Review – Army Men: Toys in Space

Review – Army Men: Toys in Space

To be honest, I was a bit disappointed that I didn’t enjoy the original Army Men on PC. In the series’ heyday, as more and more titles were hitting the market at a staggering pace, the press would often look back on that original game and mention what a shame it was that such a fun …

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Review – Super Mario Odyssey

Review – Super Mario Odyssey

The Mario series has gone everywhere; from single-screen arcade games, to super, to lands, to worlds, to… 64’s and sunshines. Anecdotally, a lot of people were wondering where Mario could possibly go after Super Mario Galaxy. Super Mario Universe? Super Mario Continuum? We got Super Mario Galaxy 2, which coyly avoided the question; how do you …

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Jalopy and My Summer Car – A Tale of Two Cars

Jalopy and My Summer Car – A Tale of Two Cars

Since the dawn of 3D graphics, I’ve dreamt of a very specific sort of game; the road trip game. In those early days, the days of my pre-adolescence, I had no idea the limitations of the medium, nor any grasp on how a video game was constructed. Instead, when I saw Cruis’n USA for the first time, …

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Review – Star Fox 2

Review – Star Fox 2

The only thing I ever remember seeing about Star Fox 2 back in the Super Nintendo days was an ad in Nintendo Power showing a stand-in box and logo. That was enough to get me excited. I was a huge fan of the original Star Fox, completely devouring every piece of media I could with …

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Review – Cuphead

Review – Cuphead

I, like many people, was taken in initially by Cuphead’s art style. Capturing the look of animation’s golden era, with comma eyes and rubbery limbs, it has a distinct look that elevates it above many of its pixel art peers. The gameplay, on the other hand, looked pretty ho-hum and it appeared to be at …

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Review – Army Men 2 (GBC)

Review – Army Men 2 (GBC)

Army Men on the Gameboy Color was such a short experience, that as soon as I had it completed, I moved directly on to its sequel, Army Men 2. I had that finished, as well, before the evening was over. This wasn’t a marathon, either, this was something I did after coming home from my day job. …

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Review – Army Men (GBC)

Review – Army Men (GBC)

As a spin-off of Electronic Arts, 3DO was first formed to design the company’s console. Not just EA’s console, it was to be a console for everyone — a universal format, like the movie industry employs with the DVD. Any manufacturer could produce their own version (with applicable royalties to 3DO) and any software publisher …

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Review – Army Men II (PC)

Review – Army Men II (PC)

When a game goes on to spawn countless sequels in a relatively brief amount of time, it typically implies that the series’ progenitor was either completely outstanding or at least contains ideas that demand to be capitalized upon. With the Army Men series, this line of reasoning would lead you to believe that the original …

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Review – Army Men: Soldiers of Misfortune

Review – Army Men: Soldiers of Misfortune

After Trip Hawkins branched the company off of Electronic Arts to release a poorly received console, 3DO struggled for years before finally breathing its last breath in 2003. Sarge and the gang would see their last entry in 2004’s Army Men: Sarge’s War, 3DO’s last game, published by the new rights holder, Global Star Software. …

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Review – Army Men: Sarge’s Heroes 2 (PS2)

Review – Army Men: Sarge’s Heroes 2 (PS2)

Until someone finally gets me the help I need, the Army Men series remains one of my greatest guilty pleasures in the realm of gaming. I love the series, it just doesn’t love me. Even the best games of the brand I’ve thus far encountered feature fatal flaws that have been difficult to overlook. The …

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