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iTZKooPA's Articles In Console Games
March 3, 2009 by iTZKooPA
In an effort to once again catch up my reviewing to my gameplay I need to push out a trio of these quick reviews.  Most of these titles are being glossed over - rather than my normal, more in-depth reviews - for any number of reasons.  Be it time constraints, the title's age, their quality and mostly, because I want to do a 2008 Year In Review piece before the end of the first quarter!  First up on my list comes a trio of titles not even released in 2008, but ones I finished somet...
February 13, 2009 by iTZKooPA
When the Wii's unusual specifications were originally announced back at the 2005 Tokyo Game Show there were two Sega properties that I could not wait for.  The first was the Super Monkey Ball series, which I have been in love with since its inception on GameCube (partially due to my infatuation with a little NES gem called Marble Madness).  The second product from Sega I was anticipating isn't so much a franchise, it is a whole genre, the Light-gun genre. 

You see the Wii Rem...
May 1, 2008 by iTZKooPA
HD-DVD stuff...againSo remember the other week when I was ranting about HD-DVD and how I am still buying the dead technology? Well, I just bought more of it actually.  And not some rock bottomHD-DVD either, but another drive.  I figured at $30+shipping, a PC/Xbox360 HD-DVD drive is a STEAL.  It will likely sit in its box for manyyears to come, but if needed I can use it for a backup player, if myToshiba ever dies, or to backup the movies to my computer, assuming Iever get enough h...
December 31, 2007 by iTZKooPA
Dead Rising




Ah, Dead Rising my second great Xbox 360 game after Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. So from the start you should realize that I liked this game, its just simply a guilty pleasure. Oblivion is a fantastic game but I just never got REALLY into it, I never even came close to finishing the main story. On the other hand I got so sucked into Dead Rising shortly after its release that it was all I let people play at my house for some time. I even forced almost all my friends to pla...
November 30, 2007 by iTZKooPA
Halo 3




So today I tackle one of the best selling games of the year, Halo 3. First off I should come clean on my expectations and experiences with the series in the past in case anyone missed my previous statements on the series. As stated in the linked article I was never blown away by the original Halo aside from the fact that it managed to save the original Xbox from failure in a lot of people's minds. The game was an incredibly polished console FPS but it wasn't all that innovativ...
November 19, 2007 by iTZKooPA
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock




Let me start off this review with the following: I am the last person you will ever want on your team in any contest that involves music knowledge of any kind. You see, I fail at hearing in my left ear, so I have a hard time catching words in songs or even distinguishing between instruments. The latter is also due to the fact that I never tried to join any musical groups of any kind, so my ear (singular) is very untrained. Therefore I just kind of shi...
August 20, 2007 by iTZKooPA
Here goes nothing. Another futile attempt to catch my game reviewing habits up to my gameplaying habits. I swear I am almost there and with this triple-dose of Wii love coming at you I will be only one (although probably two games) away from being even. Upon Wii's launch I picked up two games, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, which I have failed to play much of and Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz, which I am still working on unlocking the extra levels to. Just two weeks later (aka a p...
June 26, 2007 by iTZKooPA
So even though I have been steadily writing and reviewing titles here I have still only made a small dent in the backlog of games that I haven completed during and since picking up World of Warcraft. As it gets farther from the time I played the game I obviously forget more and more of why I liked or disliked the title, so in the best interest of trying to come up with the best reviews possible I have decided to just do a quick recap of the games that I beat awhile ago and have begun to forget....
April 10, 2006 by iTZKooPA
So I have decided to move my pitiful personal game reviews from my Gamespot Account to LiveJournal (which I won't link) and now it should stay here at JoeUser. As I stated in my farewell on the Gamespot account, I will continue using that for the game database features, I just wish they would add a “Completed” option along with the "Wishlist," "Collection," and "Tracked" options.

The last game which I decided to recap was Paper Mario for the N64 which I didn't finish until last...