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Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Review: Asterix & Obelix: Kick Buttix - PS2

Title: Asterix & Obelix: Kick Buttix
Platform: PS2
Author: Snowcone
Most people can probably pass over this one safely, but if you are looking for something to keep you entertained through a short gaming lull, then Kick Buttix might be what you are looking for.

Review: Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls - GBA

Title: Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls
Platform: GBA
Author: Lunatic Clam
The time and effort that was given to restoring these games is akin to that used to rebuild and preserve old colonial houses. Unfortunately for the end user, however, the results are much like taking a tour through such a restored house-you can appreciate the time devoted to rebuilding the archaic foundation, repainting the faded walls, and polishing the former owner's ugly collection of medieval sculptures, but you'll tire of its lack of air conditioning, high-speed Internet access, and major appliances quicker than you'll appreciate the overall nostalgia and aesthetic.

Review: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 - Xbox

Title: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2
Platform: Xbox
Author: Pickle
Ghost Recon 2 is a solid game. While those that expected one thing will get another, it will not bother you too long. The game itself has gotten one of the most impressive makeovers in game history.

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Review: Mario Power Tennis - Gamecube

Title: Mario Power Tennis
Platform: Gamecube
Author: Snowcone
The single player experience is great and highly entertaining, while the multiplayer and party game aspect is about as good as it gets

Review: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - PS2

Title: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Platform: PS2
Author: Pretzel
Overall, the variety of missions and gameplay in San Andreas really changes the pace of the series. Especially with the addition of RPG elements, this is by far the best GTA of the series.

Review: Nightmare of Druaga: Fushigino dungeon - PS2

Title: Nightmare of Druaga: Fushigino dungeon
Platform: PS2
Author: Pickle
I was so unimpressed by this game that I had a few movies playing on my computer as I trudged through playing the game enough to get a good feel for a review. I did not stick around to beat it; I had plenty of other things to do

Monday, November 22, 2004

Review: Nintendo DS - DS

Title: Nintendo DS
Platform: DS
Author: Snowcone
While I was skeptical at first, I think the DS is going to be a fantastic new platform. The $149 price tag is going to be steep for some people, and with a new platform the launch library is always a little thin; so waiting a few weeks until after the Christmas season may be smart.

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Review: Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door - Gamecube

Title: Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door
Platform: Gamecube
Author: Snowcone
In summary, RPG fans will love The Thousand Year Door[ and anyone that has grown up with Mario may find themselves strangely addicted to a genre of games they have previously avoided.

Monday, November 08, 2004

Review: Sudeki - Xbox

Title: Sudeki
Platform: Xbox
Author: Pickle
I have a hard time really looking toward the good things, but I can see Sudeki as an exciting foothold for future RPGs that will not suffer from the same rookie mistakes.

Review: Def Jam Fight for New York - Xbox

Title: Def Jam Fight for New York
Platform: Xbox
Author: Snowcone
With that said, at most I would recommend renting Fight for New York because while I can stand back and admire it is a whole and see how far wrestling games have come I didn't really enjoy myself all that much.