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Maximo vs. Army of Zin – Review

In the world of videogames, every developer at one time or another has taken their own formula and re-used it for a sequel or off-shoot title, but how much "new" content does there have to be before it's enough to justify a release? This question came up often for me personally last year, a year which packed an incredible number of, shall we say, "return visits" in amongst the few fresh new ideas. Some were clearly better than others, but in my opinion, the general dearth of creative risk taking cast a malaise over 2003.

Maximo vs. Army of Zin – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Animated Blood, Violence

Chaos Legion – Second Opinion

Brad's review hits all of the right notes. The game is stereotypical Capcom filtered through Square. The guys at Capcom have apparently let the success of the original Devil May Cry go to their heads and now spend lots of time working on games that attempt to ape that title's style. Unfortunately, like Devil May Cry 2, Chaos Legion is a pale imitation of Devil May Cry.

Viewtiful Joe

Game Description: In this fighting action game from Capcom USA Studio 4's Atsushi Inaba, players take control of an average, well, Joe as he's transported into his favorite movie. In his new environment, Joe discovers he has all the abilities of Hollywood action-hero when he becomes Viewtiful Joe. Using cel-shading techniques, VJ boasts a unique visual style that blends colorful 3D environments with a twisted take on traditional 2D gameplay. Joe's power stems from his skillful martial arts attacks, high-flying acrobatics, and time-bending special effects. Players can slow down or speed up time when attacking/ dodging enemies, as well as zoom in on the action to execute different attacks.

Viewtiful Joe – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Intense Violence, Blood

Devil May Cry 2 – Second Opinion

The original Devil May Cry was the perfect antidote to the Resident Evil series. Instead of counting bullets the way a starving man counts bread crumbs, Devil May Cry gave me unlimited bullets. Instead of controlling the tank-like Resident Evil characters (turn, turn, turn, go forward), I had Dante, who moved with the style and grace of a Cirque du Soleil acrobat.

Chaos Legion – Review

That's not to say that an emphasis on action is bad—far from it—but their perspective is so tightly focused that they're excluding elements that would make the games more enjoyably rounded. Chaos Legion is Capcom's latest in its recent string of thumb-killers, and though I dare say it's more successful than the last few, it shares the same stunted scope and narrow vision that holds back its siblings.

Chaos Legion – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Blood, Violence

Chaos Legion

Game Description: The three sacred glyphs...the mythic and forbidden symbols of an ancient world torn apart. Only these mystic relics have the power to open the Gateway of Chaos and lead the people to the Red Moon. Legend says that when the three glyphs meet, the three worlds will once again be reunited.

Final Fight One – Second Opinion

Sadly, taking Final Fight One out for another spin proved to be a disaster and I took little joy in reenacting the old. The game is repetitive as Mike mentions, but that isn't what threw me for a loop. Even today, most contemporary games aren't as diverse as most people seem to think and repetition isn't necessarily the antithesis to engaging play.

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