Deus Ex: GOTY Edition Improves Perfection

Those of you who read our original review of Deus Ex know that the term is part of a Latin phrase used to describe a person or thing that appears out of nowhere and unexpectedly resolves a great conflict. Ironically, this Game of the Year Edition is the Deus Ex for this fine title. The main difference between the standard version of the game and this one is that you can now play multiplayer, which is a must these days for any shooter. While the original Deus Ex was a fine single-player experience, nothing beats matching wits against an actual … Continue reading Deus Ex: GOTY Edition Improves Perfection

Thief: The Dark Project will steal your heart

It is so refreshing to find a 3D shooter that offers something different. Sure, Unreal and Half-Life are great games that have collectively sucked a lot of time away from my busy schedule. But at their core, they are all about getting to the biggest gun first and then blowing away anything that moves. Looking Glass Studios’ newest offering Thief: The Dark Project is different. If you try to play Thief the way you normally play Unreal, you are going to die quicky and painfully. After all, you are playing a thief in this game, so you better act like … Continue reading Thief: The Dark Project will steal your heart

Unholy War has weak graphics, but multiplayer is a blast

Did your mother drop you on your head when you were a baby? Have you ever pulled that "Do Not Remove" tag off your mattress? On a hot summer day would you rather spend most of your time burning ants to a crisp under a magnifying glass? Did you enjoy pulling the heads off your sister’s Barbie Dolls? Ever syphed gas from a car? Toilet papered the principal’s house? Changed the labels on your mother’s pill bottles? Let your Dad’s false teeth soak overnight in vinegar? Then "Unholy War" is definitely the game for you. This game will keep you … Continue reading Unholy War has weak graphics, but multiplayer is a blast

Dominion is too little too late

It was bound to happen sooner or later. With the influx of money and the media attention on certain high-profile personalities, the gaming industry is suffering from some of the same ills as the movie industry. Unfortunately, Ion Storm’s Dominion: Storm over Gift 3, published by Eidos, is a casualty of these ills. In development for over three years, Dominion suffers from a dated approach, poor implementation, and a kind of me-too attitude. Like an over-budget action flick, the game never seems to gel with any particular focus. If Dominion came out two years ago, it would have been the … Continue reading Dominion is too little too late

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