Although the pastimes of kids and adults are steadily converging - both play San Andreas, both watch SpongeBob Squarepants - there are certain places where the twain shall almost definitely never meet. Not all that many adults are ever seen drinking Sunny D, for instance, and you don't usually get hordes of eight-year-olds listening to Joy Division records. Similarly, there's not a lot of people over the age of nine years old who are going to get a great deal out of playing Madagascar.OK, it's
Industry-watchers might remember Made Man (originally titled Interview with a Made Man) as one of the projects that got canceled when notoriously mediocre publisher Acclaim collapsed in 2004. Now, another publisher has seen fit to pull the game from the wreckage, dust it off and slap a $20 price tag on it. But even as a budget title, Made Man was better left buried.
Based around fictional mob enforcer Joey Verola, Made Man spans three decades and might be the only crime game ever to feature
It takes a certain type of person to be sucked into a strategy RPG: the sort that can spend several hours customising an army of characters without stepping on to the battlefield once. The type of gamer who, when faced with an evil carrot as an enemy, will wonder if it has a high resistance to wind spells.
Our anti-hero, the self-styled ‘frikkin bad ass overlord Lord Zetta, attempts to circumvent a prophecy by burning the very book that predicts his downfall. Instead he accidentally
If you've even bothered to read this review, we're going to go ahead and recommend Mana Khemia. Your interest is probably due to past run-ins with Gust/NIS collaborations (Atelier Iris, Ar tonelico) and if it's more of the same you're after, here's another heaping portion to tide you over until the next super-cute, anime-soaked, cliche-ridden JPRG lands on PS2.It all starts with the same stock characters we've seen countless times.
Oct 29, 2007
It's been dogged by months of controversy, moral outrage, an outright ban in the UK and speculation that it might never come out at all, but Manhunt 2 is finally here. It's been through a few changes since we first saw it, but the basic premise of this stealth-horror adventure - hiding in the shadows and doing extremely nasty things to extremely nasty people - remains intact, as does its creepy storyline about escaped mental patients pursued by a shadowy, quasi-governmental
At times like this, all we want to say is “we hate it” and leave it at that. Then at least wed be able to get on with the important business of sealing it in a bag and throwing it in the river. Well, we should probably explain why.
Its a bog-standard brawler – actually, make that sub-standard. Enter story mode and youre plunged into the ‘thick of the action, with a woefully unexciting scrap against three robot alien things that you have to defeat through repeated stabs
"Bok, bok. BOK!" Hear that Mr Smith? That's the sound of inevitability as we smash you up like a jelly baby. It could be "Paf, paf. PAF!", but either way, it's hard not to cheer every time you unleash a cheesy, yet ludicrously indulgent, seven hit combo in Path of Neo. Atari's latest Matrix 'experience' - at times, you'd be hard-pushed to call it a game - might be flawed, broken, sludgy and almost stupidly easy, but it's also one of the most ambitious, empowering, technically innovative and
Medal of Honor Vanguard drops in on the PS2 and brings with it the arsenal of intensity that weve grown to love, (again and again). From the moment that you first land as Corporal Keegan on a beach in Sicily in Operation Husky, until the end of Operation Varsity, Vanguard s rifle may jam once or twice, but its clip never runs dry.
In Vanguard you take up your Garand again, this time as a member of the 82nd Airborne Division, one of Americas first airborne units. EA is one of the originators of
Games based on childrens films are a lot like visiting your Grandma. Theyre really sweet to you, insult your intelligence and forget how old you are. Meet the Robinsons is a different breed of game-based-on-movie; its the older brother who knows whats up and doesnt talk down to you. But is Disneys latest the kind of brother that makes you laugh, or does it sit on your chest and fart in your mouth?
Based on the latest Disney film of the same name, Meet the Robinsons eschews much of the movies
A series gets popular. It falls into a rut. The game's creators and the publisher's marketing department conspire to redefine its image, often resulting in total nonsense. Capcom's popular Mega Man, however, fared better than most, starring in an enjoyable series of spin-off games that started with 1993's Mega Man X. The mood may have been darker, but the trademark Mega Man gameplay was tighter than ever, to the point that it surpassed the originals in some ways.
Now, Capcom's doing us all a