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The Cookie Snatcher's Articles


PS2 Review - 'Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc'

by The Cookie Snatcher on April 9, 2003 @ 12:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Like his audience, Rayman is growing up - he's edgier, he's darker, and he's funnier. From pulse-pounding gameplay and insane combat to A-list voices and music, Rayman 3 delivers the fun that made Rayman famous, and takes him in a new direction. 'Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc' pushes the graphic capabilities of these systems to the limit, so Rayman has never looked better. Gamers, prepare to be blown away. Were we blown away? Or did it blow? Read more to find out!

PC Preview - 'Paradise Cracked'

by The Cookie Snatcher on April 5, 2003 @ 2:24 p.m. PST | Filed under Previews

u are a young hacker. Once, while in cyberspace you managed to break into a secured area and came across a series of strange data packets. You hurriedly copied these to disk, not even having the time to read their contents. Only a few minutes later you hear a police siren, followed by banging on the door and demands to open up. Buka was so kind to send us a beta build so we we gave it a crack ...

PC Review - 'American Conquest'

by The Cookie Snatcher on March 24, 2003 @ 11:47 p.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The scope of the game is huge, encompassing such events as the landing of the first European in the New World, exploration of the vast expanses of America, development of colonies, and the formation of the United States, Canada, Mexico, and South America among others. Experience the rise and fall of the Mayan and Incan empires, numerous colonial wars, and the Revolutionary War.

GameCube Review - 'Summoner: A Goddess Reborn'

by The Cookie Snatcher on March 24, 2003 @ 12:17 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

One of the best-selling RPGs on PS2, Summoner introduced RPG fans to an original and immersive fantasy universe. Summoner: The Prophecy continues the unique fantasy on GameCube. As Queen Maia of Halassar, your fate is written in the Book of the Prophets as the savior of all creation. Millions adore you as the "goddess reborn," yet enemies surround you. The Queen must fulfill the prophecy and become the goddess Laharah, but the path she must follow remains a mystery that takes Maia and her companions to the far-flung corners of the world and beyond. To save her people from the enemy, the Queen must learn to summon and fulfill her destiny.

PC Review - 'Uplink: Hacker Elite'

by The Cookie Snatcher on March 15, 2003 @ 12:51 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Uplink brings players into the depths of one of the world’s most intriguing settings: cyberspace. Players take on the role of an Uplink agent, working for large corporations and hacking into rival computer systems, stealing research data, sabotaging other companies, laundering money, erasing evidence, and framing innocent people. Stock markets can be influenced, personal records can be altered, and money can be transferred... sometimes into the wrong hands.

PS2 Review - 'Pride FC'

by The Cookie Snatcher on March 5, 2003 @ 11:36 p.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Pride FC pits the top fighters in the world from several different combative sports including wrestling, karate, judo, kick-boxing, and others into one ring under the same rules. The philosophy of Pride, known as ValeTudo, is the acceptance of any technique of any school of combat. Pride is the survival of the strongest. Not the strongest in a specific genre, but the strongest of all combative sports, period. Read more to know if it's a knock out or wether we got knocked out!

Xbox Review - Indiana Jones And The Emperor's Tomb

by The Cookie Snatcher on March 4, 2003 @ 1:07 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb features The Collective's proprietary 3D engine that supports completely immersive, highly interactive environments. The game will offer 10 levels, all set in unique locales such as a 15th century castle that looms over Prague, an underwater palace in Istanbul, and a mountaintop fortress in China. A sophisticated camera tracking system makes sure that the player always has an optimal view of the third-person action.

GBA Review - 'Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced'

by The Cookie Snatcher on March 2, 2003 @ 11:59 p.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced is the sequel to the smash hit Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure. The story takes place directly after the events of the first, but takes gameplay to a whole other dimension. The nefarious N. Tropy is back and up to no good again. This time, he has teamed up with an all new partner-in-crime, the hypnotically evil N. Trance, to brainwash Crash's friends and turn them into bad guys! Now Crash must face off against his friends and bring them back to the side of good... or lose them to the villainous duo forever!

PS2 Review - 'Vexx'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 12:58 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

On the forsaken remains that were once the proud planet called Astara, the villagers of Rockhaven lead difficult but peaceful lives, until the day the Shadowraith, “Dark Yabu,” and his minions sweep down from the sky. With terrible ferocity and ruthless efficiency they descend upon the townsfolk, enslaving them to work deep in the caves that surround their village. Vexx embarks upon a heroic quest through volcanic islands, desert temples, frozen citadels, and giant’s castles, to confront Dark Yabu high atop the Landspire, save his people, and avenge the death of his grandfather.

Gamecube Review - 'Outlaw Golf'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Feb. 26, 2003 @ 12:38 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

'Outlaw Golf' will take golf fans through realistic and challenging simulations allowing players to spin, hook, slice and break with dexterity as they compete in tournaments, exhibitions and even play for money against outlaws and social outcasts including Doc Digler and Killer Miller, a 'released on a technicality' death row inmate. Read more and lets swing!