Friday 28 April 2006
The film is out next month. The multi-million selling book is still pounding the sales charts week after week. It's was about time we delve into The Da Vinci Code game and unravel the mystery of what it's actually like to play.
Although it's based on the film, The Da Vinci Code fleshes out the action with a fresh line-up of cryptic puzzles and locations. For example, Langdon - the bookish hero - treads the stones in a church called Saint-Sulpice, while his cryptologist
Friday 19 May 2006
Hide the cattle and cover your behind - the aliens are back. Apparently, Cryptosporidium 137's boss, Pox, has been captured by the Russians, so the Furon warrior has to conquer Earth all over again - this time during the free-love movement of the '60s.
The biggest and best news about this spoofy actioner is that it has adopted a more free-form, open-world approach. The first game was actually very linear and required each mission to be solved in a certain way. Not so with
Of all the weird games we saw at E3 this year, few of them were as flat-out bizarre as Dead Head Fred. Offering up a cartoonishly grim take on brawling and film noir, it tells the story of Fred, a detective who runs afoul of a local crime boss and winds up headless. Luckily for Fred, a kindly mad scientist finds his corpse and reanimates him as a jarheaded monstrosity, able to steal and use his enemies' heads as he tries to track down his memory.
It's a gruesome, darkly funny premise, and Dead
Remember the bongo controller? You know, that thing that came with Donkey Konga and then teleported itself into the back of your closet? Well, it may actually get another use this year with DK Bongo Blast, the requisite kart-racer no one knew was coming. There are two notable differences between this and every other kart klone out there, thogh: this game gives its participants jet belts instead of karts, and you bang a drum to make it go.
By beating on the bongos, you power Donkey Kong's
This winter, fans of Dungeons & Dragons will have yet another way to avoid actually playing their favorite tabletop game. Unlike Neverwinter Nights or D&D Online, though, Dungeons & Dragons: Tactics is a no-nonsense, combat-centric adventure that lets players fight monsters the way they were meant to be fought: on a grid, in turns.
It may not look too pretty from the screens we have here, but Tactics has a few interesting things going for it. For starters, players won't be shoehorned into a
Set in a fractured futuristic land of oppressive government rules and bleak dystopian perspectives, Dreamfall - the sequel to the classic adventurer Longest Journey - pits you against forces that are seen and unseen.
There are three major characters in Dreamfall that you'll need to assist in their struggle to discover the dimension-spanning conspiracy that threatens us all. Zoe is an apathetic youth who's lost her direction (having broken up with her boyfriend and quit college) when her life
Think of your favorite novel. Now know this: The Da Vinci Code kicked its ass. Dan Brown's thriller about secret societies, hidden messages in famous paintings and some controversial theories about Jesus Christ is officially the best-selling novel ever, nearing almost 40 million copies in print. So what can the game provide that all those dead trees can't? More puzzles.
Without giving too much away, you'll take up the role of Robert Langdon, an art expert who finds himself a key suspect in a
Wednesday 5 April 2006
Ludicrous plots, spiky haircuts that would shame a Wella Shockwaves ad and fights upon battles after punch ups. But then what were you expecting to see in a Dragon Ball Z game? True to form, this is all beating the crap out of each other as flamboyantly as possible.
It'll probably come as no surprise to learn that it's not the deepest of scrappers either. The fighting, while doubtful to worry the likes of Virtua Fighter, packs a fair amount of variety into a simple two
Tuesday 28 March 2006
In the spirit of the book itself, we embarked on some keen investigative work and uncovered a few, we have to admit, really very unexciting screenshots from The Da Vinci Code (hit the 'images' tab above to see them). Still, while the shots reveal little gameplay - in fact, nary a hint of it, let alone Mary Magdalene - here's what we know...
The Da Vinci Code: The Game is going to be a third-person action-adventure, in part reminiscent of the old Broken Sword point 'n'
We recently had the chance to sit down with Reflections, the creators of Driver, and satisfy our curiosity about their next game in the car-action series, Driver Parallel Lines.
If you don't already know, undercover cop Tanner - the star of all three previous games - has been dropped, and in his place is TK, a man very much on the opposite side of the law.
After the disappointment of Driver 3 we wanted to know what Reflections thought was going to make Driver Parallel Lines a return to form