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The Force Unleashed, Better Than Expected

When I played the Star Wars: The Force Unleashed demo, back when it was released for free, I was completely unimpressed.  Now that I’ve rented the full game and played through the first couple of missions, I think the problem is that they wrote a bad demo.  See, games like this need time to get […]


First Impressions of The Maw

The Maw (website) is an unusually impressive new 3D game on the Xbox Live Arcade.  It has all the feel of a late-1990s big studio 3D platforming game (Banjo-Kazooie, Spyro), and graphics that are well beyond its price at $10.  The Maw also delivers a shocking amount of fun for so simple a game.  In […]


Prince of Persia: First Impressions

I’ve been playing Prince of Persia (website) since release day.  I wish there were more hours in the day for this, and sometimes I look for new hours just to play it.  My normal day goes like this:   7:00 – Wake up, feed the cat, eat a bowl of cereal, play Prince of Persia […]


Falling out

Let’s call this ‘Fallout, first impressions’. Others might say “Fallout 3, first impressions” but I admit that I’m new to the series so all this is pretty new and exciting to me. I sort of know what the old games were like and what they were about, but I never played them. And yes, you’re […]


First Impressions of Fable II

First Impression: B- I thought I’d start out my first post with the game I’m currently playing – Fable II (website) for the Xbox 360.  The first Fable, which came out in 2004, was so much fun that I played through it six or seven times.  That’s something I do with games that let you […]

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