This MMO is a lot of things, but right now it’s a remake of Heat, as performed by The Muppets. It all began five minutes ago as we casually hung around outside a parking garage as our colleagues stole a van up on the third floor. When they drove off a conveniently placed ramp and tilted delightfully downward into the midriff of a passing pedestrian, an APB was called out on us...
There's a lot to say about the giant multiplayer shooter APB, but what caught our eyes was the character creation - the completely insane character creation. Realtime Worlds has gone totally over the top. Here's a short (and by no means complete) rundown...
All the best games were invented in the playground. Cowboys and Indians, Cops and Robbers, Doctors and Nurses – their names are legendary. Few, however, have ever made a pure transition into gaming. So while the world holds its breath for Stuck in the Mud Online we’ll have to make do with APB – a near-perfect recreation of Cops and Robbers.
Dave Jones’ initials are tattooed across our nipples. We have a mullet, a moustache, aviator shades and a belly that arrives in a room a few seconds before we do. “Players are going to have to think very carefully about who they want to be,” Jones tells us. “You can be a psycho, quiet, on-the-streets kind of killer."
When you hear "PS2 RPG," the first two words that spring to mind are likely going to be "final" and "fantasy." But there is a world beyond those CG-rich epics, populated by crisp, hand-drawn artwork and 16-bit-style values that never seem to go out of style. Last year we saw Atelier Iris 2 deliver that kind of old-school adventure, and in 2007 fans can expect Ar tonelico to do the same.
We all know what to expect in the way of story (cheesy), music (catchy) and graphics (cutesy), so let's
2D sprite fighters are a dying breed and so are new games on the PS2.That’s why Arcana Heart should be exciting news for fighting fans as it just might be the last new old school 2D fighter they’ll see for a long time.Ported from the 2006 Japanese arcade game, Arcana Heart is a combo-centric fighter that puts a lot of emphasis on juggling the opponent and getting into aerial scuffles. At first glance, the game looks a lot
If it’s somehow passed you by, the Gothic series consists of what used to be known as ‘real ale’ RPGs, where orcs and goblins stroll a mystical fiddle-de-de land, and dungeons full of unspeakable beasts await smiting from a suitably hirsute hero. All beards and bluster, Gothic was littered with monsters, swords, sorcery, leather, barrels, magic and everything else that makes the genre so derided. Yet despite near Hasselhoff levels of popularity in its native Germany, this hardcore RPG series has yet to make an impact elsewhere, and is largely known for being riddled with serious bugs...
Wednesday 5 April 2006
Despite having been in beta testing in its homeland since the middle of last year, and on shelves there since January, a veil of mystery surrounds Archlord's workings and its success to date.
The one thing that is abundantly clear - and doubtless made the game look like an easy sell and therefore a sensible buy to Codemasters - is its unique selling point. Every month, players will compete to unite the five Archon relics and so become the one and only Archlord, ruler of
Despite having been in beta testing in its homeland of Korea since the middle of last year, and on shelves there since January, a veil of mystery surrounds the massively multiplayer role-playing game ArchLord's workings and its success to date.
The one thing that is abundantly clear - and doubtless made the game look like an easy sell and therefore a sensible buy - is a unique in-game reward, arguably better than any sword or piece of armor one might earn in another game. Every month,
In many ways, this E3 was a show about the little guys. For every massive game like Skyrim or Rage, there was an awesome smaller game that somehow managed to grab our attention away from the megaton titles. At a show in which shooters are going to be matched against none other than Bioshock Infinite, Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3 (not to mention Halo), it is no small achievement for any game to steal even a small amount of attention. That’s why it’s so amazing ARMA III, which comes from a small developer from the Czech Republic, actually walked away as one of the most exciting games of the show...