Sunday, November 9, 2008

Games Played 11/08/2008

Gears of War 2 - X-Box 360
Ikaruga - X-Box 360*
Sega Rally Revo - X-Box 360
Strider 2 - PlayStation

*I finally broke the top 100 for the All Chapter run. Yeah!


Fear Effect (2000)
Developer: Kronos Digital Entertainment, Inc.
Platform: PlayStation
Purchase Date: 2000

It looks stunning as a screenshot but it doesn't fare so well in motion.

This sci-fi adventure game features the first great looking cell-shaded graphics to replicate the anime look that inspired its creation. Just like Space Channel 5, the game's backgrounds are comprised of streaming full motion videos. Though cutting edge for its time, the game doesn't age well as the screen is often filled with pixelated images. I love the game's Asian-influenced storyline and the interesting cast of characters. The control is a bit stiff like the first generation Resident Evil games but the game world is truly alive with mystery and thick with dread.

LIBRARY STATUS: 4 out of 5

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