After the meteorfall

By MITCH KRPATA  |  August 23, 2006

Square Enix has stumbled before, but this is a shocker. Even the story line is so dry, and the cutscenes so damn long, that the usual sterling presentation is hardly more than polish on the proverbial turd. Little in the world of entertainment is more feared or reviled than the spinoff, and for good reason. Cynical attempts to capitalize on the hearts and wallets of an established fan base, spinoffs tend to avoid taking the risks that made the original great. With Dirge of Cerberus, video games finally have their answer to Joanie Loves Chachi.

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