Author: Kaleb Rutherford

Gallop Racer 2001

I consider myself to be a fan of all genres. From action, adventure, sports, RPG, strategy, and even simulation-I enjoy good games in all genres like all gamers do. Okay, so you know where I am going with this review. I have to say something good before smashing this title to bits and pieces.

ICO

You are ICO, a young, horny boy, running around with a young girl named Yorda. No, this is not the latest marketing campaign for Viagra featuring a cleverly disguised Bob Dole, but the latest title for the Playstation 2 from Sony. Few will argue that the PS2 has seen its share of “lower quality” titles during its first year in the US.

Incredible Crisis

Every year, US game publishers select what games they wish to translate and bring over from foreign countries, like Japan. The vast majority of these titles neatly fit into a specific genre that US gamers are accustomed to playing.

Madden 2001

When the first screen shots of Madden 2001 appeared before my eyes at E3 2000 in LA, I nearly fell to the ground. I was totally in awe of the breathtaking visuals EA had given the Madden franchise.

SpyHunter: The Return

Midway is one of those companies that either develops an incredibly polished title or releases utter crap… (*cough* *cough* see NFL Blitz 20-02 for the GBA for more information on utter crap) However, when Midway does actually spend time to develop and polish a title, good things can happen happen.

Smuggler’s Run 2

Let me start off by saying that I normally don’t enjoy any type of racing games. Sure there are a few racers I love: Waverace, F-Zero, and Mario Kart-however, I just don’t enjoy the “typical” racing games like Gran Turismo or NASCAR Racing. When I first saw the original Smuggler’s Run, I realized that this was my type of racing game.

Tsugunai: Atonement

Okay, so you have experienced Dark Cloud and OKAGE: Shadow King but are thirsty for more RPG action on the PS2. I know, I know… Final Fantasy X is now available (and if you are like me, you haven’t stopped playing it since it was released).

Silent Scope 2

Silent Scope 2: Dark Silhouette is the sequel to the arcade hit, Silent Scope. The story begins in the United Kingdom, where yet another terrorist group is going to carry out an attack on an unsuspecting city. Your role as a member of a peacekeeping agency is to track down the enemy and make them pay. Sound easy?

Banjo Kazooie

After the creation of Mario 64 for the Nintendo 64, company after company attempted to surpass the quality it gave. Although Mario 64 was one of the first 3d platform games, nothing has been able to top it. Capcom, Eidos, Sony, Sega, and others have all tried to outclass Mario 64 as the premier 3d platform game.