[Reviews] The King of Fighters XIA budget-priced fighting game offered some of the best fighting available during the PS2's final days.
This is one museum tour that will likely leave you wishing you had chosen a different museum.
One interesting thing about writing for GameRevolution is that the outlet is looking for an edgy tone. Around the time I wrote a few reviews for the site, I had just finished a period where I spent a few years purging my writing of the "lame" attempts at humor I once employed, after readers complained. Then when I tried to write for GameRevolution, I had to try and inject personality.
I tell you this because, of course, the review begins with a forced metaphor. I like to think I actually made the metaphor work in the end, but you'll notice some of my word choice throughout tends toward the metaphorical a bit more than it usually might. At least it didn't prevent me from including some straight-up analysis along the way:
This boxing game had a chance but it sadly didn't manage to land a knockout punch...
My review for Victorious Boxers Revolution was, I believe, the second review that I wrote for Realm of Gaming. I was pretty happy with how it turned out at the time, probably because I bothered to research the cartoon upon which the game was based and that made me feel scholarly.
When I was offered the chance to review the game, I also received a copy for use at HonestGamers. That one I passed onto Brian Rowe, who wrote this review. He definitely was not impressed with the game, but I liked it more than he did.
A neat little package for people who want a prettier take on classic Twisted Metal...
When I wrote about Twisted Metal: Head-On for Realm of Gaming in 2008, it was one of the last releases for PlayStation 2 and it seemed quite impressive. Now, five years later, I don't know that I'd recommend it to anyone because high-definition gaming means that any but the newest Twisted Metal will look rather poor on your television set.
At the time, Twisted Metal: Head-On represented a nice trip down memory lane. Twisted Metal: Black came out on the day I first bought a PlayStation 2, and was my first purchase for the system. That followed my previous purchase of Twisted Metal as my first game for the original PlayStation, so you could say I have a history with the series.
A Katamari Damacy clone that falls victim to some mild mechanical issues.
Not quite two years ago now, Jason Leyanna of Realm of Gaming convinced me to write a series of reviews in exchange for review copies. It was a good way for me to get my hands on some games that I'd always planned to try, and it was a good way for him to get additional content for his site at a good rate (since he mostly wouldn't agree to anything that carried a retail price of more than $20 at the time).
One of those games I asked for was Tornado Outbreak, which had a vibrant cover and had always looked to me like a decent Katamari Damacy clone. When I played through it, I found that my general overall impression was rather accurate. Tornado Outbreak proved to be a mildly enjoyable game, with some minor issues that sucked more fun out of it than they probably should have.
                                                            
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