FINAL FANTASY TACTICS A2

a review of Final Fantasy Tactics A2
a videogame developed by square-enix
and published by square-enix
for the nintendo DS
text by tim rogers

2 stars

Bottom line: Final Fantasy Tactics A2 is “not remotely as 'advanced' as it needs to be.”

VISION TRAINING

a review of Vision Training (or, flash focus: vision training in minutes a day)
a videogame developed by nintendo of japan
and published by nintendo of japan
for the nintendo DS
text by tim rogers

3 stars

Bottom line: Vision Training is “a good conversation, about observation.”

HEAVENLY SWORD

a review of Heavenly Sword
a videogame developed by ninja theory
and published by sony computer entertainment america
for the sony playstation 3 computer entertainment system
text by tim rogers

1.5 stars

Bottom line: Heavenly Sword is “definitely not the game anyone involved wanted to make.”

STRANGLEHOLD

a review of John Woo's Stranglehold
a videogame developed by tiger hill entertainment
and published by midway
for Microsoft Windows, the microsoft xbox 360 and the sony playstation 3 computer entertainment system
text by tim rogers

3.5 stars

Bottom line: John Woo's Stranglehold is “so slippery it's psychotic.”

Manhunt

a review of Manhunt
a videogame developed by rockstar north
and published by rockstar games
for Microsoft Windows, the microsoft xbox 360 and the sony playstation 2 computer entertainment system
text by Thomas Callahan

0.5 star

Bottom line: Manhunt is “door-bashing, window-smashing vandalism.”

Condemned: Criminal Origins

a review of Condemned: Criminal Origins
a videogame developed by monolith productions
and published by sega
for Microsoft Windows and the microsoft xbox 360
text by Brandon Parker

1 star

Bottom line: Condemned: Criminal Origins is “an Original Concept by Jason Hall and Nathan Hendrickson.”

America’s Army

a review of America's Army
a videogame developed by the u.s. army
and published by the u.s. army
for personal computers
text by Brandon Parker

0.5 star

Bottom line: America's Army is “in need of troop reductions and a timetable for withdrawal.”