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SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALs – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Blood, Violence

SOCOM II: US Navy SEALs – Review

Calling SOCOM II a sequel is being generous. The game feels more like a well-conceived expansion pack than an out-and-out new title. Yes, the game features a beefed-up single player campaign, new online maps (along with the ones from the original game), improved graphics, and a much more stringent cheater-catching system, but when one gets right down to it, this is more like SOCOM 1.5 than II.

Jak II

Game Description: Jak II is a true plot-driven adventure game, where every mission has a direct effect on the storyline. With stunning graphics and animations, Jak II takes gamers on a journey through an enormous mystical world, darker than they have experienced before, as an impressive tale unfolds., The series goes dark as Jak and Daxter complete racing, platforming, shooting, and fighting missions in a Grand Theft Auto 3-inspired city.

Jak II – Review

Looking at the total package, I'd say that Jak II is still better than a lot of other titles out there based on the quality of its controls and graphics alone, but I'd also recommend the original Jak & Daxter and both of the Ratchet & Clank titles over Jak II. They all have the same stellar production values, but Jak II lacks the cohesion, pacing, and spirit the others possess.

Jak II – Consumer Guide

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

Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Mild Violence

Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando – Review

Since Going Commando was released a mere year after the first game in the series, I had some trepidation about the game prior to playing it. Even though the guys at Insomniac were simply re-using the Naughty Dog game engine from the first title, a one-year hiatus between releases seems incredibly short.

Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando

Game Description: Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando takes the hit gaming characters on wilder ride than before, in a sequel to the hit platformer! Our heroes are unemployed, and spend most of their day playing "Jak and Daxter"—until they're hired by a mega-corporation to track down smugglers & find a stolen product. They have a mission and the hot new hardware to complete it, so prepare for a wild ride!

Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Alcohol Reference, Mild Language, Violence

Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits

Game Description: Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits is the first game in the series to be presented entirely in real-time 3D, and breaks significantly with the connected storyline of Arcs one through three. Set some thousands of years after that story concluded, it tells the story of two brothers, one demon, one human, whose lives intersect across a 60-hour quest. The classic RPG expands onto PlayStation 2 in an intriguing storyline filled with strategic combat and adventure.

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