We know, we know. A concept like Snoopy vs The Red Baron just has "crap" written all over it. Most games based on comic strips do. But Peanuts isn't just any comic strip, and Snoopy vs The Red Baron isn't your typical slapdash kiddie game. It is, in fact, a crazed series of life-or-death dogfights in the vein of Star Wars: Rogue Squadron or StarFox, in which Snoopy and his pals have to battle their way through a cartoonified version of World War I.
Everyone who's ever read Peanuts knows all
It's hard to believe it took until March of 2006 for Sega to strap Sonic's feet to a plank and point him downhill. Everyone from Final Fantasy VII's Cloud to Solid Snake have already geared up for some video grinding over the years. It's not exactly skateboarding or snowboarding, but Sonic Riders is close enough. You'll choose one of 16 characters and guide them down a mountain, through a steamy jungle or into a machinated wasteland while busting tricks and staying ahead of the pack. These
Ever since the first trailer leaked onto the net a short time ago, we’ve been clamoring to hear more about Sonic Unleashed, the supposed “re-imagining” of the Sonic series after a string of commercially successful, yet dismally received entries. It’s sad that we approach each new Sonic title with trepidation, but as luck would have it, Unleashed is poised to bring the blue freak into an entirely new direction. Hitting
Tony Soprano and "family" have way too much fun on HBO's hit series, The Sopranos. It's about time they let us get a piece of the action. THQ and 7 Studios are bringing us just that, and the Sopranos game may be one of the most accurate licensed titles to date.
Road to Respect takes place between seasons five and six of the series. Gamers play as Joey LaRocca, the son of Big Pussy; he's an ambitious kid looking to work his way up the ladder of success. That ladder is obviously littered with
In a sense, Sopranos writer and creator David Chase is right: "There's no emotional attachment," he states, referring to what he sees as a lack of connection between players and the stories of the games they play. He's right insofar as spin-offs like this often end up reducing beloved movie and TV show characters to vacuous, uninvolved simulations of the real thing.
On the other hand, perhaps the reason so many of these titles end up in this state is precisely because of attitudes like his. If
Soul Calibur series producer Hiroaki Yotoriyama is explaining the challenges facing his latest project - a tight development schedule necessitating a (single-) console focus and a race to keep its head above the next-gen hype swell - not by way of apology, but to impress on us his team's achievement. The resulting game isn't a Soul Calibur II.V, no less lavish yet no more progressive, but a game with a nearly overwhelming generosity of play modes. "I'm eager to find out how fans will react,"
Set in a world where car culture is the culture, Speed Racer is set to blaze its psychedelic, loop-the-loop, so-fast-your-eyes-water trail this summer. Based on the Wachowski brothers’ film of the same name, you get behind the wheel of each character’s signature car, competing in the World Racing League on rollercoaster-style tracks at breakneck speeds. It aims to deliver eye-popping action in a racer that’s not just about
Bulging from Lycra tighter than J Lo's sloggis, Spider-Man is back. After dusting the old cobwebs off Spider-man: The Movie, the wall climber returns, and this time he's not just a domestic, interior dwelling eight-legged freak, he now has an entire city to spin his sticky webs across. In the previous game, Spidey wasn't able to get down and dirty on the street level, which was stupidly unrealistic (while the whole thing about a guy being half man and half spider is totally on the money...).
There's one reason why Spider-Man 2 is the greatest superhero game ever made - the swinging mechanics that enabled you to swoop through the city like a... well, like Spider-Man. Which we guess is the whole point. Few moments in gaming can match the exhilaration of freefalling towards the ground before letting off a web and arcing gracefully back into air. Few games have ever recreated so perfectly a super-hero's powers and made you feel as though they were yours to command.
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Friend or Foe is ultimately another iteration of Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, but based solely on Stan Lee's teenage arachno-star. You and a Spidey friend will scrap endless gangs of "minions" throughout several lushly laid-out locales - including New York (obviously), Tokyo and snowy Nepal. On your journeys you'll bump into every major Spidey villain and they'll be available to help you in your quest to... do good stuff, once you've defeated them in battle. With so many camp