Tag: Sonic Team

Puyo Pop – Second Opinion

I first fell in love with Puyo Pop when it was known as Kirby's Avalanche way back on the SNES, and it's been a favorite ever since. (This game has been around for years and years under one title or another, though it's more well-known in Japan.) One reason behind my affection for the little colored blobs is that I see Puyo Pop as a flawless example of the correct way to design puzzlers.

Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II – Review

In theory, a game like PSO is every gamer's dream—join up with three other players from other parts of the country (or the world, once the Japanese servers get linked up) and go on an adventure to kill enemies, level up, and maybe find ultra rare weapons and items. However, like most utopias, the world of PSO sounds much better in theory than it does in reality. Unlike games with computer-controlled allies, every other character on PSO (aside from the monsters, of course) is controlled by another human being—complete with all the flaws and foibles most people seem to possess in abundance. These character flaws come into play regularly for some reason, leading those of us who are older, kinder, or just simply polite to wonder just what's wrong with people.

Sonic Advance – Review

To the new generation of young gamers, playing a Sonic The Hedgehog title on a Nintendo platform might not seem like anything that extraordinary, for it just represents another side-scrolling title. Yet, for anyone having owned a Super Nintendo or Sega Genesis and still retaining a bit of knowledge of the early nineties’ console war, such a thing would have been unthinkable even two years ago.

Sonic Advance – Consumer Guide

Not only is there no inappropriate material to be found here, but I would recommend Sonic Advance to parents as a title that is sure to entertain young children as much as older gamers. Fans of 2D Sonic games will be pleased with this title. It stays true to everything […]

Puyo Pop – Consumer Guide

Parents have nothing to worry here, as the game is perfectly child safe. Provided a family has more than one GBA, it can probably provide some fun family entertainment. Even those who aren't fans of the genre will appreciate the level of competition the game provides, having emphasis on combos […]

Chu Chu Rocket! (Game Boy Advance) – Review

Now free from the burden of hardware manufacturing and in need of cash, Sega has been on a tear announcing any viable piece of software it owns for release on every conceivable gaming platform. It's for this reason that some may decry the release of Chu Chu Rocket! on the Game Boy Advance as nothing but an opportunistic business move by a publisher/developer trying to make a quick buck. But an objective analysis reveals this move to be one of the most beneficial towards gamers that Sega has made in a long time.

Sonic Adventure 2 – Second Opinion

The way I see it, the problem that plagues Sonic Adventure 2 is its simplicity; none of the two-button gameplay has any depth worth mentioning. Out of the three shallow modes of play the game offers, the Tails stages are the worst offenders, where you lumber around in a mech robot shooting everything in sight.