It's funny, really, 'Ghostbusters: The Video Game' is a bit of a misnomer. It's Ghostbusters, yes, and it's clearly a video game because here it is loading up in our 360 under 'Game'. But this is, without question, Ghostbusters 3 'the movie'. As a game it's far from perfect, but in a very refreshing turn of events we can confidently say that, for once, that isn't the point.
What, if you recall, was the number one rule for a Ghostbuster handling a proton beam? That’s right: “Don’t cross the streams.” If you think about it, you’ve already got the design blueprint for a unique cooperative twin-stick shooter right there. Can you imagine a game in which crossing your stream of fire with your buddy would result in instant death for both of you? You’d have to be super-careful, lay off the trigger, and keep in constant communication in order to survive. You’d develop camaraderie with your teammates and whack your friends on the couch upside the heads if they screwed up. To be honest, that sounds like a pretty fun Ghostbusters game, if a little high-stress.
Yeah: Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime is nothing like that...
Global Agenda is a unique, genre-defying multiplayer action game. Yes, we realize we just called it an "action game" but that's just so you don't think MMORPG and have your eyes get all milky like a zombie's, while your mouth hangs open as your brain shuts down. Global Agenda is an MMO. Sort of. It's a shooter. Sort of. And it's also slightly RPG-ish. Whoops, did we lose you there? Hold on, come back here! Everyone gets a free jetpack!
Sitting back in our leather recliners, happily watching Fox News and eating a bowl of salted cashews, we can't help but notice how awesomely well the war is going. But we're still nothing short of positive we could do war better. So along comes Glory Days 2 to prove us right and mighty - taking the battle to the sky, and just like the view from our La-Z-Boy, our feet never need touch the ground. What's an armchair general not to love?
Okay, that's not entirely true. Getting past the
Someone must be buying historic city-building games because this year we will see three set in ancient Rome with another one the way in 2007. First out of the gate is Glory of the Roman Empire, an obvious title for a game that follows an obvious path.
Glory borrows a bit from 2004s Children of the Nile. Instead of money, you need specific goods to build and maintain structures. Your entire economy is based on the provision of these supplies, and as long as your citizens are satisfied in their
We can’t quite put our finger on it, but there’s something very early-’90s about Go! Go! Cosmo Cops! It might be the genero-levels: forest, volcano, candy-land and so on. Or the cartoony theme music. Or the manga-ish heroes. It all feels very Genesis/Mega Drive. Not in a bad way, mind – this is a polished platformer. And when it comes to the controls, it’s very un- Genesis/Mega Drive.
Jumping out of a plane at 5000 feet and having your face flap about like a bulldog in a wind tunnel isn’t an activity many would ever take up in real life. As a game though, it’s OK. In Skydiving’s Formation mode you tilt and twist the Sixaxis to float your parachutist into one formation after another, with his three teammates alongside him. It’s a surprisingly good concept, even if the spinning is a bit hard thanks
You can send God Hand's very first enemy flying 30 yards into the distance, smashing him through a support that sends a whole roof crashing down. If you're not cackling with glee at this point, you might be after running up and mashing buttons to stomp the rest of the life out of him. This is God Hand, the most frenetic and over-the-top beat 'em-up on PS2. It's a game about the sheer, idiotic joy of beating the crap out of things, and the best homage to '80s arcade ideals this side of 360's
Kratos is in a bad mood. No, wait, that's an understatement. He's in the worst mood imaginable, and he's ready to take out his anger on the entire Greek pantheon if it means getting revenge on the god who drove him mad.
A mythological epic, God of War casts players as Kratos, a rage-fueled maniac with a pair of nasty-looking swords chained to his arms. His life destroyed by Ares, the god of war, Kratos wants to find Pandora's Box and use its power to kill his divine nemesis. Standing between
Aug 15, 2007
To hold kill-thirsty, classical civilization enthusiasts over until the PSP'sGod of War Chains of Olympus drops later this year, Sony has been kind enough to give cell phone gamers a chance to revel in the dismemberment with the exclusive God of War: Betrayal.
Chronologically, Betrayal bridges the gap between the first two God of War games - but don't go expecting a rousing narrative addition to those tales. However, many of the things you know and love from the PS2 versions do