It's likely that you're reading this review due to one of two reasons: either you just caught Rounders on cable and are really excited to learn how to play poker, or you know absolutely nothing about gambling or having fun in Vegas and want to live the high-roller life through your PS2.
Well, anyone who has gambled before knows that the real way to have fun is to beat other people and to make money. To make a gambling game a blast to play it should include one or both of those elements. Does
For the fourth foray into the Hogwarts school of magic, Electronic Arts has apparently decided enough is enough. No more interesting adventure. Away with compelling spell casting. All that's left is action, loads of dialogue from the film and a healthy dose of
There are no gangsters on the Harvest Moon farm. It's just as challenging as GTA and there's as much to do as in True Crime, but the difference is, it makes you smile with contentment. The grass is green, the sun is shining, flowers are blooming and you're having a great time. It really is a wonderful life.
It may look like a game for kids, but it's obscenely complicated. In fact, there's as much to worry about in Harvest Moon as in real life. First off, you have to make the farm successful -
Jan 15, 2008
We still remember being surprised - and slightly baffled - when Capcom announced Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law at a press event last spring. As an Adult Swim animated series, Harvey Birdman is a novel idea: a lame Hanna-Barbera superhero from the 60s revived as a modern-day lawyer that represents notable cartoon characters. It's heavy on snark, inside jokes and innuendo - but where's the game concept?
Luckily, Capcom knows a thing or ten about milking a franchise, and Harvey
Despite their exposed flesh and frail dispositions, survival horror heroines have traditionally kept a stiff upper lip when faced with dreadful scenes, as if they've seen it all as many times before as you have. But direct Haunting Ground's Fiona Belli to examine a blood-slicked pillar and she starts in fright, heart rate quickening and vision blurring. It's an early indication that while the game's events may never truly scare you - it's magnificently bizarre, but not as harrowing as a Silent
Jan 7, 2008
How much you enjoy this game largely depends on whether youve actually watched High School Musical and whether, as a result, you want to ‘sing it! If you have, and you do, then the chances are you wont dislike these sickly pop songs and the annoying teenagers singing them as much as we do.
Dont get us wrong: we love the song Breaking Free. But the rest are a pretty mixed bag, some of which, like Get ‘cha Head in the Game, arent even really suited to karaoke. Singing
When Hot Shots Tennis turned up no one really gave it a second serve… until orgasmic Monica Seles-esque screams emanating from our gaming cage convinced us otherwise.
Rather than copying Virtua Tennis 3s game mechanic of priming your shots before clouting the ball as soon as possible, Hot Shots Tennis relies on delicate timing. An intuitive set of icons above your players heads provides you with instant feedback as to whether youre hitting too early, too late or more cleanly than Rafael
Mix pool with high-stakes gambling and you'll get - surprisingly - an almost entirely unenjoyable game. The Hustle offers 10 variations on the classic game of billiards, though they must be unlocked over the course of a story mode that's about as engaging as an informercial, set to the strains of generic bar rock. From there, 170 vaguely distinguishable opponents await while bystanders offer side bets. No matter which locale you're mining for respect, you'll wind up wanting to nuke the place