As dream-walking, tough-talking psychologist Alice Drake, you must enter your patients’ nightmares to fight their fears. With a minigun. The world’s only First-Person Freud-’em-up. The 12 dream-levels are a series of lush set-pieces connected by short corridors; the diverse gallery of baddies is often functionally identical – either a little dude, a slow dude with rockets, or an enormo-dude.
One day an MMORTS will appear that captures the dynamics of online warfare. Dreamlords: The Reawakening, the follow-up to the risible Dreamlords, most certainly isn’t that game. Trapped in a split-personality limbo, it feels like a substandard MMORPG with a few RTS ideas tacked onto it.
Every time we think the rehashed simplemindedness of 2D side-scrollers is dead, some game oozes out that keeps the genre limping along for one more go-round. There's something inescapably captivating about a solid platformer, and that something is certainly present in Drill Dozer.
From the people who brought us Pokemon comes this throwback to old-school game design with a generous helping of Sly Cooper's friendly-burglar-robbing-the-bad-guy theme. You're Jill, the self-proclaimed "spunky
Despite the ongoing rivalry between the two series, Ataris DRIV3R is to Grand Theft Auto what Avril Lavigne is to the Sex Pistols: a slick knockoff that copies the form, but not the substance, of the original.
DRIV3Ris the story of Tanner, a creaky-voiced FBI agent who has carte blanche to steal cars, shoot anyone and destroy property as he goes undercover to bring down an international car-theft ring. Youll spend your time running around on foot, getting into firefights and driving stolen
It's a rare - indeed, almost unique - day that something exciting happens in the world of Jonathan Davies. But Monday 4th August was just such a day. It was the day PC GAMER decided I could review Driver when it turned up. After stammering my thanks, I danced a small jig then went back to gazing out of the window.I've been looking forward to Driver more than Christmas. Despite the ominous ooze of advertising and marketing activity that accompanied its release on the PlayStation a few months
Parallel Lines is a massive improvement upon the execrable Driv3r. But then again, being run over by Carrot Top driving a steamroller would get the same praise.
The first thing that strikes us is that, unlike its predecessor, it works. The second is “How come Rockstar didnt sue when this came out on consoles last year?” Not since the 360s Saints Row has a more blatant moment-by-moment rip-off of Grand Theft Auto been seen. Every detail from how you pull drivers out of the cars you
careening at breakneck speed through downtown San Francisco, and things are
getting a bit hairy. At the moment, we’re in the driver’s seat of a ZR1
Corvette, in hot pursuit of a criminal on the loose. Traffic is heavy and
pedestrians are everywhere, which makes this high-speed chase pretty
complicated. Despite our best efforts to weave through oncoming vehicles at 105
mph, we smash headfirst into a fire truck, sending glass and metal flying
across the boulevard. Normally, our hopes would be dashed, and we’d simply hit
the “reset” button and give it another go. Instead, though, we shift
immediately into a Google Earth-style view of the entire Bay Area, spotting our
prey moving on the map. The press of a button zips out of our mangled wreck and
into an eighteen wheeler about 250 feet in front of our target. Quickly
steering hard right, a massive barrier now blocks most of the street in front
of our enemy. In another instant, we teleport out of the rig into a sweet Audi
S5 Coupe trailing our baffled combatant, and crash into him a moment after he
hits the truck head-on. Bad guy vanquished, mission accomplished...
Worker insects are known as drones. That explains how Drone Tactics got its name. But it doesn't explain why publisher Atlus chose such a lifeless title for a turn-based battler that 1) lets you wage war with a squad of giant robotic insects, and 2) lets you customize your fighting bug-bots with spikes, machine guns, and nearly a hundred other wonderfully destructive weapons.
The school age heroes, "let's be friends" story, and
All right, everyone say hello to Ingrid. Now, just make sure you don't make her mad, befriend her, or develop any rapport with this crazy little freakshow in any way. Seriously, her parents should put some fear into her, or at least look into some psychiatric help – something, anything.
We expect puzzle games to challenge your brain, but at least initially, Droplitz may also test something else: your patience. While rotating dials to let drops of water flow from one area to the next is a simple enough premise -- sort of like Hexic meets the hacking mini-game from BioShock -- we kept finding ourselves running out of droplets within minutes, and not nearly approaching the high scores needed to unlock later modes.