It's kind of hard to identify with the cold steel of jet fighters. Even with human pilots, the machines always take center stage in dogfighting games as they streak through the sky, filling the azure air with white-hot lead and missiles across an otherwise peaceful landscape. So it's up to the intense, toe-curling action to keep you interested, and that's something the Ace Combat series has always kept onboard.
Whether it's escorting a convoy of allies through enemy terrain or obliterating a
Hard as it is to believe now, Metroid's switch from side-scrolling corridor sprint to first person adventure freaked everyone out. Running and gunning, after all, was never the core of heroine Samus' purview. Today, though, the series is one of Nintendo's most successful, and the bounty hunter couldn't be in a better position to try new things. Case in point: Metroid Prime Hunters is a fast action shooter that plays down the series' deliberately paced gameplay. Forget searching for clues;
Roll Call, Zero Tolerance: City Under Fire and now Urban Chaos: Riot Response… phew. Rocksteady Studios schizophrenic riot-‘em-up has gone through more name changes than P Diddy. Still, its almost here now, and thats all that really matters eh?
In a refreshing departure from your usual first-person shooter back-story, a gang called the Burners have laid siege to our heros city, instigating mass rioting and civil unrest.
Set over a period of 12 months, youll attempt to restore
There goes our dignity. Thanks to our brand new, God-sized TV, people as far as half a mile away were looking over and tutting indignantly as we helped two barely-clothed, huge-norked girls tie themselves in sweaty, fleshy femiknots.
But - honestly - Rumble Roses XX is more than just a polygon Playboy. Coded up with the help of Yuke's, the team behind almost all the WWE games, it's a righteous rassler in its own right.
Uncomplicated stuff, sure - just a couple of buttons unlock the 20 girls'
Every day, some gat-toting punk game blasts its way across your console, frontin' like it's the next Grand Theft Auto... unless you're an Xbox 360 owner, in which case you're still thugless. Veteran developer Volition aims to change this with Saint's Row. On one hand, as yet another would be heir to the Grand Theft Auto empire, this ambitious prince may discover too late that it'll take more than mimicry to dethrone the reigning king. On the other hand, this is indeed one ambitious prince ...
There comes a time in everyone's life where you're so damn bored or burned out that you actually flop onto the couch and watch an entire TV show about bugs, spiders and the various other creatures that inhabit your yard. At some point, they invariably have to defend their turf from an invading 70-eyed predator, and that's kinda what Worms: Open Warfare is all about. Except both factions are armed with the latest short and long range weapons the world has to
You don't have to love classic monster moves to enjoy Rampage: Total Destruction, but it helps. Midway unleashed a fresh batch of screens for its old-school building basher in late February, and we got a little bit of hands-on time to go with 'em.
Total Destruction sticks close to Rampage's arcade roots; players control giant monsters (more than 25 of them, including giant sharks and octopi) as they go on a nearly brainless tear through modern metropolii, smashing buildings, eating people, and
You don't need us to tell you that E3 is packed full of more games than you can shake an outsize third-party joypad at - an awful lot of which are follow-ups to earlier titles or clones of already-proven franchises.
But amid the sometimes tired deluge of sequels and copycat adventure games featuring 'gangsters' who steal cars and shoot innocent pedestrians, there can be hidden gems.
Will Wright's Spore is such a gem. Locked away in a dark, compact demo room behind the main hustle and bustle
The most intensely analyzed entry in the PS3's game roster is what is currently known as Vision Gran Turismo, the fifth outing for Sony's ultra-detailed racer. So far seen only in short demo movies at E3 2005 and the Tokyo Game Show, the hard data is almost as thin as anticipation is
By the end of this year, the Game Boy Advance should be home to all the classic Final Fantasy games in their original forms. All but one, that is. Final Fantasy III has been singled out for a DS-sized upgrade, gaining a brand new face and other as yet unnamed features.
The original FFIII was only released for the Japanese NES in 1990, and has never been officially translated into English. The fact it's coming out at all is enough to make Fantasy fanatics run for their stash of Phoenix Downs.