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If anything, it shows there IS a market for Bikini Kart Racers. 0

The ShortPros- Silly, addicting little game simulating running a game-making company- Has a massive amount of variety, factors, and depth when it comes to making games- While more a game than a simulation itself, the core things work wonderfully- Seriously, you think you are going to play for five minutes, and next thing you know it's been four hours- Allows you to start a new game with the (majority) of your upgrades intact- Parodies of real-world consoles and development stages are entertainin...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The only prescription is more fever. 0

The ShortPros- Fun, addicting game that is both like pinball and plinko while being neither- Has probably the best visual/audio feedback for winning in a game, ever- Tons of different animals with a variety of powerups- Large number of bonus stages after beating the main game- Fantastic for a mobile iOS or Android deviceCons- Heavily based on randomness- Some stages can feel unfair due to random powerup layouts, ball behavior, etc.- So addicting you might forget to do other things. Like eat. Or ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Why the crap isn't this game on iOS yet? 0

The ShortPros- Raise fish to get money, get money to get more fish, all for pointless consumerism- Unlock a collection of "guest" fish that will help you in levels- Fight aliens (?!) by...clicking on them?- After a while, this game really does become an insane aquarium. Or, dare I say, INSANIQUARIUM?!Cons- Why on earth is the Deluxe version of this game still $20?!- The basic Java version/demo/whatever is just as good as the paid version, almost- Those aliens are jerks and they eat my fish :(- A...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Best. Title. Ever. 0

The ShortPros- Eat fish to get bigger- Dodge sharks, or bite their tails for bonus points- Eventually you will rule the oceanCons- Score based (like most old games), so that's basically it- When you die you lose your size- Feeding Frenzy totally ripped this game off. Not even kidding.- You don't actually play as the shark. How can you have it twice in the title and not give that option?I only have three screenshots, so this review's gonna be fast.The LongSo the Intellivision is actually before m...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

I loved this "Edutainment" game as a kid! 0

The ShortPros- "Edutainment" game involving eating smaller fish while avoiding bigger fish...hey this sounds familiar- Has like thirty fish to play as an many different locations and scenarios- Every fish plays completely differently, based on its actual natural predators and prey- Looks pretty good for an old PC game- I love that fish go "ARRRGGGHHH" when they dieCons- Kind of boring- Some fish are overpowered. Learn to balance your games, Mecc. Wait, actual marine biology? PFFFFFT.- For being ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A fishy upgrade from the original. 0

The ShortPros- Takes the addicting formula of Feeding Frenzy and amps up the modes- Co-op for the main campaign is excellent- Main campaign also mixes it up much more frequently and to a greater detail than Feeding Frenzy- Has a wide variety of silly minigames- Graphics are much improved over the originalCons- Still essentially the same thing over and over, albeit mixed up a little this time- While graphics are decent they aren't exactly gorgeous- Limited replay optionsTime for some more fish ea...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

It's a fish-eat-fish world out there... 0

The ShortPros- Simple, "eat fish to get bigger to eat bigger fish" game- Despite having literally no depth (hur hur ocean joke), the game is oddly addicting- Bonus stages and special activities help mix things up- Time Trial and other modes included- Was my wife's first favorite Xbox 360 gameCons- Really simple- Really repetitive- Doesn't mix things up enough- Short- Graphics are also simple, and while they have style look rather bland- Time Trial is stupidly unbalanced. It gets way easier after...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Just play Zuma instead. 0

The ShortPros- Fun enough match-three puzzle game in the vein of PopCap's awesome Zuma- Lots of powerups, which are obtained by matching three in a row, keep things interesting- Absolutely insane number of levels and three difficulty levels- Has an ancient Egypt theme. ANCIENT EGYPT IS AWESOME.- Decent enough time to burn a few hoursCons- Speaking of Zuma, this game rips it off. Completely.- While ripping off Zuma, it doesn't do anything original like Zuma did.- Seriously, Zuma's Revenge on iOS ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Newcomers: Dig in. Old timers: Pause before purchasing. 0

The ShortPros- Two of the best horror games ever made repackaged for a current generation- Despite being quite old, both games still animate fluidly and have fantastic art direction- For a new player, both these collections look great, play great, and still are downright horrifying- Installed, there is virtually no load times in both games, keeping the game flow consistant- Has a pretty awesome boxSilent Hill 2 Specific- Silent Hill 2 still has one of the best crafted and told stories in video g...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

One of the best NES platformers. 0

The ShortPros- Fun, colorful, energetic Kirby game that solidified his power-stealing abilities- Beautiful 8-Bit graphics are some of the best on the system- Airtight controls- Levels vary from being completely linear to being open-ended- Autosave feature was unique for the NES, and does it better than many modern games- Music is straight up fantastic- Strikes a good balance of difficulty, even if it is a tad easy- Tons of fun and silly minigames to play- Lets you replay any level to find altern...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Technically better than the original, but it's still just Magic. 0

The ShortPros- Ten new decks with new styles and variety of play- Multiple single-player and a three player co-op campaigns- Improved deck customization that is at least a little more robust than its predecessor- "Archenemy" mode is fun and very, very hard. Get two friends, not bots!- Unlocking cards can still be just as addicting and fun as before- Small UI changes make for a faster and smoother experienceCons- Though the load times are better, they are still way longer than they should be- AI ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

It's just Magic. 0

The ShortPros- Solid video game representation of Magic: The Gathering- Online and offline multiplayer and co-op are a lot of fun- Does well teaching the rules and providing tutorials so you are never confused- Graphics look decent and fit well enough for what it is- The core Magic: The Gathering is still here, and it is very solid and fun- Unlocking cards can be addicting, and you don't have to buy boosters!Cons- Absolutely abysmal load times.- The fact that attacking is just the cards next to ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Stupid sexual title aside, Wet is surprisingly decent. 0

The ShortPros- Third-person shooter-action game with a grindhouse aesthetic to it- Feels a lot like Max Payne with its slowmo, crazy jumps, and duel-wielding- The duel-wielding, which auto aims with one gun while you manually aim with the other, actually works pretty good- The grindhouse look fits the game well and is presented with quality, for the most part- One of the few games where I welcomed enemy based waves, as the combat was enjoyable- Fast, furious, and great stress relief- Soundtrack ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Turns out, I really don't know jack. 0

The ShortPros- Same irreverent, silly, weird trivia questions as the original series- Funny and entertaining while still making you think about some pretty tough stuff- Four players is a hoot, and with the changes everybody gets to play on every question- Fast paced episodes mean you can go from one to the next very easily- "Wrong answers of the game" always keep you on your toes- Cheap; went for $20 it's first week shippedCons- Since the questions aren't randomized, once you finish an episode y...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Changes in controls make this game a frustrating mess. 0

The ShortPros- Updated version of the original Bubble Bobble with several additional new levels and modes- Up to four players can play- Still maintains a lot of the fun, crazy, arcade fun that the original Bubble Bobble had- Updated music is pretty great, and all the stages are retainedCons- Controls are not the same (movement especially) which means some levels are damned near impossible- Limited lives in an arcade game I paid for? This must be some Japanese bulls***- Failure to improve in any ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

You know, with most sequels you IMPROVE on an original concept... 0

The ShortPros- Same entertaining humor as the first Deathspank- Still has Ron Gilbert on board, which means the writing is still reasonably solid- Amps up the insanity level to new heights with bosses like Santa, a gingerbread Rambo, and more- Most everything good from the first game has been retained- New areas including a wild west, war trenches, and the freaking moon are funny and entertainingCons- Is literally exactly the same as the previous game but with guns, which don't actually change s...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Spank of death. 0

The LongPros- Funny, silly game from Ron Gilbert, one of the writers from The Secret of Monkey Island- "Diablo Lite" with hacking, slashing, and plenty of looting- Surprisingly long quest with loads of enemies, bosses, and bizarre places to visit- Charming "pop-up book" graphics fit the silly dialogue and weapons perfectly- Voice acting is solid throughout- Co-op is a silly, stupid blastCons- Gets very repetitive- Hardly any depth at all to the RPG mechanics- Limited amounts of loot make the gam...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The Perfect Drug. 0

The ShortPros- Age of Empires is finally back, with all the fundamentals you know and love- Improved UI controls help you better manage the large number of resources and technologies- The biggest change, the fusion between RTS and MMO elements, is actually extremely well done- Earn experience through missions and battles to unlock more techs- Every unit can be equipped with gear, and the loot is plentiful and has cool features- Just one Premium Civilization can net you hundreds of hours of play-...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The best of the Half-Life Collection 0

The ShortPros- Easily the best story currently presented in the Half-Life 2 universe- Tighter shooting, better enemies, and a much improved sense of pace throughout- Setpieces are epic, battles are insane, and the scope has been substantially increased- Ending is genuinely heartbreaking and excellently paced and written- Provides insight into the characters previously untapped or even considered- Best looking rendition of the Half-Life 2 engineCons- Still has a vehicle section- Final battle can ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Half-Life 2 Lite 0

The ShortPros- Takes the excellent Half-Life 2 experience and condenses it into 2-3 well-paced hours- Has a high amount of story given the length, and all of it is good and interesting- Lets you play with the super-charged Gravity Gun from the end of Half-Life 2. This is awesome.- Alyx is an excellent companion and her script shines- Lots of small, subtle changes polish the experienceCons- For all my whining about a shorter Half-Life 2, this one still feels a bit short- At it's core, this is the...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A game that changed the FPS genre forever. 0

The ShortPros- Excellent first-person shooter with unique weapons, story, and setting- Lots of variety helps mix up the shooting with other sections- Years ahead of its time graphically. Game can still be knocked up to some crazy settings on modern machines.- Voice acting and story are superb and entertaining throughout- Universe/world is compelling and leaves you wanting more- Physics engine is still impressive to this day- Gravity gun is still one of the funnest toys in gaming- While Half-Life...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A solid, superior sequel. 0

The ShortPros- Same addicting four-player madness as Left 4 Dead but with more weapons, zombies, and options- Scenarios have more of a theme to them and follow a unique style- Set in the south, the game has a cool "bluegrass" twang about it- Everything new is an improvement, to more guns, attachments, and more- New Special Infected are cool and a blast to play in VS mode- Scavenger mode is a lot of fun- Overall, does exactly what a sequel should: improves heavily on the originalCons- New charact...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

If you have three friends, this game is a blast. 0

The ShortPros- Four player zombie-shooting co-op action- Simple shooter to learn, difficult to fully perfect- Four scenarios (more with free DLC on PC) and a wave-based survival mode- Full mod support adds hundreds more scenarios to run through- Excellent writing for what little of it there is- AI Director ensures every game is different, editing the encounters based on how you are playing- Tons of fun with a few competent friends; split-screen on Xbox 360 versionCons- Only four missions on-disc...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Transcendental. 0

The ShortPros- Returns to the world of Portal with more crazy puzzles and added mechanics- Somehow manages to take the 2-3 hour charm of the first game and reinvent and reinvigorate it for a 6-8 hour experience- The new character Wheatley is one of the funniest in games, and plays an excellent foil to the stoic GlaDOS- Surprising emphasis on specific story plot elements as well as setpieces could have gone very, very wrong, but it didn't- I think that between Cave Johnson (the old Aperture found...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Just about everything regarding this game has been said. 0

The ShortPros- Clever hybrid of FPS mechanics in a well-designed physics puzzler- Excellent puzzles throughout, with several genuinely brainteasing ones- Some of the best writing in video games- Short and sweet, with the option to play user-created puzzles to enhance your post-game experience- An excellent hybrid of story, graphics, and gameplay that makes it both unique yet familiar- Regarded by many as the greatest game ever madeCons- Any and all bonus puzzles are missing the story element, wh...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Cute, cuddly, and great for kids. 0

The ShortPros- Vibrant, charming adventure starring Kirby in Yarn World- Simple 2D platformer across several varying worlds of adventure- Kirby transforms into zany stuff at set intervals to mix up the gameplay- Despite not having his trademark eating, still feels like a Kirby game- Graphics and yarn aesthetic do a lot to sell the presentation- Handful of secret levels to unlock and an apartment to furnish- Music is pretty mellow and stuff- Two-player co-op- Excellent game for childrenCons- Extr...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

I swear, if they say "Space Marine" one more time... 0

The ShortPros- Violent, bloody fun as a badass Space Marine from the Warhammer 40k universe- Strange mix of third person shooting and a heavy emphasis on melee combat actually works- Lack of a cover system or regenerating health (you have to execute enemies in cool ways to "heal") is a neat concept and keeps you in the action- Lots and lots and lots and lots of Space Orks for you to dismember- Multiplayer is surprisingly good, with the elements from the single player moving over nicely- Excellen...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A charming, repetitive experience that feels kind of like work. 0

The ShortPros- Fun, simple mining game- Digging deeper and unlocking more and more new utilities is addicting- Use elevators, ladders, and more to construct the perfect mine- Let me use the "You dug too greedily and too deep!" line from LOTR on my wife whenever she'd die- To quote my wife's one sentence review: "This game is freaking awesome."Cons- Deaths can be very cheap and send you all the way back up to the top- Can take a long time once you are deep in to get all the way to the bottom of y...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

It is a video game. And it has zombies in it. 0

The ShortPros- Has zombies in it- They come shambling out from the sides- You'd better shoot them or you're gonna die- It costs a dollar (and I hope you pay)- 15 minute duel-stick shooter that reminds me of Smash TV- Scales for up to four players- Subtly lampoons other duel stick shooters (Asteroids, Geometry Wars, etc.)- That song.Cons- Ends.- Leaderboards only save locally- Joke gets old...ok, I'm kidding, it doesn't.- Is only 15 minutes long- Kind of ugly- Laser gun is total garbageAs you can...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

An excellent upgrade over its predecessor, and a fun throwback. 0

The ShortPros- Entertainingly ridiculousness story about how Cthulhu must save the world in order to then destroy it- Same good writing from Breath of Death VII, and more of it- Jokes are better and the scope of the game is much larger- Graphics are substantially improved- Battle system is similar but has been somewhat refined- Insanity system is entertaining and fits the character- Great musicCons- Still has the problem with overly long dungeons- Battles can still turn into just mashing A over ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A fun throwback that gets too close to the tropes it lampoons. 0

The ShortPros- Entertaining JRPG parody that lampoons both the genre and other retro games- A solid JRPG in its own right, with an interesting and unique "escalating enemy strength" mechanic- Looks straight out of the NES era- Dialogue is entertaining and its story is wonderfully stupid- Music is decent, with a solid battle theme- Only $1 on Xbox Live IndiesCons- Only about three hours long- Random battles are frequent, and can get dull (except bosses)- Some of the dungeons seem unnecessarily lo...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Run, Forrest, run! 0

The ShortPros- Difficult "runner" style game similar to games such as Canabalt- Multiple levels will test your dexterity as the game quickly gets hard- Has a fantastic visual style and awesome music- Timing moves/jumps to musical beats was a clever addition- Bonus levels inspired by the original Pitfall made me smileCons- Relatively simple concept- Can get really difficult really fast- No mid-level checkpoints make the longer ones frustrating- Getting all the items is a near-impossible task- Why...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A clever idea worth checking out. If only to nuke the world. 0

The ShortPros- Nuclear war simulator based off the movie Wargames- Builds a decent sense of tension as it slowly ticks up to DEFCON 5- Fight on many fronts, against computers and people, and mobilize a variety of units- Unique RTS experience with more focus on immobile missile launchers rather than units- User interface is relatively simple and easy to get a hang ofCons- Can take a while to fully grasp the strategies of the game- Often winning feels a bit more like luck than actual strategy- Fun...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Fantastic ideas marred by droll execution. 0

The ShortPros- Interesting puzzle mechanic that reminded me of Portal- Use a magic gun to control a large ball through a variety of puzzles and combat situations- Looks really good and has a cool visual style- Exploration is enjoyable and you see some neat environments- Really has a lot of neat ideasCons- Despite its uniqueness, no one part of this game feels polished- Puzzles are usually pretty bland, with even the new elements they added not being utilized to their full potential- On that same...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A cute tech demo, but there's really not much here. 0

The ShortPros- A unique point-and-click adventure game using photographcs- Four levels each with multiple endings- Effects and photography aspect of the game looks goodCons- Absurdly short; you can probably beat it under an hour- Runs at 800x600 by default...what is this, 1995?- Voiceover and story, the main focus of this game, are poor- Doesn't make a whole lot of sense, even with alternate endings- The photos that have been "touched up" with weird elements look tacky- Feels like a full-price f...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Clever idea, but lack of variety kills it. 0

The ShortPros- Arcade style action where you play as a dragon- Burninate the countryside, burninate the peasants, burninate all the people in their thatched roof cottages- Four player multiplayer is actually pretty fun- Easy to grasp a hold of, core concepts are solid and fun for a few gamesCons- Graphics look pretty bad- Doesn't mix stuff up enough; once you've played the tutorial you pretty much know how the rest of the game goes- Keyboard and mouse controls are totally broken; better get a co...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

An excellent example of how horror isn't always blood n' guts. 0

The ShortPros- Genuine Lovecraftian horror- No combat; you run or you die- "Insanity" mechanic is fantastic and only adds to the horror- Slow burn of creepiness that reminds me of the classic Silent Hill games- Excellent sound design and graphics- Might be one of the scariest games I've ever playedCons- Can be difficult to know exactly where to go next- Might be a little slow at first for the impatient- Messing up just once and result in a quick death- Playing it in the dark with headphones can ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A short, scrumptious retro platformer. 0

The ShortPros- Simple in concept platformer involving switching the direction of gravity- Puzzles/platforming range from very simple to extremely difficult- Metroid-esque map system and non-linear gameplay- Presented in a charming, 8-bit style- Music is incredibleCons- Only about two to three hours long- Part of the game where you "escort" a crew member is extremely frustrating- Getting all the collectibles can be a near-impossible task- Movement is a bit slippery; it takes some getting used toG...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

An extremely polished, deliciously violent XBLA gem. 0

The ShortPros- Takes every issue I had with The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai and fixes them.- Two characters, each with unique weapon sets and playstyles- Each character has their own story mode, and while they aren't particularly unique they are different enough- Arcade mode is back and better than ever- Co-op throughout, and it's less broken- Wider scope of difficulties and improved continue system eliminates most frustration- Weapons are much better balanced and have a better variety- Graphics ar...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Extremely solid 2D action game. Also extremely hard. 0

The ShortPros- Stylized 2D action game with an insane difficulty curve- Plays like a 2D Ninja Gaiden or Devil May Cry game, and works surprisingly well- 2D "sketchbook" style looks pretty good throughout, especially for the characters- High difficulty, but extremely rewarding once you figure it out- Large assortment of weapons with easy switching and crazy combos- Includes a massive "Arcade" mode, with missions that have varying objectives- Two player co-op (three with a guitar controller) for a...

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