Review: Theatrhythm – Up jumped the boogie? To the theatrhythm of the boogie, the beat?

There’s not a gamer in the world who doesn’t know what “Final Fantasy” is.  There’s the long-time fans who’ve played through every single game — including the misnumbered ones.  There’s the fans who have their absolute favorite and swear by it — “Final Fantasy VII” is usually the one considered to be the Holy Grail of the franchise.  There’s even […]

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Backlog Quest: Day 14 – Tron: Evolution – Off the Grid, Yo!

Dear Journal, Today I was an acrobatic computer program fighting to preserve a digital world. Tron: Legacy was a bit of a disappointment theatrically.  It looked great but the story was lacking and most of the film’s principal actors appeared to be bored (or indifferent).  So imagine the surprise I felt when Tron: Evolution turned out to in some ways […]

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Backlog Quest: Day 13 – The Lord of the Rings: War in the North

Dear Journal, Today my companions and I set forth on an epic quest to rid the north of an enemy that sought to make war against the people of Middle Earth. I had heard some not-so-good things about Lord of the Rings: War in the North when it first launched, but a few updates later and I really can’t see […]

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Backlog Quest: Day 12 – Thor: God of Thunder – Thunder? More like blunder!

Dear Journal, Today I traversed the nine realms only to be defeated by poor frame rate, pixelating graphics and, well, just too much bad to cover in an opening line. I want to just go on record right now and say that Thor: God of Thunder may be one of the worst super hero inspired video games of this generation; […]

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Backlog Quest: Day 11 – Where the Wild Things Are – Childhood and Junk

Dear Journal, Today I learned about myself and stuff. Taking a book that is literally only a few sentences long and turning it into an hour and a half movie is no easy task. Turning that same book into a five-six hour video game would have been next to impossible. A few liberties pretty much had to be taken.  Viewed […]

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Backlog Quest: Day 10 – Shadows of the Damned – Fear the Boner

Dear Journal, Today I was a Mexican, not a Mexicant. There are two types of gamers in the world: those who have played Shadows of the Damned, and the vastly superior in numbers group who have never even heard of it.  Grasshopper’s game/interactive B-movie didn’t exactly make a big splash when it came out, and it is a damn shame […]

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Backlog Quest: Day 9 – Rock of the Dead – Party on Neil!

Dear Journal, Today I fought the undead with my guitar. Also, I think I’m dating Felicia Day. All in all, a good day. Rock of the Dead is a success or a failure depending on how you want to view it.  Considering that the game’s main goal seemed to be giving gamers a Rob Zombie fueled game that gave them […]

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Backlog Quest: Day 8 – Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs 3D – Let’s get ready to snore!

Dear Journal, Today I was a T-Rex fighting a Stegosaurs and was honestly, genuinely bored. It quickly seems like most of the titles coming through the pipeline in this quest to rid my backlog of… well my backlog are just taking mediocre to a whole new level.  Maybe, somewhere in my subconscious I knew this and this is part of […]

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Backlog Quest: Day 7 – Bodycount – Let the expectations hit the floor

Dear Journal, Today I… well really I just played a very mediocre shooter. That’s what I did. Once when I was on a message board, probably CAG, someone said (in reference to Bodycount) that “Codemasters doesn’t make bad games!”  They of course were being sarcastic, because the truth is that Codemasters hasn’t had a lot of successes lately.  Bodycount offered […]

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