The island-themed, first-person shooter Far Cry Instincts for the Xbox isn't currently playable on the 360. This is relevant because, although this 360 game gets its own name, it's really an upgraded and bundled version of Instincts and its expansion pack, Far Cry Instincts Evolution. It's actually a great value for the money, just as long as you don't already own one of the other releases.
Though lead flies aplenty from all manner of weaponry, and the scripted event sequences turn you into an
If the first words you blurt out upon starting Far Cry Vengeance's main story aren't "Sweet Miyamoto, my eyes! I'm blind!" you're playing a different game than the rest of us. Muddy, low-resolution textures and grass draw in mere yards away as you move, the screen tears any time you move too quickly thanks in part to the limping, stuttering speed at which everything is drawn, and no quantity of cosmetic products could make any of the angular enemies palatable. It seems like even the developers
Youre thinking: Far East of what? Japans thinking: something in Japanese that translates as “Oh, that 2 million selling RPG, which brought proper cutscenes and CD-quality music to the genre via the PC Engine in 1989 and provided admirably stiff competition for yer Final Fantasys and yer Dragon Quests.”
In other words: this remake of Far East of Eden II is big news to those in the know. Its traditional, all right - village boy sets off for take-turn battles to rescue Japan from
The Fast and The Furious - that first wonderfully fun, wonderfully stupid film - carved out a niche for street racing entertainment. But despite some attempts, nothing substantial materialized for fans of the first film or its sequel on the gaming side. Finally, a game based loosely on Tokyo Drift has been released. However, instead of the roaring surprise hit of the original film, this The Fast and The Furious (TFATF ) comes off as an underpowered retread of Midnight Club III: DUB
Faster Than Light is frightening, punishing, and amazingly rewarding. Come see why this space game is one of the best released in a long time...
This doesn’t take place in a post-apocalyptic world. There’s no brooding score. Its characters don’t chomp cigars. But dismiss it at your peril. This 32-player online game expands on the ‘capture the flag’ mode found in every multiplayer game since the introduction of broadband. But there’s an enjoyable tactical slant to it.
Three games in, the Fatal Frame series central gameplay idea remains creepy as Hell: you basically stand there letting macabre, angry ghosts get closer, and then even closer, and then way-the-Hell-too-much closer … Then, rather than busting out holy water, a special ghost-killing sword, or a tank strapped to a fighter plane, you snap their picture with a magic camera. Sure, it's hokey, but it works. There's something about being armed only with a camera, even a mystical, ghost-busting
Aug 29, 2007
This is one of those games that we love to see. It appeals to a very specific subset of gamers, no question – if you dont remember Fatal Fury games fondly, theres nothing for you here – but its a nice collection for those of us who like a good, 2D fighting throwdown now and then.
Fatal Fury Battle Archives Vol 1 collects the first four Fatal Fury games: Fatal Fury, Fatal Fury 2, Fatal Fury Special (basically a tweaked 2), and Fatal Fury 3 Road to the Final Victory
Fatal Fury: Battle Archives Vol. 2 picks up where the [previous volume] left off and gives us the fifth, sixth, and seventh installments in the franchise. For roughly fifteen dollars, you can bring home Real Bout Fatal Fury, Real Bout Fatal Fury Special, and Real Bout Fatal Fury 2: The Newcomers - three immensely
Sept 12, 2007
The Xbox 360's garage is outrageously well-stocked with racers, yet Koei has spied a gap in this market, hence Fatal Inertia - what initially looks like Koei's answer to Wipeout but transpires to be more like a, well... rubbishy futuristic version of Diddy Kong