The three elaborately armored Parthan warriors circled us menacingly. Known for allowing crippled enemies to make a final, desperate revenge blow, we knew just one of these three scar-covered monsters would be a terrifying opponent.
Slowly and deliberately they close in. But just as in real life, it is difficult for multiple opponents to attack a single target at once without interfering with each other - especially with their heavy long swords. Sensing our only opportunity, we spin our
This is one positive game. There’s no murder, robbing or disrespecting other people; there’s some reckless driving but that’s absolutely fine as speed is of the essence when you’re the driver of an emergency service vehicle, as you are in Emergency Heroes. Set in the near future city of San-Alto you assume the role of Zach Harper, a cadet with a flair for driving who must speed around the streets to various man-made
Heres an interesting prospect - Crazy Taxi meets Monkey Balls minigames. Or, as someone from the development team described it to us, Grand Theft Auto for kids. Emergency Mayhem was first spotted in early 2004 but, following the demise of original publisher Acclaim, its taken until now for a completely reworked version, running on a new engine and published by Codemasters, to appear.
The most significant benefit of the long delay is that well now be able to play it on Wii, with a control
Many years ago we saw a TV show that included a piece about someone who had tried to jump over a fence, but had slipped and got a spike impaled through the bottom of their mouth. It’s haunted our dreams ever since, so we’re inclined to run a mile from any game that features the emergency services (while taking great care not to trip over anything, of course).Fortunately, the incidents you’ll be called to in Emergency Mayhem
One of Empire Earth III's weapons really sucks. That would be an uncharacteristically harsh judgment to make of a game thats just making its first faltering steps into the public spotlight, except I mean it in a good way.
We're talking about the firearm mounted on an ED-209-esque robot that creates a pinhole singularity in the battlefield. Watch tanks tremble, trying to escape the pull before getting flipped off their tracks and tumbling towards the event horizon. It's even more impressive
The third time may be the charm for the Empire Earth series. Developer Mad Doc is cutting the fat to make Empire Earth III a lean and mean RTS machine. The series' premise remains the same. Your battles will span the history and future of warfare as you progress through epochs of primitive cavemen to futuristic assault mechs. But instead of throwing a massive amount of new units and epochs at Empire Earth II and calling it day, Mad Doc has instead taken a close look at how they can refine and
For all you gaming addicts looking for a fix, check out these treats:
Opoona - Wii
A very unusual little game for the Wii that combines community and relationship-building elements with a traditional RPG - a bit like, say, Animal Crossing but with a proper adventure to work through. Even better is the way it uses the Wiis Remote and Nunchuck, allowing you to move with the analog stick and battle by swinging the remote.
Crazi Taxi: Fare Wars - PSP
We reckon this is just about old enough now
The Americas component of Medieval II: Total War was good, but will be nothing when compared to the conquest, exploration and ruthless expansion pioneered in Empire: Total
Talk about a journalistic conflict of interest: We’re the British. Across a thin stretch of oceanic blue sits the American fleet. I’m a Brit, but I’m writing for an American magazine. There’s not even time to wonder about how the Americans got hold of a proper fleet of their own. With allegiances torn, how doesone proceed in such a situation? There’s only one answer: as swiftly as possible.
Sept 26, 2007
Empire: Total War takes place during the period from the 1700s to the early 1800s, a turbulent era in history when technology was being fuelled by a new industrial age and for the first time various powers were fighting for control of the Old and New Worlds on a global scale. This is the age of the French Revolution, Voltaire, the American War of Independence, Mozart, Wellington, the British Empire, and of course, Guybrush Threepwood, Captain Jack Sparrow and Blackadder the