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4.4 stars

Average score of 5 user reviews

On Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations 0

          I'm not a big fan of alternative control methods. These days, it seems like everyone's going crazy for touch screens and motion controls, but all I really want to do when I'm playing a game is to slump onto my couch with a regular old gamepad. It's part of why I tend to get confused and frustrated when I hear people talking about the iPhone like it's the next great gaming platform; I just can't think of many touchscreen games that I would ever have any interest in playing. Maybe if ...

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On Metal Gear Solid 4 0

           Metal Gear Solid 4 is a strange beast, but then, Metal Gear games usually are. In a lot of ways, it feels like a game designed for people who have been fans of the series at least since the first Metal Gear Solid on the original Playstation. On the other hand, several changes have been made to the gameplay that feel as though they're geared toward a more general audience. Then there are those moments when it feels as though the game has been made with little regard for anything bu...

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On God of War: Chains of Olympus 0

                    One of the more challenging aspects of reviewing games is the need to see them in context. Every game ever made is to some extent a product of the time and environment in which it was produced. Likewise, every game is just one small part of a vast landscape filled with competing products, not to mention everything that's come before. Such being the case, there are a lot of different metrics a person can use to measure the quality of a game. It would be a lot easier if eve...

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On flower 0

          I feel that a person's opinion of flower probably depends pretty heavily on their reason for playing games in the first place. If you're a person who plays games for a challenge, if you want to get the high score, beat the bad guys and save the princess, then flower probably isn't for you. It's short, easy, and doesn't really have any replay value unless you've got a thing for earning trophies. If, however, you're interested in games as a fresh narrative medium or a means of escapis...

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On Psychonauts 0

           Psychonauts is not like other games. It's ostensibly a platformer, and you do spend a lot of time in the game jumping, swinging, and climbing. However, to just label the game a platformer and call it a day would be doing it a tremendous disservice, because the platforming is probably the worst and least important part of the experience. In fact, if you were to break things down and describe everything that is wrong with the execution of platforming in Psychonauts, it would probably...

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