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Over the span of only a handful of years, Konami released several iterative side scrolling brawlers that were based on known properties. This included Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, (Bucky! Captain) Bucky O'Hare, and the amazing six-player, triple screen X-Men. Somewhere in between was The Simpsons, a four-player brawler that spans eight levels across familiar and not-so-familiar Springfield landscapes. Much like the other Konami brawlers, the charm of The Simpsons is both with the property and t...
"Stephen King once wrote, 'Nightmares exist outside of logic, and there’s little fun to be had in explanations; they’re antithetical to the poetry of fear'." I'm not trying to get all subliminal or thought-provoking here, this is literally the first line of dialogue in Remedy's long awaited Alan Wake. The quoted sentence instantly sets the tone of the events to come throughout the entire game, subtlety be damned. Instead of the pulpy noir that unfolded in their previous efforts, the Max Payn...
Red Dead Redemption is one of the few games that I knew next to nothing about upon its release. All I knew going in was that it was developed by Rockstar's San Diego team, it was a spiritual successor to Red Dead Revolver, and it would be using open world mechanics more akin to the Grand Theft Auto series. When I started playing it and reading the early reviews, I was upset about all the comparisons the media was making between it and GTA. Red Dead Redemption felt like a game that could stan...
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames carves another mark of disappointment for me this year. After what must have been a tedious development cycle, I'm treated to one of this year's buggiest releases. Without picking on the game's storied history, Mercs 2 certainly has its ups, but the negatives far outweigh the good.The game starts out with your selected mercenary being double crossed and vowing revenge on Solano, who shot you in the ass and still owes you his payment. The storyline is ripped stra...
Much like the property, the LEGO games have always had the tried-and-true building blocks. Simple controls and enjoyable combat mixed with poor AI and ridiculously designed puzzles. With the release of LEGO Batman, these building blocks seem to have become more tired-but-true. While it still offers plenty of light-hearted features, it's time for Traveller's Tales to take apart the formula and add a few more blocks before releasing the next copy.There are plenty of territories that a LEGO-base...
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