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  • Most of us remember the ridiculously overhyped thought experiment that was Spore from a few years back. Will Wright promised the universe, and yet, somehow, the universe from the amoeba up didn't add up to a compelling gameplay experience. Maxis drew from that title's name, one-of-a-kind character creator, and little else and created the singularly evolved action RPG Darkspore. Rather than doing something completely ridiculous with Spore's premise, Darkspore is a sci-fi themed dungeon crawler at heart, with a fairly spectacular collection and itemization system, a novel backstory, and layers upon layers of tactical challenge. But does it have the fun factor that it's Sporny forebearer so disappointingly lacked? And will Darkspore hold us over until Diablo 3 makes its dubious debut, or is it destined for the bargain bin?

    Reviews
    Wed, Oct 26, 2011
    Stow
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    Right from the start, let's correct a misconception: If you try Dungeons expecting Dungeon Keeper 3, you’ll be sorely disappointed.
    Reviews
    Thu, Apr 14, 2011
    Stow
  • Crysis 2 Review

    Crysis 2’s predecessor set the graphical bar higher for first-person shooters, both in terms of eye candy and gameplay. In this next title in the series, Nanosuit Prophet returns as an outbreak of the Ceph virus in mid-town Manhattan leads to a full-blown alien invasion. The lengthy campaign takes players on a whirlwind tour of New York City twelve years in the future and embroiled in crisis, and multiplayer offers some interesting twists on online shooter gameplay, but does the game live up to its Empire State Building sized expectations and price point?

    Reviews
    Wed, Apr 06, 2011
    Ethec
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    Features, Reviews
    Mon, Apr 04, 2011
    Medawky
  • Reviews
    Thu, Mar 31, 2011
    borticus
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    Eastern games with a free-to-play model continue to be imported to the West with varying degrees of success. Most Eastern MMOGs have a hard time finding an audience with Western players due the play style differences between the two regions. Perfect World seeks to change that by launching a game with the Western player firmly in mind: Forsaken World. This fantasy MMOG, which began its open beta in early March, strives mightily to bridge the gap between East and West.
    Reviews
    Thu, Mar 31, 2011
    jeffprime
  • Bulletstorm - Environment 1
    Reviews
    Wed, Mar 30, 2011
    Sardu
  • Shogun 2 Story

    In a declining PC market, Creative Assembly has taken a great risk in keeping true to its series with Shogun 2 : Total War.  Unlike other sequels recently, Shogun 2 is just as complex as its predecessors in the grand scheme of things while only cutting back on the interface and trimming the fat of unused features of the last few games in the series.   Rest assured that the Total War series has not been ‘consoleified’!

    Even samurai have weaknesses, like flaming bombardment.  Then again most things are weak to flaming bombardment...

    Reviews
    Wed, Mar 30, 2011
    Stow
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    Bioware has made a name for themselves as the premier craftsmen of sweeping epic RPGs, and the world of Thedas - the backdrop for the Dragon Age series - is no exception to this standard.

    Reviews
    Thu, Mar 31, 2011
    borticus
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    Reviews
    Tue, Mar 29, 2011
    Shayalyn
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