We knew things were bound
to get harrowing in The Cursed Crusade; the game's premise is to send you to
the depths of Hell... we just didn't expect to actually be tormented. After
many hours, we've emerged from this nightmare with blistered fingers from
clunky controls, in complete disbelief over its sleep-inducing story, but
mostly, we're thankful that we didn't throw our controller over the awful AI
and frustrating glitches.The Cursed Crusade, we banish you to the
Gaming Hell you sent us to; may you never give another gamer the misery you
With so many ‘horror’ games (Resident Evil, Left 4 Dead) surrendering chills for all-out action, it’s reassuring to find a game determined to put the willies up you with tight narrative and brooding atmosphere rather than cheap shocks. It’s also great to see a mature Wii game that tries to do things differently.
Custom Beat Battle: Draglade is literal murder on the dance floor; a beat-'em-up with jazz hands. Okay. So no actual dancing takes place - Mortal Kombat starring Fred Astaire it's not - but rhythm is the key.
On the surface this bears a striking resemblance to DS fighter Bleach. The camera zooms around wide multi-tiered arenas as spiky-haired fighters unleash flaming uppercuts and sword jabs upon one another. With a slightly more limited move-set than the combo-loving Bleach, this is a tad
There's a weird meta-irony at work in Custom Robo Arena: a young boy wanders his town, goes to school and eats with his family, spending every free moment playing with his Custom Robo game; you, as a gamer, wander your town, go to school, eat with your family (hopefully), and spend every free moment playing your DS. In an odd way, you can relate to your tiny single-minded friend. It's also a game that's much more fun and charming than you'd expect, regardless of your predisposition towards
Golf games are bastards. What other form of entertainment punishes you for perfection? A 100% swing, pin-point accuracy, and then the pitiful plop of the ball dropping into the water-hazard. It means that a really good golf game needs to help you find the sweet spot, a swing of, 67%, perhaps. It’s a level of subtlety that Customplay 2010 doesn’t manage.