You know a video game character has faded from relevance when its "intellectual property" spits out a rally racing game in frustration. For every Mario Kart there are piles of pitiful cash-in dreck that go from the development cradle directly to the bargain bin grave.
Pac-Man World Rally, surprisingly enough, bucks this trend to a certain degree, by somehow managing to salvage archaic ideas like dot-munching and power pellets into elements that don't seem entirely out of place. Each character
No matter how much we try to forget it, we'll always remember high school. The tension, the confusion, the wanting to fit in, the falling through TV sets and battling monsters with our empowered darkest emotions, our most pivotal moments playing out in anime cutscenes. Good times. At least, that's how we choose to remember grades 10 to 12.
There's a ton of potential with Pimp My Ride. Activision could really go full throttle and deliver something that is absurdly enjoyable as the television series. Instead we get a lousy, limited GTA-wannabe that almost has nothing related to the actual show.
Think of Grand Theft Auto's Liberty City for a moment. Now, envision just a few blocks of it. Demote the visuals, scratch off the guns and hookers, and make every building a cardboard box. This is Pimp City - and trust us, it's not that
A great man once said, “The one thing men want more than anything else in the world is to be a part of a heist,” (OK so Dane Cook may not be a “great man” but he is a greatly funny man). Crave entertainments new game, Th3 Plan, wants to and give us all the high tech thievery and action of Heat, but it ends up decidedly lukewarm.
The plot revolves around a group of seven thieves, employing thier own unique skills (sharpshooting, demolition, acrobatics...) to steal two
Breasts are lovely. Women can healthily celebrate them, men can healthily appreciate them, and they also serve practical storage purposes. Certainly they are one of the most impressive parts of human anatomy. But can their abundance improve a poorly designed game? You only have to take one look at Playboy The Mansion to see that no, they can't.Based around the life of the eponymous mammary-oriented magazine and its founder Hugh Hefner, Playboy plays like an exceptionally limited version of The
Little over a year ago, the Prince was foppish, witty and charismatic. Now he's a witless cut-and-paste action hero with no discernible personality. Imagine remaking The Godfather, but having Steve Guttenburg play Michael Corleone. Or rewriting the Bible in jive talk. It cheapens the original in every respect.
Typically, no one bought the first game. They saw the cover art, saw the pantaloons, and never even bothered to play it. To remedy this, Ubisoft dunked Warrior Within into the
Wednesday 19 April 2006
Well, it had to be done. The greatest football action game in existence has finally been granted a managerial spin-off and, best of all, it won't cost you an arm and a leg.Sadly, the bargain price-tag reflects the fact you're not investing in a fully-fledged rival to the likes of Football Manager, Champ Man and LMA here.
Mind you, all the hallmarks of a top management game have been called up to PES Management's squad - including detailed tactics, training and a
What's a minor thug to do? You're on the bottom rung of your criminal gang, overlooked and underpaid. Consequently, while on some shady activity at the, erm, zoo, you don't feel bad about sneaking off for a look at the piranha fish.You're just admiring the flesh-eating beasts when, suddenly, a psycho in a big trenchcoat grabs you, mutters something about "information" and then, without waiting even a microsecond for a response, plunges your head into the water and stands impassively as the