, three unique bonus games, and more intricate level design can constitute being a "rip-off." Sure, the main idea is the same - in this case you play as a dino (Pac-Man) as you navigate through single screen mazes while robbing eggs (pellets) from one-eyed cavemen named Trogs (ghosts), who would like nothing more than a nice, juicy d...
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Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War (PlayStation 2)

Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War review (PS2)

Reviewed on April 13, 2010

After playing through the first few missions of Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War, I was dead set on putting it on equal footing with Ace Combat 4: Shattered Skies. For those that don't know, AC4 is a simple, solid title with good enemy AI, guaranteed to give players a fun time. In those beginning levels, AC5 was shaping up to be a similar journey, with some differences to separate it from its close predecessor. At this point in time, the Ace Combat series hasn't made any huge leaps in any par...
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Murder in the Abbey (PC)

Murder in the Abbey review (PC)

Reviewed on April 09, 2010

In The Name of the Rose is a pretty famous novel written by Umberto Eco, but better known as "that movie in which the always-bearded Sean Connery is bossing Christian Slater around".
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Lock's Quest (DS)

Lock's Quest review (DS)

Reviewed on April 08, 2010

One normally would not equate being an engineer or an architech with having a 'fun, eventful career'. While both certainly make lots of money and still do field work, they also tend to be fairly droll overall, consisting mostly of long-term projects in which technical detail has to be redone/redrawn and refined over and over again and adjustments need to be made over the course of a project in progress. I should know: my sister is an engineer.
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God of War III (PlayStation 3)

God of War III review (PS3)

Reviewed on April 07, 2010

Five minutes into God of War III, the game was already such a grand, glorious spectacle that it permanently skewed my perception of what can be done in a video game. A shot from the gameís first level might reveal Kratos confronting a horde of demonic soldiers in a lush forest, and itís a scene that would make any other game blush; the impeccable attention to detail is even easier to admire in high definition, and as our protagonist slings his blades through the air, itís a testament to m...
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Ace Combat 4: Shattered Skies (PlayStation 2)

Ace Combat 4: Shattered Skies review (PS2)

Reviewed on April 06, 2010

After the gimmick-fest that was Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere, which also featured weak enemy AI, I thought it would've been crazy for Namco to repeat this mess on the follow-up, at least without some big enhancements. Mercifully, they instead decided to play it safe with the series' debut on the PlayStation 2, Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies. How so? Well, they took the best AC game on the first PlayStation, Ace Combat 2, and expanded on its design and play mechanics. Why they didn't origin...
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Yakuza 3 (PlayStation 3)

Yakuza 3 review (PS3)

Reviewed on April 05, 2010

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Way of the Samurai 3 (Xbox 360)

Way of the Samurai 3 review (X360)

Reviewed on April 04, 2010

I've dumped 60+ hours into this game and have come to the sobering conclusion that it is indeed under developed crap. It took 60+ hours of shitty gameplay to undo all the goodwill and anticipation I had from playing the original title.
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Parasite Eve II (PlayStation)

Parasite Eve II review (PSX)

Reviewed on April 04, 2010

People take Parasite Eveís story too seriously. I remember my scientist friend getting all worked up because the game was perpetuating what she called a ďbiased view of the medical certainties of Mitochondria.Ē On the other extreme, my dorky high school friend became convinced, after playing the first game, that if he could get his metabolism high enough he would gain super powers. The conversations that ensued from such passionate beliefs were often, to say the least, baffling. To sa...
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