Crimson Tears: Big Arsenal, Tiny Rooms

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Seeing a random title with a big publisher’s name on it is always sort of a surprise. I found Crimson Tears for the PlayStation 2 in a game store’s bargin bin, complete with Capcom’s logo on it. Released in 2004, this title completely passed under my radar… Probably because I was deep in a  Final Fantasy XI obsession. Little did I know it actually shares some blood with The Bouncer. DreamFactory is a common developer between the two.  Unsurprisingly, given their previous PS2 release’s middling reception, Crimson Tears is not quite a hidden gem.

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The Tools to be Different in The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages

From the outside, it can be difficult to tell when a series has gone off the rails and into rehash territory.  For years Call of Duty was criticized for being the same game released every 12 months, but almost everyone has a beloved franchise that only an active player can see the minute differences in. This is especially true when new ideas get buried in familiar elements.

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Never-Ending Backlog: Mega Man Legends

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Mega Man Legends is the series first foray into the 3D space. The title came out in a fascinating time as many developers were trying to get their bearings in a 3D world. Mega Man Legends fails in some areas, but also impresses with its ambitious design and variety of gameplay elements that go well beyond what the series’ past formula.

You can find the video after the jump.

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Project X Zone: A Franchise Sampler

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Project X Zone is all about tickling the inner fanboy in all us as a large variety of franchise characters from Capcom, SEGA and Namco Bandai mix together thanks to dimensional rifts.  Half the fun is seeing your favorite characters team up to battle familiar foes. Despite it being a title built around the idea that players will grab onto characters they’ve know for years, I’ve found myself enjoying meeting new faces from titles and series I’ve yet to unearth more than anything else.

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VGChartz gamrFeed – Top Five Wii Games to Survive Until Skyward Sword

The Wii is definitely a bit dry on content right now with the only software really to look forward to being Kirby and Zelda. Even so, both of these titles won’t be coming until late this year. Thankfully, the Wii has a large back catalog of titles that gamers can turn to in this time of need. I look at a variety of titles that may help the wait for Zelda be a little less painful.

It should be noted the article’s title was changed on VGChartz to “Top Five Wii Games You Never Played.” Unfortunately, the change was out of my hands and I wasn’t given the opportunity to adjust the article accordingly. So please understand this article was not intended to be a “games you never played” list.

You can check out the article on VGChartz’s gamrFeed.