House of the Dead 3. Wow Entertainment (2002) Xbox

Along with Time Crisis 1 I think House of the Dead 2 is one of the most overrated light gun games, so going into House of the Dead 3 I am wondering if it will be better or worse than either of those average games. So which is it? Continue reading

Dino Stalker. Capcom (2002) PlayStation 2

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Also know as Gun Survivor 3: Dino Crisis in Japan is a Light Gun Game that takes part in the Dino Crisis universe, it is a sequel to the Resident Evil Survivor games, though it doesn’t share any continuity with Resident Evil. Continue reading

Resident Evil: Survivor 2, Code: Veronica. Capcom/Namco (2002) PlayStation 2

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I need to stop playing awful Light Gun Games. I am fairly sure I am the only person that likes On-Rails shooters, and I am now fairly sure I have played all the good ones.

In my Resident Evil: Survivor review, I said it was a 40% game as a Light Gun Shooter or 45% as a Resident Evil experience, but somehow added up to a decent enough gaming experience, and in the Dino Stalker Review I didn’t especially like it, but it was just about functional.

With that, we scrape the Resident Evil barrel and what is left of Light Gun Games barrel to see if we have an at least functional game.

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Ninja Assault. Namco (2002) PlayStation 2

I am going to do a top Light gun Games list soon, and to do that I want to get a few games out of the way. So apologies to the many people who don’t like On-Rails shooters as much as me.

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I found another Light Gun Game on the PS2! Continue reading

Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem. Silicon Knights (2002) Gamecube

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It is fair to say Eternal Darkness wasn’t the most commercially successful game (less than 500,000 worldwide sales). I guess some of the blame can be put at the feet of Nintendo, as the Gamecube wasn’t the most popular system. But primarily I blame gamers.

Eternal Darkness is one of those examples of a great idea, with a novel setting, and implemented well. But since it was on the Gamecube, and wasn’t a Zelda or Mario, it didn’t sell as well as it should.

So, fuck you people that bought games in 2002, you’re the reason we aren’t allowed nice things. Continue reading

Star Wars Rogue Leader: Rogue Squadron II. Lucas Arts (2002) Gamecube

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Also known as Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader.

How many times do you have to pick up a game, play, give up, re-pick it up and put it down again before you are finally allowed to admit you just don’t like the game anymore? That is Rogue Squadron II for me.

Over a year and a half I have started and restarted it 5 times, and have struggled to get beyond the first set of missions.

But, is it a good game? Or has it crushed by my own nostalgia glasses? Continue reading