Wanna get your ass kicked by a video game? Look no further than Ultimate Ghosts 'n Goblins. This update of the classic arcade series adds some modern RPG and adventure elements to the mix, but backs it up with the hard-as-nails action that the series has always been loved (and hated) for. In fact, Ultimate is easily the hardest GnG yet. If you can get used to the turbulence, though, it proves to be a pretty fun little ride.
As usual, you play the stalwart knight Arthur, who double-jumps gaps
It’s been said – mostly by us, but also by the rest of the English-speaking internet – that the world has had enough of those “one guy versus an army” hack-and-slashers. After all, a few three-button combos and thousands of nearly identical grunts aren’t exactly a recipe for a lasting, nuanced experience.
Unreal is undoubtedly the campest game franchise ever. With spandex, crotchless chaps and shoulder pads (and that's just the male characters), this new Xbox version is the pinnacle of drag queen fashion. What's hilarious is that the developers probably don't even realise it's as tasteless as Elton John's wardrobe. Still, if camp gladiators are your thing then you're going to simply adore this. Luckily too, there's also a superb game trapped beneath the extravagance for those with more
Thursday 29 June 2006
Even above the whirr and click of the UMD drive, you can hear the gears turning. It's the sound of Sony Online Entertainment's machinations moving tirelessly to turn what at first was a relatively impassive dungeon hack into a franchise.
Where Brotherhood of the Blade limply draped a narrative over its satisfyingly proficient mechanics, The Warrior's Code wants to elaborate; it wants you to know its lore; it wants you to flip through its bestiary and know its creature's