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Shenmue Review

Shenmue Screenshot

So does the final release of Shenmue live up to all the hype of being the most expensive game ever made and deliver Dreamcast owners onto the promised land of gaming bliss? The answer is yes and no. Shenmue is the Bill Clinton of videogames; extremely ambitious, arguably successful, and yet undoubtedly flawed.

Shenmue Second Opinion

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Sega seems to have a theme going lately consisting of games which are extremely original and challenging on many levels, yet strangely, they aren't very much fun to play. Seaman was the first game in the recent trend, and Shenmue is definitely another.

Tekken Tag Tournament – Consumer Guide

According to the ESRB, this game contains: Animated Violence

Tekken Tag Tournament – Review

About six months before the release of the original PlayStation, I was fortunate enough to attend a small CES (Consumer Electronics Show) near my home. After waiting in line for nearly an hour, I rushed inside in hopes of getting my hands on a demo unit for this crazy, unknown new game system put out by Sony of all companies. My first experience on the PlayStation was Battle Arena Toshinden, and regardless of what people may say about it now, at the time it was stunning. Still reeling from the mind-blowing experience at the show about a month afterwards, I ran into an arcade machine for the original Tekken.

Tekken Tag Tournament

Game Description: Forget the fancy full-motion video intros of the past. The cutting-edge gameplay that is promised in the extended intros of fighting games is finally realized in Tekken Tag Tournament. This visually stunning action game contains fully rendered 3D characters that can execute smoothly animated martial arts moves. With polygonal characters and texture maps this real, you'll end up looking for the coin slot on your PS2. With more than 30 characters to fight against or beside, this game allows you to pull off the ultimate human combo: tag-team fighting.

Tekken Tag Tournament – Second Opinion

So there's a bit of irony that with Tekken Tag Tournament, the series that was once a trendsetter is now reduced to one of the also-rans. Why does the game take a fall from grace? There's nothing inherently wrong with Tekken Tag. Simply chalk it up to the lack of notable evolutionary advances in the face of high-quality competitors.

Power Stone 2

Game Description: There are plenty of 3D fighting games out on the market, but no others quite as crazy as this. Power Stone 2 chucks the precision attack combos of the Street Fighter-type games in favor of a free-for-all melee that allows characters to walk in and out of the battle and use found objects as weapons. You'll encounter more than 120 items that can serve as weapons, vehicles, traps, and more. Find three Power Stones (or beat them out of an opponent) to temporarily turn into a more strapping, punishing version of yourself and knock inches off your opponents' life meters.

Power Stone 2 – Review

Power Stone 2 is a sequel in the most worthy sense (I'm talking Godfather 2 here, not Grease 2). The game is still set in the same 19th century time period, maintains the same international-around-the-globe-mystical style, and the overall gameplay premise hasn't deviated much either.

Power Stone 2 – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Animated Violence

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