Review: August 2009 Archives

Sudoku Ball-Detective Publisher: Playlogic
Developer: Whitebear Studios


Platforms: Wii, PC and DS
Reviewed on DS

Jonathan Coleridge has been murdered! Fortunately, the retired Chief Superintendent of Scotland Yard, Edward Bannister, was present at the party where the foul deed was committed. Only by solving a variety of Sudoku Ball puzzles can the former detective determine what happened at this sleepy English manor.

Tales of Monkey Island Publisher: LucasArts / Telltale Games
Developer: Telltale Games


Platforms: PC and Wii
Reviewed on PC

Windows System Requirements: 2 GHz Processor, 512 MB RAM, DirectX 9.0c compatible video card with 64 MB VRAM, internet connection, Windows XP or more recent operating system

In the previous chapter, Guybrush Threepwood, "Mighty Pirate," unleashed a vicious Voodoo Pox that is plaguing every pirate in the Caribbean, while he dodges an aristocratic French doctor pursuing him in the interests of science. Now that same doctor has put a bounty on Threepwood's head while Threepwood continues to track his missing spouse to an island of Mer-people under piratical siege. Can Threepwood juggle all these factions while seeking out the mythical sponge that will help him cure the Voodoo Pox?

Company: GameFly
Official Site: gamefly.com


Simply put, GameFly is a positively ideal game rental service for a very specific type of gamer. Unfortunately, I'm not that gamer, and I don't know anyone who is. If you like to play single-player games that have been out for a few months (and play enough of them such that it's not cheaper to purchase old, used games), then GameFly can be a worthwhile service. If you play seldom and casually, love to play in-depth games extensively and to exhaustion, really enjoy multiplayer action (or certain downloadable content) or just want to play the very latest games, GameFly won't meet your needs as well as the alternatives.

Bookworm Adventures 2 Publisher: PopCap Games
Developer: PopCap Games


Platform: PC
Reviewed on PC

Windows System Requirements: DirectX 8, internet connection, Windows XP or more recent operating system

"The walls of fiction are collapsing as characters run wild through the Great Library, and only Lex the Bookworm can save the world from certain doom! Build words and battle monsters to survive three storybooks with 10 chapters each. Trade barbs, banter and body blows with over 130 foes, and earn help from fighting friends along the way!"

Red Faction Guerilla Review

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Red Faction Guerilla Publisher: THQ
Developer: Volition


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

Miner Alec Mason has traveled to Mars to join his brother mining the ore of the red planet. Before the planet's red dust has a chance to settle onto Mason's boots, his brother is executed and he is on the run from the Earth Defense Force, formerly the saviors of Mars and now its heavy-handed oppressors. Mason must strike at EDF facilities to win freedom for Mars while untangling the mystery of the marauders who raid the outskirts of the Martian colonies.

Drug Wars/Merchants of Brooklyn Publisher: Paleo Entertainment
Developer: Paleo Entertainment


Platform: PC
Reviewed on PC

Windows System Requirements: Core Duo Processor or Better, 2 GB RAM, DirectX 9.0c compatible video card (such as nVidia GeForce 6800 GT or ATI Radeon 9800 Pro) or better, 900 MB HD space, internet connection, Windows XP or more recent operating system

More than one thousand years in the future, poorly cloned Neanderthals are the protagonists in a sub-human bloodsport that pits these harried hominids against one another in arenas of death. As an elite Neanderthal warrior, can you escape from the lowest levels of Brooklyn to wrest control of the city from the overclass?

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