Yakuza 2 Review

After a two-year wait to arrive in North America, SEGA's Yakuza 2 is finally here. The original game was impressive enough that its sequel's delay in coming to America was surprising, to say the least. Yakuza 2 picks up where the original left off, at least technologically, with everything having been expanded, more side quests, more cities, more mini-games and (gasp) more story. Those new the Yakuza series don't have to track down the first game, as Sega wisely chose to summarize its events in the opening of Yakuza 2. (Of course, you can also … [Read more...]

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3: FES Review

As we wait for Fallout 3 and a slew of role-playing games to hit later this year, we decided to hunker down with Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3: FES, a game that's gotten good reviews from our peers and some pretty strong scoring from other outlets. Turns out, Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3: FES is an "enhanced" version, much like a Metal Gear Solid Subsistence version but with more content, more events and a new quest -- and for only $29.99, no less. Heading into a role-playing series blind can be both a good thing and a bad thing. On the one … [Read more...]

Buzz: Hollywood Quiz Review

We've played more games of Trivial Pursuit: Silver Screen edition than we care to admit here at DailyGame, so it's with a weird mix of excitement and embarrassment that we decided to see whether Buzz: Hollywood Quiz would pass the muster. The PS2 game has a value price ($40) that includes not only the game but four proprietary controllers as well (that work on the PS3, no less), so our expectations weren't all that high. We were pleasantly surprised. Buzz: Hollywood Quiz manages to replicate the game-show style in a trivia game rather then … [Read more...]

SingStar 90s Review

With SingStar coming to the PS3 in the next few weeks, we decided to check out SingStar's latest outing on the PlayStation 2 to see how the series is coming along. While we were rocking out to Guitar Hero 1 and 2, SingStar was there first, so color us late to the party in terms of the franchise. However, like the Guitar Hero games and others of that ilk, the song set list determines just how much fun you'll have, so the game is only as good as its tracks. SingStar has wisely decided to re-visit eras rather then throw the latest emo band or … [Read more...]

Twisted Metal: Head On Extra Twisted Edition Review

The 1990s were certainly some great years for games. Sony and Nintendo were going at it, and Sega still made its own consoles. Now we find ourselves in the fast-paced, constant-one-upmanship that is modern gaming. Every now and again it's nice to have a blast from the past, something to slow things down a little. And what could possibly be more soothing than a homicidal clown trying to blow your head off? Twisted Metal was one of the icons of '90s gaming, and chances are, if you owned an original PlayStation, you played one of these games. If … [Read more...]

College Hoops 2K8 Review

I went to college at the University of Oregon, not exactly a basketball powerhouse or household name for college hoops, but a school that's quietly made its way to the Elite Eight and sent several players to the NBA (Luke Ridnour and Freddie Jones among them). Some might call The University of Oregon a small school, and by many accounts those claims would be correct. But the atmosphere and passion of small-school hoops simply can't be topped, particularly at The Pit (MacArthur Court), one of the hardest arenas nationwide for visiting teams to … [Read more...]

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 Review

The mass appeal of the Dragon Ball Z series is hard to ignore. From a slough of Anime television episodes and toys to the numerous videogame iterations featuring Goku and the gang, the series never fails to find its loyal audience. The latest in the series is Budokai Tenkaichi 3 and fans will be sure to rejoice as it covers every saga in the Dragon Ball history. Gamers looking for a lot of depth in their fighters might be disappointed by the simplistic gameplay, but simplicity seems to work well with this series. Since it's the Dragon Ball … [Read more...]

Buzz!: The Big Quiz Review

Oddly enough, Sony has decided to tap into the game-show market by building a videogame around a new peripheral shaped like a buzzer you might find on Jeopardy or similar time based game show. The game itself is presented with a man host / female assistant like you would find in Wheel of Fortune. In fact, we can safely say that the game show itself mirrors America's favorite television game shows, which isn't a bad thing and will appeal to a larger market. While not for the uber intelligent, Buzz!: The Big Quiz offers simple to moderately … [Read more...]

Bee Movie Game

Jerry Seinfeld. The very name connotes puffy shirts, close talkers, cold swimming pools and the Soup Nazi, all of which are a far cry from cute animated films. Yet there we were this fall, listening to Seinfeld voice Barry B. Benson in Bee Movie and, now, lend his vocal chords to the same pollinating character in the Bee Movie Game. Like many Dreamworks pictures, Bee Movie is predominantly designed for a younger crowd, with just enough double entendre and deeper meanings to entertain adult viewers as well. Bee Movie Game, on the other hand, is … [Read more...]

Jackass Review (PlayStation 2)

Personally I thought Jackass had run its course a few years ago; then I saw the movie for the first time and actually enjoyed it. Sick, I know -- but what kind of adult man doesn't enjoy thinking about some of the stupid crap he did when he was young? And that's what Jackass the movie did to me. Enter Jackass the Game, and what started as dread turned into a light delight -- until the first mini-game started, when dread was back with a vengeance. I realize that mini-game collections are all the rage these days, and what better age group to aim … [Read more...]