We have to admit how much we enjoyed Amazing Brain Train. This is Prof. Fizzwizzle’s most varied and entertaining outing yet with 15 games, falling into five broad categories, including Spatial, Number, Planning and Memory. We’ve forgotten the last one. We suppose we should have planned ahead by writing it down.
Remember the moment you found out that most fairy tales weren’t originally the happy stories the Disney Corporation would have you believe, but rather brutal morality lessons? American McGee’s Grimm manages to turn that childhood disillusion into an episodic game (this review covers the first three of 23 30-minute episodes, to be released weekly on GameTap.com), by playing off those dark origins.
Is Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs as disturbing as the original? Find out in our review…
Still shaping a bold new future, Anarchy Online, one of the first massively multi-player online role playing games (MMORPGs), has released the fourth in a series of expansions: Lost Eden.
Since it was first released in 2001, Anarchy Online has weathered the introduction of prettier, flashier MMORPGs and maintained a loyal fan base by consistently expanding content and keeping the gameplay and rewards novel and gratifying. Lost Eden promised Anarchy's fans improved graphics, an advanced player
Ancient Wars: Sparta is a little late to take advantage of 300. The hit movie should have primed a large audience for a real time strategy game set in the historic struggle between the Greeks and Persians. The opening scenario in the Spartan campaign sets the stage for an extended flashback wherein King Leonidas explains why he has decided to undertake a hopeless mission in defense of all Greece. But it doesn't work.
Gamers will be more inclined to ask why the developer decided to engage such
There are plenty of eye-catching games, and there are some games that genuinely innovate. This indie project manages to do the impossible and combine the two, using torn-up paper and some serious fiddling with physics. At first glance it looks like a simple platformer, albeit one that’s been ripped out of that stack of magazines your granddad used to keep in the shed.
Here's how to win favour with us. Right at the beginning of this adventure, our character, a young Egyptian guy called Assil, has been captured by criminals, who are threatening to kill him. Dialogue choices appear, varying on the theme of pleading required, except for one, right at the bottom: "First I'd like to know, can you die in this game?"
One of the thieves pauses, considers, and replies, "Well, the developer has taken his inspiration from games in the classical adventure games vein.
Before talking about Ankh however, a massive round of applause to Heart of Osiriss copy protection; a code-breaking set of concentric cardboard rings which - if used correctly - win you an essential item in the game. Essential to passing the first chapter, anyway. Its a fitting retro throwback, and instantly warms you to the game. If youve played the first game, therere plenty of recognizable faces to draw you back into the world of conniving Egyptian
If you loved Anomaly Warzone Earth, chances are you’ve been waiting on this one for a while. Will Anomaly 2 impress you as well? Read on…
Anomaly: Warzone Earth takes the concept of tower defense games and flips it on its head. Instead of being tasked with setting up a defense against insurmountable odds, Anomaly forces you to run the gauntlet through countless turrets, laser cannons, space monsters, etc. Turns out, this change of pace is exactly what the tower defense genre needed...