Author: A.J. Angeloni

  • Preview: Wario Ware: Smooth Moves (Nintendo Wii)

    Publisher: Nintendo Developer: Intelligent Sys. Genre: Party/Mini-Game Release Date: 1-15-2007 By my own admission, Wario Ware: Smooth Moves for the Nintendo Wii is one of the titles that really attracted me to buying my Wii. The DS releases in the Wario series have all been fun, and have truly showed off the capabilities and uniqueness […]

  • Preview: Silverfall (PC)

    Publisher: Atari Developer: Monte Crisco Genre: Dungeon Adventure Release Date: 3/6/2007 Silverfall is a dungeon adventure/crawler game that certainly has a fair amount of intrigue to it as we head into 2007. With the PC being the best place for games of this kind of genre Silverfall will try to break itself a niche in […]

  • Preview: Dawn of Mana (PS2)

    Publisher: Square-Enix Developer: Square-Enix Genre: Action RPG Release Date: 3-30-2007 Square-Enix definitely has its stalwart series that their fans depend on for their fix of RPG gaming. However, one series certainly has been on the forefront of the RPG communities mind lately, and they keep questioning why Square-Enix just hasnâ┚¬â”žÂ¢t been able to recapture the […]

  • Preview: Final Furlong (Nintendo Wii)

    Publisher: Namco-Bandai Games Developer: Namco-Bandai Games Genre: Sports-Horse Racing Simulation Release Date: TBA Letâ┚¬â”žÂ¢s be honest. When was the last time you heard of a game dedicated to horse racing? Sure, horses and riding have become entwined with franchises such as The Legend of Zelda, but horses rarely take center stage in the gaming world. […]

  • Review: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Nintendo Wii)

    The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess: Publisher: Nintendo Developer: Nintendo Genre: Platformer/Adventure Release Date: 11/19/2006 The Wii launch has come and gone, and now itâ┚¬â”žÂ¢s time to look back and review the title that stood out more then any other title on the Wii (or any other launch title for any system) and see if […]

  • Preview: Genesis Rising (PC)

    Publisher: DreamCatcher Interactive Developer: Metamorf Studios Genre: Real Time Strategy Release Date: March 2007 I have to admit some games, and some entire genres, have become largely color by numbers in this era. Countless games are produced that never give the gamer of today the innovations we often crave in our gaming. That is why […]

  • Preview: Alone in the Dark (XB360, PC)

    Publisher: Atari Developer: Eden Studios Genre: Survival Horror Action Release Date: (Tentative) 3-1-2007 When people think about the survival horror genre inevitably what comes to mind are long running series such as Resident Evil, Silent Hill and assorted others. Whether this recognition is deserved or not is up to the individual gamer, but I am […]

  • Preview: The Aura 2: Sacred Rings (PC)

    Publisher: The Adventure Company Developer: Streko-Graphics Inc. Genre: PC Adventure Release Date: 1-1-2007 The Aura 2: Sacred Rings, soon to be released for PC systems, comes from a genre that while being lesser known compared to the mega-genres of today, still has a very loyal and large fan base, and also produces some of the […]

  • Preview: Cooking Mama: Cook Off (Nintendo Wii)

    Publisher: Taito Developer: Taito Genre: Misc. Release Date: 3-27-07 Nintendo has certainly evolved as a gaming company throughout the years. Their evolution has now led to an innovative style of gaming in both the handheld and console markets. One such example of this is the Cooking Mama series, which originated on the Nintendo DS. Using […]

  • Preview: Gurumin: A Monsterous Adventure (Sony PSP)

    Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure is a PSP RPG set to be released in early 2007. Published for the PSP by Mastiff, and developed by Nihon Falcom, Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure promises to be a unique RPG on a handheld system that could use more of what this game is offering. Why use the word unique? […]

  • Review: Final Fantasy III (DS)

    Final Fantasy III Publisher: Square-Enix Developer: Matrix Software, Square-Enix Genre: RPG Release Date: 11/14/2006 Final Fantasy and Inside Pulse games really arenâ┚¬â”žÂ¢t known for a wonderful long term relationship. Instead, like a good chunk of a rapidly maturing generation of gamers, we are looking back and realizing that the well known RPG mega-series certainly has […]

  • Review: Yoshi’s Island DS (DS)

    Yoshiâ┚¬â”žÂ¢s Island DS: Publisher: Nintendo Developer: Artoon Genre: Platformer Release Date: 11/13/2006 Without a doubt I love console gaming. Always have and always will. But my true allegiance lies in the realm of handheld systems, and if youâ┚¬â”žÂ¢re talking about handheldâ┚¬â”žÂ¢s letâ┚¬â”žÂ¢s be brutally honest: you are really only talking about Nintendo. With the war […]