For all you gaming addicts looking for a fix, check out these treats:
Opoona - Wii
A very unusual little game for the Wii that combines community and relationship-building elements with a traditional RPG - a bit like, say, Animal Crossing but with a proper adventure to work through. Even better is the way it uses the Wiis Remote and Nunchuck, allowing you to move with the analog stick and battle by swinging the remote.
Crazi Taxi: Fare Wars - PSP
We reckon this is just about old enough now
Sept 7, 2007
Even if you've already played the original Final Fantasy Tactics for PSone, at first glance you may not recognize Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions as a remake. The gameplay is more or less the same as the original, but the story has received a huge facelift in the form of new, cel-shaded cutscenes. Ivalice seems more real than ever here, and the hand-drawn art complements the story and overall feel of the game perfectly. From the opening scene of Chocobo riders racing
opening cutscene of Final Fantasy Type-0, we were immediately struck by how brutal it
feels compared to other Final Fantasy games – it definitely doesn't shy away
from the horrors of war. From the start, there's blood everywhere as soldiers
lay dead or dying on the battlefield, and we see a man stab a
wounded enemy through the chest with a sword in graphic detail, making a sickeningly gory noise
and blood spurts out. People die in FF games for sure, but usually not in a way
that feels so real...
We'd teleport all of you to Tokyo to enjoy this year's TGS with us, but since we can't, experience the shows most game-filled booth in this new video straight from Japan...
Last year's racer FlatOut is remembered mainly for two things: drivers who went flying violently through the windshield with every serious collision, and minigames that revolved around how far you could launch your driver out of the car. Some critics dismissed the actual racing as unremarkable, but the horrible-accident minigames stood out so well that the game is getting a sequel.
FlatOut 2 features everything a good sequel should: more cars, more varied tracks, more personality and twice as
FlatOut is remembered mainly for two things: drivers who went flying violently through the windscreen with every serious collision, and minigames that revolved around how far you could launch your driver out of the car. Some critics dismissed the actual racing as unremarkable, but the horrible-accident minigames stood out so well that the game is getting a sequel.
FlatOut 2 features everything a good sequel should: more cars, more varied tracks, more personality and twice as many minigames
The sequel to the crash-happy racer FlatOut will careen into stores next month, and unlike the original - which was notable mainly for sending your driver flying through the windshield at the drop of a hat - FlatOut 2 looks to have plenty to help it stand out.
For starters, the game looks beautiful. Sure, it starts you off racing junkers on dirt tracks, but there's a lot of detail packed into everything you see. Your car, for instance, sports nice-looking light reflections when it's pristine,
The game has been given a shake-up for PSP and now features the Carnage Mode challenge series as the main mode of play. However, unlike TOCA RaceDriver 3 Challenge, the game hasn't really been cut-down into a selection of mini events at all. This is the real deal.
When it comes to driving games, the bar has been raised pretty high on Xbox. Top titles including Burnout 3, TOCA 2 and the legendary PGR2 are all firm favourites in the office but none have really directly competed with Sony exclusive, genre-shaker-upper Gran Turismo. If anyone was going to take up that gauntlet it was always going to be Microsoft and they've thrown everything into making sure that Forza can go toe-to-toe with GT.Forza Motorsport is aiming to be the most exhaustive simulation
James Bond has always been known for cool little gadgets, and now he's appearing on one. After making a modest splash on consoles, his third-person shooter From Russia With Love is bringing retro style, one-liners and a cast of dead actors to the PSP on March 14.
More or less a direct port of the console version, From Russia With Love recreates the classic Bond film of the same name as a third-person shooter. As in the umpteen previous Bond games, the suave superspy will spend most of the