Thursday, January 1, 2009

Games Played 12/30/2008

----------HAPPY NEW YEAR!----------

Culdcept - PlayStation 2
Ikaruga - X-Box 360
Gears of War 2 - X-Box 360
Prince of Persia - X-Box 360


The Bouncer (2001)
Developer: Square Co., Ltd./Dream Factory
Platform: PlayStation 2
Purchase Date: 06/05/2001

Now you don't have to be so bare-chested anymore!

Square wasn't lying when they printed "Play the Action Movie" on the back cover of the game case. The only problem is, there is just too much a "movie" in there and less of a game. For an early PlayStation 2 game, The Bouncer is certainly one of the more impressive looking titles on the system with in-game character models that look very close to their CG movie counterparts. The fighting is a bit stiff and the role playing inspired character customization progression is just too rigid to make it any fun. The game also has a heavy focus on story exposition and during the first time through, the long cinematic scenes really ruin any sense of fluidity in the gameplay experience, especially when all you wanted to do is to get to the action.

LIBRARY STATUS: 2 out of 5

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