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Xenosaga: Episode I—Der Wille zur Macht – Second Opinion

Lately I've felt the Japanese RPG has stagnated, which is a difficult admission for this diehard fan of the genre. But I think Xenosaga stands out as one of the best PlayStation 2 (PS2) RPGs. Xenosaga made me truly care about its world, by being a good game that tells a great story well.

Soul Calibur II

Game Description: A new page in history has begun as the most highly-anticipated fighting game ever finally arrives! The greatest 3D weapons-based fighter will provide non-stop action, excitement and surprises as you go one-on-one against your favorite challengers.

Soul Calibur II – Review

If someone heard my buddy Joey and I playing Soul Calibur II, they'd think that it's probably the funniest game ever.

Soul Calibur II – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Animated Violence, Suggestive Themes 

Soul Calibur II – Second Opinion

Boxing is often called the "sweet science." The strategy, execution and skill make up the "science" and I'm assuming the thrill and satisfaction of victory is what makes it "sweet." In Soul Calibur III, I feel there's very little "science" that goes into the combat and consequently, victory isn't particularly "sweet."

Tekken 4 – Second Opinion

With each new Tekken that comes out, I tell myself I've had enough, that I've already played these games way too much, but Namco has always pulled me back in with new characters, new mechanics, or even new graphics that make it a fresh experience. This just wasn't the case with Tekken 4.

dot hack//INFECTION Part 1 – Review

The character interactions and plot advancements, and the intrigues that keep piling up in The World make INFECTION a solid start to what is shaping up to be an extremely worth-while experience for those willing to stick with the series to the end.

dot hack//INFECTION Part 1 – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Mature Sexual Themes, Mild Animated Violence

dot hack//INFECTION Part 1

Game Description:  A 14-year-old boy named Kite is invited by his schoolmate Orca to play the online game The World. While playing the game, both Kite and his friend are attacked by an unknown monster. As a result, Orca becomes comatose in the real world. Despite his friend's condition, Kite continues to play, believing he’ll find a way to revive Orca. While playing The World, Kite accepts the Twilight from Aura, a mysterious girl in white. Kite is transformed into an Outlaw player within the game, wielding the very same power responsible for Orca’s condition.

Xenosaga: Episode I—Der Wille zur Macht – Review

If Xenosaga is any indication, then Japanese game developers aren't yet ready to end their tawdry love affair with the cinematic effects pioneered in games like Final Fantasy VII and Resident Evil. Rather, they seem to love these effects more than ever.

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