As you rebuild civilization and restore your people's faith in this sim/action hybrid, you'll find yourself honestly caring about your subjects' helpless lives. Nowhere is their plight more touching than Kasandora, where you help a starving desert tribe grow into a bustling village, only to see an old man die in the dunes. His last wish is for rain, which you grant.
A leisurely saunter through the UAC base lets you casually get attached to the game world, before the thick sense of impending disaster explodes in the most horribly visceral way imaginable. You’re suddenly alone in a dark and noisy world of fear and confusion. The people you met earlier are dead, dying, and torn to pieces.
Legions of exasperated gamers whined that Kratos' escape from the bowels of Hell - complete with rotating columns of bladey cartilage, platforms of bone and two huge towers of spinning blades - was 'stupid', 'cheap' or 'toohardIwantmymummy!' but we loved it.
Bloc Party's song "Helicopter" can make anything amazing, but it didn't have to work too hard during the tram-ride sequence in Getting Up. Say what you will about the game, but frantically leaping between four aerial cable cars and shimmying around their edges to spray paint a single giant message - all while dodging machinegun fire and tossing riot cops - felt overwhelmingly badass the first time we did it.
The second-to-last mission in the original StarCraft's Terran campaign gives you a strange directive: while you're supposed to wipe out every trace of the hyper-advanced Protoss aliens, you're specifically ordered not to bother the swarming, bestial Zerg situated right near your base. What happens once you carry out those orders affected us in a way we never knew a real-time strategy game could.
When not keeping with the latest trends of downtown Shibuya, moodily swaying to the latest J-pop love anthem, or engaging in Battle Royale against classmates, the heroes of The World Ends With You are locked in the deadly Game set forth by the Reapers - a group of shadowy villains with questionable fashion taste. We already laid out the rules of said deadly Game in our detailed hands-on preview but today you’ll get the
Most of the gamers in our Pokemon general discussion forums favor offensive Pokemon. It's easy to understand why - beating the tar out of something with a wide variety of offensive maneuvers is just plain fun. Furthermore, the story modes in the numerous Pokemon titles give you no reason to use defensive strategies. Seasoned competitive players know how useful defensive Pokemon can be. If you're just starting out with competitive battling or
About 15 years ago you couldn't set foot into an arcade without elbowing your way through a busting throng of Street Fighter II experts. Hell you might have been one yourself. Maybe you missed the arcade takeover and caught the games on SNES or PlayStation years later. Either way, you spent hours honing your combos to laser-like precision. But since those glory days, chances are your animation-interrupting attacks have softened somewhat, and
Whether it's by timeless game design, rabidly loyal community, or a fat slice of both, some videogames just keep coming back for more. Meet the games that will be around longer than you will.
Beautiful, deadly, and pigtailed: Cammy is the second female character to appear in the Street Fighter series. Though perhaps not as widely acknowledged by the mainstream as Chun-Li, the amnesic young warrior is a fan favorite, and has left her footprint eternally in the Street Fighter series. This is her legacy.