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The FAT Website staff are video game enthusiasts and this section covers reviews of console and portable software. The five point review score works as follows: 0 Stars [Rubbish], 1 Star [Mediocre], 2 Stars [Average], 3 Stars [Good], 4 Stars [Great], 5 Stars [Classic]

Peggle

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Platform:  Xbox 360 Developer:  Popcap Games Publisher:  Microsoft Game Studios I’d like to think that years from now, future game developers will study Peggle as an example of just how much positive re-enforcement can help a game.  Peggle‘s central conceit is very basic: aim and fire a ball at a series of coloured pegs.  As a foundation for a puzzle ...

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Flight Control

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5 second review: It takes 5 seconds to learn how to play Flight Control and it also takes this long to describe its awesomeness.

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Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure

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Platform:  Nintendo DS Developer:  EA Tiburon Publisher:  EA Games “The British Empire was built on cups of tea and if you think I’m going into battle without one, you are mistaken” – Lock, Stock & 2 Smoking Barrels. Henry Hatsworth is a Nintendo DS game where you play as a tea-sipping British explorer who is on a quest for a ...

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Phoenix Wright: Justice For All

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Platform:  Nintendo DS Developer:  Capcom Publisher:  Capcom *contains spoilers* Playing Phoenix Wright: Justice For All is like revisiting an old friend.  The gameplay is almost a carbon copy of the original, with all its charm, quirks and flaws.  Without giving too much away, a lot of old favourites from the original game also re-appear in this follow up to Ace ...

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Super Mario Galaxy

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Platform:  Nintendo Wii Developer:  Nintendo EAD Tokyo Publisher:  Nintendo I’m not entirely sure how it happened, but Super Mario Galaxy managed to stay beneath my radar until the first round of reviews started coming in, a week or so before its retail release.  Maybe it was caution after Super Mario Sunshine or the stacked end of year release schedule that ...

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Halo 3

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Platform:  Xbox 360 Developer:  Bungie Publisher:  Microsoft Game Studios It’s all about value and community. Halo 3, the final chapter in the flagship trilogy on Microsoft’s Xbox consoles, is marketed under the tagline of ‘Finish the Fight’.  If its referring to the actual story in the Campaign mode, that fight will take you roughly 10 hours to complete.  As a ...

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Bioshock

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Platform:  Xbox 360 Developer:  2K Boston Publisher:  2K Games The video game industry needs more games like Bioshock.  It is only one game and yet it accomplishes so much.  2K Boston have created a game so full of atmosphere, that has also defied industry expectations of how well a title targeted at adults can perform in terms of sales and ...

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