Dec 5, 2007
This is a game that opens with concept art of a 68-year-old transvestite in purple makeup and horns, uses the word ‘hate nine times in the interminable intro movie, and begins with some of the worst FPS combat weve seen in our career. But eventually, bunnyhopping around the games ugly morons, firing its copycat weapons and enduring your characters cringingly unfunny and excruciatingly repetitious one-liners gets surprisingly compelling. Even after load times that the
According to the official website, Painkiller: Resurrection had “a Catholic priest advising” it and offers “painstakingly researched details” of its purgatorial setting. You have absolutely no idea how much we want to see those notes. The official word on whether Satan could have his bottom handed to him with a shotgun? That’s edutainment!
The ravages of portable war have been largely limited to cartoon battles between fictional forces until now, but Panzer Tactics DS lets you twist your noodle on 30 missions pulled from World War II.
Panzer Tactics DS isn't for tactical newbies, with a ramping difficulty that makes each of three 10-mission turn-based campaigns progressively more complex without becoming too brutally frustrating. Tutorials teach the basics, but there's no substitute for getting a few losses under your belt for
After several beloved console releases, Mario’s flat RPG franchise is now on the 3DS. The developers cut a few things to make it friendlier for handhelds, but it all worked out for the best...
The hits just keep on coming on Xbox Live Arcade. The latest coin-op classic to hit the service is a touching tale of a boy, his bicycle, and an unrelenting urge to smash all things breakable with tightly-rolled wads of tree byproducts. Paperboy was - and still is - an awesome game. At least, if youre looking for a short diversion... say, something you might spend $0.25 a pop for.
Paperboy on the 360 is an authentic recreation of the mid-80s arcade machine, save for the absence of the
Papo & Yo tells the heartfelt story of a boy and his monstrous companion. The game is finally coming to the PC; is it worth picking up if you missed it the first time around? Find out in our review...
When was the last time you found yourself stranded and confused in Africa? Paradise, the latest point-and-click adventure from the creator of the cult hit Syberia, gives you that chance. Having been shot down over the country of Maurania, a young woman awakens with amnesia in the harem of a local prince. Not knowing her own real name, she calls herself "Ann Smith" after the author of a book on Mauranian wildlife that was found with her at the crash.
And this, really, is where the problems
The most obvious difference between ParaWorld and the rest of the stagnating real-time strategy genre is its bizarre setting: a world where dinosaurs remain. Its ham-fisted, borderline satirical storyline is a bit embarrassing, as is some of the accompanying voice-over work, but such complaints are small potatoes compared to everything this game gets wonderfully right.
Everything about ParaWorld just screams low-brow fun, from the colorful dinosaurs and huge indigenous animals your troops can
“A short horror game” is the tagline for this, one of the most peculiar commercial offerings of 2009.You take control of a series of girls of different ages, and wander a path and the surrounding woodlands. Patterns, images, and the thoughts of the girls write themselves onto the screen. Things happen. Often these are very bad things indeed. There’s not much more to it than that.
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