By Brad Gallaway on July 16, 2001 - 11:00pm.
Their most recent offering, The Adventures of Cookie & Cream, seems like a simple action/platformer at first glance, but it reveals itself to be decidedly different from other recent releases by making cooperative effort and teamwork the driving force behind the game.
Game Description: Tackle the challenges of Unreal Tournament on the PlayStation 2. Blow the opposition to tiny bits in a Deathmatch or become part of team and take control of the map in a Domination game. For something a little different, play Assault, where one team is trying to defend a base and the other is trying to capture it. Surviving to fight another day is only half the battle in Unreal Tournament.
By Dale Weir on June 29, 2001 - 10:37pm.
According to ESRB
, this game contains: Animated Blood & Gore, Animated Violence
By Dale Weir on June 29, 2001 - 10:34pm.
It's clear that Infogrames wanted to take advantage of the hype surrounding the PlayStation 2 launch, and it had to strike while the iron was hot. That meant that like every other publisher under the sun, it needed a port or an update to an already popular game—and Unreal Tournament was as good a choice as any.
By Dale Weir on March 23, 2001 - 12:00am.
I agree whole-heartedly with everything in Ben's review with the exception of his slam on Saturday Night Live alum and comic genius, Adam Sandler. Sonic Shuffle was obviously created to take on Mario Party, only Sega wanted to disguise this by tinkering with it to make it a little "different." That decision doomed Sonic Shuffle to be one of the worst mascot cross over games ever made.
Game Description: Join Sonic and all of his friends in the ultimate party game, which is set in a unique and magical world. In this new adventure, Illumina, the Guardian Angel, needs your help. The mysterious monster Void has locked up the power of the Precioustones, which are powerful crystals that are made from the hopes and dreams of people from every dimension. It's up to you to guide Sonic and his friends through incredible game boards to recover the Precioustones. Play with up to three friends to find out who'll be the first to save the land of Maginary Whirl. Each character has unique abilities to help it in its quest. Play minigames, fight bosses, and work your way through special events in Sonic's latest adventure.
By Ben Hopper on March 23, 2001 - 12:00am.
Sonic Shuffle is Sega's inevitable entry into the party game genre, which got its start with Nintendo's Mario Party on the Nintendo 64. Guess what—Sonic Shuffle isn't fast, isn't hip, and it certainly doesn't have any attitude. And that's not all. Not only isn't it a good Sonic game, but it also isn't a very good party game, either.
Game Description: The realm of Phantasy Star Online has increased. Phantasy Star Online, Version 2 includes all the original content from Phantasy Star Online, but expands the world with more levels, more features, and more evil to combat. You can import your existing character or create a new one as you strive to reach level 200 and master the game's new ultimate difficulty setting. Players from around the globe can now compete in Battle Mode as they face each other in deathmatch-style combat. Play Lobby Ball with up to 12 players while you chat and get a game going. Discover new and more powerful monsters, unearth rare items, and experience the passing of time as day turns into night in this persistent online world. Phantasy Star Online, Version 2 continues the evolution of the original revolutionary gaming experience.
By Chi Kong Lui on March 16, 2001 - 12:00am.
PSO is videogame with grand ambitions of uniting game players on global scale over the Internet for the purpose of entertainment. This isn't a new concept since the Internet was commercialized, but it never became a reality for a number of reasons.
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