• Crysis tech movie (WMV, 51.2MB) - right-click to download
Wednesday 29 March 2006
When Crysis - the next project from acclaimed Far Cry developer Crytek - was announced recently it immediately roused our interest. But now that publisher EA has showered us with a bounty of glorious images and an astonishing movie - which you can see by clicking the link at the top of the page - that shows off the game's technical wizardry, we're practically overflowing with excitement.
Touted as a
Right now, we'll tell you this one sounds like it's for the niche RPG crowd. While traveling through space, "The Professor's" ship crashes on an unknown planet. Pieces of the ship's power source, called Cells, have been scattered across the alien world. It's up to you to scour the planet, fight off monsters and get those pieces back before some mysterious rival organization yanks them first.
Anyone familiar with the always-quirky nature of lighthearted RPGs will read that plotline and take it
Gearheads with a fetish for giant, customizable robots have long loved the Armored Core series. And if we're being honest, it's gearheads and nobody else, really; the fanbase is as obsessive as it is small. But for gamers who want to build their own battling mechs and tune them like the futuristic, heavily armored hot rods they are, Armored Core has no
There's a lot to worry about with Commandos Strike Force. You could worry about the basic idea for a start, which in the words of developer Pyro's CEO, Ignacio Perez, combines "the tactical approach of the previous Commandos games with the intense action of an FPS."
The whole point of the series was its lack of intensity - just slow-burning, top-down puzzles in a WWII setting. You could question the stripping down of the characters you switch between; of the original six, only three remain:
Pop quiz: What's something that's always been missing from the Xbox lineup? Answer: An original (or at the very least a first-run) chapter in the Grand Theft Auto series. Sure, original Xbox owners got the Double Pack, San Andreas, and some slightly upgraded graphics. But in the end, you couldn't help but feel you were getting sloppy (though prettier) seconds from Sony's bully down the street. And while some of those me-too 'open-world,' gangsta clones may have been reasonable, most of them
There's a theory known as Beardsley's Law, which states that good looks are inversely proportionate to footballing brilliance. I've just made that up, but it's plausible, considering that for every David James, the game throws up a few Wayne Rooneys and Neville brothers to dazzle us on the field but disgust us off it.
Enter CM 2006, almost as ugly as ever despite a tarted-up match engine, and raring to test Beardsley's Law, with claims that it's the management balm we'll want to apply when
If Xbox had more than its fair share of driving games and first-person shooters, judging by the games on show at Microsoft's X05 event, Xbox 360 will be home to a slew of free-roaming crime games. There's thug-fest Saint's Row, and now there's Crackdown, a GTA-like creation that's being worked on by the creator of, well, the original GTA.
You play as a quasi policeman, working for a secret agency that uses drugs to create super-human agents. This agency has been tasked with cleaning up a city
Stunts, the 1990 customisable racer by Distinctive Software (later to become EA Canada), has already had one spiritual successor. By striking a similar balance of arcade simplicity and cutting-edge looks, TrackMania captured that genre's online community of racers and designers.
Crashday, by German studios Moon Byte and Replay, is gunning for a slice of that audience, and now that its PS2 and Xbox versions have seemingly crashed out of development, it's especially important that it gets
Last year's Champ Man 5 was the name with no game. Unrealistic and riddled with flaws, it was a pale shadow of its former self. So, Beautiful Game Studios (BGS) clearly has its work cut out if it wants to win back all those former fans.
The one selling point of CM5 was its speed, and this is something CM 2006 is poised to build upon. In previous CMs it was impossible to run every league in full detail. CM 2006 wants to change all that with its new 'Simulated World' option: a feat of
With over 85 million books sold worldwide it was only a matter of time before CS Lewis' staggeringly successful Chronicles of Narnia novels were adapted with a princely Hollywood budget for the big screen.This Christmas, Lewis' fantastical world of Narnia will be magically conjured to cinemas courtesy of Disney's movie of the first book, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.Disney is touting Chronicles as its biggest ever movie release and, to complement its planned