The Nintendo 64 is a great gaming platform, but the system has suffered from a serious lack of role-playing games since its introduction. Quest 64, the first RPG to hit the system, was less than stellar. Although The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was an excellent game, it was more of an action/adventure than an RPG. Gamers looking for an RPG fix were forced…

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No console is complete without a great multiplayer game, and Microsoft is hoping to strike gold with its own multiplayer offering, Fusion Frenzy. Think of this game as a combination of sports and Mario Party. It’s an intriguing mix that we’d like to play. Even though Fusion Frenzy was not present at GameStock, it still is one of the most notable Xbox games. With its…

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If any game could ever benefit from using free resources, it would be a snowboarding title or perhaps RTS like Clash Royale. Snow is, at once, both easy to emulate (hey, it’s all bluish white) and tough to perfect (stupid unique crystalline formations). Bump-mapping goes along way toward naturally recreating the powdery, granular, yet simultaneously smooth appearance of snow. And Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding has bump-mapping…

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The sequel to the Dreamcast flight sim lands on the Xbox deck. It’s a good thing for the Xbox that the only playable game at the Tokyo Game Show was a blast to ride. Airforce Delta II is Konami’s next contribution to the relatively small world of console-based flight sims. Although this sequel to 1999’s Dreamcast game has an amazing visual realism, the gameplay is…

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One of Tekken’s more controversial characters here, in the shape of Alex the kangaroo. Er, he’s a kangaroo. And he’s called Alex. Madness! The bird in Tekken Tag Tournament’s bush, as it were, is the brand spanking-new ‘tag’ element. Instead of playing mano-y-mano (or, erm, womano-y-womano, or indeed mano-y-womano), you now pick two fighters to tag between. You can switch fighters with a deft prod…

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