Moments like these are why we love Jade Empire: four members of a deadly assassin's guild have our character and her companion, a small girl perhaps eight years old, surrounded. The assassins haven't got a chance.
Magical claws sprout from our lovely avatar's wrists and we tear the first opponent to shreds with a quick flurry of strikes and kicks. We vault fluidly over and behind him. We land just in time to initiate a magical combo that traps a second assassin in a stone cocoon and then
Imagine an empty chessboard. Now, populate the board with 3-dimensional medieval architecture (think cathedrals and fortress walls), infuse the game pieces with distinctive personalities and motivations, and steep the whole concoction in rich historical context, with a twist of the fantastical thrown in – that should give you an idea of how complex and amazing the strategy RPG Jeanne dArc is.
Technically, Jeanne dArc retells the story of the French heroine-turned-martyr Joan of Arc, but
Fun trivia: “jikan” is the Japanese word for “time” (don’t say GamesRadar never taught you anything!). Time is also the primary gameplay component of Jikandia: The Timeless Land -almost everything you’ll be doing in this unusual 2D action game revolves around a timer of some sort...
What do you get when you take a year-old PS2 game, add some badly needed upgrades, toss in some wireless multiplayer and throw it all on the PSP? You get Juiced: Eliminator, a game that manages to outrace its console cousin in pretty much every single way, but sputters out before reaching greatness.
Like all elite underground street racers, your life starts off at the bottom of the food chain. You're given a basic car and a few thousand bucks, and from there you're on your own. Two things are