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Matt Olsen's Articles


NDS Review - 'Mushroom Men: Rise of the Fungi'

by Matt Olsen on Jan. 2, 2009 @ 12:22 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Mushroom Men shows gamers the mundane world from the surreal perspective of a three-inch-high Mushroom Man. Unnoticed by humans, a war rages between the spore factions, and you, as a brave Bolete Mushroom Man, are given the opportunity to wreak havoc by transforming common household trinkets and trash into weapons and tools.

NDS Review - 'Metal Slug 7'

by Matt Olsen on Dec. 20, 2008 @ 6:43 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Metal Slug 7 follows in the footsteps of its predecessors by continuing to deliver the high-energy and frantic, fast-paced 2-D shooting action that the franchise has always been widely renowned for.

Wii Review - 'Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World'

by Matt Olsen on Dec. 13, 2008 @ 6:26 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World combines real-time combat, captivating storylines and remarkable graphics while introducing original elements that set a new standard for role-playing gameplay and interactive storytelling.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Left 4 Dead'

by Matt Olsen on Dec. 11, 2008 @ 6:09 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Set in a modern day survival-horror universe, the co-operative gameplay of Left 4 Dead casts four "Survivors" in an epic struggle against hordes of swarming zombies and terrifying "Boss Infected" mutants.

X360 Review - 'Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3'

by Matt Olsen on Nov. 24, 2008 @ 5:33 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Red Alert 3 takes players on an epic RTS adventure to an alternate future spawned by time travel run amok, featuring a fully co-operative campaign, the series' light-hearted style and classic, action-oriented gameplay.

NDS Review - 'Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure'

by Matt Olsen on Nov. 18, 2008 @ 1:05 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

A remake of Atlus/Nippon Ichi's 2000 PlayStation title, Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure is a music-based RPG, where cutscenes are replaced by musical numbers, complete with vocals, high-res 2D sprites, and more features than ever before.

NDS Review - 'Dragon Quest IV: The Chapters of the Chosen'

by Matt Olsen on Oct. 31, 2008 @ 2:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Get ready to journey through the lands, seas and skies of the vibrant Dragon Quest world with a trilogy of updates. With 3D graphics, newly animated monsters and dual screen presentation, the series promises to captivate an entirely new generation of players, as well as treat long-time fans to three beloved adventures.

PS2 Review - 'Warriors Orochi 2'

by Matt Olsen on Oct. 10, 2008 @ 2:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors will meet again in an unforgettable crossover event. The game’s newly added “Dream” mode features an original storyline different from that of Story Mode with over 90 characters from both franchises teaming up to wage war against a new, powerful force.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Dead Space'

by Matt Olsen on Sept. 13, 2008 @ 4:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In the bold and often-bloody Dead Space, developed by EA's Redwood Shores Studio, gamers will step into a third-person sci-fi survival horror experience that promises to deliver the ultimate in psychological thrills and gruesome action.

Wii Preview - 'Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World'

by Matt Olsen on Sept. 12, 2008 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World combines real-time combat, captivating storylines and remarkable graphics while introducing original elements that set a new standard for role-playing gameplay and interactive storytelling.