Obscure: The Aftermath is a survival-horror game aimed at people that love Hollywood screamers. The story involves a rowdy fraternity party that unleashes mutants on a college campus, and the to-do list calls for hacking up those creatures with hockey sticks, chainsaws, and other fun killing implements. Sounds sweet, right? NOT! The action is weak and the graphics are butt-ugly.
Atmospherically, the game does what it needs to
From Katamari to PaRappa the Rapper, gamers tend to love Japanese games with an offbeat flair. Octomania, a puzzle game full of samurai crabs, bitchy angels, flaky robots, mama’s-boy demons, and sentient food items, will easily charm the pants off even the most discerning of Japanophiles. Think Puyo Puyo/Kirby’s Avalanche/Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine but with the quirkiness cranked up a few notches. The object of the game
It’s hard to think of many games more deserving of the HD treatment than Stranger’s Wrath, a unique gem that never quite got the attention it deserved…
Sometimes a game comes along that's a little bit like a slap in the face. It's not that you couldn't imagine a game like it ever might exist, but you certainly didn't expect it. Odin Sphere defies conventions, defies the logic of the game industry, and delivers a compelling adventure not merely because of its novelty but because of its intrinsic quality - which is much more satisfying.
Odin Sphere is a 2D, side-scrolling action RPG. But it's not a throwback to the ideas of the past. It only
World War II strategy games are a bit like pigeons: when the end of the world comes, they’ll still be trotting around, necks all puffed up, cooing in an attempt to get a leg up. That’s not to imply that Officers is some sort of spoof of World War II, or that it’ll mate with Company of Heroes and lay eggs - it just suffers from its own nature, as well as its position in a market saturated by similar games.
Okabu makes a great first impression. It’s got a colorful
and weird art style, like something you’d see in a children’s book illustrated
by the United Nations, a refreshingly odd and family-friendly story about
helping the environment, and some super catchy music. It assaults you with its
cheerfulness, and like that cute little girl selling cookies outside the
grocery store, it’s hard to walk away from. Unfortunately this excellent first
impression doesn’t carry it all the way through the lengthy bug-filled campaign...
In our earlier preview of Okami, we boldly stated that the game would affect your life. After saving this hand-painted world from certain doom, we can safely say that claim holds up throughout the game's lengthy quest. Absolutely everything about this adventure is top of the line, blending the very best puzzle aspects of Zelda with a visual style that no other title can match.
Graphics aren't everything, but in Okami 's case, they help define a universe. Whether you're searching for lost
We’ve made no secret of our immense love for Okami, the latter-day PS2 adventure that perfectly copied Zelda’s best traits and slathered them with one-of-a-kind watercolor graphics. For years we begged the world to take notice and turn Okami’s unique world into a successful franchise, and at long last, a sequel has finally arrived. But instead of expanding the premise and building on what made the original so alluring, Okamiden essentially repurposes the first game for the DS audience. The result is a well-meaning but compromised version of a gorgeous, captivating world...
Jan 10, 2008
Oldsters will immediately be reminded of the classic Capcom shooter Forgotten Worlds upon firing up Live Arcades latest offering, Omega Five. Like Forgotten Worlds, the characters in Omega Five dont need any fancy space ships to perforate the hundreds of bogeys inhabiting their constantly scrolling world. These heroes simply fly - or float - through each level, shooting in 360 degrees and generally wreaking havoc.
Though Omega Five isnt really all that long, the difficulty easily
The Godfather meets XCOM? What could go wrong? Well, almost everything. Read on to find out why the only thing worth saying about Omerta: City of Gangsters is fuhgeddaboutit...