You ever shacked up with someone and absolutely hated their guts but just couldn't walk away? That's what playing P.N. 03 feels like. It's got a look, style and outright sex appeal that beats any other running-and-shooting action game out there, but is just so damn disappointing once you start looking for any depth.
From the moment the impossibly attractive leading lady Vanessa Schneider dances - literally - through her first search-and-destroy mission, the action never changes. Guide Vanessa
You'd think after watching the truly awful opening cutscene that we'd be primed to give this a damn good kicking. You'd think after seeing how painfully unimaginative it all is that we'd be hard pushed to play it for more than five minutes, but for some very strange reason we found ourselves enjoying it.
It's brainless, yes. It's laughably simple too - but then maybe that's what's so nice about it. Still, you can't escape the fact that there's a shopping list of things that are very wrong with
It's been a while since the demonic first-person shooter Painkiller and its expansion pack landed on the PC, and though its endless waves of Hell's minions, enormous boss monsters and reactive physics might've been the bee's knees then, the intervening years have taken some of the fire out of the Xbox edition, Painkiller: Hell Wars.
Our hero, unburdened with the trappings of personality, slaughters Lucifer's troops with weapons that sound more interesting than they are. Sure, pinning a goon
We normally try to avoid comparing games directly to one another in reviews, but it’s impossible to even look at Pangya: Fantasy Golf without exclaiming out loud, “Damn. This looks exactly like Hot Shots Golf.” It does.
Kidnapped again? Honestly, this must be the hundredth time. You'd have thought the Princess would have grown some common sense by now.
Yes, she's vanished again, but this time it isn't what you're thinking. And it probably isn't the kind of game you'd associate with Mario, this being an RPG and all that. However, it's still a smashing piece of Nintendo fun.
It's the sequel to an N64 title from a few years back, although you certainly don't need to have played the original to get maximum
PaRappa, a rapping dog, has the hots for a girl with a flower for a head called Sunny Funny. The trouble is, shes already going out with someone - a rich, narcissistic jock called Joe Chin. Undeterred, PaRappa embarks on a musical quest with his friends PJ Berri and Katy Kat to win her affections.
Were describing PaRappa the Rapper, one of the best rhythm-action games ever made, ported directly from PSone and squeezed into a tiny UMD. Sure, wed have liked some new songs, but its been ages
Dont be fooled by the cutesy, sun-shiney graphics: PaRappa the Rapper will kick your ass - its as hard as nails. So hard, itll destroy your self-belief. Were you ever any good at games? Ever? Apparently not, youll think, as the option to try again pops up for, like, the thirteenth time. Its hard in a way that makes your fingers freeze up (and not because of PSPs iffy control layout) as your mind starts interpreting Triangle as Square and vice versa. You panic. You screw up. And theres that
There comes a time when the world confronts you with deep, meaningful, searching questions, that only you can answer. Who am I? What is my life all about? Is it wrong to go five days without changing into a clean pair of underpants? (We'd have to say yes to that.)But, perhaps most important of all: does it bother me that the game I just shelled out thirty five notes for lasts only seven hours? Seven. You could spend longer in the bath. It's the classic tale of 'just as things were getting
Pata Pata Pata Pon! Pon Pon Pata Pon! Chaka Chaka Pata Pon! Pon Pata Pon Pata! These words won’t mean much to you now, but after 15 minutes in the charming company of LocoRoco-meets-Rome-Total-War-hybrid Patapon, you’ll find yourself chanting them in public. Once the tribal beats get in your head, they refuse to budge. The game is essentially a test of your ability to correctly press a handful of pre-defined button combinations in
Apparently there’s well over twice as much content here as in the original, but you wouldn’t know to look at the screens and hear the same old PATA PATA PATA PON and PON PON PATA PON commands.