Marvel: Ultimate Alliance doesn't really need a serious introduction - just take the action RPG elements of the two mega-popular X-Men Legends games and add about 20 new characters. It's not the gameplay that'll bowl anyone over (at least from what we've seen so far), but the sheer amount of Marvel-ness is staggering.
At the recent San Diego Comic-Con, three new playable heroes were revealed: The Fantastic Four's Invisible Woman and Human Torch, and Iceman of X-Men fame. We saw these
Although clearly not the best of titles thanks to being rushed out to coincide with Reloaded, we felt Shiny's previous Matrix offering, Enter the Matrix, was a decent and entertaining effort that got an unfair pasting in certain circles. With more time to work on this title because there's no movie release to tie in with, Shiny is hoping Path of Neo will be a more polished affair, "The Matrix game that fans always wanted" is how Atari's PR chap is putting it.As the title suggests, Path of Neo
When a game becomes a series, no matter how damn cool it was the first time around, it's bound to get stale. The faster it happens, the worse its chances. That's the challenge facing the Katamari Damacy series right now. Its third installment in two years is set to hit the PSP, and that's the main hook: the new game is simply exciting by virtue of being portable.
Me & My Katamari follows in the path cleared by its PS2 predecessors, which had you collecting everything from coins and children to
While the first MechAssault didn't blossom in Europe it was apparently very popular among early-adopting Xbox Live-enabled Americans, who took great pleasure in stomping about in enormous BattleMechs blowing the hell out of each other. So much so that a fully-fledged sequel is almost upon us, and in an attempt to broaden the appeal, greater emphasis has been placed on the single-player campaign, as alluded to in the hastily-added Lone Wolf subtitle. As opposed to the drudgery of the previous
That megapublisher Electronic Arts is bringing its Medal of Honor series to the PSP should surprise nobody. What is a little surprising, however, is that the World War II first-person shooter actually plays pretty well on Sony's handheld. Resurrecting three heroes from the series' past, Medal of Honor Heroes will put you through 15 missions in Italy, Holland and the Ardennes, all engineered specifically for the PSP.
We recently got a chance to try the game's campaign and Skirmish modes, and we
Everyone's familiar by now with the Medal of Honor series and its extensive attention to detail. The sights, sounds and overall experience of the franchise drown you in authenticity, making it one of the most popular shooters on consoles today. But for this PSP version, the biggest draw isn't the presentation - it's the 32-player, fully online deathmatching, a feat no other PSP game can match today.
First, we chose which side to fight for. Do we climb into the Allied forces' trusty paratrooper
Last Friday we took you into the 32-player online massacre that is Medal of Honor Heroes - this week we're fleshing out the solo experience. Right off the bat, we're happy to say it's handling just like its PS2 brothers. All the authentic sound effects and weapon designs you've become accustomed to over the years have made the cut, and the busted European layouts extend off into the distance to immerse you in Nazi-run chaos.
Each chunk of the game stars a hero from a previous Medal game. In
We've been invited to check out Medal of Honor: Airborne time and time again. This latest visit, though, put us in touch with a brand new level that really showcased what separates the game from its competition. Based on an actual German construction, the Flaktürme, or Flak Tower - a massive gun-emplaced tower designed to defend against air strikes on key cities.
Where does this leave you? Parachuting down, of course, past a massive concrete tower that's crawling with Nazi soldiers (of
Not content with the tradition of making all games based on a movie suck hard, the good folks at Buena Vista Games have their work cut out for them. Luckily, their latest offering, Meet the Robinsons - inspired by the Disney CG film of the same name - is shaping up to be one of the lucky few to break the mold. Buena Vista is determined to stray from the plot of the film, in which dorky, yet tragically orphaned Lewis searches for memories of his mother... and is subsequently kidnapped and sucked
The Mega Man series was once everyone's favorite. Those days are long gone, though. The spinoff series, Battle Network and Mega Man X, have stolen the spotlight. No new plain Jane Mega Man game has been produced in nine years. Rather than put out a sequel, Capcom has done the predictable and elected to make us spend $30 on the first game, circa 1987, all over again.
Before you get too pissed off at this apparent cash-grab, know that the company is spending some of its own money this time,