Massive in scope, Forza doesn't just want to beat its Xbox platform rivals from the start, but also wants to scream past Gran Turismo on the final straight to take the chequered flag before spraying champers in Polyphony Digital's face. So how does it fare?
First you'll have to select your region - European, Yank or Japanese. Then they chuck you 23,000 credits and you get to buy a car and start thrashing the opposition.
Instantly noticeable is that you're not restricted to crappy cars early
Half-assed handheld ports of console games are nothing new, but with the advent of the powerful PSP, we kind of thought those days were coming to an end. No such luck, if the PSP version of From Russia With Love is anything to go by. In adapting the console game of the same name, it cuts out the driving, many of the gameplay nuances and nearly half the levels, leaving us with a passable, short James Bond shooter that we're still expected to pay $40 for.
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It's been a long and no doubt gruelling road from conception to Pillage to Future Tactics, with the gloomy footnote that Zed Two closed before its game reached the shelves. In the sense that the game fulfils its intent - to prune that most spiky of genres, the strategy RPG, into something manageable, intuitive and bright - it was worth the uncertain wait.It was evident from our first preview that stripping away the clutter and complication of movement grids, action points and rules within rules