Sunday, December 28, 2008

Games Played 12/26/2008

Gears of War 2 - X-Box 360
Ikaruga - X-Box 360
Lumines Live! - X-Box 360
Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix - X-Box 360


Blinx: The Time Sweeper (2002)
Developer: Artoon Co., Ltd.
Platform: X-Box
Purchase Date: 10/11/2002

It's been long suspected that cats have 9 lives...
Never do we know that they can also control time!

Replay saves have been around long before this game's arrival but the original X-Box's 8GB of HDD space did present some interesting opportunities for brave developers looking to tap into the fusion of gameplay with the concept of time-space continuum/virtual remote control a.k.a TIVO-ism. This action platformer is smarter in its theory than in the actual application because the freedom to manipulate time - rewind, pause, fast forward, etc. - are too linear though the illusion of their effectiveness is definitely there. The game is a bit like Braid, only a little too structured and less intelligent.

LIBRARY: 3 out of 5

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