We haven’t covered LotRO much recently. There’s no dark reason for this, no sinister conspiracy – it’s just that this is an MMO that’s remarkably adept at keeping its head down and getting on with things. On the quiet, it’s accrued a massive and very happy audience. On the eve of its new expansion, it seems a good time to peer at what the game as a whole is like these days.
Bayonetta’s bravest trick is to throw out the usual rules on what you can do with on-screen action and third-person cameras in a videogame and just presume that you can handle everything going completely and utterly mental. And, as it turns out, you can.
God of War meets Dead Space in Hell. That’s how we first described Dante’s Inferno and it wouldn’t be risking the wrath of Hell to suggest that’s how EA’s infernal epic looks now.
However, reducing the game to comparisons no longer does it justice.
Some games just never stand a chance, do they? Hated on from the moment they’re announced for a variety of reasons, they’re critically stoned by journos and gamers long before anyone lays finger on pad. The following titles all fall into this category of pre-release hatred. Whether they betrayed their series’ heritage, alienated PC gamers or their developer simply shouted his big fat mouth off too much; these games loved
Pity your poor Sim. So far the biggest worries they’ve had to face have been burglars in the night and whether or not they can really justify buying a telescope. Now, in the first Sims 3 expansion pack, they have to deal with fiery traps, mummies, sinister corporations and still pay all of their bills on time.
TalkRadar UK Episode 14: The one where we talk about films more than games.
While the Tony Hawk: Ride event GR attended this weekend didn’t lend itself to a proper review, the man himself was there to introduce players and press to the hands-free experience found in the first Activision game you control with your ankles. Ever the nice guy, Mr. Hawk even took the time to sign a couple of boards for us… Any chance you guys would be interested in one?
When we first heard about Super Street Fighter IV a few months ago, we felt like Capcom was getting ready to milk its fans. A few new characters just didn’t seem to justify a completely new stand-alone title when they could’ve been distributed via DLC.
To be called a 'fanboy' is one of the worst insults in gaming. It suggests a misguided person characterised by an irrational devotion to a piece of software or soulless mega-corporation. A person incapable of intelligent thought. A person that is a despised twat.
But wait. Let's cut them some slack for a moment and think what purpose fanboys actually serve (beyond being a dumping ground for derision). We fancied a bit of a challenge,
EA announced it would be entering into the world of mixed martial arts at E3 this year by showing off an MMA logo and little else. It was enough, however, to have fans wondering how the hell EA could pull off a MMA game in the face of UFC, which has a stranglehold on the world's most recognisable fighters and a sucessful game license already being looked after by THQ.