The good news with this sequel is the military-obsessed boffins behind Full Speccy Wazza have actually listened to the comparatively few criticisms they got after the release of the first game.
But the result is that this has left Ten Hammers feeling like a more complete, improved version of the original rather than a fully-blown sequel. It's still looking top draw soldiering to us, though, so it's not all bad.
In new flavour FSW, you're now able to burst into buildings to flush out those
Two-dimensional gaming on handhelds might be on the decline, but you'd never know that from looking at Exit, an upcoming action-puzzler from Taito. With a unique, nonviolent concept and a striking resemblance to the original Prince of Persia games, Exit casts players as Mr. ESC, a fedora-wearing, coffee-fixated escape artist tasked with rescuing people from disaster-stricken areas.
Fighting against the clock, Mr. ESC runs, jumps and climbs his way through 2D disaster areas(rendered in sylized
The word "visceral" describes things that impact the soft internals of a body (particularly those of the stomach or ‘abdomen' to get all sciencey on you) and there's a good reason why it frequently describes boxing. Graphics or physics alone won't get the job done; a good boxing game has to make you feel like you're about to get slugged. EA has a reputation for delivering the experience of professional sports in a way that goes beyond the rules of the game, and Fight Night Round 3 hungers
There's practically nothing left for those defiantly clinging to their GameCubes. Fortunately, there is one piece of software on the horizon that may end up being the game of the year. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess takes the fantasy series in a different direction while maintaining everything that keeps this tale timeless. There's no doubt the focus will be slaying monsters and exploring a rich overworld, but it's the fragments of information we've obtained that intrigue most - namely
After our very latest play of Ubisoft's future-combat stun-specialist, we now know what it feels like to warfight advancedly. Turns out it involves killing insurgents. Lots of 'em.
Advanced Warfighter overloads on the arse-clenching tension, just like GR2, but the feeling of leading a squad into terrorist territory is now winningly next-gen.
The 'Cross-Com' eyepiece feeds you images from your mates' helmetcams, enabling you to go ahead and flank an enemy while your boys get busy on the front
By turning the sneaking action of Metal Gear Solid into a card-based strategy game, Metal Gear Acid instantly became the most divisive title on the PSP. Its strategy approach was interesting, sure, but even those who ended up enjoying its odd new direction often got frustrated with the slow pace, endless text tutorials and conspicuous lack of neck-snapping.
Strategy-haters probably won't be much happier with Metal Gear Acid 2 when it hits on March 28. But thanks to a few sweeping changes, the
This one's got a lot to live up to. Twilight Princess has to answer to jabbering nutcases who moaned about Link looking like a Disney cartoon; prove that The Wind Waker's drawn-out Triforce-hunting tedium wasn't the first sign that Nintendo is shedding its coat of magical brilliance; and, of course, make Zelda fans very, very happy.
And it's one of the first games to let us feel why Revolution is the future. As we revealed back in December, stick Twilight Princess into Ninty's next console and
Four warriors on an epic and mighty quest. Four Warriors once wronged by a desperate King who committed seven deadly sorrows. Four warriors freed to put right what once went wrong.
Four warriors to redeem the King, save his soul, and the entire world. And four warriors to hack and slash and mash their way through hundreds of thousands of enemies. Again. And again. And over and over again. Hang on, we know just the boys you're looking for...
Yep, Gauntlet's story might have had a bit of spit
Did you think Max Payne was badass? Did you think Burnout 3 was extreme?
Well, yeah, they were. But if you liked either of those, you'll want to check out Sony's Pursuit Force. Part racer, part shooter, the game straps players into the boots of a daredevil cop who's just joined a highly specialized anti-gang unit. His tactics? Take down the perps by leaping onto their cars, motorcycles and big rigs at high speed, shooting them in the face and jacking their rides.
That's Pursuit Force's main
2004's DRIV3R is one of the most critically reviled games of all time, but that hasn't stopped developer Reflections from making another sequel. It has, however, stopped them from making another horrible sequel, as Driver: Parallel Lines looks less like a lame knockoff and more like a serious contender for Grand Theft Auto's lunch.
The first Driver to not star an undercover cop, Parallel Lines is the story of The Kid, a gifted getaway driver working his way through New York's underworld in