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PS2 Review - 'Musashi: Samurai Legend'

by Alicia on March 8, 2005 @ 1:10 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Musashi’s back and ready for action: he’s got a new world to save, more baddies to conquer, and an evil villain to duel. With a plethora of new moves to learn, lots of fair maidens to rescue, and endless waves of robot ninjas to fight, Musashi: Samurai Legend is a hallucinogenic trip back to the early days of video gaming… but with the luster that a modern system like the PS2 can offer. If you like kinetic, frantically fast-paced action games, you don’t want to miss this one.

PS2 Review - 'Ys: The Ark of Napishtim'

by Alicia on Feb. 23, 2005 @ 12:29 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Washed ashore on an uncharted island, Adol Christin begins a new journey in Ys: The Ark of Napishtim. Lush environments, beautifully rendered characters and animated 3D backdrops combine to create the setting for Adol's newest adventure. In the world of Canaan, our red-headed hero must fight deadly monsters and menacing bosses with a variety of sword combinations, special attacks and magical spells creating a uniquely deep and compelling gameplay experience.

PS2 Review - 'Champions: Return to Arms'

by Alicia on Feb. 18, 2005 @ 12:28 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The forces of evil you thought you defeated in Champions of Norrath are back and ready to be stomped on all over again in Champions: Return to Arms. You can import your old characters from Champions of Norrath and level them up even more, or make a new hero from one of seven classes. Hone your skills, amass treasure, and learn powerful spells with up to three other players, either online or with the aid of the multitap.

PS2 Preview - 'Musashi: Samurai Legend'

by Alicia on Feb. 10, 2005 @ 5:57 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

The second release of the Musashi series makes its debut on the PS2 featuring exhilarating, fast-paced, action-packed gameplay utilizing manga shaded graphics. Like a true samurai, Musashi's powers of observation will pay off in the heat of battle as he channels this energy to learn his opponents' techniques. A new mode of his protective services has also been employed, in which he literally carries his characters to safety.

A Closer Look at 'Eureka 7'

by Alicia on Feb. 7, 2005 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Editorials

While the Eureka 7 PS2 game is scheduled for summer 2005, the anime that takes place in the same world as the game will debut in April 2005. Full production details have been disclosed on the Eureka 7 website, and this article will give an in-depth look at the premise, setting, and characters of the upcoming show. With animation by BONES and staffers gathering from some of the best anime of recent years, Eureka 7 is shaping up to be one of the best new anime of 2005.

PS2 Review - 'FullMetal Alchemist and the Broken Angel'

by Alicia on Jan. 31, 2005 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The stars of the hit Cartoon Network series Full Metal Alchemist finally make their North American video game debut in Square-Enix’s Full Metal Alchemist and the Broken Angel. Use alchemy to make the whole world into your weapon, and guide Edward and Alphonse Elric through swarms of deadly chimeras. Will they come one step closer to finding the legendary Philosopher’s Stone, or will this be their last adventure?

PS2 Preview - 'Destroy All Humans!'

by Alicia on Jan. 21, 2005 @ 12:51 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Do you want to conquer the earth? Sure, we all do. And with THQ and Pandemic’s Destroy All Humans, you can finally enjoy raining terror and destruction down upon the dim-witted people of planet Earth. Armed with psychic powers, a stylin’ spaceship, and your trusty Anal Probe, you’ll be able to show those stinking humans the unquestionable superiority of the Furon Empire.

PS2 Review - 'The Punisher'

by Alicia on Jan. 18, 2005 @ 12:36 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The Punisher finally makes his debut on the PS2, in an action-packed game that will test your wits and your reflexes. Play as classic anti-hero Frank Castle as you brutalize the seamy underbelly of New York, giving criminals their just desserts. With a host of guest stars and action ripped right from the pages of Marvel Comics, this game is a must-have for any Punisher fan.

GBA Review - 'Beyblade: G-Revolution'

by Alicia on Dec. 25, 2004 @ 12:31 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The third generation of Beyblade games hits the Game Boy Advance in G-Revolution. Take up the role of Tyson Granger and test your Beyblade skills against all comers, collecting new Beyblades and parts as you go. Do you have what it takes to win the world championship?