Forget the wafer thin plot about chasing after some nefarious Mr. Potato Head-looking pirate guy with rocket boosters instead of legs. The real reason you’ll get a major kick out of Rocket Riot is that it saddles you with a hefty bazooka and drops you in a series of large, colorful arenas full of enemies just waiting for you to lob missiles at them.
Turning heads on the show floor at both the Independent
Games Festival and Comic-Con 2011, Rocketbird has certainly come a long way
from its humble beginnings. The 2D run-and-gun sidescroller impressed enough of
the right people to get an exclusive launch on PSN. With this latest iteration
entitled Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken, fans of the original flash-game get
to enjoy highly enhanced visuals, much sharper gunplay, an expanded soundtrack
and support for stereoscopic 3D...
Rocketmen: Axis of Evil is a viewed-from-above, cartoonish shooter about a daring space warrior (you) who is part of a rebellion against a Martian empire. With your partners, you'll make life difficult for the green guys. Naturally, there will be many explosions.Gameplay is simple and familiar. The left analog stick controls movement and the right one directs shots. Shoulder buttons activate and cycle through special weapons. It's also possible
Chris Cornell is wailing “Whoooo gets mystifiiiiiiiied”
while we’re furiously fingerpicking during the bridge of Soundgarden’s masterpiece
“Outshined.” Our eyes dart from TV to guitar and back; there’s an avalanche of
orange, blue, and purple notes heading toward us. The intensity has ratcheted
up, we’re sweating a little bit - and this is just rehearsal for our upcoming
Is Rocksmith 2014 the best way to learn guitar? Find out in our review...
No stolen cars. No snuff films. No hot coffee. It's officially time to get over the fact that gaming's most controversial publisher has created a game rated E for Everyone. Instead, look at Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis and ask yourself, "Damn - why hasn't anybody else ever put this much effort into making a killer Ping-Pong game before?" Because for whatever reason you didn't expect it, Table Tennis kicks ass.
To be honest, Table Tennis feels like a proof of concept - before the
Has the Live Arcade service finally jumped the shark? Outside of a few shining moments (namely: Ikaruga), the past couple months have been more than a little disappointing, with one misguided attempt at snagging the casual market after another. And the trend continues with Rocky & Bullwinkle - not only a weak attempt at the microgame genre, but one sporting a license that ceased to be relevant about 25 years ago.
Thursday 25 January 2007
Space pirates - by which we mean full-on, grog-swilling, "shiver me nebulas" space pirates, with cybernetic peglegs and lasers and everything - really don't get enough play in videogames. So when someone goes and makes a whole game about them, we take notice. And when that game is one of the biggest, most satisfyingly intricate RPGs we've played in ages, we say "awesome."
Rogue Galaxy isn't quite as huge as its name implies, but sometimes it feels that way. Promising
Carving out a place among the glut of third-person shooting games can be a tough task, as the well-intentioned but entirely average Rogue Trooper proves. A combination of straight-forward shooting, stale sci-fi nonsense, and some clever use of gadgets and gear, Rogue Trooper manages to provide a few hours of gaming goodness despite some mediocre
Being a gigantic, muscle-bound dude who walks around half naked, uses a talking gun and has bright blue skin, Rogue Trooper must be as easy to recognise as the Incredible Hulk. Despite this, the authorities feel the need to put out TV broadcasts warning people to look out for this most wanted (massive, murderous, a bit blue) fugitive.