Review: Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 4 – The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood


“Chapter 4: The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood brings the story back around and ties together the adventure with a mixture of both expected and unexpected plot twists. Having grown accustomed to a steady stream of humor and cleverness found in past episodes, the laugh-out-loud moments don’t seem to appear quite as frequently in this latest chapter, and it takes longer for the momentum to build. The good news is things eventually do pick up and the insanity that unfolds in the final moments of this stretch of the journey is worth muscling through to the end. You can expect the forthcoming last episode will be one worth waiting for.”

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Review: Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier


“The elf-like Jak and his furry ottsel companion Daxter have certainly been around the block more than a few times. The first three games set in the eco-infused, technology-laden world left behind by the Precursors set a high benchmark for the series. While more recent excursions into the realm of battle-focused kart racing (in Jak X: Combat Racing) and Daxter’s own solo adventure on PSP provided varying levels of amusement, it’s great to the see the duo back in action together again in The Lost Frontier.”

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Review: Drawn To Life – The Next Chapter

“The clever and innovative formula was fun the first time around, and it certainly showcased the level of creativity possible with the DS’ stylus interface, but it loses some of its impact the second time around. Developer 5th Cell has fine-tuned many aspects of the game design for Drawn To Life: The Next Chapter. While this sequel is a tighter game in most regards, it mostly just delivers more of the same cute, kid-friendly, scribble-happy experience found in the first title. The more noticeable improvements are welcome ones, although they’re not entirely focused on areas that could have benefited the most from a little extra attention.”

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Review: LocoRoco Midnight Carnival


“With all the LocoRoco sleeping peacefully under a starry night sky, no one is awake enough to notice the sneaky BuiBui crawling around in the bush nearby. With the pull of a single lever, the mischievous fellow dumps the whole lot into the spooky BuiBui underworld where the naughty critters have constructed an elaborate series of obstacle courses designed to test your hopping, rolling, and eating abilities. Picking from one of many colorful LocoRoco, you’ll help them oblige their captors by attempting to plow through 16 wild, nighttime levels of world-turning, platforming action as fast as possible.”

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Review: Jam Sessions 2

“In 2007, Ubisoft made a big splash in the handheld music game world with a nifty little program that turned your DS into a fully functioning, virtual acoustic guitar. Jam Sessions was really more of a music making tool than anything else. It turned out to be a lot of fun for gaming musicians who got a kick out of crafting and performing songs on a handheld system, yet some players were left feeling a little lost due to the lack of any solid goals or gameplay in the title. Developer Plato has made a lot of changes for Jam Sessions 2 in an effort to beef up the musical making capabilities of the program while also offering a stronger gaming component to appease the average player who might not be as inclined to dig deeply into the song-crafting toolbox elements.”

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Review: South Park Let’s Go Tower Defense Play!


“As much as fans of the crude, often blasphemous, and inanely genius animated series may wish to the contrary, South Park just doesn’t have a great track record when it comes to video game tie-ins. Considering most of the titles have wound up being nothing more than bare-bones, sloppily-made affairs featuring the show’s well-known cartoon characters slapped into them, it’s natural for gamers to approach a South Park-themed tower defense game with mixed feelings of hope and dread. Surprisingly, low expectations aren’t the only savior of South Park Let’s Go Tower Defense Play!; it’s actually a decent game.”

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Review: MagnaCarta 2


“For all of its beauty and complexity, MagnaCarta 2 borrows so heavily from many overused RPG elements and clichés that the truly intriguing and fresh aspects of this grand journey don’t shine nearly as brightly as they should. A fulfilling combat system and slick visuals certainly make the experience more enjoyable, though they’re not enough to tip the scale.”

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Review: Risen


“Luck is not by your side in Risen. As a penniless stowaway on a ship that’s about to get trounced by a giant, menacing spirit beast, things aren’t looking so hot. Miraculously, you wash up on the stormy shores of a nearby island with your life still intact. However, the volcanic isle of Faranga is home to scores of ravenous beasts desperate for any opportunity to pick the flesh clean from your bones. Making matters worse, ancient, artifact-filled temples have inexplicably risen out of the earth, spilling forth even nastier creatures across the countryside. To top it all off, you arrive in the midst of a brutal power struggle between several rival human factions. Yes, luck is not by your side, so you’ll have to make your own.”

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Review: MySims Agents


“EA’s hyper-cutesy MySims franchise continues to expand and branch out in new directions, offering a bubbly alternative to the more mature-minded life micromanagement simulation in The Sims. Recent excursions into party mini-games and racing territory have yielded mixed results, and up to this point the series seems to be at its strongest when sticking closely to the core building and socializing-focused experience found in the original. MySims Agents is the exception. It deviates pretty substantially from the gameplay of the first two titles, but that actually works in its favor.”

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Review: Undead Knights


“Being the hero is usually a cut and dry thing. There’s a distinct line drawn between good and evil, and your feet more often than not tend to be squarely planted on the prim and proper side of that invisible barrier. Undead Knights spits on that line, douses it in blood, and drags dismembered corpses back and forth across it. There’s a general sense felt throughout the game that the vile and heinous deeds you’re perpetrating are a justifiable form of karmic retribution, even if your soul will inevitably burn in hellish torment when all is said and done.”

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