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Clock Tower 3 Second Opinion

It's not just scary. It's scarifying! At least the first half, anyway.

Viewtiful Joe – Second Opinion

Joe's creator, Atsushi Inaba, wanted Team Viewtiful to produce a game "portraying beauty in fighting." They have succeeded. Viewtiful Joe is an aesthetic marvel and, for the most part, a triumphant return for a long-neglected genre.

Maximo vs. Army of Zin

Game Description: The second installment to Maximo has a more serious feel, but still retains some of the comical edge seen in the original. Play as Maximo as you come face-to-face with a wide variety of undead enemies seeking to overrun your homeland in Maximo vs. Army of Zin.

Maximo vs. Army of Zin – Review

In the world of videogames, every developer at one time or another has taken their own formula and re-used it for a sequel or off-shoot title, but how much "new" content does there have to be before it's enough to justify a release? This question came up often for me personally last year, a year which packed an incredible number of, shall we say, "return visits" in amongst the few fresh new ideas. Some were clearly better than others, but in my opinion, the general dearth of creative risk taking cast a malaise over 2003.

Maximo vs. Army of Zin – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Animated Blood, Violence

Chaos Legion – Second Opinion

Brad's review hits all of the right notes. The game is stereotypical Capcom filtered through Square. The guys at Capcom have apparently let the success of the original Devil May Cry go to their heads and now spend lots of time working on games that attempt to ape that title's style. Unfortunately, like Devil May Cry 2, Chaos Legion is a pale imitation of Devil May Cry.

Viewtiful Joe

Game Description: In this fighting action game from Capcom USA Studio 4's Atsushi Inaba, players take control of an average, well, Joe as he's transported into his favorite movie. In his new environment, Joe discovers he has all the abilities of Hollywood action-hero when he becomes Viewtiful Joe. Using cel-shading techniques, VJ boasts a unique visual style that blends colorful 3D environments with a twisted take on traditional 2D gameplay. Joe's power stems from his skillful martial arts attacks, high-flying acrobatics, and time-bending special effects. Players can slow down or speed up time when attacking/ dodging enemies, as well as zoom in on the action to execute different attacks.

Viewtiful Joe – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Intense Violence, Blood

Devil May Cry 2 – Second Opinion

The original Devil May Cry was the perfect antidote to the Resident Evil series. Instead of counting bullets the way a starving man counts bread crumbs, Devil May Cry gave me unlimited bullets. Instead of controlling the tank-like Resident Evil characters (turn, turn, turn, go forward), I had Dante, who moved with the style and grace of a Cirque du Soleil acrobat.

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