One of the most popular and critically acclaimed RPGs for the Xbox is headed to the PC in Jade Empire. Set in a mystical version of China (but crafted by Canadians), the game offered a fantastic story populated by colorful characters speaking excellent dialogue and mixed it with deep gameplay full of magic, monsters, and martial arts. The PC version brings all these qualities as well, while managing to bring the kung-fu chaos to a whole new level.
As you'd expect, the graphics are the most
Hang on a minute. So were the last of an embattled group of mystical fighters, killed off by the forces of an evil empire, yet as a baby we were smuggled away and secreted far off to a rural community where our presence would not be felt? And weve been sent by our master into a ‘spirit cave where well learn about our true self, and later be spoken to by glittery blue/pale ghosts trapped between life and death? This rings a bell thats somewhat far away and relatively long
Five minutes into this prequel to the forthcoming sci-fi flick and we feel like we’re in one of the year’s most generic games. As we step off our transport into the alien planet Pandora, all the elements are in place for a generic third-person shooter. Main character who's a stoic military type with a crew cut: check. NPCs we have to seek out for missions: Oh yeah. A 40 foot monster that looks like a mad scientist has forced a hammerhead
Despite the two wheels, the engine and the stopwatch, Joe Danger isn’t really a racing game. It’s been drawn with ultra crayons that make colours three shades too bright to look at, and every noise is a ‘pling’. We’re on to you, Joe. You’re a platform game in disguise...
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There's just one thing missing from Joint Ops: Wagner's The Ride of The Valkyries. Nothing else quite fits the bill as you and your team take a wing of troop-packed Blackhawks towards the LZ, crew-mounted weapons darkening the skies with a deluge of shell-cases. Joint Ops wants to draw your attention away from two major players: PlanetSide and Battlefield 1942. This massively multi-player online shooter combines the best aspects of
There may be nothing new under the sun, but at least you can strive to do things very well. Joint Task Force is a squad-based, real-time strategy game that offers a small number of new wrinkles, and then folds them into making a really good first impression.
Set sometime in the very near future, JTF puts you in command of the titular military organization, a kind of freelance peacekeeping group formed from the best and brightest around the globe. In the single-player game, you're sent to a
As the 2011
Rugby World Cup rages in New Zealand over the next two months – the
championship match takes place on October 23 – a similar battle is taking place
on consoles. Two games are vying for your time and money, attempting to
capitalize on the ever-growing popularity of rugby union competition. While
it’s not the “Officially Licensed Game” of the tournament, Johah Lomu Rugby
Challenge is arguably the more compelling of the two. Sporting more licensed
teams, leagues, and tournaments – and, oh yeah, one of the greatest players
ever – it’s got fans buzzing. Naturally, we jumped at the chance for a hands-on
You don’t wash your dishes with a lawnmower. Even if they’re encrusted with a week’s worth of shameful burrito negligence, you do it the right way: let them soak and steep, hoping that the grime frees itself overtime. It’s an inelegant metaphor, but one that applies to the ambitious designMMO house NetDevil has planned.
During our hands on play with Jumpgate Evolution at Codemasters’ Gamers Day 2009, I thought to myself how much I enjoyed playing Colony Wars on the PlayStation. How simple it was to journey through space and engage in dog-fights (not the illegal kind) with enemy ships, the sense of achievement felt when completing a mission. A lot of that nostalgia came back to me when playing Jumpgate Evolution.