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Oct 26, 2007
Just from the looks of it, Death to Spies feels like a typical war game right away. But when you actually do start it, you'll realize you were totally off. This is a game that isn't about shooting whatever wherever, but rather, it's a game that requires strategic combat and precise planning to just get to the next area. The developers obviously tried something new here, and while they didn't completely prevail, they succeeded enough to make this an entertaining, unique
The main premise of Death Track: Resurrection is that you compete with a group of other drivers on a series of post-apocalyptic renditions of famous cities, like London, Paris and Moscow. As you drive about the tracks, you can shoot at your opponents, and they can return the favour. Between races you can upgrade your vehicle with better weapons, armour, etc. There are a reasonable number of racing options to choose from as well, although there is no multiplayer at all.
Remember WarGames? That '80s film where Matthew Broderick plays a school kid who inadvertently hacks into the US military's defense mainframe and plays a game of Global Thermonuclear War? DEFCON is that game in all but name: a world map in glowing outline, showers of vector-graphics warheads arcing between superpowers, and the silhouettes of subs creeping ominously across international waters.
The war plays out in silence but for a ghostly soundtrack of unsettlingly off-key tones, coughing and
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Demigod is gloriously bombastic, the introductory cutscene intoning the slight back story in its best, booming Christopher Lee voice. One of the gods has been destroyed after leaking company secrets. As one of eight monstrous, magical demigods, you’re fighting for promotion to the suddenly vacant position of Totalgod. The story needs no greater depth than this because there’s no campaign.
First there was Democracy, and now theres two of it. Thats right: the game of trying to stay in power thanks to the whim of the masses is back and much improved.
The core remains the same: your political world is divided into a network of issues and policies that interact as you change your emphasis on them. How much money you spend on law and order will have knock-on effects, such as demands for increases in taxing, or making your citizens feel a little less free. Adjusting and balancing
At the time of writing, Iron Lore, makers of Titan Quest, have just gone bust. A THQ Creative Director put the blame pretty firmly at the feet of software piracy.While it’s easy to sympathise - there’s nothing funny in hundreds of thousands of people playing a game for free while its makers run into financial difficulties - you can’t help but think if Iron Lore had actually displayed even a fraction of the imagination this
Swordfighting: cool. Flying: cool. The phrase “damnit” repeated dozens upon dozens of times: really not cool. This third-person deathmatch game is both a genuinely intriguing attempt to realize direct sword control and a clumsy comedy wherein gimp-voiced characters bounce off each other in the