Who's smarter: The brainiac who knows everything, or the second guy - who knows how to take all of Mr. Einstein’s money? That’s the basic gist of this quiz game, which starts with trivia and adds in a healthy dose of Vegas-style gambling. Oh, and dancing marionettes with cartoon heads. You need those too.
The Wizard Of Oz, that enduring tale of a young girl invading a foreign country, crushing the local populace and stealing their shoes, has been ‘re-imagined’ here as a JRPG – and it’s a striking, unusual JRPG too.
It starts as you’d expect, with Dorothy and Toto uprooted by a storm and dropped into the magical land of Oz.
It’s funny, in a way, that Japan manages to keep one of the longest-running Western RPG series going strong. Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls is a fully Japanese-developed entry in the series, and it stays true to many of the franchise’s hallmarks: letting the player craft a party of adventurers, sending them into a massive, winding first-person dungeon maze, and being excruciatingly hard. It might sound interesting, sure. But that’s the thing: you can’t just think you might enjoy Wizardry and buy it to give it a shot, you have to absolutely, positively know you will enjoy it going in. Otherwise, you are going to be completely lost and overwhelmed...
Remember coin-op classics such as Smash TV, Mercs and of course Commando? Well, Wolf of the Battlefield runs along the same lines. Charge across top-down battlefields rescuing prisoners and laying waste to an army of insurgents using those tried and tested dual analog stick controls.
In co-operative three-player this is a nostalgic blast, but single-players will grow bored quickly despite a wealth of weapons, vehicles and
Does killing Nazis ever get old? Actually, yes. Eventually. That is, unless they’re supernatural Nazis. Hence, we have Call of Duty: World at War’s zombie-fighting mode, as well as a little thing called Wolfenstein. Nazis are best consumed (via bullets) when they are presented as cartoonishly as possible, and what better way than to amp them up with Tesla-coil implants and crackling undeadifying energy?
Based on James Patterson’s series of murder mystery novels, Women’s Murder Club: Games of Passion is supposed to be an adventure game about a detective named Lindsay Boxer who solves a series of murders with the help of her girlfriends who work in various murder-related professions. The problem is that the story isn’t strong enough to keep mystery fans interested, and the gameplay isn’t really good enough to warrant anyone else playing it
Taking a leaf out of Carnival Games’ funfair-based minigames book, Wonder World is a budget-priced collection of 30 or so, er, carnival games. Themed areas host broadly similar game types – shooting targets, grabbing objects, throwing small things at bigger things and so on – and the points earned by winning games can be spent on passes to the next area or trinkets for your avatar.
Platinum Games' first Wii U exclusive is ready to 'unite up' and smash its way into the pantheon of great Nintendo exclusives. But is it any good? Does it make full use of the machine's capabilities? And is it really anything like Pikmin? the answers lie inside...
There’s no denying this is inspired by Katamari Damacy: both share the idea of a thing moving around a landscape, collecting objects to add to its bulk. But we don’t have the PlayStation’s strange adventure game on the PC, so TWEotW will have to do.
And it does. In the face of an impending apocalypse, brought about by a giant fish head, you must collect all the nice things you’d like to take with you. Your body