Survival horror can be a lot of hard work, especially when there's no light relief to break up the gore-filled barrage of trouser-filling frights. So just as the movie world has Scream and The Faculty to have fun with the formula, so gaming has Obscure - and we've been given hands-on access to a nearly finished PS2 build of its sequel, Obscure II.
The game's unique in that its co-operative two-player mode runs for the entire game. We were impressed with the sheer number of dialogue lines as
Publisher/developer Codemasters has today revealed three new titles for 2008 that will be released on 'leading console platforms' (read that as PS3 and Xbox 360) and PC. Race Driver One may not have the TOCA prefix but is the next outing in the successful series of racing games; Operation Flashpoint 2 is the long-awaited sequel to the PC-only tactical shooter; and Rise of the Argonauts is an all new action RPG.
Read on for more info on each of these new games...
Rise of the
Codemasters' Overlord is one of those quirky titles that could prove ridiculously fun and addictive. Set up as an overlord in a twisted fantasy world, in a nutshell you have to indulge in as much corruption and nastiness as possible. It's always reminded us of a cross between Fable and Dungeon Keeper, especially as it contains plenty of dark
Tuesday 27 February 2007
This week's UK entertainment software chart (all formats, all prices) makes us sad. It makes us sad because no matter how hard we look at it we can't see Okami anywhere. One of the most utterly original and delightfully entertaining games to ever bound its way to PS2 has vanished just two weeks after its debut at number 12, before sliding to 30 and, now, it's plummeted with a forlorn howl into the abyss...
Little Britain: The Videogame, on the other hand, is still
Ouendan 2, the sequel to the Japanese-only rhythm-action game that was so popular they ported it for us, is in the works according to Dengeki Online.
Moero! Nekketsu Rhythm Damashii Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan 2, is the full Japanese name, which Google's translation tool hilariously interprets as "Burn! Thermal blood rhythm soul Pushing patience! Fighting obtaining! Cheer group 2."
Other internet translations came up with "OtherBurn! Fervorous Spirit of Rhythm! Go! Fight! Cheer Squad 2" and
The PS2 isnt going away without a fight. Every few weeks we think its time to finally tuck the little guy into bed one last time, and move on to bigger and shinier hardware; then a game like Odin Sphere is announced, a gorgeous 2D side-scrolling Action RPG, and we promise to never threaten our little buddy again.
Developed by Vanillaware, creators of the Sega Saturn cult hit Princess Crown, Odin Sphere plops players into the rather important shoes of Gwendolyn, daughter of the head honcho of
Gears of War, Okami and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess are among the nominees for "Best Game" in the seventh annual Game Developers Choice Awards.
This year's GDCA, the awards program where honors are bestowed to developers by developers, will take place during GDC 2007 on March 7, the ceremony to be hosted by legend Tim Schafer of Double Fine Productions.
Joining Gears, Okami and Zelda as "Best Game" nominees are Oblivion and Wii Sports. Out of a total of eight categories in the
Here's a confirmed sighting of The Outsider, the mysterious Xbox 360 and PS3 action game from gaming legend David Braben, the creative mega-brain behind sci-fi classic Elite. And, although it's only a snatched glimpse of movie action, we reckon it gives away a few fact-morsels about The Outsider's unexplained gameplay. Hit the Movies tab above, launch the Video Player and select "The Outsider - trailer 01-11-07" to see the footage.
In light of this fresh footage evidence, we're willing to
It's the end of another great year for gamers. Two new systems launched. Two handhelds waged bloody battle. And next gen gaming got a big kick in the pants - thanks to a year of lonely rule by the Xbox 360. PC gaming fought fire with nukes, waging its battle against the console-based onslaught. In short, it ruled.
How do we handle this? We're handing out our gleaming Platinum Chalice to those games and systems which gave us the business. No boring list of 37 different strategy games, divided
What's hotter than watching a cute princess kiss a fat, middle-aged plumber? Well, anything really, but given the headline above, the answer should be obvious: watching a cute princess kiss another cute princess. It's sexy, it's vaguely taboo and it's pleasantly devoid of bristling mustaches and lingering sewage odors.
It's much more common to see girl-on-girl kisses in other media, but it happens in games more often than you'd think. To prove it to you, we've collected the very best ones and