Thursday 11 May 2006
"Nothing says Lego more than building things to play with," says LucasArts. And after getting a one-on-one with Lego Star Wars II in Lucas Art's backstage area, we've seen first-hand how this brick based sequel translates Lego's capabilities into some really engaging puzzles and action.
We saw Lego Star Wars II's take on the infamous Mos Eisley spaceport, complete with 'These aren't the droids you're looking for' moment - although, like the previous game, there's no
Capcom stopped by yesterday to give us another taste of Okami, its stunning-looking Zelda -style adventure game for the PlayStation 2. We've already covered the general gameplay elements and story (you're a goddess in the form of a wolf, trying to bring back life to a world soaked in darkness), but this time, we were able to get a better look at one of the game's most potentially exciting facets: its boss
The next gauntlet to be thrown in the international conflagration known as the Videogame Soccer Wars is Winning Eleven Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 (also termed Longest-Titled Sports Game Ever ). Fans of the series can expect more of the sublime control and strategic options that they know and love, with some new additions sure to please the most demanding Beautiful Game enthusiasts.
Many longtime Winning Eleven gamers will wonder what could be done to make a great footy game somehow better. A
Sam Fisher's heading off in bold new directions in Splinter Cell: Double Agent on Xbox 360 and PC, but the current-gen hardware just isn't strong enough to support his open-ended new adventure. So instead of simply trying to strip down the big, open battlefields and daylight runs of Double Agent for the PS2, Xbox and GameCube, the developers took an unusual route: make a whole new game.
The current-gen Splinter Cell: Double Agent shares its next-gen cousin's plot - secret agent Sam Fisher goes
A couple of months ago, when we first got a chance to check out God Hand, we weren't so sure. The game's M.O. is to mix off-the-wall humor with down-and-dirty fighting. Yeah, it's from the same studio that kicked out the awesome comic-look actioner Viewtiful Joe, but everybody makes mistakes. We're happy to report that things are looking up, though. The version we saw yesterday looks and plays much better. The comedy is also more pronounced, and that Capcom polish - the same sort of slick
Alicia is a troubled girl. Though she's the princess of the kingdom of Dipan, she's been locked in a crumbling castle on her own. She talks to herself. Everyone thinks she's crazy. What they don't know is that she's possessed by the spirit of a valkryie - a warrior goddess sent from the heavens to commune with the souls of dead fighters. Worse news: the gods haven't forgotten. They want the valkyrie, called Silmeria, to return. Problem is, she has no intention of doing so. The game opens as
At EA's recent Studio Showcase 06, we got a glimpse of the future of one of the most popular racing franchises in gaming history (next to Gran Turismo, of course). The tricked-out racing rides of Need For Speed are back and even more customizable than ever - with hyper-tense, high stakes tracks to match.
To start, EA has added a new feature called Auto Sculpt that blows the doors off of the term "vehicle customization." Instead of simply strapping on pre-formed after-market parts to your sleek
NASCAR is unbelievably popular, but the prospect of driving in an oval, lap after repetitive lap, has started to get a little tired... no matter how fast you go. Enter NASCAR 07, EA's attempt to spice things up by digging deeper into the sport than simply picking your line and blindly adhering to
In the original .hack saga, The World is a massive online game played around the globe. The trouble is that it contained a terrible secret - players would fall into comas after playing the game. Fortunately, two players known as Kite and BlackRose, among others, battled the malicious entities living in the game world and brought safe play to everyone. In the aftermath, the game itself was completely destroyed.
But companies can't resist dicing with fate when money hangs in the balance,
A rebel ship disappears from orbit, sucked into the belly of an Imperial Star Destroyer. Rebels hold their breath and take up defensive positions as a door is breached. Stormtroopers flood in. Shots are fired. Cute plastic heads clatter to the floor and slowly blink out of existence.
Beginning with the first scene of A New Hope, Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy finally gives fans what they really want: the chance to play through Lego versions of the first three films. We've finally had