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I think sometimes that video games might
actually be more dangerous than crack. The best games can
consume your entire life--you spend your work day excited to get
home to play a game over again, or you rework strategy in your head
for a spot where you got stuck the night before, or you hum some of
the music from "Mega Man" because it was just so catchy!!
Then, you get home and neglect your family, your friends, and your
responsibilities because there's just too much to do in front of
your game box: kill Nazis, arrange shapes to fit other shapes,
enter codes or talk smack online. I am amazed I still have
friends, because games have ruined many a social gathering for me
because I haven't wanted to get off my ass.
Luckily for you, I play a ton of games and
write reviews about almost all of them. For the games I
haven't played, I know some folks that game as much as I do, so
their reviews appear here as well. Nothing too long, mind
you; just enough to give you the idea that you need to play the
game, or not. Since I have a PlayStation2 and an Xbox in heavy rotation, you shouldn't feel left out in
the cold...unless you own a GameCube.
I rate games pretty much how I rate movies...it's
a value system.
Bellview Rating System:
"Opening Weekend": Buy
this game right away, and don't ask me any questions as to why
that's a good move. A game experience that will almost
guarantee repeated controller abuse, lots of ManScreaming and high
resale value, you will assuredly play this bad boy for months on end.
after games have been out for a while, they drop in price slightly,
or can be bought for slightly cheaper in combination with other new
games. Usually, that's about $40. You'll feel good
getting the game for this price, since it isn't quite
run-out-and-get-it-right-now good, but it has enough game in the box
for a few weeks' worth of enjoyment.
game is not too bad, but you'd be better off buying it used from
either half.com or eBay. You also might let a friend buy this
game, let s/he beat it, and then try to buy it from them to make
them feel better. Yes, this does tend to feel like "Sloppy
"Rental": Like my
cousin Ron, you should always rent games that you aren't sure about
first, to make sure that your $50 is going towards something
worthwhile. For games in this category, this is the maximum
amount of money ($5) and/or time (3-5 days) you'll need to either
gain satisfaction from the game, or beat the game in its entirety.
Rental-rated games are also sometimes perfect for a weekend when you
are going to be at home on your ass, with some time to kill.
Games like this should have never been released. If you play
this game for any reason, you will regret every second of the
experience. Further, if you can get this game for free, don't
do it, because even for FREE, it will still be a negative experience
Average age of a console gamer?
29 years old.