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MechAssault – Review

A game like MechAssault poses an interesting problem in terms of how it should be reviewed. The problem revolves around the dual nature of the game. MechAssault is a transition point in terms of console gaming, and it's a transition between a mainly single-player existence and the fairly recent addition of multiplayer action via an online connection. PC games have been forcing critics to deal with this question for quite a while, but this is a fairly new experience for console games. The question becomes what balance is given to the two experiences, and whether one or the other goes further in influencing the direction of the review. I've come to the conclusion that I can't worry too much about the balance between the two different modes of play and just try and talk about what makes up the nature of each and how that reflects on the game as a whole.

MechAssault – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Blood, Violence

Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Tides of War – Review

It seems that as long as there are videogames, there will be military-themed videogames. The most obvious explanation for the genre's continuing popularity is that gamers seem to love action, and the most obvious place to look for action is during a war. But which war? The Great War and the Korean War are fairly inaccessible, as evidenced by the fact that no one in the general public seems to know exactly why they happened, or who 'we' (by which, of course, I mean the American public for whom most of these games are made) were fighting.

Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Tides of War – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Blood and Gore, Violence

Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Tides of War

Game Description: The long-running PC series finds a new audience with this Castle Wolfenstein sequel released simultaneously on the PlayStation 2 and Xbox. Delve deep into the heart of Nazi Germany, playing as an American soldier behind enemy lines. In addition to hordes of Nazi operatives, you'll square off against Undead Teutonic Knights and Nazi genetic experiments throughout the game's massive missions. Photo-realistic graphics and spectacular effects mark this classic gaming experience.

WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$ – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Comic Mischief

WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$ – Review

In WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$, Wario gets a chance to have a game all to himself. The conceit is that Wario has decided to make money in the videogame industry. Being lazy, he co-opts his friends into creating games for him. It's never made certain whether the player is supposed to be a tester or a consumer of the end result, but the end result is one of the most unique experiences in videogames.

WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$

Game Description: Taking the art of video game design to a new level, Nintendo's WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$ gives gamers a hilarious look at what really goes on behind the scenes. You can't really say that Wario is greedy. He's just, uh, financially motivated. Always on the lookout for his next get-rich-quick scheme, Wario stumbles upon the lucrative video game publishing market. Like any aspiring entrepreneur, Wario buys a PC and starts his own company, called WarioWare, Inc. With the help of his friends, he develops over 200 of the wildest games the world has never seen.

The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past – Review

With his book The Hero With A Thousand Faces, Joseph Campbell created a sort of guide by which just about every myth, legend, or story could be rationalized and even certain patterns among them could be revealed. Almost everything ranging from Homer's The Odyssey to George Lucas' moneymaking machine Star Wars to J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord Of The Rings would, when broken down, most likely expose common elements that would transcend the cultural barriers separating them.

The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Blood, Fantasy Violence, Mild Language, Suggestive Themes

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