Besides offering a first peep at a new-look, old-timer Snake in the middle of a war zone taking cover from patrolling soldiers and mech vehicles, this Metal Gear Solid 4 Guns of the Patriots trailer also provides another tantalising demonstration of the potential power of Sony's next-gen machine.
The game's creator, Hideo Kojima, put in an appearance at the Tokyo Game Show to personally show off the trailer and to confirm that it was indeed running in real-time on PS3 development tools by
Given the reaction from fans, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots might as well have been subtitled OMG Snake is Totally Old. Although we've only seen the trailer so far, Solid Snake's grizzled appearance is already drawing murmurs from the peanut gallery.
But while he's become the butt of innumerable Viagra jokes, Snake won't be softening with age. Set some years after Metal Gear Solid 2, his next adventure will take him out of the jungles and corridors he's used to, dropping him into
Next-gen games routinely come equipped with astounding graphics, so it should come as no surprise that Mass Effect oozes hi-def hotness out of every pore. What separates this game from the mob of other beautiful titles is exactly what players of the role-playing genre demand from their games: scope.
As a member of the futuristic human space soldiers known as the Specters (insert techno theme music here), you embark on a mission to capture or otherwise contain a rogue military general. But, as
Good things come to those who wait, and by now, anyone who knows Metal Gear Solid should know that if you hold off on buying the latest title in the stealth-action franchise, a better version comes out a year or so later. It happened with Metal Gear Solid: Integral (in Japan, at least), again with Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance and now it's happening with Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence.
Unlike the last couple of retreads, however, Subsistence actually has something more than a few goofy extras
It really goes without saying, but corner boost whenever you can. The corner boost is perfect for the twistier, narrower courses like DK Pass. However, some chicanes - such as the final twisty bit of road leading up from the beach to the finish line on Cheep Cheep Beach - are better navigated by finding the straightest line through.
This is where the lower screen comes in useful. Getting a speed boost from slipstreaming can be a game-winning clincher, but it's
Are four wheels slowing you down? Is travelling at 170mph in Project Gotham Racing 3 just not fast enough? Are you after a different kind of rush?
Well, you can finally stop looking, because MotoGP is back, roaring with speed and energy and all set to offer possibly the fastest racing experience ever seen on a console. We mean it.
See, the thing about motorbikes (especially the GP variety) is that they're very, very quick indeed - but speed has always been a fairly tricky thing to replicate
The flimsy sets held together with gaffer-tape we can accept. The queue of desperate hopefuls pleading for a moment of fame outside our agent's office raises a smirk. Even funnier: our blockbuster production haemorrhaging resources because the lead actor is a drunk.
But enforcing the application of The Hero's Journey to churn out user-created epics... that's more than parody. It's cynicism.
The Hero's Journey is an infamous device used in Hollywood scriptwriting classes, a five-step plan at
Metroid Prime Hunters is broken up into a series of specific missions, which you receive from the Galactic Federation before each level.The game's story basically revolves around an artefact hunt; technology of vast power that's scattered around the galaxy. Using her ship, space hunter Samus will need to travel around the system to search for them. However, these artefacts are not only sought after by Samus, but also by a number of other bounty hunters. Each bounty hunter is nastier than the
Spoilers, bumpers, exhausts, bonnets, tyres. The extent to which you're thrilled by this catalogue of car parts will give a good indication of whether the third iteration of Midnight Club street racing is for you. For, while the driving aspect of the game has been tweaked to deliver a corporeal improvement over the racing experience offered by its predecessor, it's the customisation that Rockstar San Diego has really gone to town on.
To this end, the staff of US car modding bible Dub have been
Are four wheels slowing you down? Is travelling at 170mph in Project Gotham Racing 3 just not fast enough? Are you after a different kind of rush? Well, you can finally stop looking, because Moto GP is back, roaring with speed and energy and all set to offer possibly the fastest racing experience ever seen on a console.
The thing about motorbikes (especially the GP variety) is that they're very quick - but speed has always been a fairly tricky thing to replicate in games, generally coming at