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reviewed Dark Souls. November 17, 2011
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Dark Souls
A couple of years ago a game called Demon's Souls came around and was met with surprising praise. The reputation of Demon's Souls was that it was a ridiculously hard game. Those who played it …
reviewed Batman: Arkham City. November 17, 2011
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Batman: Arkham City
When the original Arkham Asylum came out in 2009 it more or less took the gaming world by storm. It did so for two reasons. The first was that before Arkham Asylum most of us couldn't remember the …
reviewed Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. November 17, 2011
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Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Uncharted 2 ended up being a smash hit. Perhaps one of the best video games sequels ever produced. It was better than the first game in almost every conceivable way. It's hard to imagine any follow …
reviewed Super Mario 3D Land. November 17, 2011
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Super Mario 3D Land
   Back in the days of the original Gameboy, the Super Mario Lands were hailed for being relatively different from the usual Mario experience. Sure you were still stomping and such, but you …
reviewed BlazBlue: Continuum Shift. September 22, 2011
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BlazBlue: Continuum Shift
There is one thing the fighter suffers from by not having the Arcade as a staple anymore.  That's the fact that when developers create new updates and such to the game they can't just send …
reviewed Blazblue: Calamity Trigger. September 21, 2011
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Blazblue: Calamity Trigger
2008 was definitely the year of the fighter.  With games such as Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Street Fighter IV and Soul Calibur IV (among others) hitting the shelves it was going to be a great year …
reviewed Portal 2. September 03, 2011
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Portal 2
When the original Portal was released in The Orange Box it was quite a surprise that of all the games in it... Portal was the one that stuck out the most.  No one, not even Valve, thought Portal …
reviewed Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worl.... August 10, 2011
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Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds: Special
For some people, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is perhaps the greatest arcade fighter ever made.  It had such a strong following that finding a used copy of the game would easily run you around seventy bucks.  …
reviewed Catherine. August 09, 2011
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Catherine
Catherine has been a game that several fans of ATLUS have been waiting for... and nervous about for some time.  It is quite a unique experience in the sense of its narrative because there's nothing …
reviewed Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together. May 16, 2011
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Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together
For those of you not caught up to speed on your video game history: Tactics Ogre is pretty much the game that established the Tactical Strategy RPG (or SRPG).  It was originally released in Japan …
reviewed Star Fox 64. May 15, 2011
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Star Fox 64
The Nintendo 64 launched with Super Mario 64 by it's side, but for the longest time it seemed like that was the only game worth getting on the system.  Until 1997 where, early on, we were all …
reviewed Donkey Kong Country Returns. April 27, 2011
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Donkey Kong Country Returns
Donkey Kong has always been one of Nintendo's staples.  He was, along with Mario, one of the first characters Nintendo ever brought out the door.  He hasn't actually starred in a lot …
reviewed Sonic the Hedgehog. April 21, 2011
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Sonic the Hedgehog
When gaming fist got off the ground again Nintendo pretty much dominated the world of gaming and Mario had become a more recognizable icon than Mickey Mouse at that time.  Seeing an opportunity to …
reviewed Mortal Kombat. April 19, 2011
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Mortal Kombat
Reviewing the first Mortal Kombat game is pretty challenging.  Especially in a day and age where it hasn't aged quite as well as people would've liked for it to, and where it's sequels …
reviewed Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia. February 23, 2011
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Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
Casltevania has survived primarily because of a good handheld market for it.  The console titles, for the most part, are usually more of a letdown than anything else.  The DS already received …
reviewed Kinect. February 19, 2011
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Kinect
I was recently cruising the internet and reading the video game forums.  For those who don't know me, I enjoy reading the threads but I never participate.  Not until gamers can go beyond …
reviewed LittleBigPlanet 2. January 24, 2011
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LittleBigPlanet 2
Just over two years ago, the first LittleBigPlanet came out and blew some of our minds.  It first showed that the platformer wasn't dead.  Mario wasn't the only one who had staying power …
reviewed Castlevania: Circle of the Moon. October 29, 2010
Castlevania: Circle of the Moon
In 2001 Nintendo released The Gameboy Advance. It was the first step forward for Nintendo in the handheld after having years of that same old clunky gameboy (and the Gameboy Pocket and Gameboy Color). …
reviewed Valkyria Chronicles II. September 03, 2010
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Valkyria Chronicles II
When the first Valkyria Chronicles came out in 2008 it was largely ignored because that just happened to be a year where several other games were coming out that were going to be better noticed. On the …
reviewed Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Vide.... August 31, 2010
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Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Video Game
In the world of gaming, a video game coming out shortly after a movie is usually one of the seven signs of the apocalypse.  They're often terrible.  They've loaded with bugs, for one …
reviewed Castlevania Harmony of Despair. August 11, 2010
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Castlevania Harmony of Despair
When Castlevania Symphony of the Night debuted in 1997, it was hailed as one of the best Playstation games out there and one of the best 2D side scrollers of all time.  It changed the series by giving …
reviewed Metacritic. July 18, 2010
Metacritic
When it comes to movies, tv shows, video games, DVDs and even books, Metacritic has you covered.  If you need to find your favorite critic then all you have to do is find the name of the movie, video …
reviewed Super Mario RPG [Wii]. June 30, 2010
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Super Mario RPG
Mario was usually accustomed to going on platforming adventures, chasing Princess Toadstool and saving her from the clutches of the evil Koopa King: Bowser.  In 1996 someone must've gotten a …
reviewed Donkey Kong Country 3 [Wii]. June 30, 2010
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Donkey Kong Country changed the landscape in 2D platforming.  Part of it was due to being pretty, the other part was due to the games unique design that, for the most part, was instrumental in shaping …
reviewed Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Q.... June 30, 2010
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Donkey Kong Country 2 Diddy Kong Quest
In 1994, Donkey Kong Country took the gaming world by storm with the release showing us just how pretty a game could be... and how fun.  It became a success.  By the end of its short life, Donkey …
reviewed Alan Wake. June 05, 2010
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Alan Wake
There are some games that get by on simple things.  Simple gameplay and fun.  That's Alan Wake.  Others get by almost entirely on their story alone.  That is also Alan Wake.  …
reviewed Chrono Cross. May 29, 2010
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Chrono Cross
In 1995 the Super Nintendo was at the height of its popularity and in that same year, Squaresoft (now Square-Enix) released a little gem of an RPG called Chrono Trigger.  The game appealed greatly …
reviewed Lunar: Silver Star Harmony. May 11, 2010
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Lunar: Silver Star Harmony
In 1992 Working Designs released a game called Lunar: The Silver Star.  It was on the Sega CD and became one of the bestselling and most popular games on the system.  Unfortunately, thanks …
reviewed Final Fantasy II. May 10, 2010
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Final Fantasy II
Final Fantasy turned out to be a raging success on the NES.  Especially in Japan.  Before Final Fantasy I even came to the United States, Final Fantasy II was already dropping down in Japan.  …
reviewed Tales of Symphonia [GameCube]. April 25, 2010
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The Gamecube dropped down at the end of 2001.  It didn't exactly start off as a big hit.  It didn't even end as a big hit, for that matter.  When it first dropped, however, there were several …
reviewed Final Fantasy V Advance [Game Boy Adv.... April 16, 2010
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Final Fantasy V Advance
In the days before Final Fantasy VII, the earlier Final Fantasy titles hadn't really made their way stateside.  In 1992, many of us were actually still playing what we thought was Final Fantasy II …
reviewed Final Fantasy I. March 27, 2010
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Final Fantasy I
Every gamer knows what Final Fantasy is, even if they don't play Final Fantasy.  The series has made a name for itself.  It all started here.  With how the series has evolved now, looking …
reviewed Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver. March 26, 2010
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Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver
The year was 2000 and I had just turned fourteen years old.  At the time the Pokemon Craze was still going strong (much stronger than it does today) and for my birthday I received Pokemon …
reviewed Final Fantasy XIII. March 17, 2010
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Final Fantasy XIII
As Final Fantasy ages, each new installment seems to become more and more polarizing as Final Fantasy incorprates new ideas.  Final Fantasy X got a fairly warm reception among audiences and is often …
reviewed Legend of Mana. March 15, 2010
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Legend of Mana
In 1993, Squaresoft (now Square-Enix) released a game called Secret of Mana that became a big hit for them.  It introduced what we came to know as the Mana series in America (in Japan it is referred …
reviewed Mass Effect 2. March 01, 2010
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Mass Effect 2
In 2007 Mass Effect came out and changed the landscape of the RPG.  Perhaps the only really huge problem I had with the first Mass Effect... was that it was just too short.  The story could …
reviewed Lost Odyssey. February 26, 2010
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Lost Odyssey
It's no secret that the Final Fantasy series in and of itself is one of the most popular game series's out there.  Amazingly enough, the games have thrived and survived the test of time.  In …
reviewed Heavy Rain. February 25, 2010
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Heavy Rain
Heavy Rain is perhaps one of the most anticipated Playstation 3 titles this year.  It's not hard to see why.  The game is hell bent on being an interactive movie of sorts in which you can play …
reviewed Bioshock 2. February 14, 2010
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Bioshock 2
In 2007, Bioshock came out and took the entire gaming world by storm.  What you ended up getting was an exploration through a dystopian world that was at one point run by a madman.  The games …
reviewed Video Games. February 06, 2010
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Game Systems
When I was but a wee little child my parents bought an Nintendo Entertainment System.  Something that, at the time I didn't quite understand.  For one thing, when I finally learned …
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