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reviewed Nanostray 2 [NintendoDS]. October 02, 2011
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Prepare for old-school two-dimensional shooting game action! That is to say, prepare to die over and over again while hacking through levels with little to no progress over long periods of time!    Th …
reviewed Super Mario Advance [Game Boy Advance]. October 21, 2011
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The legacy of Super Mario Bros. 2 is an odd one. On the one hand, it helped permanently define the Mario canon - the ability to pick up and throw enemies is in there in large part because of Super Mario …
reviewed Street Fighter II: Special Champion E.... October 22, 2011
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Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition
It's tough to imagine what gaming might be today without Street Fighter II. Street Fighter II was a milestone. This was the game that introduced the concepts of combos, the quarter-circle motion, the …
reviewed Gunstar Super Heroes [Game Boy Advance]. October 25, 2011
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It's the level design, stupid.     Gunstar Super Heroes is a notoriously short game which was released in an era in which longer games were becoming the norm. Let's clarify that by …
reviewed Sonic Rush [NintendoDS]. October 27, 2011
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There are two kinds of Sonic the Hedgehog fans in the world: Those who believe the Blue Blur's best work was in the 16-bit days, and those who were born after 1996. Those who have read my game reviews …
reviewed Mega Man 4. November 06, 2011
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Mega Man 4
Mega Man started the ball rolling, Mega Man 2 improved the production and length of play and 3 perfected the controls and added even more levels.  Mega Man 4.........by and large keeps things on …
reviewed Golden Axe. November 13, 2011
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Golden Axe
Way back in the infancy of post-crash video gaming, the old warriors and wizards motif meant only a few things: A typical hack abd slash adventure game or an RPG. Then Golden Axe came along. I'm very …
reviewed Streets of Rage 2 [Sega Genesis]. February 18, 2012
posted in The Gaming Hub
Ya gotta love the brawler! The most stupidly fun genre of gaming during the 16-bit era, brawlers were everything video games were meant to exemplify back then: Walking around, just beating the living …
reviewed Knights of the Round. March 01, 2012
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Knights of the Round
You may recall that in Monty Python's take on the story of King Arthur and the Holy Grail, Arthur got into an argument with a snooty French castle keeper about how coconuts could have randomly fallen …
reviewed Resident Evil: Operation Racoon City. April 02, 2012
Resident Evil: Operation Racoon City
To most people the name Raccoon City might be hard to place. However, for fans of the Resident Evil series, Raccoon City has long been the primary locale in which all things bad emerge, as well as being …
reviewed Saints The Third. April 26, 2012
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Saints The Third
   Saints the Third continues Volitions open sandbox world of shooting guns and causing chaos with a polished up face, some new activities and just enough fun to warrant playing over it's …
reviewed Dark Souls. June 17, 2012
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Dark Souls
Overview      Dark Souls is an Action-RPG developed by Japan's From Software last year. You play as the "Chosen Undead", breaking out of an asylum housing the undead, …
reviewed Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance. August 21, 2012
Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance
Let me start by saying that I adore Kingdom Hearts. I love every game and I plan to continue buying them and playing them for as long as they plan on releasing them. I mean its Final Fantasy and Disney …
reviewed Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal. January 13, 2013
posted in The Gaming Hub
Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal
My favorite thought about playing the original Ratchet and Clank was, "Finally, an actually, honest to god mind numbing action title!" Thankfully, it turned out to be more than a hiccup. It turned into …
reviewed Bioshock: Infinite. March 29, 2013
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Bioshock: Infinite
Overview   Bioshock: Infinite is an FPS-RPG developed by Irrational Games, creators of System Shock 2, Bioshock and Freedom Force. One of the most anticipated titles of the year and recommended …
reviewed Donkey Kong Land. May 09, 2013
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Donkey Kong Land
When Donkey Kong Country became a huge, runaway hit for the Super NES (as if it could ever have been a failure), you had to know more was right down the line. Would video game-playing adults like to have …
reviewed Side Arms. July 11, 2013
Side Arms
Earth's future in intergalactic relations, if video games are to be believed, can be summed up thusly: We're the neutral, laissez faire good guys. The aliens are convinced that our otherwise mundane existence …
reviewed Quake [PC Game]. August 02, 2013
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Overview      Quake is a 1996 FPS from iD software, legendary developers of Wolfenstein 3D and Doom. It was one of the first PC titles to offer a fully 3D world instead of the 2.5D …
reviewed Sinistron. August 15, 2013
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Sinistron
In the great race of space bad guys in video games who are all out to destroy the Earth, the Sinistron is unique. Instead of being an entire squadron of aliens, the Sinistron is just one enemy. Just one. …
reviewed Nier. February 21, 2011
posted in Siliconera Bounce
Nier
(reposted from Siliconera)    Nier as a playable game at the very least is competent all around. To keep the less interesting bits short, the combat, dungeons, and art direction are …
reviewed Dual Shock 3 Controller for the PlayS.... November 07, 2008
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The Dual Shock 3 controller that ships with the original PlayStation3 is essentially the same as the controller from the PlayStation 2... only the new one is wireless, has motion sensitivity, AND DOESN'T …
reviewed Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes [Ga.... March 06, 2009
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In 1998, Konami released Metal Gear Solid.  It is a game that has made nearly every "Greatest Games of All Time" list you can think of.  It is one of the games that literally changed the industry …
reviewed Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty [.... March 06, 2009
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In 2001, the video game world was taken by several games at once. Super Smash Bros Melee dropped on the Gamecube and Halo on the XBOX. On the Playstation 2 games like Final Fantasy X and Devil May Cry …
reviewed Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater [PS2]. March 07, 2009
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In 2004 there were two games in particular the gaming world was focusing on. Halo 2 and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. There was one game, however, that went by almost seemingly unnoticed. Hideo Kojima's …
reviewed Castlevania: Symphony of the Night [X.... March 10, 2009
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In 1997 , Castlevania dropped down and changed the face of Castlevania forever.  Before Symphony of the Night's release, it seemed as though the series was becoming stale.  Certainly it was …
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