F-24? What ever happened to Fs 1 through 23? Ho ho. Why begin with some light-hearted jesting? After just one minute with Stealth Fighter, its clear that it was intended as some form of joke, so we thought wed play
To those unfamiliar with the first-person shooter F.E.A.R., the atmosphere may be unsettlingly supernatural and spooky, but the combat is akin to gun-humping the world. Youve got a sleek, voluptuous arsenal of maniacal phallic tools, erupting into the night. As your bullets mercilessly pound enemy-flesh, severing torsos, heads, arms and legs, the stray shells wreak equal demolition to your surroundings, crafting a visual symphony. Chunks of plaster, multicolored sparks, glass shards, smoke
"'If' is a very long word in Formula One; in fact, 'if' is 'F1' spelt backwards." So said legendary commentator Murray Walker, and he was absolutely right. After all, if Codemasters could apply the gloss and quality of GRID and DiRT 2 to their newly-acquired F1 license, success would be automatic. But that's a pretty big 'if'. Those games' OTT style isn't necessarily the perfect fit for F1. Thankfully, it has worked, but not quite as perfectly as we'd hoped.
Perhaps it was asking a lot of 3DS to deliver the full F1 experience a couple of months back. PlayStation Vita, on the other hand, should be able to have more than a fair crack. To its credit, it does, but there's something you should know before you reach for your wallet...
I'm in a Lotus and running tenth at Valencia in a 20% distance race, with 'hard' opponent AI. Tenth is crap - I know this. But it also represents an opportunity to bag my first world championship point. However, due to a killer lack of KERS in my Lotus, I'm flagging and doing everything possible to keep the guy behind me at bay. I move right to block and suddenly a hell of a noise starts up in my right ear. What's happening? My engineer comes on over the radio. A puncture. In one instant, the whole weekend has come undone. This is F1 2011, and I love it.
Codemasters has set a commendable track record with its two previous F1 games. But instead of just releasing an annual update with updated drivers and cars, it's made some pretty major improvements on the formula. Pun intended. Come inside and sate your need for speed...
Even if you don't like Formula One, you do like great kart racers, right? Then you need to know about F1 Race Stars, which has undergone a magical final stage of development and turned out to be a cracker. Time for some Formula Fun...
Apparently trying to drum up anticipation for the release of Fable 2, developer Lion Head has spewed forth this mini-collection of minigames. While designed to be passable time-wasters, these three games, including Keystone, Fortune’s Tower, and Spinnerbox also have a nefarious hook.
Fable Heroes looks to take all of the dynamics of Lionhead's good vs. evil role-playing into... a multiplayer-focused cel-shaded game in the vein of Castle Crashers. Does it work out?
Forget acorns growing into oak trees. Forget a hero moulded by moral choice. Forget a world forged over 30 years. This is role-playing in the child’s sense: dress up and pretend. Example: at one point we played a highwayman.