Suikoden 2 Review
"Suikoden 2 had so much to offer. Between base building, strategic battles, combat and the engaging war torn story it was a hard game to put down. It was also a game full of secrets and multiple endings. Much like other RPG's of the time, like Chrono Trigger of Final Fantasy 7, there was a lot to do the second time around that you likely had no idea existed the first time you played it. People often criticized Suikoden 2 at the time for being too much like the first game, but the first game created many of these great ideas and the second game damn near perfected them." To read the rest of the review, click here.
Shadow of the Colossus Review
"Creatures that he must awaken and kill in order to save his love one. It is a silent tale, but a tale of sorrow, guilt and beauty...Every time you conquer a colossi, of which there are sixteen, in Shadow of the Colossus it feels like a great achievement, one that is accompanied by guilt. Through the story you see that the Colossus are just creatures, creatures that you need to kill in order to save your love. If not for that objective, these Colossus would be untouched, unharmed and free to roam and live in the beautiful old world they live in." To read the rest of the review, click here.
Stars Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy Review
"Jedi Academy still has it's core FPS, but it's main focus is lightsaber combat. You fight many lightsaber battles in the game and you usually cannot kill lightsaber wielding enemies with ranged weapons, so throughout the story you get to upgrade and customize your lightsaber abilities. Right from the beginning you may customize your lightsaber and then further on you can choose from different types of, like two lightsabers or a saber staff (like darth maul). They are not cosmetic choices either, they all have their own strength and weakness, with the saber staff being the middle ground between offense and defense. " To read the rest of the review, click here.
The Simpsons Arcade Game Review
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Spider-Man: The Video Game (Arcade) Review
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Rome Total War Review
"This game brought so much new to the gaming world and left behind a legacy of many great games, I cannot admire it enough. Nothing beat having assassins and diplomats leading the way for your great conquering armies, nor could anything beat the sheer number of individual soldiers filling a screen. It was magical, it was new, it was innovative and it delivered on all fronts. It may be easy to look down upon now, but think of it was the Warcraft: Orcs & Humans of the Total War universe; without it, the gaming world would be worse off." To read the rest of the article, click here.
ROBOCOP 2 (Arcade) Review
"This is truly a lovely game, even though I haven't seen it in like 2-3 years. I remember throwing money down it like no ones business when i was 8-9 years old. It's a Final Fight type of game, but you get a gun. You can dish out punishment to the punks of Detroit in many ways. You can shoot them, pummel them, throw heavy objects at them, or toss them around like a rag doll. I enjoy shooting them myself. If you break enough boxes (or heads), you might find a few weapon upgrades such as a laser or rocket launcher." To read the rest of the article, click here.
Castles 1&2 Review
"The other kings on the world map are pretty damn tough. They all start out larger than you and aggressively expand to all neutral territories. You can make alliances, which help a little, but it reminded me a bit of the Total War series; alliances will often back stab you or stand idly by while you get crushed. Kings will spend more time fighting eachother than you, but that also means that you have to be really aggressive to take territory, otherwise you will end up in game with two incredibly powerful kingdoms and you." To read the rest of the article, click here.
"There is a world map that you use to travel around and on that world map there are random encounters. These are very similar to how it works in Dragon Age 1; you don't always run into enemies, sometimes it's a pleasant encounter (like running into Drizzt Do' Urden and company). It doesn't make it any easier that characters can be permanently killed, but thankfully this game has a save system that allows you to save anytime you aren't in combat. It can be a very difficult game at times, especially whenever you have to fight a dragon, but every challenge has a reward that makes it worth it." To read the article, click here.