Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict (XB) – This is an interesting and unique take on the well known Unreal franchise by taking the game into third-person and putting a lot of emphasis on melee combat in addition to the usual shooting.
Dissidia: Final Fantasy (PSP) – Here is another game that takes a well worn genre and puts a unique and interesting spin on it, but this time with the fighting game genre.
Power Blade (NES) – An excellent, underrated, and overlooked action game for the NES that was based on a Famicom game, but was changed heavily for the western market and the changes made the game better in everyway.
Low G Man (NES) – An interesting game where the action is centered around your character’s ability to jump incredibly high, hence the name. I rented it at the time it was new and I always remember it being unique and pretty fun.
Sly 2: Band of Thieves (PS2)
I finally finished this one and it is a big improvement over the first Sly game. Being able to play as Bentley and Murray this time around in addition to Sly was great as they all had their own unique styIe of play that made them welcome additions. Most of the game was centered around the core gameplay of the three characters rather than completely differently playing minigames which is something that the first Sly didn’t do which I didn’t like in that game. My biggest complaint about Sly 2 is how long it takes to finish. It took 20-30 hours for one playthrough which is insane for a platforming game and it really overstayed its welcome! In stark contrast the first Sly game was only about 7 hours long. I already know Sly 3 is just as long if not a little bit longer than Sly 2 which doesn’t make me look forward to it. Having said this I still think if you want to play one Sly game, Sly 2 is certainly a great game that is worth playing.
RATING: 4 out of 5 / 8.5 out of 10