Archive for the ‘Best Game Ever’ Category

Stalker: Shadow of Chernobyl Non-Review

Saturday, March 12th, 2011 by jackson

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl has been a game I’ve declined to review. There are some things I’m just not comfortable casting judgment on. A review implies that the reviewer has authority over the game, an intellectual superiority. I can tell you what I think about Stalker, but Stalker is a complex game full of loose …

Best Game Ever – Dungeon Keeper 2

Friday, July 10th, 2009 by golden jew

One of the critical problems of the gaming industry today is that nearly every game is an adaption of a successfully proven concept. This is probably why there is a lot of hullabaloo (scrabble bonus points) whenever an interesting new concept game comes out, even if the concept and execution are flawed. But …

Best Game Ever – Shadowrun

Thursday, April 30th, 2009 by golden jew

One of the hardest challenges of making an RPG is finding a way to integrate plot, setting and gameplay into something that is greater than the sum of its parts. Some games, like the Final Fantasy franchise, are surprisingly good at all three. Others unapologetically settle for one or two–Fire Emblem being an example …

Best Game Ever: Star Control II

Thursday, March 26th, 2009 by golden jew

This Best Game Ever is brought to you by developers making their old games open source, which is a wonderful thing. Toys for Bob, the developer of Star Control I and II, released the game as open source in 2002 under the “Ur Quan Masters” title, since the name Star Control remains a copyright of …

Best Game Ever – Seven Kingdoms II

Thursday, August 21st, 2008 by chris

Playing the disappointment that was Seven Kingdoms: Conquest got me nostalgic for Seven Kingdoms 2.

I’m not going to talk about the plot, because there is no plot. There are 12 (increased from seven) nationalities, existing alongside a half-dozen or so Fryhtans. No past or future given. The campaign is a set of …

Best Game Ever – Jurassic Park: Rampage Edition

Monday, June 30th, 2008 by wesley

Jurassic Park: Rampage Edition (hereafter referred to as JP:RE) is truly a one of a kind game. In my decades of playing games, I have never come across anything quite like it.

Whee!

Back in the early nineties some developer released the movie tie-in game Jurassic Park for …

Best Game Ever – Drug Wars

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008 by shota

About two years ago my mother walked in on me… Playing Drug Wars. (Get it? You thought I was going to say “masturbating.” But I pulled the old switcharoo on you. Ha…haha…h…sigh…) Anywho, my mom walked in and asked:

“What are you doing, Gunter?” Normally, it’s her loving nickname for me, but the emphasis on the …

Best Game Ever — Baldur’s Gate 2, Shadows of Amn

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008 by shota

When Jay asked me to write a “Best Game Ever” entry for Baldur’s Gate 2, my first instinct was to refuse the offer. Why? Because I love the game too much and I feared that nothing I could write would do it justice. It would be like trying to write a review for New York …

Best Game Ever – Lumines 2

Thursday, May 17th, 2007 by matt

When deciding upon which system to purchase next, many people will look for that one game to satisfy their needs almost immediately. Xbox had Halo and GameCube had Smash Bros. Melee. Well, you can add Lumines 2 for the PSP to that list. I’m here to tell you that you should buy a PSP for …

Best Game Ever / Review – Dragon’s Trap / Curse

Thursday, April 5th, 2007 by jay

It’s somewhat bizarre that my normally useless extensive knowledge of the Sega Master System would come in handy because a Turbo Grafix 16 game is released on the Wii. But despite the comical circuitousness, I happen to know a thing or two about Dragon’s Curse. You see, as far as Master System games go, …