Friday 29 September 2006
With a plot penned by bestselling US crime novelist David Fisher - who wrote a book with a real-life Mafia hitman - Made Man strains to be the ultimate Mafiosi gaming experience. It's certainly a solid and well-scripted mob adventure but is the action as razor sharp as the dialogue? We sauntered into Made Man's world of crime for a hands-on session to find out.
Made Man's 30-year plotline takes in 17 chapters, telling the story of mobster anti-hero Joey Verola. The
Take a look at your collection of games. Probably don't see any Madden games over there, do you? As either a major Nintendo fan or hardcore gamer, you likely scratch your head every August when the latest version dumps itself on the rabid sports crowd. You couldn't possibly care less about playing any football game, much less a stat-ruled, playbook-heavy simulator that demands a keen understanding of everything NFL.
Well, Madden NFL 07 for Wii might end up being the football game we all crowd
If five is the magic number for your party while playing the action-soaked left-clickathon Mage Knight: Apocalypse in single player, what happens when five actual humans join in the fray? To put it mildly, it's a running, gunning, yelling, healing and curse-filled fun-fest. But that's not the best
While its showing at E3 in May was roundly proclaimed less than stellar, the muddy racer MotorStorm has come a long way since then. Once derided as boring, it's quickly shaping up to be the dirtbike-and-dune-buggy answer to Burnout, with spectacular crashes, aggressive opponents and plenty of balls-out mayhem in the middle of a
In a turtle shell - and on the evidence of an extended multiplayer training session - the mustachioed mascot's soccer sequel runs pretty close in line with GameCube's Super Mario Strikers, but takes advantage of the kinetically-enhanced remote by throwing some shaky bits into the kit bag.
After selecting a team captain from one of Mushroom Kingdom's famous faces (Mario, Bowser, Peach etc) and picking your squad (made up of Boos, Toadies, Koopas and the like) and style of play, it's on to the
Wednesday 20 September 2006
In a turtle shell - and on the evidence of an extended multiplayer training session - the moustachioed Nintendo mascot's footie Wii run out follows pretty closely in the boots of GameCube's Mario Smash Football, but takes advantage of the kinetically-enhanced remote by throwing some shaky bits into the kit bag.
After selecting a team captain from one of Mushroom Kingdom's famous faces (Mario, Bowser, Peach etc) and picking your squad (made up of Boos, Toadies,
Remember when the DS first launched and there were a ton of games that didn't fit the hardware? We had ports of Splinter Cell and Need for Speed that were more token pieces of software than actual attempts at delivering something new. Well, we don't want to start on that road already, but after a lengthy session with RPG-brawler Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, it looks like it could be happening again.
If you've dabbled in the team-friendly X-Men Legends games at all, you know the setup - roam
We have to admit, playing the videogame version of Mage Knight - a deeply storied and popular tabletop game from WizKids - without having ever touched one of the collectable miniatures made us feel a bit like poseurs. But the action role-playing Mage Knight: Apocalypse was so instantly addictive that we soon simply felt like heroes.
Mage Knight immediately stands apart from its towering peers because of its stunning good looks and versatile controls. With a flick of the mouse wheel, we zoomed
If you've been scouring the web for any information whatsoever on Madden NFL 07 for the Wii, you already know that the developers are rebuilding it around the unique, motion-sensitive "nunchuck" controller.
We recently got a chance to see how far they've come since first showing the game at E3 in May, and we came away impressed.
Whatever you want to do on the field, you mimic with the nunchuck and wand. Hike by flicking the controller back, pass by imitating a pass motion (pretend the wand is
Nintendo has done a fantastic job finding partners to bring characters from the Mario universe to the wide world of sports. It teamed with Camelot Software Planning for the excellent Mario Golf and Mario Tennis games. It teamed with Namco and Next Level Games for the entertaining Mario Baseball and Mario Strikers titles, respectively.
For its next trick, the company has partnered with RPG giant Square-Enix to make Marios hoop dreams a reality. In the vein of previous Mario sports titles, Mario