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Pokemon Platinum Review

We review Nintendo's Pokemon Platinum, the newest in the series for DS.
March 21st, 2009

WoW Figure Prints Interview and Tour

Figure Prints creates custom 3D models of World of Warcraft characters and we have an exclusive look inside their top-secret production facility.
December 23rd, 2008

Sugar Rush Studio Visit

We visit Nexon's Humanature studio to ask questions about Sugar Rush - the free online multiplayer fighting game from Klei Entertainment that's currently in closed beta.
December 8th, 2008

Guild Wars: Eye of the North Review

After many additional installments, Guild Wars gets a true expansion to the game. Will the new skins, graphic updates and objects be enough to charm players over? Lets take a look and see.
October 16th, 2007

Pirates of the Caribbean Review

When it comes to games based off of current movies they’re always hit and miss for responses from the masses. Sometimes this can be attributed to short playtime or just bad control systems or gameplay offerings. Bethesda the publisher commonly associated with the award winning series Morrowind has taken up the challenge of producing Pirates of the Caribbean for the PC and XBOX gaming platforms to go alongside Disney’s release of the feature film. Without further delay lets break into the game and see how it holds up.
July 19th, 2003

Icewind Dale II Review

Icewind Dale II is a Real-Time Role-Playing Game. Based on the same engine as Baldur’s Gate, Dale II is set in the Dungeons & Dragons universe, in particular the Forgotten Realms. Playing a party of six adventurers, you travel through and around Icewind Dale itself, solving quests, slaying monsters, and so forth.
November 5th, 2002

Morrowind Review

Most would agree that the RPG genre is going through another one of its periodic revivals at this point in time. Along with Dungeon Siege and the upcoming Neverwinter Nights, one of the most talked about RPGs coming out this year is definitely Bethesda Softworks’ Morrowind, the third game in the Elder Scrolls RPG series. Several years in the making after its first two successful predecessors (Arena and Daggerfall), Morrowind has had its fair share of hype and expectations.
June 14th, 2002

Dungeon Siege Review

Famous for their hit RTS game Total Annihilation, Chris Taylor’s Gas Powered Games’ forges have produced the latest action-based RPG to hit the shelves; Dungeon Siege. Promising many hours of gameplay in a continuous world (i.e. no “zones” to load), lots of eye candy, and ease of modification for those who are so inclined, DS appears to be poised to become one of the top games to come out this year, at least on paper. Does it deliver on its promises, or is it merely (as some people describe it) a Diablo clone?
May 29th, 2002

Dark Age of Camelot Review

Over the last few years we have seen the creation and rapid expansion of the Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game genre. Although Ultima Online didn’t really start the genre, it did a lot to popularize the idea of a virtual world where many people could congregate online and interact with each other. As if a game of this kind wasn’t addictive enough for some people, the transition from a 2D world to a 3D one surely made it so.
January 17th, 2002

Final Fantasy X Review

When you’re playing a video game, there’s no bigger complement to pay it than to wish that it was over just so that you could play it all over again. That’s what I felt playing Final Fantasy X. This installment of Square’s flagship series makes good use of the PS2; bending some time-tested FF traditions while outright breaking others.
January 8th, 2002

Arthur's Knights: Tales of Chivalry Review

One of the most enduring legends in the Western world is that of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Residing in mythical Camelot, King Arthur and his knights represented the chivalric ideals that people looked for during the Dark Ages and thus provided a basis for the popular image of what a brave and heroic knight should be.
September 18th, 2001

Summoner Review

You play Joseph, born with the mark of the summoner. Destined to bring havoc and misery to the land with a power that rivals the gods. When Joseph was still a child, he conjured a powerful demon to protect his village from raiders. But he was weak and lost control of the creature, and it rampaged through and slaughtered everything in its wake. Only Joseph, his friend Jekhar, and a priest-turned-beggar named Yago survived.
July 13th, 2001

Fallout Tactics Review

Incorporating elements from X-Com, Jagged Alliance, and Baldur’s Gate, Fallout Tactics is a squad based action/strategy game that allows you to control a maximum number of six grunts. There are six races to choose from and these include humans, super mutants, ghouls, deathclaws, dogs, and robots. There are a total of twenty missions occurring on very large maps. Online play can support up to 18 people and there are two modes of game play.
May 14th, 2001

Icewind Dale Heart of Winter Review

Brought to you by the good folks at Black Isle Studios, Heart of Winter is the expansion to their successful AD&D based RPG Icewind Dale. Heart of Winter picks up almost immediately from where the original ends. Even with the defeat of Belhifet there is no rest for your hardy band of adventurers. A new threat to the Ten-Towns emerges when the barbarian hordes of the north become united under the banner of a mysterious, charismatic leader who has risen from the dead.
March 26th, 2001

Everquest: Ruins of Kunark Review

With the addition of a new race - The Iksar, another continent, and bigger environments, explore the lands of Kunark in Everquest's Expansion Pack.
June 26th, 2000

Baldur's Gate II Press Release

New screenshots, and first time public unveiling of new info on the Assassin and Wizard character classes.
April 28th, 2000

Planescape Torment Review

You are The Nameless One, a wandering Immortal with powers and skills unimagineable, yet who's memory is not entirely intact and who must regain these skills through continued journeys.
April 11th, 2000
7.5/10 / 10

Cross Edge (PS3) Review

Major Japanese publishers contribute their star characters for this crossover J-RPG by NIS, with plenty of fan service.
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