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Season 2 Episode 106

Star Wars: Battlefront, Killzone, Rocky: Legends and more!

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Aired Weekdays 6:30 PM Nov 10, 2004 on G4
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Star Wars: Battlefront, Killzone, Rocky: Legends and more!
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On tonight's episode of X-Play, we review Star Wars: Battlefront. Even the most jaded Star Wars fan can appreciate the epic scale battle sequences that inevitably find their way into each Star Wars film. With the exception of Hoth, many of these battles have been woefully underrepresented in gaming. To remedy this situation, Star Wars: Battlefront offers up every major battle in the Star Wars screen saga, and then some.

Crash Bandicoot may not have the deep history of Mario, or even Sonic, but with the orange marsupial approaching his 10th birthday, it's clear that he's here to stay. Surprisingly, it's been three years since his last console platformer, and developer Traveller's Tales is back at the helm for his latest, Crash Twinsanity.

If you play video games on a regular basis, you’re probably used to dealing with mediocrity. But hey, you roll with the punches and look for the good points, trying not to focus too much on the bad stuff. Then a game like Advance Guardian Heroes comes along -- a game so devoid of enjoyment that it’s impossible to look on the bright side. Our moms might have told us, "If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all," but unfortunately, we have time to fill.

Since the first handful of screenshots was leaked to the press over a year ago, Killzone has been anointed with the decidedly prickly designation of being the PlayStation2’s “Halo Killer.” Prickly not only because Halo is widely considered to be one of the finest games in the forty year history of the medium, but because Killzone’s developer, Guerrilla Games, had precisely zero completed videogames on its resume at the time. (In September, it released its first title: the painfully second-rate ShellShock: Nam ’67).

You can’t keep the Italian Stallion down; only try to reign him in. After five feature films, a DVD box set, and rumors of a sixth movie, Rocky doesn’t know when to say when. The word “quit” is not in his limited vocabulary. For video games, that’s a good thing. Sequels, like rematches, offer another chance to do things right. The original Rocky on next-gen platforms had the heart but not the stamina to go toe-to-toe with EA’s Fight Night. After taking several months off to pound slabs of raw beef and knock back a few raw eggs, Rocky the video game returns for one more shot at redemption. By expanding the original game’s scope, which was more limited than Paulie’s business acumen, Rocky Legends hopes to score a knockout for arcade-style boxing fans.

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