Review: May 2008 Archives

We Ski Review

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Descriptive Text Publisher: Namco Bandai Games
Developer: Namco Bandai Games

Platform: Wii
Reviewed on Wii

Feel like a ski vacation? How about a trip to the Happy Ski Resort, where thousands of skiers of all ages are enjoying the 14 groomed trails of fresh powder. Start by taking lessons at the ski school and graduate to the hardest slopes on the mountain. Ski freely (around the mountain's many casual skiers) or talk to other skiers to partake in races, tasks or just pleasant conversation.

Advance Wars: Days of Ruin Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Intelligent Systems

Platform: DS
Reviewed on DS

"A terrible asteroid strike has left the planet devastated. Few survivors remain and the world is in chaos. Toxic dust clouds are choking out the food supply. New diseases strike without warning. Terror runs rampant as people do whatever is necessary for their own survival.

"One small band fights to restore human dignity in a world gone mad... but the mission seems impossible. Their own country is being led by madmen. Their former enemy thinks only of revenge. And behind the scenes, a mad scientist with unbelievable power dreams of eliminating the human race once and for all."

Logitech Driving Force GT racing wheel Company: Logitech
Platform: PlayStation 3 (most functions will work with the PlayStation 2 or other devices with a USB port)

Logitech has launched its latest and hottest wheel, the Driving Force GT racing wheel for the PlayStation 3. Designed specifically for Gran Turismo drivers, the Driving Force GT provides a tight feeling of control for any driving game.

Wits & Wagers Review

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Wits & Wagers Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: Hidden Path Entertainment

Platform: Xbox 360, Hobby
Reviewed on Xbox 360

Wits & Wagers is a trivia game originally released as a physical party game that rewards both trivia knowledge and poker-like betting skills. Microsoft, working with Hidden Path Entertainment, has released an electronic version of the game available through Xbox Live Arcade for 800 points ($10).

Publisher: Take-Two Interactive
Developer: Rockstar North

Platforms: Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3
Reviewed on Xbox 360

The Grand Theft Auto series is a dream made real for the Houser brothers, whose enthusiasm for American culture and individualism has made them millionaires. While the series has been portrayed in the mainstream media as some evil, brain-twisting game that turns children into killers, the reality is that it's an over-the-top, satirical look at American pop culture developed by people in Scotland (Rockstar North). Yes, it's brutal, it's violent, and it's definitely earned its mature ("M") rating. It's also one of the best examples of "games as art" that can be thrown at Roger Ebert, coming as close to an interactive movie as any game has done.

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