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REVIEW: Retrospective – The Punisher (PS2)

‘See a few familiar faces, break a few familiar necks’. For thirty years in the world of Marvel comics, Frank Castle, better known as The Punisher, has slaughtered a huge and highly diverse number of various scumbags in a merciless one-man war against crime, employing perhaps and even more varied methods of murder to achieve … Continue reading »

REVIEW: Retrospective – Devil May Cry 2 (PS2)

If there’s one thing that the world of videogames is not short of, its sequels. And constantly they are derided by some quarters, with sometimes good reason. On PS1, the Tomb Raider series became notoriously stale and increasingly yawn inducing as successors with few innovations were churned out year after year between 1996 and 2000. … Continue reading »

REVIEW: Retrospective – Deus Ex: The Conspiracy (PS2)

Warren Spector’s Deus Ex originated on The PC in 2000. Unfortunately, I never played this version, despite the fanfare made about it at the time, probably due to the fact I was piled down by my GCSE’s at the time. It is something I now regret having played through the PS2 version and realising the … Continue reading »

REVIEW: Retrospective – Time Crisis 2 (PS2)

It is this game that eventually made me feel I had to buy a PS2 eventually. Despite there being better games on PS2, it was Time Crisis 2 that had the effect of selling the PS2 to me. Up until then, I had held a rather arrogant view of the PS2, feeling there weren’t enough … Continue reading »

REVIEW: Retrospective – Gungrave (PS2)

Gungrave is one of those games, which despite having some big problems, I couldn’t help but immensely enjoying. However, as this review stresses, it is not for everyone, and the main reason I like the game is that I am a huge fan of such 3rd person action adventure games.Basically, Gungrave is a 3rd Person … Continue reading »

REVIEW: Retrospective – Devil May Cry (PS2)

It comes with great relief that rather than choosing to continue milking a popular yet increasingly unoriginal genre, Capcom, with their new baby, Devil May Cry (which began life as Resident Evil 4, until producer Shinji Mikami decided that the game should be a new entity as opposed to a mere sequel) have advanced the … Continue reading »

REVIEW: Retrospective – Wipeout Fusion (PS2)

WipEout Fusion is the PS2 update of one of the PS One’s most successful and quality series. Although all the groups that contributed in the making of the three 32-bit games appear to have had no involvement in making Fusion, SCEE Team Liverpool have done an admirable job in creating the best game of the … Continue reading »

REVIEW: The Godfather (PS2)

One of the most expensive games ever made, when you first put The Godfather into your PC or console the game oozes production value. It looks like The Godfather. It feels like The Godfather. This has to be the best game ever surely? Having managed to enlist the voice of Marlon Brando before he slipped … Continue reading »

REVIEW: Retrospective – Crazy Taxi (PS2)

Now here’s a new section for you! Reviews from about 3 years ago, of games older than that, today! It’s so crazy it might just work. Or at least it might make you go hunt these old games down at your local Gamestation/eBay. The reviews are by me, DrDoomsday, lazygamer’s brother. So, onwards with the … Continue reading »

REVIEW: Tetris DS (Nintendo DS)

Nintendo’s policy of cheap, cheerful and (most importantly) addictive and original gameplay has paid off in spades with the Nintendo DS. Managing to hold its own against the flashy Sony PSP (and outsell it in Japan), the cheaper and more accessible DS arguably also has the better selection of games. Not bad for something initially … Continue reading »