Games aren’t about bringing families together; they’re about blowing them apart. Daddy, Mommy, Billy and Sarah, the eerily perfect nuclear family at the heart of Family Table Tennis, and now Family Glide Hockey, understand this only too well. Ever since they discovered the joy of humiliating each other through competitive sport, they’ve been determined to strain their familial bonds via ruthless, cold-blooded competition.
One of the things that make Family Guy so riotously funny is how the salty jokes come fast and furious over the span of each half-hour episode. Stretch those same laughs over 8 hours or so of generally humdrum gaming, and the whole affair gets diluted to the point where fans will find themselves reaching for the DVDs instead of the game controller.
Oafish dumbass dad Peter takes a hard one to the noggin and becomes convinced that the citizens of Quahog are disguised henchmen of TV's Mr.
Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse offers good fan service, but as a game it comes up short...
If the game of the film of the comic book is anything to go by, the Fantastic 4 really aren't that fantastic. They're just OK.
Reed Richards (or 'stretchy man') is good at punching, Ben Grimm (or 'the big one with dried-on cornflakes for skin') is even better at punching and can also pick up large objects.
Susan Storm (or 'the sexy one who can go invisible') can use telekinesis to throw people about and, naturally, is quite decent at punching. Then there's Johnny Storm (or 'fire man'). He can
Comics and games are a combo right on par with popcorn at the movies, and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer is no exception. The game takes plot elements from the movie it's based on and the comic series to weave a story chucked full of Fantastic Four nemeses. Everyone from the Skrull to Terrax to, dum, dum, dummmm: the Silver Surfer makes an appearance. But instead of feeling like a universe encompassing rumble, it just feels like more enemies for The Thing to smash.
You'll begin the
Fantasy Wars is the game you pick last in a three-for-$10 budget deal and end up enjoying more than the game you picked second. Those silly orcs, elves, men, and goblins are at each others throats again. What was the spark this time? We honestly can’t remember.
The sea caresses the beaches like a supernaturally attentive lover. The sky is powder-blue, the sea a living mirror and, emerging from it, verdant isle after verdant isle. It's all so perfect it seems a shame to pull the trigger and bring a heaving bag of violence to this unearthly paradise.
It's clear that we're in that stage of the gaming hardware cycle where the PC takes a lead over static platforms. While Deus Ex: Invisible War was hamstrung by a somewhat dour graphical aesthetic and a
When you first start playing Far Cry 2, you’ll be forgiven for thinking that it absolutely bloody hates you. Gunfire flies from nowhere, peppering you to pieces before you’ve even seen your attacker. Your fragile health bar drops to almost nothing within seconds.
Ubisoft's third outing in its franchise of open world first-person shooters is quite the wild ride. But is it one worth taking? Read on to find out...
Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon is a retro-inspired, stand-alone (you don't need a copy of Far Cry 3 to play it) action story that puts you in the cyber-boots of Rex Colt, an 80s style action hero who loves his country, but loves to kill even more. Here's our review.