We’ll save you some time and cut to the chase: you will enjoy the first episode of Back to the Future: The Game if the following conditions are true… 1) you’ve seen the first Back to the Future movie, or at least have a general understanding of the basic plot points, and 2) you bear no ill will toward the franchise and are open to the idea of an all-new adventure with Marty and Doc played out in videogame form, and finally, 3) you are willing to forgive the episode for a few stereotypical “adventure-game” moments of confusion and frustration before you hit the final payoff...
Within the first few minutes of playing Bad Day L.A., an old southern coot greets you with the expression "hot Jesus on toast." But this action/adventure/satire/disaster game is not creamy, buttery Jesus on a crisp slice of fresh sourdough. It's not even "I Can't Believe It's Not Jesus." No, Bad Day L.A. is more like rancid snack cakes baked by Satan himself, and it will make you want to vomit.
And what a sneaky Devil Dog it is. Bad Day L.A. came to us disguised as a satire of America's
Bang! Howdy is a free online game about turn-based, cartoon cowboys, the second game from the developers who jollied up the concept of waterlogged thieves in Puzzle Pirates. Each level of Bang! Howdy starts with your little posse of units jogging onto the map, and your control over them is limited to telling them to move, or shoot or move then shoot when they get there.
The twist is that in addition to having different movement ranges, shooting ranges, health and so on, Bang! Howdy plays in
Over 11 years, Baseball Mogul has evolved from daunting spreadsheet to a user-friendly General Manager sim. But in its effort to further improve, several important enhancements to the 2009 edition are tempered by obvious glitches under the hood.
Battlefield 2 is simple: a frantic race to capture check points without losing the ones you already have. You and your team have a full arsenal of military might to help you; tanks, fighter jets and helicopters (with really big guns). The rub? So will the other side.
The teamwork that BF2 inspires is its own greatest reward and it achieves this with more than a virtual pat on the back. You'll get electronic carrots; points for doing what a good team should, like capturing flags and healing
The fourth full chapter in the Battlefield online shooter franchise, Battlefield 2142 propels the multiplayer fight 200 years ahead from the first game in the series into a bleak, war-torn future.
The Earth is ripped apart by a new ice age, forcing the entire population into a tiny crucible around the equator in a desperate fight over last inhabitable place on the planet. But honestly, we don't really care what the reasons are - we just want to get our war on. Battlefield is back.
Even though we all know this expansion pack was probably a point on a marketing manager's graph of "projections" and "profit yields" before Battlefield 2142 was even released, we have to admit that the quality of the content on hand is above cynical expectation - in fact, we'll come right out and say it: Northern Strike is a good expansion pack.
It's not great (let's not get carried away), and we hate seeing an excellent online shooter receive only these meager content boosts (whatever
Battlefield 2 has long delivered a little bit of everything to the shooter aficionado - infantry combat for the grunt-friendly, helicopters for the whirly-birds, and even jets for the mildly schitzophrenic. But, true warriors know that armor is the best way to take and hold new territory. The latest booster pack for Battlefield 2, Armored Fury, proves that old adage once again.
The three new Armored Fury maps are set in the American heartland, a very welcome change after too much time spent
The Battlefield 2: Special Forces expansion takes EAs online multiplayer combat series into a new dimension: the vertical one. Grappling hooks allow soldiers to take rooftops and assault from above, or merely scout from the high ground. When you need to get down, you'll fly into the action on your zip line. In addition to upgraded weapons for nearly every class, the new flashbang grenades and teargas canisters come in handy when assaulting enemy strongholds or flushing out pesky squads.
Initially we really didn’t know what to make of this Disney meets Day of Defeat oddity.