Reviewing Halo games is hard. See, you aren't judging just one experience – this is the rare franchise in which campaign and multiplayer are equally popular, and must be considered with equal weight. You aren't judging for just one audience, either – the franchise is too popular for too many unique reasons. There are those who only want an epic solo saga, and those who only care about online competition. There are those who enjoy a Halo game once every couple years, and those who devour the entire Halo universe through comics, novelizations, anime and more.
And you know what? Each type of fan will have a very different reaction to Halo: Reach...
It’s a genuine shame that we’ve been so disappointed by Hammerfight. It’s a 2D fighting game, the fighting being between Central Asian cultures of warring helicopter and balloon tribes, who fight using buzz-saws and pendulum-weapons that swing beneath their craft.
Dec 10, 2007
Were not supposed to be nodding our heads and tapping our feet whilst a cartridge of Hannah Montana: Music Jam is nestled in our DS. At the same time that were strumming guitars, playing slap bass, blasting out drum beats and wailing through blues solos; the vacant, dead-doll-eyes of Hannah Montana watch us from the game boxs cover, and her gleaming white-toothed open-mouthed smile appears to be emitting derisive laughter at our
Double Fine’s next
casual Kinect game that will have your kids popping balloons, destroying
cities, and freezing solid. See why your living room will never be the same in
Do not buy this game. We’ll explain why, but it’s important that we get that out of the way to begin with. Put your credit card back in its plastic sheath, so we can talk with less urgency. Happy Tree Friends: False Alarm is about $10 (including various taxes). For that, you get 30 levels, each taking between one or two minutes.
Just hearing the title or glancing at some screens, one might not realize that Hard Corps Uprising is a Contra game. Seeing it in motion - or even better, playing it - makes the connection to the venerated scrolling shooter series obvious. Art-wise, it doesn’t look anything like a Contra game. It looks like a brightly-colored anime, and for good reason: Konami brought in BlazBlue’s artists to create the game’s look. It’s never less than gorgeous, even if most of the bosses have some seriously corny character designs that make them less than intimidating...
It takes less than ten seconds for Hard Reset to define the kind
of shooter it truly is. There is no crouching, no cover, and no reloading. It
has exactly two guns; one of 'em is an energy gun that shoots lightning-lasers,
and the other is a rifle whose targeting reticule is always red. If the terms
of its gameplay don't paint a clear enough picture, we'll spell it out: Hard
Reset doesn't care about anything other than killing everything...
It's likely that you're reading this review due to one of two reasons: either you just caught Rounders on cable and are really excited to learn how to play poker, or you know absolutely nothing about gambling or having fun in Vegas and want to live the high-roller life through your PS2.
Well, anyone who has gambled before knows that the real way to have fun is to beat other people and to make money. To make a gambling game a blast to play it should include one or both of those elements. Does
You know, we’re sure there must be a decent RPG buried in here somewhere. We think it’s at the bottom, underneath these socks, the incredibly ropey engine, some old school reports, and the amusingly broken dialogue. Hold this useless mini-map for us, and we’ll move the absolutely terrible horse riding to one side. There it is. Can you see it, poking out between the confused voice acting and needlessly fixed camera angle?
It's not easy to improve on an age-old standard, so when we downloaded Hardwood Backgammon from the Xbox Live Arcade, our expectations were measured. To achieve greatness in its class, Hardwood Backgammon would have to not only play brilliantly on Xbox Live, but also dazzle us with some cool graphics, nifty animations and clever online innovations. And it did that. Sort