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Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones

Game Description: In Fire Emblem: Sacred Stones, you'll battle to defend an empire against internal dangers and external threats. On another world, humanity struck a bargain with demons and ensured generations of peace. Now, suddenly and for no reason, the Grado Empire has invaded neighboring Renais. Twin heirs to the throne of Renais, Eirika and Ephraim, fight to free their kingdom and uncover the secret behind their former ally's treachery.

Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones – Review

Is the Game Boy Advance dead? It may be easy to think so with all the post-E3 talk of next-generation systems, let alone the current struggle between Nintendo's new kid on the block, the DS, and Sony's eye-candy PSP. However, there are still a few GBA nuggets worth looking at trickling onto retail shelves. The second of Nintendo's long-running strategy series to be released stateside, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, is one of them.

Metal Gear Acid – Second Opinion

I liked Metal Gear Ac!d about as much as Brad, but for different reasons. While Brad felt it stumbled out of the gate but gained steam later, I felt like it started out strong and became overwhelming as it got more complex.

Yu Gi Oh!: 7 Trials to Glory – Review

The artistry on display here is merely one of commercial function rather than aesthetic form, akin to that of, say, a successful McDonald's advertising campaign. Sadly, just like the big M's marketing execs, it'll probably do exactly what it sets out to do: sustain the brand and make plenty of money in the process.

Yu-Gi-Oh! 7 Trials to Glory

Game Description: Yu-Gi-Oh!: 7 Trials Of Glory World Championship takes you to all-new arenas for challenging tournaments in Battle City. Create and edit new decks and choose from multiple playing styles as you prove yourself to be the Duel Master. 200 all-new cards makes this the most extensive Game Boy Advance Yu-Gi-Oh! game ever.

Metal Gear Acid – Review

Clearly, the goal with Metal Gear Ac!d was to score once more by launching the new PSP hardware with a proven superstar. However, this time Snake's mission is quite a bit different than his past forays, and the results are mixed.

Metal Gear Acid – Consumer Guide

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

Metal Gear Acid

Game Description: Metal Gear Acid is a whole new take on the blockbuster Metal Gear franchise. A plane full of hostages is going to die, unless they're given a mysterious secret weapon called "Pythagoras". When the U.S. tracks down "Pythagoras" to a remote lab in Africa, they send in Solid Snake to retrieve it. In this card-based adventure, strategy is everything. Use the Weapon card to take out enemies, the Action card to duck & hide from enemies on patrol, or call in support with the Character card.

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War – Review

I suspect that there is no genre more rigidly formulaic than Real Time Strategy (RTS) games. Now, this can be said of almost any genre, but the interesting thing about RTS games is how similar the specific actions that the game is made up of are. Start a level with no troops. Build a base. Gather resources. Build a bigger base. Build an army. Crush your enemy with an overwhelming attack. Repeat for the next fifteen years.

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