LittleBigPlanet – 2 – Review

March 31, 2011

To create a sequel to a game that was bursting with content, Media Molecule has taken the kitchen sink approach. Before, you could make levels, now worlds.

Dead Rising – 2 – Review

December 7, 2010

The fantastically detailed (and sadistically difficult) game that lay beneath these visuals lives on in the sequel, with an even greater emphasis on the humor.

Iron Man – 2 – Review

May 1, 2010

Whether you’re controlling Iron Man or War Machine, the weaponry that should be game’s selling point feels unresponsive and ineffectual.

Just Cause – 2 – Review

April 1, 2010

As secret agent Rico Rodriguez, you cruise, jump, fly, careen, zig-zag, grapple, and buzz around a fictional tropical paradise, working as a gun-for-hire.

Left 4 Dead 2 – Review

March 1, 2010

It’s the little touches in L4D2 that create an oppressively bleak atmosphere and push the game beyond the realm of just a hyperactive zombie shooting gallery.

Rotor – 2 – Review

March 16, 2007

Cosmic exploration juxtaposed by fuzzy riffery, cerebral vs he-man thud, dig? Jazzy prog wank and repetitive, slow builds, and you’ve got a bit to smoke up to.

Kingdom Hearts – 2 – Review

October 27, 2006

Even by Square standards, where cute characters frolic side by side with tortured Clay Aiken look-alikes, playing an RPG with Disney characters is pretty silly.

Resurrection 2 – Review

March 7, 2005

An 11-song collection of club/future pop tracks from the WTII Records roster, mastered superbly by Chris Randall (of Sister Machine Gun fame).

Dark Cloud – 2 – Review

July 23, 2003

Dark Cloud 2 combines adventure beat-’em-ups, RPG, puzzle-solving, time traveling, and sports quests into a world where surprises never end.

Don’t Be Scared – 2 – Review

April 18, 2003

Pop punk bands all with the same sound: Junction 18, Glasseater, and Dynamite Boy. New Fearless bands: Knockout, Rock Kills Kid, Brazil, and classic Big Wig.

Swim Team – #2 – Review

August 2, 2002

Always at the forefront of new indie/electro/alterna/etc. music, ex-Wire Colin Newman has once again compiled the best bands you’ve never heard of.

Oh Canaduh! – 2 – Review

April 1, 1999

Sheds light on some overlooked North-of-the-Border punk bands whose songwriting shoulda kept ’em out of the oblivion.

Call on the Dark – 2 – Review

April 1, 1999

While I prefer NB’s Beauty in Darkness2 and CM’s FireStarter to this, fans of dancier and/or less metal-tinged darkness will simply die for Call on the Dark2.

Unrestrained! – Review

November 1, 1997

If they like something, they’ll describe it and cross-reference it. If they hate it, they’ll pick it apart, citing specific inexcusable faults of the CD/band.

Fourball – #2 – Review

March 1, 1996

This is a fun little ‘zine packed with the usual features: Reviews, interviews (The Laurels, Ashley Von Hurter, and the Haters) plus poetry, letters, cartoons.