While most of the booths on the E3 show floor were showing off their company products, many of the "best of show nominee's" ended up being behind closed doors. And while some of them were expected to blow us away, BioWare's upcoming RPG blew our socks off. Even though we weren't able to play it ourselves, Mass Effect still stands as one of the most impressive demos of E3. Read More.
Previews By Matt Felske
While many games at E3 have gamers drooling at the mouth in anticipation, the Warlords expansion to the 2005 release Civilization IV release is stocked with enough new content to revive interest in this series. Read More.
Traditional strategy games have always followed a similar premise that is centered on building up your economy, building your base, expanding, and eliminating your enemies. Extinction follows a different premise that makes it seem less like a real time strategy game, and more like a role-playing game. Read More.
Schanz International Consultants are attempting to find publishers for the five games that they were showcasing at E3, one of which is a role playing game that goes by the name Grotesque. While still in the pre-alpha stages of development, Grotesque is an attempt to produce a role-playing game that is less serious and instead focuses on a more humorous edge, in contrast to PC releases such as Blizzard's famous MMORPG World of Warcraft. Read More.
While action adventure games have currently been presented with unique storylines, sometimes the best plot can be found by looking back at the classics. The Shadow of Aten is an action adventure game that will give you that old school, relic hunting, adventure feeling, similar to that of the Indiana Jones series. Read More.
At the recent X'05 event in Toronto, we had an opportunity to take a look at THQ's upcoming action title, Saint's Row. Currently in development by the team at Volition, Saint's Row at first glance appeared to be another Grand Theft Auto look-a-like; but when we took a closer look, Saint's Row easily stands on its own two feet. Read More.
When I originally saw The Outfit on display at the X05 Toronto event, I didn't know what to make of it. The only thing that we knew about the game from a distance was that it was being produced by THQ, as there was no indication besides a small on-screen display as to what 360 game it could be. Read More.
Having been given the opportunity to attend last Wednesday's XO5 event in Toronto, I was pretty eager to play Activison's Call of Duty 2 for the Xbox 360. For gamers who have had the experience of playing the original game, the sequel continues to uphold the high standard set by it's predecessor. Read More.
Slitherine has produced a long line of strategy games set in the roman time period, and Legion Arena is a further extension of this formula. While games such as Rome Total War start us off at a certain point and time and then let us change the course of history, Legion Arena plays out the historic timeline in a realistic fashion. Read More.
We were recently given the opportunity to try out a build of Buka's upcoming first person shooter, Hellforces, which is scheduled to be launched on the PC sometime later this year. Hellforces is a first person shooter that puts you in the shoes of Steve Geist. The game opens with Geist under interrogation by an Interpol agent, and the story works backwards as you replay the events that transpired up until that point. Read More.
We recently had an opportunity to try out a build of Buka's upcoming sequel to Battle Mages, originally released in 2004. Battle Mages: Signs of Darkness maintains a very similar feel to the game as of that of its predecessor and stays with the traditional game play style. Read More.