I have a brilliant financial plan: Games should be cost-adjusted to what they would’ve cost during the time they’re set in. You’re making a depression-era mafia epic? Price it at $2. Creating a caveman-themed, rocks-and-clubs beat-’em-up? That’ll be four boars. Star Wars RPG? 3,200 credits.
Lead and Gold is worth its weight in any currency. It looks and plays better than what I’ve come to expect from a $15 game; ask it to stand in the street with only its polish, lighting effects, gunplay and level design to defend itself, and it’d leave any other game in the third-person, team-based genre full of smoking holes...
The last few years have seen Defense of the Ancients devour millions of man hours, both in its original incarnation as a WarCraft III mod, and in its refined DotA Allstars evolution. League of Legends, by the original team, is here to provide the definitive version. It’s a multiplayer-only RTS battle between two teams.
We're pretty keen on the
recent emergence of Kinect-enabled Xbox Live Arcade games, as only a handful of
the existing retail offerings have captivated us long enough to warrant a
full-price purchase. We need these kinds of quick-hit experimental offerings,
and we need them fast – though the downloadable releases to date have been a
little hit or miss. Or rather, hit (Fruit Ninja Kinect) and miss (Hole in the Wall), since only two have launched prior to
Rescue is here - after a long, bloody battle with countless zombies, you and three fellow survivors have made it to the rooftop of a ravaged hospital, where a helicopter lands to evacuate you to safety. In a blaze of gunfire and guts, you and two of your companions fight your way to the helipad and climb aboard the chopper, but the fourth member of your team is wounded and limping behind you.
Unlike most other shooters, Left 4 Dead hinges on cooperative multiplayer. You and three friends must shoot, tear and slash through an unrelenting mass of raging zombies. From the moment you leave the safe house to the final rescue chopper, you are completely dependent on each other and constantly hunted by special boss zombies that behave with their own aggressive, strategizing intelligence
Based upon the best-selling religious fiction novels about the aftermath of The Rapture (the End Times event when God takes the Christians to Heaven and leaves everyone else to their fates on Earth), Left Behind: Eternal Forces is not the real time strategy game that most people expected it to be.
It is not about gunning down non-Christians in a burst of theocratic wish fulfillment - so really, few folks other than that dude who sued the government over the "In God We Trust" on US money are
Dec 14, 2007
The title of Left Brain Right Brain is rather misleading. You might think that the game is yet another of the billion mind-training games coming to market, when its really not a “brain” training game at all - at least, not in the cognitive thinking sense. Instead, Left Brain, Right Brain is a game meant to develop ambidexterity - the ability to use both hands skillfully, rather than relying on one “good” hand. Sounds like a cool concept? It is. Its just too
Remember Left Brain Right Brain? It claimed to promote ambidexterity by forcing you to play with your left and right hand in turn until one was as good as the other. Unswayed by ‘meh’ reviews for the original Left Brain, Majesco’s published a sequel which is more disappointing than the first outing.
Here's a metaphor: the DS is like a movie theater, and RPGs are its horror films. You get some good and even great ones, but there are just so many, and a lot of them are remakes. Now, say you like scary movies, but are starting to getting pretty worn out on them. Then along comes a remake of a little-known film that was overrated the first time, and that can be downloaded for a fraction of the cost.
Legasista is a new downloadable dungeon crawler from NIS. Is this PlayStation Network-exclusive game worth taking the plunge into? Read our review to find out more...