Our last preview of Kinect Star Wars was less than kind. The simple act of moving a Jedi through a totally linear, droid-filled tube was so laborious and unresponsive that Chris dubbed it "the worst thing that's ever existed." I can happily say the newly announced podracing section of the game is nowhere near as troublesome, and dare I say it was actually fun?
Platform: PS3 | Publisher: Playdead | Developer: Playdead | Price: £9.99/$12.99
The phrase 'platform exclusive' should be read as 'will probably come out on the other machine with extra content in the near future, maybe' and Limbo is one such case. The much lauded platform/puzzler has made the leap from Xbox 360 to PS3 with erm, one tiny piece of additional content. But regardless of the insignificant slither of new stuff, Limbo is still a must play in it's original state. Check out Dave's feature/review for further proof of why it's ace.
On the one hand this video is crudely made, offensive, absolutely pointless and is, therefore, total crap. But that hand is grey and boring. On the other, much more colourful and interesting hand, this video is crudely made, offensive, absolutely pointless and is, therefore, total genius. The question is - which hand are you?
We prepare for Comic-Con, talk about the few games out this week, and then sing for your pleasure...
The first day of Comic-Con 2011 is over, there’s been a ton going on, though in all the news the little things can be missed. Our crack team of editors on the show floor took a whole slew of photos to give you a small sample of just what experiencing Comic-Con is really like (minus the wall-to-wall people and getting ripped off when buying a Spider-Man statue). Enjoy!
Known as Itadaki Street in Japan, Fortune Street is a strategic board game-style party game that's basically like a beefed-up version of Monopoly. In fact, if you like Monopoly, it's safe to say that you will absolutely love Fortune Street, because it takes the same concepts and adds a few extra levels of strategy to make things more interesting. And if you like either Mario or Dragon Quest, you might want to check it out just to see characters from both series on the same screen at once competing against each other...
Wrecked: Revenge Revisited is the follow up to sleeper hit Mashed: Drive to Survive, another top-down, arcade styled racing game that won over fans with its frantic, fun gameplay. On the surface, Wrecked may not have the immediate appeal of a Burnout or Need for Speed game, but after sitting down for a few rounds of multiplayer, it’s clear why the original had so many fans.
Publisher THQ has announced that it has recruited a team of Penthouse Pets to form a special quality assurance team for Saints Row: The Third. According to THQ, occasionally naked ladies Heather Vandeven, Justine Joli, Heidi Baron, Shay Laren, Ryan Keely, and Nikki Benz will be brought on to “ensure a satisfying Saints Row experience whether playing alone or with a friend.”…
Here's the thing: Battlefield 3 is exactly what you're expecting it to be. It's more Battlefield. And you know what? That's just fine.
Opening in a large garden area, our demo made it immediately clear that developer DICE knows what works in its particular style of multiplayer shooter. A Rush match, it was our team's goal to reach and destroy various points on the map while the other team (obviously) defends it. In this case, we were battling over a couple of points near the edge of an urban park in the middle of a beautiful yet abandoned city landscape, now damaged by the obvious signs of war. Trees toppled, fountains that formerly trickled clear water are now little more than damp holes in the ground. It's a beautiful disaster of a landscape, lovingly crafted and ready for battle...
I’ve never understood why anyone was surprised when Perfect Dark Zero turned out to be a bit crap. In fact I never understood why anyone ever expected it to be any kind of a genuine follow-up to Rare’s classic FPS era of Goldeneye and PD at all. And I’ve never understood why anyone was even still waiting for one by that point anyway. Talk about missing the boat.
You see the thing is, the Rare that made Perfect Dark Zero was not the Rare that made Goldeneye. A good proportion of that Rare had left to form Free Radical Design long before the Xbox 360 came around. And at Free Radical, they had already created the successor to Rare’s biggest N64 successes years before anyone ever bandied about the phrase “HD remake”. Or in fact, the phrase “HD”.
You want the sequel to Goldeneye and Perfect Dark? You come to TimeSplitters 2. That’s where you come. So click on and let me tell you about it.