We got more hands on time with an early build of .hack//G.U. Vol. 1//Rebirth and were pleased with how this simulated MMORPG game is shaping up. The game takes place in the not so distant future where a fantasy based online role-playing game called The World has become a cultural phenomenon. You control Haseo, a brash and somewhat rude Adept Rogue who needs to find a way to save his friend Shino from certain death by defeating Tri-Edge, a mysterious PK (Player Killer) who put Shino into a
.hack is back.
More than two and a half years since the final installment in the original .hack saga wrapped up, a new story is beginning. Set seven years after the original game - and 11 years from right now - .hack//G.U. presents a world where online gaming has become synonymous with everyday life. If anything, that future world seems more like 11 minutes from now, with controversies over game addiction, game violence and governments monitoring their citizens making up the headlines on its
Five months have passed since the release of .hack//G.U. vol. 1: Rebirth, and fans have been waiting patiently for hack//G.U. vol. 2: Reminisce to go through the process of localization before it makes its way to the states this summer. The game follows Haseo – a brash PKK (player killer killer) in an online role-playing game, ‘The World – as he continues his investigation of AIDA – a mysterious virus responsible for putting his friend Shino into a coma.
Dont expect any
You wouldnt be remiss to consider EA Sports latest soccer game a quick sequel to the annual chart-topper, FIFA Soccer. No doubt the publisher wants to cash in on its massive investment in the worlds biggest sporting event. Curiously though, this games producer goes to great lengths to pitch 2006 FIFA World Cup as a sequel to the 2002 World Cup iteration, and not the recent FIFA Soccer 06. This matters why? Mainly because FIFA Soccer 06 was generally considered to be pretty stinky, particularly
After reading 50 Cent's biography, it comes as no surprise that the bullet-riddled rapper is starring in his own virtual adventure. Indeed, 50's eventful history of making dollars, building rep and getting shot enough times to kill a baby elephant, sounds more like a game synopsis than real life.
But while Mr Cent might have all the necessary credentials to be an ass-capping avatar, if the game's a big pile of steaming toilet food then people will be especially quick to berate it as a smash
It's kind of hard to identify with the cold steel of jet fighters. Even with human pilots, the machines always take center stage in dogfighting games as they streak through the sky, filling the azure air with white-hot lead and missiles across an otherwise peaceful landscape. So it's up to the intense, toe-curling action to keep you interested, and that's something the Ace Combat series has always kept onboard.
Whether it's escorting a convoy of allies through enemy terrain or obliterating a
A sensationally original web-based game was released in 2002 that set the internet alight. That game was Alien Hominid, and it was downloaded a whopping nine million times.Spruced up and released as a full-blown title, Hominid is looking and playing sharper than ever. Our yellow bug-like extraterrestrial pal romps his way through 16 levels of blasting heaven in a quest to recapture his UFO.Hominid is a 2D two-player side-scrolling shooter that plays similarly to Metal Slug or Contra, but sports
When it comes to cutting edge trouser-spoilers, Resident Evil is still the daddy. Continually bending the rules of survival horror, the fourth game in the series was not only one of the best games on PS2, but probably one of the best games ever made. And yet… while they could certainly lay claim to propelling horror gaming forward with arse-clenching frightfests like RE Nemesis, Capcom cant claim to have invented the genre. That honour goes to Alone in the Dark, originally developed by
Dec 27, 2007
Our recent previews of Alone in the Dark delve into the use of light as a weapon and the creepy, gigantic Central Park setting. For our next trick, we talk to the game Producer, Nour
Since inventing the survival-horror genre 16 years ago, the Alone in the Dark series has been defined mainly by creeping around in dimly lit corridors and hoping something didn't lurch out of the shadows to gnaw your face off. The creators of the new Alone in the Dark, however, want you to know that crawling through claustrophobic spaces won't be the focus this time around - and to hammer that point home, they'll literally tear those spaces