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PS2 Review - 'XIII'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Dec. 14, 2003 @ 2:31 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

XIII features a conspiracy of epic proportions, and players will unravel clues behind the story’s compelling and mysterious events. XIII includes themes of amnesia, in which players must uncover sinister plots against themselves, the U.S. government, and even the president himself. The only clues players have are the roman numerals XIII tattooed on their shoulder and a key to a safe deposit box in a New York bank.

Xbox Review - 'Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Dec. 5, 2003 @ 1:18 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu will stay true to the Batman franchise with intense action-packed gameplay and challenging villains. Featuring favorite super heroes from the Batman universe including Robin, Nightwing and Batgirl, the game also includes a brand new enemy unlike any Batman has ever battled, Sin Tzu, and three villains never before seen in the Batman video game world: Clayface, Scarecrow and Bane.

Gamecube Review - 'The Hobbit'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Dec. 5, 2003 @ 12:06 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Explore the mystical world of Middle-earth where you'll need to jump gaping chasms, climb treacherous mountains, solve mind bending puzzles and battle hordes of enemies just to survive. Meet enchanting Elves, battle-ready Dwarves, a powerful Wizard, massive Trolls, bloodthirsty goblins, and more as you traverse from the peaceful lands of the Shire to the harrowing forests of Mirkwood. And that's just the beginning. Read more for the full review ...

PS2 Review - 'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Nov. 29, 2003 @ 2:18 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

With Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Ubi Soft and Jordan Mechner are channeling their combined talents to breathe new life into the action/adventure genre. They’re creating rich characters, white-knuckle action and a plot with more twists than the exotic, elaborate castle featured in the game,” said Serge Hascoët, Editor in Chief, Ubi Soft Entertainment. “We’re thrilled to move forward with the legendary Prince of Persia brand and eagerly await the launch of the next masterpiece from our world-famous Montreal studio.

PS2 Review - 'Gladius'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Nov. 26, 2003 @ 1:59 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Gladius, players may choose to take on the role of Ursula or Valens. Ursula, from the northern land of Nordagh, is the daughter of a great barbarian king. Valens is the son of one of Imperia's greatest gladiators. A bloody conflict between their two homelands gave rise to a vengeful dark god, which nearly destroyed all of mankind. Only with the help of the revered Valkyrie was the dark god defeated, but it came at a great cost of many lives. This gave rise to an uneasy peace that has existed for decades between the two lands. Now the two young heroes must fulfill their destinies to keep the world from heading into another disastrous war.

PS2 Review - 'NBA Live 2004'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Nov. 21, 2003 @ 1:48 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

With expanded Freestyle Control, authentic basketball gameplay, and stunning graphics, 'NBA Live 2004' delivers the definitive basketball experience. Whether running the point with one-button Quick Plays, spinning free in the lane for a vicious dunk, or locking down on defense, LIVE puts players in total control. With a dramatically enhanced Dynasty mode, the ability to take the court at every NBA arena and all-new commentary from Marv Albert and Mike Fratello, 'NBA Live 2004' is all about authenticity. Read more for the full review ...

GBA Review - 'Tak and The Power of JuJu'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Nov. 20, 2003 @ 12:42 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Tak and The Power of JuJu is a 3D gaming adventure that takes place in an ancient, tribal world where magic (juju) actually works. The game consists of exploration, puzzle solving, and arcade-style skill mastery. The player controls the main character, Tak, as he tries to save his village from an evil sorcerer. Read more for the full review ...

PS2 Review - 'Lethal Skies II'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Nov. 8, 2003 @ 2:18 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Lethal Skies II is the most explosive title yet in Sammy Studios’ action-driven jet combat series. The game is an arcade-style flight shooter that puts the most powerful modern-day and futuristic fighter jets at the command of players. Shown at E3 and met with a warm reception, we finally had a chance to take to the skies with the latest build. Following in the wake of its predecessor, does Lethal Skies II have what it takes? Read more for the full review ...

GBA Review - 'Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Nov. 7, 2003 @ 2:52 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Munch, the Gabbit with Odditude, and his side-kick Abe are leading an off-beat revolution to save the world! With their sacred land in jeopardy of being destroyed by the greedy Glukkons, Munch and Abe team up to teach those rascals a lesson by using their chanting prowess to control the enemy, arming themselves with wacky weapons and acquiring power-ups for extra boosts.

GBA Review - 'Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Nov. 2, 2003 @ 3:54 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Gruntilda is back and it's up to Banjo and Kazooie to stop her master plan! Take control of Banjo and follow him back through the pages of history, encountering puzzles, battles, and faces old and new in an all-new adventure marking Banjo-Kazooie's handheld debut! Read more for the full review ...