Excerpt: Those of you who have been waiting for a worthy music-based game since Parappa the Rapper have been missing the boat if you haven't yet tried Frequency , an odd music title that somehow found its way to store shelves courtesy of Sony. Bearing a surprising number of similarities to Parappa the Rapper yet supporting style and substance all its own, Frequency manages to be a breath of fresh air the belongs on your shelf if you're a fan of the narrow genre in which it falls.
Excerpt: The graphics for Bushido Blade 2 are done well. The characters seem to have a higher polygon count this time around, but they seem to come at the expense of the backgrounds. In the original version, the backgrounds were vast playfields that could be explored. In the heat of combat, players could run into a new area (after a brief load time) and enter a whole new locale. Bushido Blade 2 is noticeably dumbed down from its outstanding original.