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Dungeon Siege II
game: Dungeon Siege II
preview | 05/22/05 | Eric Bodrero
There haven't been many really great hack-and-slash titles since Diablo II left the stage a few years back. While the classic franchise exited in fairly good form, it left behind a void that's been taken on by any number of competent top-down dungeon crawlers. While a number of these attempts were solid, we're still waiting for the title that will help us forget just how good Diablo was. Dungeon Siege II attempts to improve everything it's carried over from the first game, and wipe Diablo from your memory. Eric sits down to lay out some of the details about how they intend to do that.
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Batman Begins
game: Batman Begins
preview | 05/09/05 | George Holomshek
Movies and video games have not been incredibly kind to the Batman franchise over the years. While some of the blockbuster productions turned out to be better than others, fans of the series have longed for a darker, deeper look at what makes a man parade around in leather armor and a bat cap. Now, Batman Begins promises to give fans a glimpse of Batman's roots, and the game promises to have a much stronger stealth and fear element to it than past games. An all-new Batman seems to be hiding in the shadows, and we can only hope that the new one will be capable of kicking the old one's ass. Check out our preview for more details.
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Call of Duty 2
game: Call of Duty 2
preview | 05/03/05 | Blaine Krumpe
Since the release of Brothers in Arms, World War II FPS games have had a higher standard to work towards in order to compete. Even well established franchises like Call of Duty will have to battle hard to separate themselves from a saturated genre. Blaine breaks away from his original Call of Duty binge to look over what we know about Call of Duty 2. What can we expect from the next generation title?
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Matrix Online
game: Matrix Online
review | 04/25/05 |
The Matrix Online is based on a series of movies that are renowned for their fast-paced and choreographed fight scenes. Can a massively multiplayer title possibly hope to convey that same intensity? Can a franchise so dependent on the style of its combat make a good showing in a game that pulls the real-time action in favor of a turn-based system? Find out what our man Larson has to say after experiencing TMO in the weeks before and after its launch.
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Project: Snowblind
game: Project: Snowblind
review | 04/02/05 | Chris Martin
When the Deus Ex series disappeared, many of its play dynamics made their way into a new beast altogether: Project Snowblind. Does this new development line manage to fix the problems that bogged Invisible War without loosing the flavor of the cult franchise? Is there any reminisce of the Deus Ex that we know and love lurking down inside? Chris takes us down into the world of Project Snowblind for a look at all the things that bio-mods and technology can do to a war.
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Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War
game: Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War
review | 12/26/04 | Jeremy Kauffman
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War brings us the same great action we've come to expect from the franchise. If blowing things up in a jet and really gorgeous visuals are for you, but you can't be bothered with the details of true flight sims, then the Ace Combat games are ideal. Unsung War is no different: Great graphics and tight, easy controls, mixed with a few new feature and a totally laughable storyline mark this as a game for the more arcade-oriented flight enthusiast.
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Call of Duty: United Offensive
game: Call of Duty: United Offensive
review | 11/16/04 | Rick Fehrenbacher
Call of Duty remains a popular WWII game. Known for it's cinematic gameplay and an intense single player mode, CoD managed to topple the Medal of Honor franchise for top solo historical action. Call of Duty: United Offensive brings more solo action and enhanced multiplayer to the game, both of which are welcome additions.
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City of Heroes
game: City of Heroes
review | 08/25/04 | GF! Back Catalogue 10/2004 => 1995
There's nothing quite like a little super hero gaming to go with a summer that contained the release of one of the best super hero franchises to hit Hollywood. After seeing Spiderman 2, try your hand at creating your own super hero in City of Heroes. If you haven't played this little gem yet, it's time to stop dragging your feet and jump onboard with the rest of us super-cool do-gooders.
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Driv3r
game: Driv3r
review | 08/04/04 | GF! Back Catalogue 10/2004 => 1995
There's been a lot of anticipation for Driv3r, with fans of the original hoping for some new magic with an old franchise. Now that it's on the shelves, it's time to see how much of that magic shines, and how much of it is just old magic reused too many times over. Click here to let Eric tell you how it is.
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Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior
game: Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior
review | 04/02/04 | GF! Back Catalogue 10/2004 => 1995
It's strange to think that a franchise with a long and detailed history would spawn a game that seems largely ignorant of that Warhammer 40k flavor, but that's exactly what happened with Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior. And that's not the worst of it. Absurdly bad physics and poor graphics round out the list of biggest flaws. On the upside, the music doesn't suck“which would be a bigger compliment if there actually were music in the game. Click here for the full review.
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Tokyo Xtreme Racer
game: Tokyo Xtreme Racer
review | 02/23/04 | GF! Back Catalogue 10/2004 => 1995
Tokyo Extreme Racer 3 has all the goodies that the franchise is know for“and it has them in quantity. What with the vastly expanded list of opponents, new cars, and even two new cities, Tokyo Extreme Racer 3 delivers a lot of action for its $20 price tag. The downside? It hasn't grown much in concept and problems in earlier titles have stuck around for this one too. Jeremy gives us the full scoop right here.
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Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee
game: Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee
review | 11/10/03 | GF! Back Catalogue 10/2004 => 1995
Remember the Oddworld franchise? Delivering some of the most innovative gameplay ever, the phenomenal adventures of Abe and Munch are the some of the high points in videogame history. Unfortunately, this is not one of those points. You can't even see those high points from here. Click here for the whole truth on Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee on the GBA.
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Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb Review
game: Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb
review | 07/06/03 | GF! Back Catalogue 10/2004 => 1995
LucasArts has finally shown a little love to their \"other\" big movie franchise. Indiana Jones and the Emperor\'s Tomb doesn\'t push any limits, and it could be more fun to play, but the classic storyline and solid construction make it more than worth a run-through for anyone partial to our fave anthropology professor. Click here.
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Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb
game: Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb
review | 07/06/03 | GF! Back Catalogue 10/2004 => 1995
LucasArts has finally shown a little love to their "other" big movie franchise. Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb doesn't push any limits, and it could be more fun to play, but the classic storyline and solid construction make it more than worth a run-through for anyone partial to our fave anthropology professor. Click here.
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Pride FC Review
game: Pride FC
review | 03/10/03 | Eric Qualls
THQ has brought in veteran ring fighting developers Anchor to create a worthy successor to the UFC franchise. Pride FC delivers a similar style of no holds barred, submit or suffer gameplay. Great graphics and a very nice fighting engine make this one for any fan of the sport or the UFC games. Click here.
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