A 3D fighter for the PC sounds about as unwieldy as a real-time strategy for consoles. But our brief playtime with publisher NHN's latest online fighter, KwonHo: The Fist of Heroes shows that controlled key-tapping can result in some serious fighting fun if done right.
But the biggest news about this game is that its free. In fact, you can head here right now to download the client. Installation is quick and painless, and while you shouldn't expect any amazing graphics or groundbreaking
The airs thick with smoke, bullets and bad words. Kane (scar) and Lynch (baldy mullet) are going about their business like a machine, one unloading covering fire while the other cuts around potted plants and office furniture, shooting security staff in the back. Over the gunfire, screams and shattering glass, they shout encouragement to each other. Its classic buddy-movie stuff… with one important difference. “What the f*** are you doing? You f***** psycho!” shouts Kane, as
Russian publisher 1C recently announced plans to launch an attack on the West with a massive collection of new titles. Partnering with Atari, 1C hopes to serve the West's insatiable appetite for games with a wide selection of titles ranging from fresh first-person shooters to big rig truck simulators and medieval warfare titles. Read on for our impressions on their nine new titles and follow the links for new screens and trailers.
Cryostasis: This first-person shooter places you aboard an
At one time, the curiously-titled Killer 7 was a hot property in the video game world. New trailers created either curiosity or excitement in gamers and journalists wondered loudly whether we were about to see the worlds first post-modern game, one that would infuse life in the shooter genre and exist purely as “art” because of its bizarre cel-shaded graphics. Maybe they wondered a little too loudly ‘cause once the game hit retail, the review scores were low - mainly due to
25. Kingdom Hearts
Squaresoft | Squaresoft | 2002
A third-person action game with light RPG elements added - and which happened to merge the Disney and Square universes in an utterly captivating way
What made it so great?
Kingdom Hearts is what happens when you give classic, universally loved characters to the best RPG storytellers in the business and ask them, "could you maybe fancy this up and make one of those video games with 'em?" It sounded ludicrous at first - Donald Duck as a wizard,
The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion
Epic quests need epic endings, and theres not much that's more epic than a giant red thing fighting an oversized golden award trophy. The dragon trophy decimates the Vishnu-armed creature by breathing white stuff on it, and the fate of the world is put in your hands. But the games over, so good luck with
Last year a fellow with the Gamertag StripClubDJ became the first Xbox 360 owner to smash through the 100,000 Gamerpoint barrier. Quite an Achievement (excuse the pun). Instead of being shunned by the gaming community for being a daylight-dodging loser, hes been widely revered and showered with friend requests by fellow 360ites.
But if youre not one of the Gamerscore elites, logging in to Live to see your buddies clocking up tens of thousands of points while you languish in the late hundreds
By now, you know the spiel: most Hollywood executives see movie-based games as nothing more than merchandising, no different from action figures and themed socks. Therefore, they could not give a rat's ass about quality, so long as the game sells. And therefore, most movie games are crap. And blah, blah, blah.
We're not here to debate the reasons why 95% of movie games are miserable turds. We like to focus on the positive. And we know that for every 20 or so Rambos or E.T.s or Enter the
Having trouble with those pesky Nobodies? Need tips for taking down any of the Goth-boys in Organization XIII? Youve come to the right place, son. Step right up (or sit down, whatever) and read up on improving your keyblade skills. Sora would be pleased. Haley Joel Osment, Soras voice-actor could care less. He recently got a DUI.
The hardest Heartless
Throughout your journey in Kingdom Hearts 2 youll fight hundreds of Heartless. Some dont take much of a beating, but others can be a real
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz is already out, so do we really need another rolling-things-through-a-maze game for the Wii? Simple answer: sure. This one's different and fun in its own way. In our brief playtime with the game, we came to grips with the control instantly, which is always a pleasure. And after that, it became obvious that this game offers a different sort of challenge than Super Monkey Ball.
The mazes in Kororinpa: Marble Mania are just that... mazes. The levels in Super Monkey