Tekken Tag Tournament 2 – Review

September 21, 2012

A gorgeous, great-playing game. The large character models are even sharper and bolder than those in Tekken 6, and the backgrounds get an upgrade as well.

Tales of Graces f – Review

March 30, 2012

If you can make it through the slow first handful of hours in this 12th installment of the RPG franchise, you’ll have a solid investment that really pays off.

Tekken – 3D Prime Edition – Review

February 24, 2012

Tekken takes the cake with its ridiculous web of intrigue that makes sense of pandas battling ogres, and a ballooning roster of dinosaurs and robo-girls.

Dark Souls – Review

October 7, 2011

A survival horror in the truest sense, and as harsh as it is, it’s never less than compelling. The unhurried pace of the combat is addictive.

Splatterhouse – Review

February 15, 2011

Splatterhouse, the ’80’s horror series, nailed the horror movie vibe of cursed masks, haunted mansions, and buckets of gore. The remake doesn’t disappoint.

Clash of the Titans – Review

October 7, 2010

Content to present a string of clear-the-room quests, a bizarrely complicated weapon-leveling system, and slavish adherence to the worst aspects of the genre.

Dragon Ball – Origins 2 – Review

August 12, 2010

There are children with monkey tails flying around on clouds who get shot down by rocket launchers. One must find the time to jump into this bizarre world.

Tekken 6 – Review

February 1, 2010

Here you’ll battle huge robots, humanoid creatures with detachable heads and chainsaw arms, vampires, and pandas in far-out locales.

Katamari Forever – Review

January 1, 2010

You roll around a big, sticky ball. As it collects debris, it becomes bigger and bigger until a clock runs out and you’re scored based on the size of your heap.

Klonoa – Review

October 1, 2009

Not just a rerelease of the 1998 game, Klonoa for the Wii features totally rebuilt graphics that are as bright and colorful as you remember the original being.

Afro Samurai – Review

May 1, 2009

A hack-and-slash bonanza, with a great sense of humor and energy, thanks to good writing, a great soundtrack, and an enthusiastic Samuel L. Jackson.

Eternal Sonata – Review

February 1, 2009

Seeing the next impossibly gorgeous locale becomes your main motivation, which is saying something in an RPG with a story and gameplay this strong.

We Cheer – Review

December 1, 2008

The list of things that the Wii remote hasn’t been used to emulate grows ever smaller. Add cheerleading pom-poms to the list.

Soulcalibur IV – Review

November 1, 2008

Gorgeous 3D arenas, flashy weapons-based combat, with a tightly-balanced fighting system. Soulcalibur IV doesn’t mess with any of these fundamentals.

We Ski – Review

June 1, 2008

Cute and graphically-underwhelming, it gets by on what is the saving grace of dozens of otherwise throwaway Wii games: Great use of the motion-sensing controls.

Naruto – Ultimate Ninja 3 – Review

May 1, 2008

Battles take place across huge, beautiful battlefields three stories high, with projectiles flying, and special attacks requiring just a few button presses.

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