Generally, when a game looks this good, we get a little suspicious. Theres usually some sort of nasty problem lurking beneath the shiny surface: the games too short, the action gets a little herky-jerky during crucial fights or its just plain no fun. But don't let Kameo's good looks fool you. The game isnt without some minor flaws, but they dont detract from an otherwise excellent action adventure.
Kameo includes all the elements we've come to expect from adventure games: an inexperienced
It’s hard to pinpoint exactly why Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days isn’t a fantastic game. Its visuals are great, combining a careful attention to gritty detail with a shakycam-filled, YouTube-inspired presentation that makes it unlike any other game we can think of. The clumsy action of the first game has been streamlined into a straightforward, no-frills, cover-centric shooter that’s like Gears of War without the chainsaws (or most of the arsenal, actually), and your enemies are smart, tough and fast enough to keep you from getting too complacent behind cover...
Nov 16, 2007
On paper, this game should be incredible. Its got two uniquely grizzled anti-heroes, an impeccable developer (IO, of Hitman fame) and loads of Michael Mann-inspired set-pieces (more on that later). The main men are Kane, a death row inmate who allegedly double-crossed his shady employers, The7, and Lynch, a paranoid schizophrenic who needs to constantly pop medication to keep his anger in check. Kanes been sprung from prison and forced to find The7s stolen booty or theyll kill
Konami's Karaoke Revolution has been a wonderful hit four times over (we ignore the Country Music Television version the same way we ignore Rocky V). That said, the series was definitely in need of some flavor to make a new iteration more palatable. That flavor comes in the form of American Idol and it has made the game quite delicious.
Karaoke Revolution Presents American Idol takes the same formula of the other games and melds it with the ever popular show. You get to belt out some tunes
Few expected the pairing of the Karaoke Revolution franchise and the popular American Idol television license (previously tied to a horrifying 2003 dance game) to produce such a genuine, revitalized iteration of the aging sing-along series, but it happened - and we're better singers because of it (maybe). Thirteen months later, Konami is back with Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore, and the addition of that final word to the
First it's a butterfly you're after. Then a pencil. Then it's a shoe and a kebab and an umbrella; then a penguin, a tricycle, a pachinko machine. A synchronised swimmer, a lawnmower, a traffic light. You think that these will be enough, that they will satisfy your sticky urge. But they don't. There are tractors and phone booths, baseball teams and elephants. Windmills, oil rigs, brontosauruses. It's never, ever enough.In Katamari, you are the tiny alien pilot of a super-sticky ball. Whatever it
A typically whacked-out Katamari intro (flashing stars, geese, dancing ultramen) sets up the story for this HD’d up half-remake, half-sequel. The king has lost his memory, and a giant robo-king has been made to take his place. Only the robo-king has gone crackers and destroyed all the stars in the galaxy.
Kawasaki Jet Ski is the fifth Wii racing game released by publisher Bold Games (a sub-brand of Destineer) within the first month of 2008 – which would be a remarkable feat, were it something to be celebrated. Like its budget brethren, Kawasaki Jet Ski appears to have been compiled entirely by machines, offering a generic, unchallenging take on the genre popularized by Wave Race 64 back in 1996. In fact, with limp waves and even limper
Kawasaki Quad Bikes is an example of branding at its most obvious coupled with poor attention to the basics. Starting off, there are only a few vehicles to choose from and no discernable differences other than color and bulk. It turns out they perform differently on certain terrains, but you only learn that through plenty of trial and error. The tracks include the usual off-road racing variants: dirty, muddy, rocky, sandy, gravely, snowy and
Sept 28, 2007
Kengo: Legend of the 9 (Kengo Zero in the UK) is one of those games gets worse the more you know about videogames. For instance, if you don't know your history, you'll play this samurai hack and slasher and think it's pretty horrid. But if you realize that this is actually the great, great, great grandson of the original Bushido Blade, a beloved one-on-one sword fighting game for the original PlayStation, this isn't just a crapheap, it's a freaking