With servers chock-full of level 70s enjoying their flying mounts, World of Warcraft continues to dominate the MMORPG scene. But as Blizzards beast approaches its third year anniversary, the game is beginning to show signs of aging. Enter Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising, a new contender vying for a slice of the MMO pie, and gamers have yet another reason to consider a switch this year.
We got some hands-on time with this massively mythical online role-playing game, and while Gods & Heroes sticks to
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
These games are classics. They're beloved by millions. The problem? Well, they suck. Don't believe us? Keep reading. Yeah, some had their defenders - even on our staff. But a convincing argument can be made about why each game just doesn't cut it. And that's just what we'll do. Ready? Line 'em up and we'll knock 'em down...
Final Fantasy VIII
Hated by: Nintendo Editor Brett Elston
The entire catalogue of Final Fantasy games is untouchable. We get that. They're all special and unique in their
All guy-in-rubber-suit jokes aside, who wouldn't want to be the title titan in a Japanese giant monster movie? You get to stomp around, belch laser beams, munch on some people or maybe a nuclear reactor, and demolish every single thing in your path as you defend your hood from other 200-ton freaks of nature. Then, some toy company makes an action figure that looks like you. What's not to love?
This basic philosophy looks to be proven true by the latest in publisher Atari's line of monster
Modern technology is great, isn't it? A new iPod Nano can fit a GigaByte of music on a device smaller than a matchbook, a single Blu-Ray DVD can hold an entire season of your favorite TV series, and you can now squeeze 10 giant monsters, each 30 stories tall, into your DS in the form of Godzilla Unleashed. Now, if someone could only find a way to fit a full keg of beer into a 12-oz bottle, we could cut down to a single six-pack a week.
Back to Godzilla Unleashed - unlike the PSP and Wii
Sonys grand plans for a two-part GT HD, featuring downloadable, hi-def GT4 content on the one hand and an authentic GT5 taster on the other, has bitten the dust. What started as "Vision GT" - a quick ‘n dirty demo designed to show off the future - has, via GT HD, become GT HD Concept. Available only as a free 630Mb download from the PlayStation Store, its a small, but free, look at how GT looks in glorious high 1080p definition-o-vision. And its free. So you cant really complain. Or can
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
Well, this was an unexpected surprise. Sony generously decided to hand out a completely free, ten-car and one track teaser demo of Gran Turismo HD to any PS3 owners who wants it. Granted, this isn't GT 5 - it's just an enhanced version of GT 4 - but we'll take it.
Your prize for waiting for 650MB to download is a clearly beautiful race game that, and were not exaggerating, looks streets ahead of anything else available. The cars are fantastic models and they look incredibly sharp. There are no
Theres never a backlash when it comes to Gran Turismo - the public loves the series so much, it can get away with practically anything. Poor old Gran Turismo 4 was delayed a million times and wasnt quite as online as Sony said it would be, but still we adored it and bought it without any fuss. Gran Turismo 3 shouldve been a PS2 launch game, but arrived two years later, but we didnt care then either.
And it looks like well be waiting until 2008 for the PlayStation 3 version of Gran Turismo 5,