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Battle Engine Aquila – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Violence

Battle Engine Aquila

Game Description: Take charge of the ultimate war machine: the Battle Engine. Whether in walking or flying mode, you will have access to an array of destructive weapons and receive constant direction from base command. Feel the thrill of immediate, frenetic action as you engage in conflict from a first-person perspective and immerse yourself in lush, expansive environments lit up by massive raging battles. You can shape the direction of each battle by choosing where and how you launch your offensive. Strategy comes to the fore as you sniff out the opposition’s weaknesses and deliver crippling blows with the most feared weapon on the battlefield.

Freelancer – Review

It's a sobering thought to remember that our planet is such a small piece of a much larger universe. We're used to seeing outer space in science fiction as an arbitrary void where people conveniently zip around in futuristic machines that utterly evade any tangible sense of the true vastness of space.

Freelancer – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Violence

Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner – Second Opinion

With the glut of incomprehensible storylines, system-crashing bugs, and—most offensive of all—misspellings and bad grammar found in games these days, it seems as if in the mad rush to fill store shelves, a growing percentage of publishers and developers are getting increasingly lackadaisical.

Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner

Game Description: From Metal Gear Solid 2 producer Hideo Kojima, comes the sequel to the anime inspired mech combat game Zone of the Enders. In Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner, take control of a lightning fast mechanized robot and fight an evil militaristic force with new weapons, maneuvers, and tactics. Conflicts and settings of ZOE2 take place in cityscapes, enemy fortresses, and even in the depths of space! Sequel to the mech-powered combat game, with a new cast of characters and an epic story.

Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner – Review

Loyal readers of the site may recall my less-than-favorable review of the original Zone Of The Enders back in 2001. Despite a great battle engine and the attachment of Hideo Kojima's name, it was a shallow bore that sold more copies than it deserved thanks to a massive wave of hyperbole and the Metal Gear Solid 2 demo disc it was packaged with. The project was massively unsatisfying, and I couldn't understand why an illustrious house like Konami would release such a half-baked product. Evidently, someone at Konami HQ must have been thinking the same thing.

Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Blood and Gore, Violence

Panzer Dragoon Orta – Second Opinion

As an unabashed admirer of the Panzer Dragoon series, I find myself in almost complete agreement with Gene's assessment of Panzer Dragoon Orta. Being intimately familiar with the previous three games, I found it difficult to imagine how they could improve upon the structure of Panzer Dragoon Zwei, which I regard as one of the best shooters of all time.

Panzer Dragoon Orta – Review

The fourth in the legendary series that began in the now defunct Sega Saturn, Panzer Dragoon Orta sticks with what made the first two games (the third being a role-playing game) so wonderful.

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