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Super Mario Galaxy 2

Both Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine share the distinction of being the sole vanguard Mario titles, and the only 3d platformers, on their respective consoles. Super Mario Galaxy is the first to get a direct sequel on its own console. In this new game, Nintendo seeks to replicate and expand on the experience of the first. Galaxy was well known for its beautiful music, stunning graphics, and somber plot.

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Soulcalibur Legends

Soulcalibur is a popular franchise of three dimensional fighting games which swirl around a highly dualistic metastory. A tale of two swords, Soulcalibur depicts a series of conflicts over the possession and destruction of the demonic sword Soul Edge, and its counterpart, the equally powerful blade known as Soul Calibur. Legends is the first title […]

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Mario Kart Wii

There is very little that is new about Mario Kart Wii. The game is a decent racer. It holds up very well to its predecessors. It has a few new bells and whistles– like the inclusion of motor bikes, more racers on the track, and new weapons. This is all that Nintendo really needed to […]

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Wii Fit

One of the original selling points of the Wii console was that by its very nature, the control scheme necessitated more activity and movement in game play. This allowed the launch title Wii Sports to have an exercise theme beyond merely being a sports game. Several people also attempted to use that game to lose […]

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Super Smash Bros. Brawl

For many video game enthusiasts there is simply no bigger game than the Smash Bros series. What started as a low budget effort by Nintendo to produce a four player variation on the popular two-dimensional fighting game genre, has exploded into one of the most highly anticipated and wildly popular game series in history. The […]

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Super Smash Bros Brawl: The Subspace Emissary

There is no story more eloquently told in the medium of the video game than the tale of the hero. Virtually every narrative video game made today is a take on the heroic epic which forms the foundation of literature and informs modern storytelling. The Smash Bros. series is popular franchise of fighting games which […]

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Endless Ocean

An increasing number of higher profile games are dropping a focus on narrative and refocusing on experience. This is easy in video games– audience experience goes hand in hand with plot. Endless Ocean abandons dramatic tension and focuses almost entirely on experience. The player chooses his or her path, and creates a personal narrative within […]

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Super Mario Galaxy

Our article title says it all. Super Mario Galaxy, compelling and beautiful on so many levels, pays tribute to Le Petite Prince, a classic of children’s literature by French author and aviator Antione de Saint-Exupéry. The classic tale describes a little boy who is the sole inhabitant of a tiny planet. His planet has a […]

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Rayman Raving Rabbids 2

The last Rayman title, Raving Rabbids, was such a success that Ubisoft quickly cloned a second. In the first game, the Rabbids and their absurd ways infested and conquered Rayman’s world. They captured him and his friends and made them participate in obscene and bizarre games. This time the Rabbids have returned, and they’ve invaded […]

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Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

One of the first great video game franchises, Metroid has always stood out from similar games because of its female protagonist– Samus Aran. The series is mired in mystery, as every game until this latest edition has had the player searching without much guidance for weapons to use and enemies to battle. Its darkness and […]

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