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Viewtiful Joe

Game Description: In this fighting action game from Capcom USA Studio 4's Atsushi Inaba, players take control of an average, well, Joe as he's transported into his favorite movie. In his new environment, Joe discovers he has all the abilities of Hollywood action-hero when he becomes Viewtiful Joe. Using cel-shading techniques, VJ boasts a unique visual style that blends colorful 3D environments with a twisted take on traditional 2D gameplay. Joe's power stems from his skillful martial arts attacks, high-flying acrobatics, and time-bending special effects. Players can slow down or speed up time when attacking/ dodging enemies, as well as zoom in on the action to execute different attacks.

Viewtiful Joe – Review

Capcom's Viewtiful Joe is an all-too-knowing parody of genre cliches in various forms of entertainment, from videogames to television to film. It's exactly the kind of game where one might expect a hearty wink after an enemy says, "Who do you think you are, some kind of Rock Man?"

Viewtiful Joe – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Intense Violence, Blood

Mega Man: Network Transmission – Review

Culture changes. And whatever the intents or purposes of the culture makers (or artists, choose your term), they have to change with the times. On one level, it's a rather cynical process: aging artists and gray-haired entertainment execs trying to stay hip and fresh by copying what the kids on the streets are doing. Appropriation and exploitation is sometimes the name of the game.

Mega Man: Network Transmission – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Violence

Mega Man: Network Transmission

Game Description: In Mega Man: Network Transmission, you must explore the gloomy stark and mysterious Cyber World to deal with a new computer virus harassing the Internet. Mega Man's inly link to the Real World is through friendly character Lan, who offers feedback and advice during play. Mega Man's first 3D action role playing adventure for the Nintendo GameCube; story-line tie-in to the Mega Man Battle Network series; collect battle chips, battle enemies; solve puzzles and uncover secret characters from the Mega Man universe.

Devil May Cry 2 – Second Opinion

The original Devil May Cry was the perfect antidote to the Resident Evil series. Instead of counting bullets the way a starving man counts bread crumbs, Devil May Cry gave me unlimited bullets. Instead of controlling the tank-like Resident Evil characters (turn, turn, turn, go forward), I had Dante, who moved with the style and grace of a Cirque du Soleil acrobat.

Chaos Legion – Review

That's not to say that an emphasis on action is bad—far from it—but their perspective is so tightly focused that they're excluding elements that would make the games more enjoyably rounded. Chaos Legion is Capcom's latest in its recent string of thumb-killers, and though I dare say it's more successful than the last few, it shares the same stunted scope and narrow vision that holds back its siblings.

Final Fight One – Second Opinion

Sadly, taking Final Fight One out for another spin proved to be a disaster and I took little joy in reenacting the old. The game is repetitive as Mike mentions, but that isn't what threw me for a loop. Even today, most contemporary games aren't as diverse as most people seem to think and repetition isn't necessarily the antithesis to engaging play.

Chaos Legion – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Blood, Violence

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