By Chi Kong Lui on March 23, 2001 - 12:00am.
I struggled to understand where the game was coming from conceptually, and what it was trying to achieve as an interactive experience. Still, despite poor word of mouth from the press and gamers alike, I still gave The Bouncer the benefit of the doubt. In the process of playing through the game for the purposes of my review and enjoyment, I tried to look at it from different angles, but no matter which context I tried to look at it from, it still pretty much stank up da house.
By Brad Gallaway on March 23, 2001 - 12:00am.
According to the ESRB
, this game contains: Animated Violence
By Brad Gallaway on March 23, 2001 - 12:00am.
Everything old is new again. A few hardware generations ago on older machines, there were a string of titles which were really nothing but a lot of low-quality full-motion video (FMV) packaged to fool people into thinking they were actual games. While the definition of what is or is not a "game" doesn't exactly have any rules carved in stone, it's pretty safe to say that those titles were more B-movie than anything else.
Game Description: After Dominique is kidnapped, three of her friends who happen to be bouncers at a seedy bar called Fate set out to rescue her. You take control of Volt, Sion, or Kou as they engage in hand-to-hand combat with a wide variety of enemies on their quest to find their friend. When you defeat an enemy, you will earn bouncer points that can be used to buy new skills and improve baseline statistics. It’s up to you to save Dominique in The Bouncer. Experience action, adventure, and RPG elements as you fight your way through a shifting storyline in this Square-made brawler.
By Dale Weir on March 21, 2001 - 12:00am.
If done right, the combination of cel and CG animation found in the opening intro might have garnered comparisons to visual innovators like Jet Grind Radio and Fear Effect. Unfortunately, it is so badly done that it only deserves scorn.
By Dale Weir on March 20, 2001 - 9:39am.
According to ESRB
, this game contains: Animated Violence, Mild Language, Suggestive Themes
By Dale Weir on March 20, 2001 - 9:33am.
Like it or not, names like The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin are now part of the nation's lexicon, and it's hard to go a night without seeing some sort of WWF-related event on television. This sort of rampant popularity has spilled over into the videogame industry, which thanks to astute developers like Yukes and Aki, allows couch potatoes to pull on tights and get down and dirty with the WWF superstars. One of the more anticipated wrestling titles was THQ's WWF No Mercy
, the follow up to the wildly popular WWF Wrestlemania 2000
. Though not quite revolutionary, WWF No Mercy
definitely delivers what wrestling fans have been begging for since the last release: more wrestling goodness.
Game Description: This game has been licensed by the World Wrestling Foundation (WWF) to bring all of the wrestlers, matches, and moves of the real thing to your Nintendo 64. Battle with the likes of the Rock and Triple H, or create your own wrestler. The Ladder Match has been added to other game modes, such as King of the Ring and Royal Rumble. Battle up the runway, and pull weapons, like the Singapore Cane, out of the crowd. Earn points to unlock wrestlers and costumes in the SmackDown Mall.
By Chi Kong Lui on March 20, 2001 - 12:00am.
Despite having an identical rating, Dale and I arrived at the same destination rather differently. Dale notes in his review of WWF No Mercy that there are moderately remarkable improvements over its predecessors, but doesn't seem think these updates are anything ground-breaking. I disagree with that, but not entirely.
Game Description: The realm of Phantasy Star Online has increased. Phantasy Star Online, Version 2 includes all the original content from Phantasy Star Online, but expands the world with more levels, more features, and more evil to combat. You can import your existing character or create a new one as you strive to reach level 200 and master the game's new ultimate difficulty setting. Players from around the globe can now compete in Battle Mode as they face each other in deathmatch-style combat. Play Lobby Ball with up to 12 players while you chat and get a game going. Discover new and more powerful monsters, unearth rare items, and experience the passing of time as day turns into night in this persistent online world. Phantasy Star Online, Version 2 continues the evolution of the original revolutionary gaming experience.
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