Review: May 2009 Archives

Texas Cheat'Em Review

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Texas Cheat'Em Publisher: D3Publisher
Developer: Wideload Shorts


Platforms: Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3
Reviewed on Xbox 360

Texas Cheat'Em is a variation on the recently popular Texas Hold 'Em variety of poker that allows players to cheat, changing the values of cards, stealing chips and looking at other people's hands to change the fundamental style of Texas Hold 'Em play.

Puzzle Quest Galactrix Publisher: D3Publisher
Developer: Infinite Interactive


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

A fledgling pilot, you rebel against your corporate overlords in an effort to save humanity from extinction at the hands of a horrifying experiment. You do this by matching tiles to win interstellar battles between heavily armed ships.

Puzzle Quest Galactrix Publisher: D3Publisher
Developer: Infinite Interactive


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

A fledgling pilot, you rebel against your corporate overlords in an effort to save humanity from extinction at the hands of a horrifying experiment. You do this by matching tiles to win interstellar battles between heavily armed ships.

Plants vs. Zombies Publisher: PopCap Games
Developer: PopCap Games


Platforms: Xbox 360, PC and Mac
Reviewed on PC

Windows System Requirements: 1.2 GHz Processor, 512 MB RAM, DirectX 8, internet connection, Windows 2000 or more recent operating system

PopCap is well known for cute, almost kitschy, games that seem casual on the exterior but offer the play that serious gamers enjoy. Best known for Bejeweled and Peggle, they have entered into the castle defense subgenre of games with Plants Vs Zombies (PvZ). Taking things literally, your home really is your castle, and the invaders are zombies. You fend them off with your garden. Sound a little surreal? It is, but in true PopCap fashion, it has that drug-like ability to steal your time in big chunks before you even realize it's 3am. With a humorous slant and a goofy personality, PopCap has fashioned another thoroughbred for its stable.

LocoRoco 2 Review

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LocoRoco 2 Publisher: Sony
Developer: Sony


Platform: PSP
Reviewed on PSP

"Having successfully repelled the Moja invasion, the LocoRoco went back to their harmonious, fun-loving existence, living in peace with the weird and wonderful creatures who share their colorful planet.

"However, unwilling to concede defeat, Bonmucho, the Moja's leader returned home and in cahoots with his evil mother, prepared an even more terrifying attack. Armed with a fearsome sonic weapon – a terrible song that is capable of sucking the life force out of all living things – the Moja are, even now, setting off on a mission to conquer the LocoRoco's peaceful world, intent on changing its joyous tune."

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