Backlog Quest II: Day 19 – Ice Age: Continental Drift – Arctic Games – Unevolved

Dear Journal, Today I played a game that was literally painful. Ice Age: Continental Drift – Artic Games is more than just a mouthful of subtitles; it’s pure unadulterated garbage. Bad motion controls, poor game design and horribly dated graphics make up this obvious and pathetic cash grab. You can read on if you’d like, but know that it doesn’t […]

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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 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 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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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: 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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