Games of the Month:
Written By: Chris
Yes Iím a wimp. I admit it. There were
two prime choices for Game of the Month this month and I couldnít
pick just one so I made them co-winners. I was so torn because one
is another game in a series that I LOVE and the other is in a genre
that I LOVE. So you have two games that I heartily recommend this
month. Well thatís all I have to say about that. Keep it real
folks! And youíre GotM co-winners are!...
GAME OF THE MONTH CO-WINNER!
Legend of Zelda 2: Majora's
Mask by Nintendowww.zelda.com
October 26, 2000
Features: Check out the website for the
Outlook: Well what can you say about this
game? Itís a Zelda game. now for the devilís advocate portion of
the outlook. Is it just me or does it seem too soon? I mean, Iíve
heard itís better than "Ocarina of Time" but I dunno, it
just seems way too soon. Iím sure Iíll get over it once I play
but I guess the big N had me wait so long for the first one that
even another year would seem too soon. EVEN SO! Itís still Zelda
and all must bow down to itís greatness. This and Ogre Battle will
have earned their place in your hearts as co-Game of the Month
winners! I Gare Un Tee!
GAME OF THE MONTH CO-WINNER!
Ogre Battle 64: Person of
Lordly Caliber by ATLUSwww.atlus.com
October 5, 2000
*94 main characters
*43 different scenarios.
*New character classes.
*Alignment and elementals.
*Quest changes depending on player choices.
*Isometric sprite graphics.
*Hire up to 200 soldiers
*Legions and grouping abilities.
*New waypoint system
Outlook: Ogre Battle. The game is almost
legendary at this point. People that were hooked on the game when it
was first released on the SNES seem to still have fond, almost
rabid, memories of the game. It was one of the first strategy games
to hook youngsters back in the day and has spawned a few children of
itís own. Final Fantasy Tactics and Vandal Hearts come to mind.
For Strategy/RPG fans the game is a must have in every sense of the
word. It has quite a large cart, bigger than Perfect Dark and Zelda
in fact and will undoubtedly contain a lengthy quest. Itís one of
those games that, if you walked by a video of it playing, you wonít
think twice about it. Rather itís one of those games youíd have
to sit down and play for a while to appreciate and get hooked on.
But once you do, quit your job and tell your parents youíre
quitting school, youíll be in for the long haul. As I said
earlier, strategy/RPG fans, this is a must buy! Game of the Month
International Track and
Field 2000 by Konami
October 6, 2000
*One of the most beautiful sports games,
ever! Vibrant graphics and lifelike motion-captured movements
capture the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat
*Go for gold! Different individual
international competitions on each game system, including sprinting,
weightlifting, gymnastics, and swimming. Single event or
Championship modes. Collect them all!
*Lighting fast gameplay! Challenging and
unique techniques for each individual sport capture the spirit of
the arcade classic
*Multiplayer madness! Compete head-to-head
in intense athletic battle on PlayStation and N64. Non-stop action
for up to 4 players!
Outlook: Itís back baby! That finger
tappin, button mashin, blister busting game is back! Track and Field
2000 has arrived! Now that thatís out of the way, I gotta say, Iím
really glad to see it back. From what I understand, there may be
different events on each system. Like some on PSX, and different
ones on N64. Not sure on that though. At any rate, itís a good
time for the game to come out, some of the hype of the olympics is
sure to rub off on this title. Itís sure to be a great party title
thatíll have you and your friends get your hands bandaged
Big Mountain 2000 by
October 10, 2000
*Licensed gear from Saloman, Bonfire and
*3 games at every stage-Free style, slalom,
*Stamina meter-the more you fall the harder
it is to get up
*Course changes as skills increase
*Bonus stage and hidden characters
*Coolness counts-impress the judges with
your stunts, and gain new abilities
*Special stunts for both skiing and
*As skills advance, equipment options
Outlook: Right off the bat Iíll tell you,
graphically the game isnít impressive, which is a big strike
against it because in games of this nature, great graphics and a
sense of speed is essential. Why hasnít anyone made another 1080
snowboarding? Or a waverace? Oh god Iím about to start ranting.
This isnít the time.
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