Review: November 2008 Archives

Namco Museum Virtual Arcade Publisher: Namco Bandai Games
Developer: Namco Bandai Games


Platform: Xbox 360
Reviewed on Xbox 360

Namco has packed 34 games into its Namco Museum Virtual Arcade compilation, including games from the days of coin-operated arcades (both popular and obscure) as well as more recent updates previously released on Xbox Live Arcade.

Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People: Episode 4 Publisher: Telltale Games
Developer: Telltale Games and Videlectrix


Platforms: PC and Wii
Reviewed on PC

Windows System Requirements: 1.5 GHz Processor, 256 MB RAM, 32 MB 3D video card, DirectX 9, internet connection, Windows XP or Vista

It's not dangerous... it's dangeresque! Fans have been clamoring for years for Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective, after seeing the first two Dangeresque shorts in Strong Bad's e-mails on HomestarRunner.com. Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People is the perfect vehicle for fan appeasement, able to offer a longer and more in-depth super-spy experience. And one in which Strong Bad most certainly does not use a stunt double. No way!

Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe Publisher: Midway
Developer: Midway


Platforms: Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3
Reviewed on Xbox 360

Just as the superheroes of the DC Universe were about to defeat the foul magical manipulator Darkseid, and the armies he had brought through dimensional portals known as "Boom Tubes," Superman destabilized a portal through which Darkseid was fleeing, opening up a link to yet another dimension. That other dimension happened to be Mortal Kombat's Realms, a universe that occupies the same time and space as the DC Universe, but in a parallel dimension. At exactly the same time in the Mortal Kombat universe, Shao Khan prepares to be punished for his crimes, violating the rules of Mortal Kombat, and is knocked into a portal between worlds by the bolts of Raiden, god of thunder.

The defeated Darkseid fused with Shao Khan's foul magics, becoming a staggeringly powerful being calling itself Dark Kahn. Dark Kahn is reaching out to fuse the two universes, turning the overlapping worlds into a nexus of evil, and infusing everyone with a mystical rage that forces them to fight, fueling the combination. Only by defeating Dark Kahn can the merging of the two universes be stopped, restoring peace and order to the world.

Fallout 3 Review

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Fallout 3 Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Developer: Bethesda Softworks


Platform: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC
Reviewed on PlayStation 3

The year is 2277. Two hundred years after a global thermonuclear war destroyed the world as we know it, humanity is barely clinging to existence in the irradiated wastelands that were once the heart of civilization. Most of humanity was exterminated. A few survived the cancers and mutations to scavenge an existence out of ancient ruins, and a lucky few survived underground in shelters known as "Vaults," constructed by Vault-Tec Industries. Nineteen years old, you are one of those Vault-Dwellers, but when your father goes wandering out into the harsh wasteland surrounding the ruins of Washington D.C., you leave the vault as well, to forge a fate of your own choosing.

Resistance 2 Review

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Resistance 2 Publisher: Sony
Developer: Insomniac Games


Platform: PlayStation 3
Reviewed on PlayStation 3

Resistance: Fall of Man explored the United States' entry into the conflict against the Chimera in July of 1951. The Chimera had been genetically transforming humanity into their own soldiers, and quickly overwhelming Europe and Asia. Nathan Hale, a lone U.S. Soldier, briefly helped turn the tide of battle in Britain. But that was months ago. The Chimera have brought their fleets to North America, and by 1953 most of America is a smoking ruin. Hale, infected with the Chimeran virus, may be the country's and the world's only hope... if he doesn't transform into the enemy first.

Saint's Row 2 Review

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Saint's Row 2 Publisher: THQ
Developer: Volition


Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC
Reviewed on PlayStation 3

It's been five years since the events of Saint's Row, when a prominent member of the Third-Street Saints was betrayed and nearly killed by an exploding boat. Freshly awoken from a long-term coma, that bomb-victim has to rebuild the gang and reconquer a city ruled by a new trio of gangs and over-developed by the Ultor Corporation.

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