Its reassuring to see that the DS juggernaut is showing no signs of slowing down. There are constantly enough crazy games being made that demonstrate its mass appeal. Wed only be happier if there were more Wii games being produced. But dont let the fact that most of the games previewed here are imports stop you from getting excited. Remember, imported DS games can play on your American DS. You just need to get over your crushing xenophobia. Feast your eyes on the cornucopia of love
You've got to raise at least one eyebrow when Valve's buddies at Turtle Rock Studios claim that with Left 4 Dead, they're out to beat Counter-Strike - but that's exactly what they're planning on doing. They're adamant that with their four-way zombie co-op survival horror extravaganza they can supersede the most widely played online shooter on the planet, and having flown to Valve, taken part in the undead slaughter and relished the sort of interdependent gameplay so rarely seen in PC games, we
We've all been clamoring for more Zelda ever since completing Twilight Princess (who'd have thought Midna was such a hottie, eh?). And with Phantom Hourglass coming into view, our next adventuring fix is only just around the corner.
While details on the single-player game are still thin on the ground (we know it's a sequel to Wind Waker, and there's an enormous "master dungeon" you'll need to leave and re-enter as the game progresses, as you won't be able to finish it in one go), more info has
It's been a few months since we got our last close-up look at Lair, the dragon-riding simulation that some thought would launch alongside the PS3, and news on the game has been sparse since then. But with its July release date drawing closer, we've gotten another crack at its fiery, high-flying action, and this time we've come away with a much better idea of what's lying in wait.
We also got a few more plot details; Lair, as you may or may not already know, is the story of Rohn, a
Working as a games journalist has its good points. There's the fame, the money, the endless barrage of adoring, screaming women who follow you whenever you walk down the street... oh, wait a minute, that's being a rock star. Um... ok, well at least there's still the free stuff we get sent 'most every day.
The quality varies considerably, but there are some real gems of PR merchandising that would probably be worth loads of money on eBay. Of course, by contract we're not allowed to sell them,
5. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
Nintendo | Nintendo | 2003
"A young boy clothed in green appeared as if from nowhere." While everyone expected an epic Link adventure on GameCube, many were surprised by this entry's bold departures from the past
What made it so great?
Anyone who complains that the Zelda games don't take enough chances must have missed this one. The Wind Waker risked everything by transforming everything - the series' familiar look, its beloved world, even its iconic
If we decided to crown game designers as champions of their respective genres, Hironobu Sakaguchi would undoubtedly be glued to the RPG throne.
Credited as the creator of Final Fantasy, which every stat-loving gamer has surely sampled in one form or another, Sakaguchi is now shaping a new series of RPGs under the label of his new non-Square studio, Mistwalker.
We recently caught up with the man to discuss the recently-announced English version of his stellar Xbox 360 offering Blue Dragon as
There's been talk of a Zelda: Four Swords game for DS for a while now, so when we got our first look at Phantom Hourglass's multiplayer element, we were surprised to see that the co-op steal-a-thon we were expecting was nowhere to be found (although there are different colored Links).
Instead, Eiji Aonuma and his portable Zelda team have come up with a fun little one-on-one battle game which has a red and blue Link fighting over scattered triforce pieces in a Pac-Man style maze.
For months - years, even - Sony has been pushing the PS3 as a revolutionary new platform that would change everything we thought we knew about games. We didn't believe the hype, of course, but now we've seen something that's got us thinking Sony might not have been blowing smoke up our asses after
We all wish that Acme was real. So that just as a bully would pull back his fist, we could pull a lever and send an anvil crashing directly on to his head. Instead well have to make do with this Tunes-based bash-a-thon - a merging of brothers Warner and Smash, if you