Review
Dragon's Crown

Vanillaware has long been praised for its lavish, ornate games and the aesthetic value of its creations rather than their practicality or realism. In an age where dismal sci-fi landscapes and unimaginative dirt-encrusted visions of war prevail, an injection of fantasy (with an extensive color palette) is a sight for sore eyes. Indeed, upon firing up the developer's latest opus, Dragon's Crown, one wonders how the only takeaway from this gorgeous product could possibly be the size of a particular character's breasts or derriere.

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News
Castle of Illusion's HD remake arrives early next month

If you have $14.99 that has been burning a hole in your pocket, now might be a good time to make plans for it. SEGA and Disney jointly announced today (edit: make that ten days ago) that Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse will officially be available for PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, and PC, starting September 3rd and 4th (depending on the platform).

Castle of Illusion is one of the other beloved Disney titles, one of the few from any era that wasn't developed by Capcom. It finds Mickey Mouse working through a magical castle and surrounding environs, all in his quest to rescue Minnie.

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News
NIS America shares The Guided Fate Paradox image assets

Yesterday, NIS America sent out an email to share some images with members of the press. Those images included a proper look at the title's cover art, along with screenshots of the localized version of the game.

I always get a little bit excited when I find out that NIS America is about to release another title developed by the Nippon Ichi Software team in Japan. That group of talented developers was responsible for one of my favorite SRPGs of all time, Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, as well as plenty of other great titles within that general world.

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Opinion
Dragon's Crown may be art, but does that mean we have to love it?

Last night, I passed several very enjoyable hours playing Dragon's Crown with my friend. We've together spent enough time with the game by now that I can look at the portraits of massive warriors with their giant chests that take up half of my television screen and it just makes me shrug. The same is true of her sorceress, with her breasts that look like two over-inflated balloons ready to carry her to Oz on the back of a stiff breeze.

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Opinion
Games for Lunch: DJ Hero 2

Games for Lunch chronicles the first hour of a different game every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Each hour ends with the answer to the only question that matters at that point: Do I want to keep playing? For more information, check out the Frequently Asked Questions.

Developer: FreeStyleGames
Publisher: Activision
Release Date: Oct. 19, 2010
Systems: PS3 (reviewed), Xbox 360, Wii
ESRB Rating: T
Official Web site

In a nutshell: A smooth remix.

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Opinion
Games for Lunch: Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I

Games for Lunch chronicles the first hour of a different game every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Each hour ends with the answer to the only question that matters at that point: Do I want to keep playing? For more information, check out the Frequently Asked Questions.

Developers: Sonic Team, Dimps
Publisher: Sega
Release Date: Oct. 12, 2010
Systems: PS3 (reviewed), Xbox 360, Wii, iPhone/iPod Touch
ESRB Rating: E
Official Web site

In a nutshell: Still Sonic after all these years...

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