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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

Brute Force – Second Opinion

Mike's covered nearly all the bases in his review, and I'm in agreement with his assessment. For a game that was heavily hyped as The Next Big Thing for Xbox owners, Brute Force surprisingly fails to deliver more than a "pretty okay" experience.

Brute Force – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Blood, Violence

Brute Force – Review

Not that Brute Force is bad—on the contrary, it is very polished and thoroughly enjoyable. But for a game that was subject to so many delays and such high expectations, it's disappointingly limited in scope and is sorely lacking innovation or refinement of any kind.

Brute Force

Game Description:  Experience the intensity of a first-person shooter with the cunning strategies of team-based tactical combat in Brute Force. Play alone through six different worlds in the extensive single-player campaign, or grab up to three of your friends to jump in on-the-fly in dynamic cooperative mode. Don't play well with others? Battle it out in a multitude of competitive deathmatch modes.

Freelancer – Review

It's a sobering thought to remember that our planet is such a small piece of a much larger universe. We're used to seeing outer space in science fiction as an arbitrary void where people conveniently zip around in futuristic machines that utterly evade any tangible sense of the true vastness of space.

Freelancer – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Violence

Tao Feng: Fist Of The Lotus – Consumer Guide

According to the ESRB, this game contains Blood, Violence

Tao Feng: Fist of the Lotus – Review

Designed by Mortal Kombat co-creator John Tobias, Tao Feng bears more than a few uncanny similarities to the arcade classic that made him famous.

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