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Freaky Flyers

Game Description: Open-ended kart-like airplane racer with a strong focus on humor, over 13 different characters, and 9 stages from exotic islands to roaring Chicago., Take to the skies for some of the goofiest cartoon-style racing ever. Choose from a list of 13 broad characters, then see what kind of damage you can do on a total of 10 tracks including 1920s Chicago, a spooky graveyard, and a pirate town. In addition to the stiff competition, you’ll have to contend with obstacles like leaping sharks and angry gangsters. With dialogue created by the writers of The Tick, an awesome soundtrack, and lots of hidden tricks, this one’s full of laughs, challenges, and adrenaline-pumping excitement.

Freaky Flyers – Review

From the beginning, gamers have longed to kart race. Well, maybe that's not entirely true, but the racing genre, and especially "kart racers" have made up a consistent chunk of gaming libraries since Atari (the original one, not the new, fakey one) burst onto the scene. A kart racer is probably best described as a racing game that's less concerned with simulation as it is with allowing colorful, easily identifiable characters to joust with each other while whipping in circles around fantastical landscapes.

Freaky Flyers – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Comic Mischief, Mild Violence, Suggestive Themes

MechAssault – Second Opinion

Thom and I are basically on the same wavelength about MechAssault, though I daresay I squeezed a little more enjoyment out of it than he did.

Silent Line: Armored Core – Review

Publisher Agetec may want to get away from the "same-old, same-old" reviews the Armored Core series usually receives, but it's going to take more than a little switcheroo in the title to get the job done. Silent Line is the seventh entry in developer Fromsoft's long-running cult series, but there's really very little to differentiate it from the others previously released. This can be viewed as either a good or bad thing depending on your experience with (and love of) the games, but as a seasoned veteran of all seven, I'm more than ready for this franchise to receive a complete and total overhaul.

Silent Line: Armored Core – Consumer Guide

According to the ESRB, this game contains: Violence

Silent Line: Armored Core

Game Description: Silent Line: Armored Core starts from where its predecessor left off. A future Earth that has seen the collapse of the machine controlled society and the return of humans to the surface of the planet. You are once again to become a Raven, a mercenary hired by the government to break through the silent line and discover the truth behind the enigma., Expansion to Armored Core 3, with several new enhancements over the previous game; the most compelling of which is the long-awaited analog control.

MechAssault

Game Description: You are a 40-foot tall walking tank known as a BattleMech. MechAssault is a 3rd-person action or shooter, where the environments are your weapons. Choose from a dozen Mechs ranging from quick 30- tonners to huge 100-ton monsters. Customize your Mech and annihilate your opponents. 20 single-player missions keep you hooked and multiplayer mode gives you a fantastic online experience.

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

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