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Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Blood, Violence

Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly Review

Fatal Frame  2: Crimson Butterfly Screenshot

This use of music and sound is perhaps the greatest strength of Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly, the sequel to Tecmo's underrated survival horror offering Fatal Frame. While Crimson Butterfly never wants for a gruesome or terrifying visual, it's the audio component of the game that makes it so creepy. As it stands, the game is a veritable primer on how to use sound to create atmosphere in a horror game.

Monster Rancher 4

Game Description: Monster Rancher 4, the latest entry in the Monster Rancher series is comprised of a mass of new features including a multi-breeding and training program, full customization of training facilities, and a brand new interactive action or adventure element, creating a new game that goes years beyond its predecessors.

Monster Rancher 4 – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Comic Mischief, Fantasy Violence

Monster Rancher 4 – Review

I hate Monster Rancher. No other series turns me into such a complete vegetable, helpless to do anything but sit in front of my PlayStation 2 devoting hours upon hours the way this one does. I'm usually a very responsible guy, but this game made me late for work, delay much-needed showers, skip meals, and put off anything that wasn't staring me dead in the face. As a matter of fact, I even turned this review in late, and it was all because I kept telling myself "I need to win just one more tournament."

Unison – Review

Unison spreads itself too thin trying to satisfy all of these criteria, and ultimately comes up short everywhere.

Unison – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Mild Lyrics

Rygar: The Legendary Adventure – Second Opinion

As Brad says, Rygar: The Legendary Adventure borrows heavily--and in some cases, outright plagiarizes-from the structure and aesthetic of Devil May Cry (DMC). The static camera angles, the save system, and even the fonts are nearly identical to DMC.

Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball Second Opinion

Dead or Alive:  Xtreme Beach Volleyball Screenshot

If the game were truly about volleyball, or even about forming relationships, then there would not be random screens of the girls walking up and down beaches or lying down in poses that make them appear, as a friend so aptly put it, "freshly raped."

Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball Review

Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball Screenshot

Sex is something of an enigma for this country. Everyone wants it, everyone thinks about it, but almost nobody wants to deal with it in a meaningful and intelligent way. This is especially true for videogames and their delayed acceptance as culturally valid media.

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