This is a complete reboot for the Advance Wars series. Forget all those cheery day-glo tanks, female officers in skirts no bigger than dental floss and the pantomime COs; theyre all gone, buried under several feet of dust and asphalt. All that remains is a barren wasteland, shorn of structure, rules and regulations, the survivors cowering in makeshift communities as impromptu gangs loot and pillage the land. This isnt the Advance Wars you know and love - Intelligent Systems baby is all grown
Many DS games use the two screens as an afterthought. Not so with Advance Wars: Dual Strike, which incorporates the hardware's features into the series' already addicting turn-based gameplay. The goal in remains the same: pound the enemy army into the ground. There are several Commanding Officers to choose from, each with advantages and weaknesses - usually having a proficiency in one type of combat while lacking another. The same goes for specific units, such as submarines, stealth fighters
Adventure Time's first game is finally here, and though it has some flaws, it's definitely a worthwhile adventure for fans of the show...
How stupid is it that it took a scientist like Charles Darwin to come up with the ultra-common sense theory of Natural Selection? Was it really so tough to guess that, if you have an alligator with teeth and another alligator with no teeth, the first one is going to get the steak and have babies and the other is going to die? Unfortunately, its similarly tough to believe that The Adventures of Darwin, a squad-based action title that has you commanding a small army of monkeys trying to evolve
Tintin is a Belgian boy who somehow manages to be a
journalist without ever writing a word, who knocks out grown men twice his size
with a single fling of his fist, and who lives in a world where the only woman
is a jolly opera singer who exists only to make us laugh. In short, his life
plays out like a little boy's dream – or at least the type of boy who juggles
ambitions of winning the science fair with fantasies of clobbering the local
bully. The good news is that it's not a disagreeable dream, and while it
suffers from excessively easy gameplay and forced variety, The Adventures of
Tintin is a bit more rewarding than its movie franchise origins might suggest...
First off, Majescos movie tie-in ... isn't. This third-person action game doesn't replay events of the Aeon Flux movie. Sure, it lays a gloss of Charlize Theron in slick vinyl over everything, but at heart, it throws back instead to the old MTV cartoon series for its personality, artistic sense, and level designs.
True, Aeons skills and abilities are pretty cool. She leaps nimbly around with almost Spider-Man-like agility, wields various gadgets, rolls shiny globes around (it's cooler than it
You’ll know, if you’ve ever visited Africa, just how captivating a place it can be. It’s exotic - the kind of place not everyone is able or inclined to visit, but it’s a part of Earth that has the power to remind you that you’re alive.
Sitting in a bush on the actual Serengeti, waiting to get a snap of a giraffe roundhouse kicking a wildebeest is – as we can only imagine in our crazy world – kind of exciting. The tension of seeing beasts in the wild and their unpredictability makes for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, if not a potentially dangerous one if a lion happens to sneak up on you.
For those not in know about Afro Samurai, it was originally a manga that then got adapted into a cartoon, and features an assassin literally named Afro living in a sort-of future yet feudal Japan. Possibly inspired by Highlander, the story focuses on the number one assassin (originally Afro's father), who can only be challenged by the number two assassin.
Like drift-racer OutRun before it, After Burner is the latest Sega classic to get an HD remake and a release on XBLA. Out of the two, OutRun Online Arcade is still the one to go for – there’s much more bang for your buck there. After Burner Climax features a reworked version of the Arcade mode, which – despite looking lovely in HD and being incredibly satisfying to play – only amounts to about ten minutes of fun. Sure, you can change some variables in the main Arcade by fiddling with EX options (get a bigger targeting reticule, more credits, an auto-gun and so on), but if anything that makes your play-throughs shorter...