The gun-crazed, spice-obsessed, wildly over-the-top shoot 'em-up Chili Con Carnage is racing toward PSPs this spring, and after weeks of screenshots, we've finally seen the game in action. Continuing the adventures of agent Ramiro Cruz, this semi-sequel to Total Overdose: A Gunslinger's Tale in Mexico combines an El Mariachi-inspired Mexican setting with vehicle stunts and impossible bullet ballet. And what's more, it's looking great.
The game opens innocently enough, with Ramiro bringing his
As any horror-movie director can tell you, keeping up a tense atmosphere for 90 minutes of screen time isn't easy. So imagine, then, what it must be like to try and keep up that same level of tension over 40-plus hours of a survival horror game. No matter how intense you make it, sooner or later, your carefully constructed atmosphere of terror and despair is going to fall flat.
This Halloween, we'll explore seven of the least scary moments from some of the best horror games ever. Be
Tuesday 31 October 2006
Denmark-based developer Deadline surprised us all last year with Mexico-based shooter Total Overdose. Now the team is working on Chili Con Carnage for PSP, a remix of its sombrero-juggling, gun-toting actioner - Soren Lund, the game's director and producer, ran us through their recipe book.
You've promised the most explosions and takedowns per second of any PSP title. How have you made sure the game will live up to that boast?
At Deadline we establish a mantra or
Outside of a few nitpicky graphical issues, Capcom's classic game compilations, released over the last year, are among the best on the market. No, this isn't terribly surprising considering the company's rich arcade heritage. But between the handheld and console versions, it's been hard to keep track of what classic game's on which retro compilation. And just when you thought you had it all straight, here comes yet another version to muddy the waters. Capcom Classics Collection Vol. 2 is more
If the Final Fantasy series is good at anything, it's building a mystery. No, we're not just talking about the way the games' stories are always packed with twists and turns. It's more about the fact that details about the actual games themselves are guarded so jealously for so long by Square Enix. Case in point: Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII was originally announced before the PSP came out. It wasn't until this May that we got our first look at its graphics, but there was no gameplay in
Capcom just keeps plugging away with compilations of their classic properties, each one a little bit smoother than the last. With Capcom Classics Collection Reloaded, Capcom gets the series on schedule for the PSP. It is yet another ridiculously well packed UMD full of old-school gaming, but with some of the same issues as the last game in the PSP series.
The game list is excellent almost regardless of your taste in older games. The one key thing to remember before jumping in seems to be that
Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) is best known for its online and offline role-playing games, so it's surprising that the company will release an all-out action title. Cash Money Chaos takes one part Smash TV and one part The Running Man, shakes, stirs and serves the concoction on ice for your PSP. The game is all about balls-to-the-wall action and in-your-face humor - a decided departure from the company that brought you the rat-killing fest EverQuest. While this is a new direction for SOE, it
Imagine a Tony Hawk-style, stunt-focused game with dirt bikes instead of skateboards, and you'll have a pretty good idea of what to expect from Crusty Demons. You'll tear around small, freely explorable levels on the back of a roaring, wheeled gas can, taking on stunt challenges from random weirdos in an effort to make it to the next level. Oh, and you'll get hurt. A lot.
While it's ostensibly about stunts, the main draw of what we've played of Crusty Demons is in watching our riders get
If you were much of a puzzle game fan in the '90s, you probably came across Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo at some point. A combination Street Fighter parody/Tetris clone, it had players arranging falling gems into giant, similarly colored groupings and then smashing them for points. The bigger the groupings you smashed, the more gems would rain into your opponent's side of the screen, forcing them to deal with your runoff as they tried to keep their side from filling
Chibi (chee-bee) [Japanese]: Little, small, or tiny. Occasionally substituted as a synonym for