Admit it: you have no idea how to drift race. You may have unlocked every car in every Gran Turismo or Need for Speed game ever, but that's not drifting. You're aware that it's a hip, hot new way to race, and you've seen the incredibly tricked-out "whips" that these maniacs drive - maybe you even know that drifting originated in Japan, and that it involves power-sliding the hell out of everything and looking as good as you humanly can as you do it. But you don't really know how to drift
If there's one thing we truly know about Final Fantasy XII, it's massive. Years in development have yielded what is very likely the biggest single-player Final Fantasy game yet. We played the import for hours and hours and we barely scratched the surface.
So it's no surprise that there are plenty of details we have yet to uncover. Good thing that Square Enix stopped by with the game and uncovered some exciting new details. Though the game was only on demo for maybe half an hour, we learned a
If you don't know FEAR, you should. As a PC-based shooter, it shook up a lot of people last year, garnered a lot of good press and even won a couple of awards. It's no wonder why - it's a well-designed and undeniably creepy game. And now it's headed for Xbox 360 (and also PS3, although that version hasn't been shown
There'd better be a damn good rationale for us to go back to the WWII frontlines - again. But Ubisoft thinks that they have the reason in their expansive squad-based real-time strategy battler, Faces of War.
Recently, we took a long, hard look at Faces in a hands-on of the first few levels. The environments are what struck us the most when we first laid eyes on this war-torn RTS. Even the training scenarios contain a shell-shocking amount of authenticity and detail. Down-to-the-rivet attention
The original Full Auto arrived on Xbox 360 just six months ago, but the sequel is already being prepped in time for PlayStation 3's November launch. On 360, the game was kind of a mess - yes, it looked great and controlled well, but the fact that you were blowing the hell out of buildings didn't seem to have much, if anything, to do with the actual racing.
Well, that's the big fix for Full Auto 2. Now, when you bust up buildings, the debris can block the track, changing the landscape in
If you think Family Guy is a peculiar cartoon, wait until you see what the Griffin family get up to in the game. Baby Stewie's battling his half-brother Bertram (see the episode when Stewie goes inside Peter's body Inner Space-style) as both try to take over the world.
Meanwhile, Brian the dog's been wrongly imprisoned for impregnating Mr. Pewterschmidt's greyhound Seabreeze and Peter thinks he's starring in a videogame after taking a bang on the head from a satellite dish. Oh, the
Thursday 17 August 2006
If you think Family Guy is a peculiar cartoon, wait until you see what the Griffin family get up to in the game. Baby Stewie's battling his unborn brother Bertram (see series three, when Stewie goes inside dad Peter's body Inner Space-style) as both try to take over the world.
Meanwhile, Brian the dog's been wrongly imprisoned for impregnating Mr Pewterschmidt's greyhound Seabreeze and Peter thinks he's starring in a videogame after taking a bang on the head from a
Friday 4 August 2006
For years Pro Evolution Soccer has been the critic's choice of football game. Its fluid grace and satisfying realism has made FIFA appear lacklustre and almost dull in comparison. But, on the strength of our recent hands-on session with FIFA 07, that's all about to change.
A rigorous overhaul of FIFA's core has put the focus on making the basics work, rather than creating a raft of unique but useless special features. "We've really concentrated on the fundamentals," FIFA
So this is FEAR. Countless lead-spewing engagements that meld into a mantra of violence, and one that goes on for hour after hour... after hour. As the name suggests, there's a darkness to this game that demands you play it with the lights off for full effect.
As the new recruit in First Encounter Assault Recon, a paramilitary police force, you're thrown into a situations that are, shall we say, unusual. A genetically modified military officer, capable of psychically controlling the troops
Chaos, mayhem, uproar and riots. That's what GamesRadar seems to have triggered with last week's feature, "The Ten Greatest Years in Videogame History ". We might as well have burned down the internet, for all the email and forum flaming we inspired. Some folks praised us, some wanted us crucified, and one called us "wankers", ignoring that the feature only covered the US market.
Granted, we set ourselves up. We knew this feature was so vast, so subjective and so dependent upon reader