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Lost in Shadow Review

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Lost in Shadow Screenshot

HIGH The beginning of the housing area, when playing as a shadow is well-realized.

LOW Tedious, repetitive levels—and far, far too many of them.

WTF Did the devs really think this much switch-flipping was good gameplay?

Lost in shadow

Lost in Shadow Screenshot

I started up Lost in Shadow, a recently released art-house platformer on the Wii. (And wow, I can't remember the last time I turned the thing on.) Early impressions are good. The aesthetic and art design is appealing, although there is no question that the quality of the game shares more than a little in common with Fumito Ueda's ICO and Shadow of the Colossus. This isn't necessarily a bad thing since I'm a huge fan of both of those titles, but the similarity in tone and vibe is a bit eyebrow-raising.

The Portable Project 11 – Honeycomb Beat Review

An attractive-looking minimalist presentation and a craving for some good puzzle action drew me to Hudson's Honeycomb Beat, and its budget price sealed the deal. Although it started strong and seemed to hold a lot of promise, I'm not quite sure I got my $20 worth—this unorthodox puzzler fizzled out fast.

Rengoku – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Blood, Violence

Rengoku – Review

In my recent write up of the putrid NanoBreaker, my opening comment was that killing robots as an end unto itself is boring and a waste of time—unless there's a hook. I stand by that statement, but I think it's cosmically ironic that immediately after wrapping up a review for a terrible robot-killing game, I'm writing a review for a good one. I guess it just goes to show that in the right hands, even the most seemingly unappealing or dreary subject matter can shine.

Bloody Roar 4 – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Blood, Violence

Bloody Roar 4

Game Description: In the beginning there was the Beast Kingdom, where four in five inhabitants were beast people known as "Zoanthropes". Called upon to protect the kingdom, some of the Beast Warriors provided their services to other countries in the Zoanthropes Mercenary Brigade. Fighting became a major source of income for the kingdom, and so it was that the ultimate Zoanthrope fighting tournament came to be. The tournament develops the skills of Beast Warriors and strengthens the Zoanthropes Mercenary Brigade. The winner will take home a handsome prize, and the title of "Zoanthrope Champion."

Bloody Roar 4 – Review

Now comes Bloody Roar 4. Technically fourth (although really the sixth if you count cross-system updates) it's the perfect example of the sort of game that seems to poised to make its mark on the world and then inexplicably proceeds to hang out at the local mall for its entire adult life.

Bomberman Tournament – Second Opinion

I'd like to start off by saying that Bomberman Tournament's title is deceiving. Though it does have a multiplayer mode within, Hudson Soft's focus lies squarely on its completely irrelevant single-player story mode.

Bomberman Tournament – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Mild Violence

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