If ever there was a reason to reach inside the television and begin throttling, it's David Spade as Sparx the dragonfly in The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning. As the cutesy sidekick in this action game, the cloying comic proves to be equal parts grating and repulsive. "Over here, mauve boy," he'll bleat at regular intervals, and his sneering, nasal tone never loses its charm because, simply, it never had any.
You'll have to suffer through Spade even as a reborn Spyro soars in this oftentimes
Ever since Spyro the Dragon first glided onto the PlayStation 10 years ago, he’s been struggling to find solid footing in the platform gaming world. His games have been criticized in the past for being overly complicated for younger gamers yet too childish for older ones. Unfortunately, Dawn Of The Dragon is pretty much more of the same.
Yep, it's another Spyro game, and it's again on the stalwart PS2, home to many of the dragon's previous outings... both good and bad. Fortunately, unlike its messy DS counterpart, Spyro: The Eternal Night on PS2 is actually a pretty good game. But that's something of a double-edged compliment - it's just a "pretty good" game.
The Eternal Night picks up right where the previous Spyro title left off, after the young purple reptile's climactic battle with Cynder. Sadly, Sypro isn't going to be
Well, this is certainly one of the easiest reviews to write. You know Ocarina of Time, the most popular, successful and beloved Zelda game of all time? The one that ushered Nintendo’s million-selling franchise into the third dimension and endeared an entire generation to Link, Ganon and Hyrule? It’s all here, every dungeon, item, secret and Skulltula, now in the palm of your hand. But it’s not a hasty port – this is a thoroughly prettier and smoother experience than the 1998 original, making it the best version of this already legendary experience.
Oct 1, 2007
In some peoples Zelda codec, boat = monotony. Wind Wakers Triforce trawl and irksome wind realignment did for many of you, leaving jaded gamers in its wake. Well, get over it. Although a canonical continuation of Wind Waker, this is a custom-built DS outing, determined to deliver more than a control-scheme makeover. From the moment Link plunges his hand into a chest and pulls out… nothing at all to an off-key discovery jingle, you know youre in for something quite
it's generally inadvisable to purchase a game sight unseen without checking
reviews first, but if there's any series that merits complete trust based on
its track record, it's Zelda. So it's no surprise that The Legend of Zelda:
Skyward Sword is a must-play not only for all Zelda fans, but all Wii owners in
general. In nearly every way, it upholds the high standard of the series and is
a worthy entry to mark Zelda's 25th anniversary...
This is a reason to buy a DS for those who don’t have one. And an excuse to find/dust off/unbox the handheld for those who do.
Above: Spirit Tracks finally gives you a reason to find that DS
Just process that for a second. We all know Nintendo’s little machine is shovelware central just now. But Link’s disarming, consistently clever RPG adventure, which is chock-full of ingenious puzzles and bosses so big
If you want to get technical, we've been waiting for this game since 2000, when Nintendo teased the world with video of an "adult" Link and Gannondorf squaring off in a life-or-death duel. Since that time, we've seen spin offs and cel-shaded cartoon visions of Zelda, but nothing rivaling the intensity of Ocarina of Time. Well, Princess has absolutely, without a doubt, been worth the wait. It's the culmination of everything Zelda, perfected and tweaked so there's practically nothing to bring the
On the surface, Legend: Hand of God seems like a shamelessly derivative, punishingly unimaginative isometric action/RPG...
Oh, were you expecting a second, more positive part of that sentence? Sorry, no dice - this game is pure surface.
There’s a lot that’s cool about Legendary, in theory. The opening level is a tour-de-awesome that’s fifty percent “Oh hey, everything’s exploding!”, and fifty percent “I hope I get to shoot something soon”. The story is simple – you’re an art thief who was tricked into opening Pandora’s Box, and you’ve unleashed the creatures of myth into the modern world.