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Familiar Fantasy IV
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years started as a Japan-only cellphone game and has washed up on American shores in the form of WiiWare.
The After Years: If it ain't broke, remake it
| June 19, 2009
Puzzle Quest: Galactrix
It's appropriate that the new Puzzle Quest game should take place in space. Just like a black hole, it's impossible to resist; you wind up crushed into a subatomic particle.
Puzzle Quest drifts off course once more
| March 10, 2009
Given all the trouble down here on Earth, it may just be a matter of time before we terrestrial residents begin to colonize space.
The dark side of the DS's Moon
| February 03, 2009
Review: Chrono Trigger DS
The cartoonish æsthetic still looks better than what we get from games that came out a couple of years ago.
| January 13, 2009
It’s more pleasant than being eaten by a T. Rex.
The wheels come off for Guitar Hero
| July 08, 2008
New gameplay quirks erupt from The World Ends with You like popcorn from an industrial-strength popper.
The World Ends with a bang, not a whimper
| May 19, 2008
Shell on wheels
Unless Nintendo is planning to drop a surprise Kid Icarus remake on us, Mario Kart Wii will be one of its last franchises to make the leap to the next generation.
The Nintendo Wii’s kart attack
| May 07, 2008
Some advice for game developers: just because the Nintendo DS has a microphone does not mean you have to shoehorn the mic into every DS game.
Ninja Gaiden suffers a lethal blow
| April 22, 2008
Bros. in arms
Look — there’s Link fighting Bowser! Whoa!
Nintendo puts nostalgia on Smash
| April 07, 2008
You have to hand it to the folks at Capcom: they simply don’t know how to mail it in.
The Umbrella Chronicles
| January 07, 2008
At its best, Super Mario Galaxy feels as liberating as the first three-dimensional Mario game, Super Mario 64 .
Super Mario Galaxy blasts off
| December 10, 2007
PlayStation 3 owners have had a rough go of it.
Ratchet and Clank explore new horizons
| November 27, 2007
People have been trying to get into Samus Aran’s suit ever since they first discovered that the bad-ass, bounty-hunting hero of the Metroid series was a woman.
Metroid has a new control scheme, but so what?
| September 19, 2007
Locked and loaded
Okay, this is getting ridiculous. It’s already been a strong year for games, with four — four ! — game-of-the-year contenders before Labor Day.
The fall promises a double-barreled blast of gaming greatness
| September 12, 2007
You are going to die!
Resident Evil 4 comes to the Wii
| July 24, 2007
Battling as usual
After you boot up, the receptionist at Pokétopia tells you that Pokémon: Battle Revolution ’s Pokémon battle park has plenty of features.
Pokémon Battle Revolution is hardly revolutionary
| July 17, 2007
Storming Sin City
Xbox 360 owners can be forgiven for overlooking Rainbow Six: Vegas last Christmas.
Rainbow Six: Vegas doubles down on the PS3
| June 27, 2007
We were supposed to have a new Zelda title for the Nintendo DS six months ago. But here it is, May 2007, and we’re still Zelda -less.
Konami’s Lunar Knights
| May 09, 2007
Requiem for a game console
With the release of God of War II this week, the book is all but closed on the PlayStation 2.
A look back at the ultimate PlayStation 2 games
| March 20, 2007
Between the rapid-fire fingernail clipping, hair plucking, and nose picking, it seems like just another Friday night at my apartment.
Wario showcases the best and worst of the Wii
| February 13, 2007
With its touch-screen interface, the Nintendo DS could be the ideal platform for a revival of the point-and-click graphic adventure games that were so popular in the late ’80s and early ’90s.
Nintendo’s pointy, clicky Hotel Dusk
| February 06, 2007
“Potential.” That’s a word we’ll be using a lot when discussing the first wave of Wii games.
Hide-and-seek goes high-tech in Elebits
| January 17, 2007
Off and running
Remember: Delays are as common in video-game releases as cheat codes.
The next-gen consoles have arrived — now what?
| December 28, 2006
The arrival of a new Zelda game is always an event, but doubly so when it accompanies the launch of a new Nintendo console.
Twilight can’t mask Zelda’s flaws
| December 19, 2006
When you describe the actual gameplay of Elite Beat Agents , the new rhythm-based game for the Nintendo DS, it doesn’t sound like much.
Agents is . . . GO!
| November 28, 2006
The next action sport
At New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in mid October, hundreds of people are squished into bleachers, staring at cyborg super-soldiers who’re killing each other.
Say hello to the new breed of pro athlete — and goodbye to their grassroots
| November 21, 2006
Command and conquer
How many second chances can one fuzzy space hero get?
Star Fox gets the handheld treatment
| September 26, 2006
By Christmas, the battle lines will have been drawn in the next-gen console wars.
This fall, the PlayStation 2 and GameCube go down swinging
| September 19, 2006
After spending about 30 seconds with Magnetica , an allegedly new puzzle game for the Nintendo DS, I was struck with an acute sense of déjà vu.
Hey, at least it’s not falling blocks
| June 20, 2006
Go, gadget, go!
We’re inching ever closer to the technological utopia so keenly envisioned on The Jetsons .
The most exciting personal devices of 2006 are wireless, tiny, and occasionally even useful
| May 01, 2006
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