A new game development studio, Gamepires, has popped up in Croatia and their first title is joining the ranks of the vehicular combat genre. Gas Guzzlers: Combat Carnage hasn't exactly taken the gaming world by storm, and yet very much deserves its attention. The game doesn't take itself too seriously and isn't particularly original, but it's surprisingly polished for a region of Europe whose games don't often emote that particular adjective, let alone for a first title by any studio writing its own game engine from scratch. Read More.
Yes, it's been nearly three decades that the arcade classic Dragon's Lair hit the arcades and took the fledging video game industry by storm in 1983. Seeing as how the game has been ported to nearly every platform in existence at one time or another, it was really only a matter of time until the Xbox 360 got their version, and it comes with a not-so-secret weapon, the ability to control Dirk the Daring's movements through a lethal castle in order to save the lovely (read: incredibly slutty looking) princess Daphne. Read More.
the variety of the songlist. With songs like This is Halloween and Sentai Express (that's the theme song from the Japanese version of the Power Rangers, by the way) mixed in with more traditional titles like Party Rock Anthem and Beautiful Liar, I found that there was a song everybody could enjoy. Read More.
The Virtua Fighter series has always been a series about the bare bones. You have a cast of characters placed into an arena and your goal is to beat them. There's really no goal for each individual fighter stated in the game. There is no indication what they are fighting for as you battle opponent after opponent. Read More.
Chances are good that you've got a pretty good idea of where you stand on the Lego game franchise that started with 2005's Lego Star Wars. Either you love the series and its "run around and destroy everything!" gameplay, or it just doesn't appeal to you. As such, when writing about Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, it's pretty tempting to just say, "You know how you've felt about the series so far? Read More.
Your opinion - and therefore enjoyment - of Lionhead's happy-go-lucky XBLA experiment will be largely dependant on what you go in expecting. If you're anticipating an innovative experience or one deep enough to do the Fable franchise justice you will walk away disappointed. Read More.
As I left the city, I saw a shadow zoom across my party. Looking up, I had enough time to dodge out of the way as a gryphon five times the size of a man slammed into the ground, knocking my party aside. I did the only thing that was logical at the time: I set myself on fire, dived onto the gryphon, and started hacking away at it as it feebly tried to get away. Read More.
When Arc the Lad was originally released, it did not make it over to North America and Western gamers were not necessarily shedding too many tears considering the fantastic lineup of RPGs alone released around the same period amongst the consoles. As the review for Arc the Lad mentioned, the sequel was also included in the Arc the Lad Collection, therefore gamers immediately had the opportunity to pick and choose which game they would prefer to spend their time devoted to. Read More.
With all the zombie-related games, merchandise, and everything else out there you'd think the craze is over, yet evidently there's still room for parodies that make fun of the idea while still somehow honouring it. Grasshopper Manufacturer's Lollipop Chainsaw not only makes even non-zombie fans want to join in the fun, it makes fun of itself and the zombie craze so much that you can't help but have a good time playing it. Read More.
I'm pausing my game for a few minutes to tell the rest of you who aren't playing Blizzard's Diablo III why you might want to reconsider that decision. In fact, I was expected to do this much sooner, but it's been a while since deciding between opening my text editor or the game was quite this subconscious. Read More.
I have played a number of tactical strategy games over the years, numerous titles that combine mechanics, invent some of their own, and use ideas that I've yet to see in other titles. So when I say that Gungnir is one of the most obtuse tactical games I've played, believe me when I say that I do not give this title lightly. Read More.
I had a lot of fun playing Prototype 2.
I know that reads like a conclusion, or as if I'm telling you up front what you should take away from this review. It's not, though. Read More.
Once upon a time, Ubisoft had the market cornered on military and tactical shooters under its Tom Clancy brand. Whether it was a visit to Vegas as a member of Rainbow squad, a one man ninja as a Splinter Cell, or my personal favourite, playing as a solider of the future as the Ghost Squad, If you wanted to simulate being in a real warzone, The Tom Clancy titles are where the action was. Read More.
From the days of Dungeon Master, Eye of the Beholder, and other classic first-person dungeon crawlers comes a game that not only tries to step away from classic gameplay, but embraces it: The Legend of Grimrock from Finnish developers Almost Human is a game that, if not for the modern graphics, could easily be mistaken for a game from two decades ago. Read More.
Fez isn't remarkably dissimilar to an old family photo-album. Every turn of the page brings back plenty of happy memories that you'd previously misplaced, and for a moment you'll find yourself lost in blissful nostalgia. For many, it'll be nothing short of a bona-fide time-capsule. Read More.