Another epic RTS/simulation hybrid covering the fight between the Allies and the Japanese in the Pacific during WWII comes nipping at the heels of Battlestations: Midway. Unlike its fun-but-slightly-dumbed-down arcadey cousin, the emphasis in Pacific Storm: Allies is on the astounding scale of the conflict, and on fiddly real-time strategy rather than shooting things to pieces in person.
The concept is great: a Total War-style strategic recreation of the war, with you controlling all building
Cover me! Sweep room! Ruffle my hair! Tie my sodding shoelaces! The beasts from Painkiller - a staunchly straight-up FPS from Polish newbies People Can Fly - would delight in sucking your eyeballs slowly from their sockets if you even contemplated going all team-based on their asses.Such is the ferocity of the enemy assault, the whole concept of AI almost becomes irrelevant. And before anyone goes off blubbing to Tom Clancy, this is actually not a bad thing. As you're bum-rushed by a constant
Dec 5, 2007
This is a game that opens with concept art of a 68-year-old transvestite in purple makeup and horns, uses the word ‘hate nine times in the interminable intro movie, and begins with some of the worst FPS combat weve seen in our career. But eventually, bunnyhopping around the games ugly morons, firing its copycat weapons and enduring your characters cringingly unfunny and excruciatingly repetitious one-liners gets surprisingly compelling. Even after load times that the
According to the official website, Painkiller: Resurrection had “a Catholic priest advising” it and offers “painstakingly researched details” of its purgatorial setting. You have absolutely no idea how much we want to see those notes. The official word on whether Satan could have his bottom handed to him with a shotgun? That’s edutainment!
Papo & Yo tells the heartfelt story of a boy and his monstrous companion. The game is finally coming to the PC; is it worth picking up if you missed it the first time around? Find out in our review...
When was the last time you found yourself stranded and confused in Africa? Paradise, the latest point-and-click adventure from the creator of the cult hit Syberia, gives you that chance. Having been shot down over the country of Maurania, a young woman awakens with amnesia in the harem of a local prince. Not knowing her own real name, she calls herself "Ann Smith" after the author of a book on Mauranian wildlife that was found with her at the crash.
And this, really, is where the problems
The most obvious difference between ParaWorld and the rest of the stagnating real-time strategy genre is its bizarre setting: a world where dinosaurs remain. Its ham-fisted, borderline satirical storyline is a bit embarrassing, as is some of the accompanying voice-over work, but such complaints are small potatoes compared to everything this game gets wonderfully right.
Everything about ParaWorld just screams low-brow fun, from the colorful dinosaurs and huge indigenous animals your troops can
“A short horror game” is the tagline for this, one of the most peculiar commercial offerings of 2009.You take control of a series of girls of different ages, and wander a path and the surrounding woodlands. Patterns, images, and the thoughts of the girls write themselves onto the screen. Things happen. Often these are very bad things indeed. There’s not much more to it than that.
Been itching to pull some heists? Find out if Payday 2 is your best bet in our review...
the climactic bank heist in the immaculately-constructed crime-thriller Heat?
Remember the tense, pumping music, the incredible crack of gunshots ringing out
through downtown LA streets? Remember Robert De Niro and company gunning down
like a hundred cops? Payday: The Heist superbly captures everything about that
scene, providing a unique sense of urgency found in few other games. Sure, the
game is clearly...