Review – Quest 64

Review – Quest 64

The N64 saw Nintendo’s grip on the video game industry finally weaken, as it was thrashed in sales by the Playstation. There are a lot of reasons for this perceived failure, but one of the most commonly cited reasons for the N64’s substantial losses in the market is a deficiency of standard RPG’s in its …

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Review – Super 3-D Noah’s Ark

Review – Super 3-D Noah’s Ark

On the ashes of Atari, Nintendo forged an empire in the late 80’s through a mix of good games and evil business practices. Nintendo of America’s early days were marked with anti-competitive practices that broke down in the 90’s under the weight of how illegal they were. That’s a topic for another day, but suffice …

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Review – Lost Kingdoms II

Review – Lost Kingdoms II

I honestly didn’t expect to enjoy Lost Kingdoms as much as I did. It’s a game that isn’t talked about very often, and even at the time it was released, seems to have been buried. Strangely, there was a sequel to it, released a year after the original. Lost Kingdom II comes from the very …

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Review – Urbz: Sims in the City (Handheld)

Review – Urbz: Sims in the City (Handheld)

Way, way back during the Nintendo DS’s post-launch software drought, I was hungry for games. My mother, as awesome as she is, caught a copy of the DS version of Urbz: Sims in the City marked down at Blockbuster Video and picked it up for me. I wasn’t really sure what I was getting into, …

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Review – The Sims 2 (Console)

Review – The Sims 2 (Console)

When EA launched The Urbz: Sims in the City, they had hopes for it to become the next big Sim franchise for them. It’s just too bad that game sucks out loud. They were so optimistic that they allegedly began work on The Urbz 2 five months before completion of the first game. Sales still …

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Review – Lost Kingdoms

Review – Lost Kingdoms

I first encountered Lost Kingdoms as a rental way, way back in my adolescent years, during that post-console launch drought that followed the GameCube’s release. I found it interesting because it had a female protagonist back when the market was moving swiftly away from them, and it had a dark, grim atmosphere without descending into …

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Review – Army Men: Turf War

Review – Army Men: Turf War

2002 marked the decline of the Army Men franchise. After spewing out countless titles for the previous 4 years, 3DO had lost steam and could only muster two unique titles for the year. One was the console and PC title, Army Men RTS, while the other was the Game Boy Advance Army Men: Turf War. …

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Review – The Urbz: Sims in the City

Review – The Urbz: Sims in the City

I grew up in a small rural town, population somewhere below 2000 (the signage was never quite clear on the number). The pervasive boredom of growing up in an area with no consistent social scene is probably the greatest factor in my embracing of video games as a hobby. It also meant that I’d perpetually …

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Review – The Sims Bustin’ Out (GBA)

Review – The Sims Bustin’ Out (GBA)

The Sims on PC was a massive success, selling somewhere past the 10 million mark. Electronic Art were eager to cash in on their new hit series, so by 2003, the tap had been turned on and the ports and spin-offs had begun to flow. There were two separate 2003 releases on console alone, and …

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Happy 1 Year Anniversary!

Happy 1 Year Anniversary!

Can you believe we’ve been complaining about games for an entire year? That’s right, the Game Complaint Department broke ground on July 19th, 2017 with a review of Fallout. Since then, we’ve published 54 articles, most of which were reviews, and a lot of them have been about the Army Men series. Before we start …

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