Review: November 2009 Archives

Gyromancer Review

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Gyromancer Publisher: Square Enix
Developer: Square Enix and PopCap Games

Platforms: Xbox 360 and PC
Reviewed on Xbox 360

Rivel is a powerful summoner, able to invoke powerful beasts to do battle with his masters' foes, and he does so while aiding one of the royal rangers on a difficult quest. You can aid Rivel in his quest thanks to his summoning monsters and doing battle through a variation on Bejewelled Twist.

Peggle Nights Publisher: PopCap Games
Developer: PopCap Games

Platforms: PC, Mac and Xbox 360
Reviewed on Xbox 360

It's not enough to attend the Peggle Institute, bouncing balls through fields of pegs, falling into Extreme Fever when pegs are eliminated and racking up high scores. In Peggle Nights, the instructors of the Peggle Institute share their dreams, allowing players to live out their peg-eliminating fantasies in even more levels of Peggle-style fun.

Assassin's Creed II Review

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Assassin's Creed II Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal

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

The events of the original Assassin's Creed saw Desmond Miles, a sheltered young man from a reclusive community, captured by a pharmaceutical company. Forced into a machine called the "Animus," Miles was used to unearth information from the past by reliving the memories of his ancestor, an Assassin named Altair Ibn La-Ahad, active during the Third Crusade.

With a little help, Miles learned that his abductors were the Templars, a secretive order bent on world domination. Now he has escaped and is using a hacked and Jerry-rigged version of the Animus to try to discover secrets from Renaissance Italy before the Templars can put them to use. To do so, Miles must relive the memories of his ancestor Ezio Auditore da Firenze, an assassin trapped in the politics of the Italian city-states of Venice and Florence.

Chronicles of Mystery: Curse of the Ancient Temple Publisher: City Interactive
Developer: City Interactive

Platform: DS
Reviewed on DS

Archaeologist Sylvie Leroux finds herself flying to Malta after her mentor, an historian investigating a Crusader chapel, vanishes. Only by discovering the web of reasons behind the professor's disappearance and delving into the secrets of the Knights Hospitaller will Leroux get to the bottom of this mystery.

Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time Publisher: Sony
Developer: Insomniac Games

Platform: PlayStation 3
Reviewed on PlayStation 3

Following the events of Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, Clank has fallen into the clutches of Dr. Nefarious, and Ratchet is wandering the galaxy in search of his friend. It turns out a clock-like space station has been constructed at the center of the galaxy to repair flaws in time created by reckless time-travelling, and Clank is heir to the clock's caretaker position. Unfortunately, every villain in the galaxy has their own plans to use the clock to undo past rights, and Ratchet and Clank must, once again, save the galaxy.

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