So weve played the beta, weve chatted with the developers a few times, weve seen the films and weve had our junior-high English teacher read bits of The Hobbit out with a raspy voice and exaggerated hand gestures. But we still dont know what Angmar is, and were still not sure why its got shadows. “Thats where the Witch King rises from, the guy who leads the Nazgul,” explains Codemasters Ed Blincoe while slapping his forehead. “Thats where he started from - he was doing
Compared to the cute and cartoonish world of Blue Dragon, creator Hironobu Sakaguchi's other RPG, Lost Odyssey, is looking positively X-rated.
After previewing his old-school throwback at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco this week, Sakaguchi surprised us with a sneak peek at some of the cutscenes from his darker, grittier epic. The first depicted immortal hero Kaim riding a train into a radiating, sunset-drenched metropolis that could rival anything seen in the latest Final
The history of PS2 Star Wars games is a turbulent one. Let GamesRadar be your tracking computer in this trench of occasional gaming excrement, guiding you through the good titles and the bad ones.
First, the good:
Star Wars: Battlefront (2004) - PS2
Combining fast-paced, large-scale combat with a thin slither of strategy, Battlefront was the game that single-handedly proved that Star Wars videogames didnt have to suck. Admittedly, it worked better as an online multiplayer game - or at least,
25. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Nintendo | Nintendo | 2006
The latest and greatest Zelda of them all. Easily the most cinematic and enjoyable adventure on the system, even if it arrived just in time to watch the console die
What made it so great?
Everything. From its mind-bending puzzles to the intricately-designed dungeons, Link's final GameCube outing ranks as one of the greatest games of all time. Running through Hyrule one more time to save the world never once feels old, yet
God of War
Kratos is totally bad ass - when have you ever killed a god? And the fact that Aries ate an H-bomb for breakfast that morning really added to the effect. Except, now that Kratos is the new God of War, shouldnt we have to kill him in God of War 2? Whatever, just let us rip the eyeballs out of something and dont make us
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
Theres going to be a game of Lost. You know it. We know it. Quite what that game will involve, though, is a mystery of far more, well, Lost proportions. A chronic lack of any real information may have hampered things up until now, but this year coders Ubisoft and Lost money-men, channel ABC, are going to be a lot more forthcoming on the info front, you mark our
We could tell you about how you can play as a breakfast-loving hobbit or a Legolas-like ranger in The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar. We could gush over the games crisp graphics that makes World of Warcraft look like Diablo II. But even though immersing ourselves in a beautifully crafted world with Nazgûl and knights fills us with glee, thats not what grabbed our attention when we sat down with Jeff Anderson, President & CEO of developer, Turbine.
Sure, LOTR Online has
Look around. You'd almost think companies were never going to release a PS2 game ever again. We're constantly being bombarded with images of the latest and greatest upcoming titles for the PS3, 360 and the Wii.
One thing that's easy to forget in all the next-gen hype, though, is that there are over 100 million PS2s out there in the world. With those kinds of numbers, publishers would be crazy to quit cold turkey. As a matter of fact, there are still lots of PS2 titles coming - they're just not
This latest stab at recreating the hallowed lands of Middle-earth doesn't mess around: from the very start you're dabbling in and around the much loved and extraordinarily well-known Fellowship storyline, spanning the lovingly recreated lands of Eriador. Be it clearing the path for Frodo and Sam with Boromir, or bumping into much-loved tree-hugger Tom Bombadil, you'll be thrust into your own personal story within the events of Middle-earth, without necessarily infringing on the adventures of