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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Games Played 02/03/2009

Culdcept Saga - X-Box 360
Resident Evil 5 Demo - PlayStation 3/X-Box 360
Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction - PlayStation 3
Resistance 2 - PlayStation 3
Rock Band 2 - X-Box 360
Samurai Champloo - PlayStation 2


RANDOM GAME OF THE DAY:


Austin Powers: Welcome to My Underground Lair! (2000)
Developer: Tarantula Studios
Platform: Game Boy Color
Purchase Date: 06/13/2001


A Mr. Bigglesworth wallpaper. The sign of true evil.

This game, alongside its twin that I will write about in the future, was given out for free with the purchase of a Game Boy Advance system at a local electronics store during that handheld's launch. The logic behind the free offer was baffling - the store could have given its customers a free Game Boy Advance game - but it did hint that the game was going to be totally awful. The developer was smart enough with their approach by not replicating the movies but instead making the game a software made by Dr. Evil, a sort of training tool for future heads of evil organizations. The game has a hilarious boot-up system and is presented like it's an operating system. Basically, it's just a collection of silly mini games but even though the overall production truly honors its source material with a high degree of enthusiasm, the whole concept just doesn't work.

LIBRARY STATUS: 1 out of 5

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