Backlog Quest II: Day 5 – WWE All Stars (3DS) – Decades of Spandex

Dear Journal, Today I wrestled Andre the Giant as The Rock. WWE All Stars combined comically over muscled versions of some of the WWE’s biggest stars (or WWF as it was called when many of them rose to fame), all together in one game. It’s sort of like Field of Dreams, only with a lot more spandex. Facing off against […]

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Backlog Quest II: Day 3 – Asura’s Wrath – So much yelling

Dear Journal, Today I got so angry that I grew extra arms so I could punch people six times as fast. Asura’s Wrath is a game that falls into that sort of middle range in terms of success and popularity. People know of it, they’ve heard it exist, but try to find a gamer friend who has played it let […]

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Backlog Quest II: Day 1 – Cabela’s Big Game Hunter 2012 – Still hating big cats

Dear Journal, Today I became the ultimate hunter (that never went toe to toe with Arnold Schwarzenegger). Much like my last go-around at taking on my backlog, I decided to once again start my quest with a Cabela’s game.  This time it is Big Game Hunter 2012, the sort of cousin to the Dangerous Hunts series. Only this time I […]

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Backlog Quest II: Day 0 – The Backlog Strikes Back

Dear Journal, I thought I had made progress, I thought the light at the end of the tunnel was starting to shine through, I thought the backlog was finally starting to wane. My last adventure into my backlog proved successful, and I felt confident that perhaps my foe would remain weakened and no longer prove a challenge that necessitated action. […]

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Backlog Quest: Day 31 – Homefront

Dear Journal, Today I kicked some North Korean ass. Homefront is one of those games that is an awesome idea with mixed execution.  In a near future where North Korea has had a series of “lucky breaks” and the US has had a series of misfortunes resulting in a new super power and an occupied America.  You play as a […]

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Backlog Quest: Day 30 – Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes

Dear Journal, Today I found out that even Jedi Knights can be totally un-cool. Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes is a video game with three titles and only one camera angle. A mix between platforming and third person shooter, Republic Heroes never manages to really nail either one. The game takes place between the events of seasons […]

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Backlog Quest: Day 28 – Cars 2

Dear Journal, Today I drove around in cars that are self aware, which is kind of creepy if you think about it too much. Cars 2 is another “kart style racer” in the spirit of Mario Kart (not the first one to be reviewed during Backlog Quest).  Though obviously, rather than “go-karts” the characters are themselves the cars this time […]

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Backlog Quest: Day 26 – Rango – Don’t stop now, this is bat country!

Dear Journal, Today I was taken completely by surprise when I played a really good movie tie-in game. Rango takes places after the events of the movie with the same name, where the wandering chameleon turned town sheriff must investigate some very strange happenings.  Ultimately, Rango saves the town of Dirt and possibly the world from strange alien creatures in […]

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Backlog Quest: Day 25 – Driver: Renegade – Serious road rage

Dear Journal, Today I really let loose with the road rage. Driver: Renegade was released about the same time as Driver: San Francisco but it is not the mobile release equivalent.  Rather, the game takes place between the events of Driver and Driver 2, where John Tanner free from the restraints of being a cop, finds work cleaning up New […]

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Backlog Quest: Day 24 – Goldeneye 007 Reloaded – Reviewed not stirred

Dear Journal, Today I played a game, named after an old game, but really a remake of a remake. Confused?  You’re not the only one.  When Activision first announced that they were going to be bringing Goldeneye back fans went crazy with excitement. When they announced that the remake was going to be on the Wii and that it would […]

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