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Star Wars: Rebel Assault

It had to happen eventually. The only thing LucasArts loved more than pimping out its Star Wars franchise, was staying on the cutting edge of technology. So when FMV became the new buzzword, you could have bet dollars to doughnuts that you’d be seeing an FMV Star Wars game. This is that game. In Rebel […]

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X-COM: UFO Defense 

X-COM: UFO Defense

This game and I have a long and adversarial history. I owned the Playstation port, and thought it to be the most difficult, though strangely enjoyable, game in history. For whatever reason, I couldn’t best those damn aliens – though perhaps it had to do with the fact that I was only in middle school […]

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Alien vs Predator (SNES)

AvP is part of a growing group of games that I have found myself coming across during my tenure with this site. These are games that are so woefully average that I really don’t have anything to say about them. AvP is a side-scrolling beat em up. You’ve played them. I’ve played them. This one […]

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Neuromancer

William Gibson’s sci-fi classic Neuromancer is generally credited with creating the “cyberpunk” genre. These are tales often seen in anime, where technology and biotechnology is absolutely everywhere, corporations rule the world, and poor, down-on-their-luck cybercriminals try to make big scores by risking their lives to hack dangerous corporate and government computers. It is obvious to […]

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Metal Gear

Metal Gear. Where do I start? This is the U.S. version of the game that began the series that would spawn, in my opinion, the best Playstation game, and one of the best games of all time: Metal Gear Solid. It shows, too. All the elements are there, most notably the emphasis of stealth over […]

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Maniac Mansion

I love adventure games. There’s probably nothing in the realm of electronic media I enjoy more than a point-and-click adventure. Unfortunately I’m a reviewer of consoles, and consoles rarely get any of these for one very good reason: It’s a bitch to point and click with a gamepad. So it was, in my opinion, pretty […]

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