We have to admit, we liked Rubik’s World more than we anticipated we would. The developers have created not just a very workable virtual version of the Rubik’s Cube, but seven additional puzzle games – a couple of which could stand on their own.
Fantasy would have you believe that the rural life is below the hero. Think of all the country bumpkins whisked from paddocks to battlefields who never return. Frodo? He’s been to Mount Doom! Why would he want to hang out in a glorified rabbit burrow? Tom Cruise in Legend? Stuff the forest, there’s a princess to bed. Wahey!
Have you had
hobo stew before? We knew a hobo once who could make a real mean stew. There’s
no science to the recipe. You just take whatever you can scrounge up and throw
it all into a boiling pot. Some of those ingredients may be better by
themselves or if prepared differently, but when you’re a hobo you take what you
can get. Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny is a stew with plenty of fixings in the
pot, but it’s a bit overcooked...
Remember 2002? Spider-Man was making big bucks at the theater, Nickelback was belting out its latest made-for-lonely-secretaries ballad and Rygar, a franchise that’d been MIA since 1990, suddenly had a new lease on life. Reviews were good for the retro remake, praising its combo-happy, gladiator-meets-Lord of the Rings action and ancient Greece backdrop. Play magazine even said it was “absolutely stunning in every way."