SSX 3 GameCube Review

I’ve always been a fan of snowboarding games. I enjoyed snowboarding on my Sega Saturn with SSS, then on the PS1 with Cool Boarders, and then on my N64 with 1080 snowboarding. I remember renting that game a   and finishing it, unlocking everything the game had. On Monday, I went to the mall and bought the game and then played some more. When I had heard that a sequel to 1080 was coming on GameCube, I was extremely excited….

Splinter Cell Chaos Theory Nintendo DS Review

The success of the Splinter Cell franchise is really quite a remarkable achievement. The first game was absolutely amazing and frankly in a class all its own (Metal Gear Solid, though brilliant, is nothing like it). The graphics were mind-blowing, and the use of light, of sound, of patience and precise planning, was something that was both smart and entirely refreshing.

Since then, in what seemed like the blink of an eye, the series began to grow. A sequel was…

Nintendogs Nintendo DS Review

Shigeru Miyamoto tends to be classified as a genius when it comes to developing games and coming up with ideas for games. Without him, we wouldn’t have the likes of our beloved Mario, Zelda and Pikmin. Now with the Nintendo DS, he has something even more to be proud of. For those that either can’t own a dog of any sort or don’t know how to take care of one, a game that simulates that very kind of life…

Metroid Prime 2: Echoes GameCube Review

A lot of developers this generation have not taken big risks with their flagship franchises. When a game becomes a smash hit, no matter what it may be, the developer begins to be afraid of straying from that winning formula. Whether it’s EA with their sports titles, Capcom with Resident or Namco with Soul Calibur, it’s been happening a lot. In 2002, Retro Studios made a huge name for themselves with Metroid Prime. They took a huge risk with…

Mario Kart DS (Second Opinion) Nintendo DS Review

Just when many supporters of the hardware and software developer that is Nintendo didn’t think it would ever happen, November 14 proved us all wrong. Mario Kart has been a well-renowned franchise since the SNES era. Whether it’s just having that kooky Mario atmosphere or the intense racing battles against the AI or your friends Mario Kart has done it and done it well. Nintendo has always been a company to focus on family-oriented game titles that can also…

Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers GameCube Review

EA as always been known to bring games from big licenses. They know that these types of games sell well with the mainstream audience. One of the biggest things lately has been lord of the rings. You have all probably seen the movies and read the books. No matter where you lived, you what-what the Lord of the Rings is. Other games using the LOTR world have been made, but EA decided to use the movie license so that…

Killer 7 GameCube Review

Killer 7 is just one of those that will confuse just about everybody. In all reality, the only people that can ever truly understand the story that drives this game are the developers themselves! In a possible political and terrorist conspiracy between the United States and Japan, Harman Smith is charged with the prevention of a possible cataclysmic event! Just who is Harman Smith? He is a man that has a severe psychological problem, identity identification disorder, but you…

Gun GameCube Review

Gun GameCube Review

It’s not very often that we see a developer so well-known for a franchise and they decide to surprise us. Capcom, makers of Resident Evil, gave us Killer 7. n-Space, makers of the crapfest Mary Kate & Ashley games, gave us Geist. The case is no different here, as makers of the infamous Tony Hawk skater franchise give us what is simply known as Gun. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill shooting game. If you’re a fan of westerns…

Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem (Second Take) GameCube Review

Projects that are in development for extended periods of time tend to either a) die, or b) suck. But once in a great while, a rare title comes along that questions the validity of the rule. Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem, a title that was in development for over 4 years, is one of those games. Developed by Silicon Knights, who recently created Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes and are working on Too Human for the Xbox 360, and…

Donkey Konga (Second Opinion) GameCube Review

When Nintendo announced that its new Donkey Kong game would be a rhythm-based game using kongas, you could hear the moans and groans from the faithful. When will we ever learn that Nintendo is almost always right?

When you purchase Donkey Konga, you’ll be greeted by a huge box that might as well house a console. A Konga controller is included, which is why the game box is so large. The kongas themselves are pretty solidly built, albeit they’re all…