Backlog Quest II: Day 15 – Battleship – You sunk my expectations!

Dear Journal, Today I played a generic FPS that actually had a fairly cool component tacked on. It seems that movie-tie-in games make up a fairly large portion of my backlog. Battleship joins the ranks. Based on the 2012 action flick, which is based on a board game, which is based on actual war, Battleship has you fighting an invading […]

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Backlog Quest II: Day 14 – Cabela’s Survival: Shadows of Katmai – Tomb Raider meets Buck Hunter

Dear Journal, Today I learned to be careful for what I wish for. I made sort of a weird statement when I was reviewing Cabela’s Big Game Hunter 2012. I lamented the lack of a crazy mountain man father figure that made Dangerous Hunts 2011 so interesting.  Well Cabela’s brought back the crazy in Shadows of Katmai, as well as […]

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Backlog Quest II: Day 13 – Brave (NDS) – Gingers are people too!

Dear Journal, Today I learned that gingers are people too, just tiny, pixilated people. So we have a movie-tie-in game for a children’s movie on the DS here. Now, you’re saying to yourself that you shouldn’t expect much from it, after all, that is like the be-all end-all list of bad signs for a game going in. You’d be mostly […]

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Backlog Quest II: Day 12 – MIB: Alien Crisis

    Dear Journal, Today I play a budget game that actually had some real potential. MIB: Alien Crisis kind of screams money grab. Hell, the biggest selling point for this pseudo movie tie-in game was that you could go see Men in Black III for free if you bought the game. The game is also, very clearly, a budget […]

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Backlog Quest II: Day 11 – Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion XL

Dear Journal, Today I found out that combining a bunch of things you like into one big thing doesn’t always make that big thing a thing you like. Let’s face it, there have been a number of Super Smash Brothers imitations over the years, all with various ways they try to attract gamers into buying in. Cartoon Network: Punch Time […]

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Backlog Quest II: Day 10 – The Adventures of TinTin – TinTin is not the dog by the way

Dear Journal, Today I went on an adventure as a reporter who never really seemed to report anything… Odds are if you pay attention to the clearance section of just about any store that sells video games you’ve seen copies of The Adventures of TinTin pop up in its various platforms.  Ultimately the game is a platformer with a few […]

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Backlog Quest II: Day 9 – Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir – Who you gonna’ call?

Dear Journal, Today I fought evil spirits with a camera. Spirit Camera is a game that could really only exist on the 3DS. Making use of the 3D camera, Spirit Camera is an Augmented Reality game that has you interacting with an AR book (The Cursed Memoir) and fighting spirits in the comfort of your own home. Though interesting, the […]

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Backlog Quest II: Day 8 – Syndicate – Literal corporate warfare

Dear Journal, Today I engaged in some literal corporate warfare. Syndicate takes place in the year 2069, when a mega corporation named Eurocorp has developed a chip implant that has allowed people to directly interface with technology and has largely replaced many of the world’s electronics. As a result, Eurocorp, and several other mega corporations (or syndicates) control the world […]

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Backlog Quest II: Day 7 – Toy Story Mania – Licensed to disappoint

Dear Journal, Today I played a Toy Story game where you never play as any Toy Story character. That was the first and many let downs about Toy Story Mania, a “better with Kinect” game port of a previously released Wii title.  Two players can make their way through a variety of shooting galleries in an attempt to get high […]

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Backlog Quest II: Day 6 – Looney Tunes: Acme Arsenal – Rabbit season

Dear Journal, Today I fought robots as a waskly rabbit. Looney Tunes: Acme Arsenal is one of those games that exist because someone, somewhere was told to make a game based on a popular license and they had to think of what to do with it.  There have been a fair share of Looney Tunes based video games over the […]

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