Author: Gene Park

Spider-Man 2 – Review

Spider-man 2 seemed to me like the product of relentless scouring of Internet message boards, videogame reviews and fan input. To be this in tune with the audience is a badge of honor that the intuitive Treyarch developers should wear proudly. As a result, Spider-man 2 is not only the best superhero videogame I've ever played, but also the closest thing to a superhero simulator in existence.

Beyond Good & Evil – Review

In a medium still groping for unique narrative techniques, I can only celebrate the arrival of a game like Beyond Good & Evil, from the heedless mind of Ancel. Ancel has taken many chances with this game. Not only is it a non-franchise (for the time being anyway), but it marries a myriad of gameplay styles that miraculously fit with each other and the storytelling.

Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution – Review

Even as I took out the 20 dollar bill out of my wallet to purchase this game, I asked myself why I'm bothering paying to play a game I had mastered and even reviewed almost a full year ago. The answer is pretty simple: I really like the game. So much that I'm willing to pay to see the new additions.

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?"