Category Archives: Reviews

Addiction Cubed

Hello my name is Mike and I am addicted to Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike. You will be to as soon as you get your hands in it. Now Rebel Strike has many flying Missions, but the new twist is the 3rd person action/adventure part. A lot of people I know who have this game seem to be comparing it to Rogue Squadron II. They claim the 3rd person part, while a good idea, doesn’t seem to deliver. I’ve never played Rogue Squadron II. The last Star Wars game that I spent two week so my life trying to beat … Continue reading Addiction Cubed

Curse of Atlantis is quite to my Viking

Since the Adventure Company has spawned off of its parent Dreamcatcher, it has retained the ability to keep pumping out a good supply of adventure/puzzle games. I couldn’t be more pleased with this development, especially when the offerings are of a caliber as Curse of Atlantis: Thorgal’s Quest. The adventure starts with Thorgal, a young Viking, stuck in a seaside village because a storm is keeping him from taking his boat to the island he calls home. He swears an oath to his wife and two children that he will be home soon. The village is nearly empty, but you … Continue reading Curse of Atlantis is quite to my Viking

Conspiracies Plots a Good Time

I remember sitting back in my college dorm with about 10 people gathered around my 386 PC. We were all moving a man in a trench coat around the screen and trying to solve a mystery. The man was Tex Murphy, and I believe the Tex Murphy adventures inspired the developers of the world’s newest adventure game, Conspiracies. Conspiracies is set in the future, in a very dark future. You play a down on his luck private investigator named Nick Delios. I am not sure why all the detectives in these games are down-on-their-luck loser types, but Nick fits the … Continue reading Conspiracies Plots a Good Time

Greetings Again, Program

What many people might not realize is that when the original Tron movie came out in 1982, deep within its glitzy (for the time) computer graphics and backlit settings simulating a video game world, it was all just another gladiator movie. It was Spartacus of the digital age, where "programs" are portrayed as slaves forced to fight to the death in gladiatorial combat on the Game Grid under the watchdog eyes of the Master Control Program. Only a devout religious belief of their gods, a.k.a. "Users," can bring a sign of hope. Tron’s visuals were state of the art for … Continue reading Greetings Again, Program

Scooby Doo Haunts the PS2

Scooby Dooby Doo…where are you? Ah, the sound of my youth. I remember back in the days when I didn’t have to worry about homework, keeping my room clean, girls, or any of the other countless "important" things that bog my day when all I had to do to be happy was park in front of the TV and turn the dial to Cartoon Network. I admit it, I spent many an afternoon watching TV instead of playing out in the sun, but how could I go outside? These mysteries were always so interesting, and I just HAD to find … Continue reading Scooby Doo Haunts the PS2

Silence is Golden

There are not too many games that really give me a good scare. Silent Hill 3 is one of the best I’ve encountered. I have always enjoyed the Silent Hill series because it relies on both actual things to scare you, like monsters jumping out of the bushes at the right moments, and also more imperceptible means, like a far-off noise or the odd setup of a room. It keeps you on edge even when you are in a completely safe environment within the game. The game is a horror survival game, and other than perhaps Fatal Frame, Silent Hill … Continue reading Silence is Golden

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