Disappointingly for an old-school police adventure, at no point in Unsolved Crimes are you required to slide across the hood of a sports car. In fact, apart from the wah-wah-esque music, there’s not a lot about this game that exploits its ’70s setting. But that’s not really a problem, as the important business here is solving crimes. Obviously.
If you're one of those people who just looks at the score, you'll notice that Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom didn't score all that favorably. But there's a reason for that, and it's not because Dark Kingdom is a "bad" game. In fact, the gameplay is done pretty competently - at a very basic level, it's a next-gen Gauntlet, filled with hacking and slashing, complemented by some slashing and hacking, and then topped off with even more hacking and even more
Pixar’s latest animated movie, about an old guy who floats his house away on loads of balloons, is reportedly excellent, but as we have played the actual game, we feel more confident in offering an opinion on that. And our opinion is this: it’s kind of lousy.
The city is on fire, and its districts lie in ruins. Firefighters, police and paramedics struggle to pull average citizens to safety, only to be savagely cut down or burned alive by the hordes of maniacs who now rule the streets. Into this mess strides Nick Mason, a special-forces riot policeman with big guns and carte blanche to bring the situation under control by any means necessary - and he's going to kick him a little ass.
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You know what Urban Reign is? It's a Jet Li film with more scrapping than dialogue. It's the impossibly swift yet brutal ass-kicking that you dream of dishing out when faced with an imminent shoeing. And, most importantly, it's a benchmark for scrolling beat-'em-ups. But while it's packed full of superior brutality, it's not quite perfect just yet.
Let us explain. This bout of street violence from Namco - the folk behind Soul Calibur and Tekken - provides a constant stream of slick
The Urbz is basically The Sims with people who would've been in SSX, but couldn't get there early enough because their hair needed doing. Still, the title's got a 'Z' in it. Rock! It's not even The Simz. It's more rock than that. It's The Urbz. Woo! Stoked!Is that annoying? Then you're not going to like this. Clearly aimed at a very young market that aspires to be all teenage and grown up - and suburban American and white and BMW-at-17 rich and middle class - the whole thing's been hosed with