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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...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A fantastic reboot that adds both new and old together. 0

The ShortPros- Reboot that takes a lof of the core Prince of Persia elements and puts them in an open-world setting- Looks absolutely beautiful- Voice acting is superbly done, with both the Prince and Elika portrayed well- Simplifies gameplay while adding a whole new layer and shift in focus with its platforming- Music is excellent as well- Areas you explore are unique, interesting, and (again) absolutely beautiful- Can't die; instead of forcing a checkpoint reload you just start a section over....

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

An excellent side story that adds nothing to the original trilogy 0

The ShortPros- Acts as an interlude between The Sands of Time and Warrior Within- Original Prince is back, with the same crazy platforming as the previous games- New powers in platforming are super cool and make the game harder (freezing water, etc.)- Easily some of the best platforming puzzles in the series, and has great pacing throughout- Unique story that focuses a lot on Persian mythology rather than the Sands of Time's mythos- Scenery looks good and uses the next-gen hardware wellCons- Sto...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A satisfying conclusion to an excellent series of games. 0

The ShortPros- Still the same extremely solid platforming from the first two games of the series- Setting of the ruined city of Babylon is unique and makes for some fun areas to traverse- "Dark" tone from Warrior Within has been diminished substantially. Thank goodness.- Mixes things up with the "Dark Prince" gameplay segments and combat- "Quick kills" are a great idea for this series, focusing on platforming and quick reflexes- Music is back to its awesome Persian-sounding roots- Provides decen...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Its new "Baditude" is awful, but the game beneath rocks. 0

The ShortPros- Takes the core gameplay elements of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and improves all of it- Platforming is harder, funner, and has more moves- Combat, while not perfect, is streamlined and certainly improved- Environments are less "this is where you obviously go" and instead require problem solving- Going between an old, ruined temple and the past, fixed temple is a neat concept- Dahaka chases are crazy intense, resulting in some of the best moments of the series- Wild plot tw...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Great single player, awful multiplayer. 0

The ShortPros- A "new" Mario game made in 2D throwback of Mario's earlier outings- Eight worlds and a ninth bonus world provide a decent amount of content- New suits including the Penguin suit and Ice Flower mix some stuff up- Looks bright and colorful and is faithful to the original Mario formula- Included "Super Guide" means if you suck the game will just beat a level for you- Handful of minigames like the DS version are fun, silly, and great for four playersCons- Has four player co-op, which ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A pioneering game that has aged horribly. 0

The ShortPros- Proved for the first time that FPS games can work on a console controller- Loads of characters and maps- Relatively robust and surprisingly open-ended single player- Four-player multiplayer had a variety of weapons and game types- Has duel wielding before any of the Halo games thought that was uniqueCons- Looks really, really bad today- Controls also have aged very poorly- Game is completely outclassed by modern shooters- UI for life/ammo is bulky- Lots of glitchy bugs in single p...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A beautiful game with some serious gameplay problems. 0

The ShortPros- Excellent colorful 16-bit graphics- Fantastic music- "Ring" menu system works well (once you figure it out)- Lots of weapons to choose from- Play with up to two other friends in full co-op- Action RPG that's fast paced and intense- LongCons- Story, or particularly the translation, is horrendous- Hit detection on enemies seems to follow it's own secret set of rules you don't get to know- AI companions are unbelievably stupid and die frequently, even when overleveled- When the Ring ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Weak story aside, Starcraft II soars on wings of liberty. Hur hur 0

The ShortPros- Finally a sequel to Starcraft after over a decade- Adds enough new with the old to create something that is both familiar and fresh- Graphics are beautiful and have enough settings options to run even on crap machines- Voice acting and sound effects are, as always, superb- Single player has lots of RPG like options and even some adventure game style elements- Fleshed out Battle.net is so feature-rich it's insane, and the online is all free- Multiplayer remains strong, balanced, an...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.