A couple of the twenty games included in Ultimate Board Game Collection are decent enough to at least remind you that the games they emulate are fun. The rest are miserable any way you look at them.
With games like Chess, Parcheesi, Backgammon, Concentration, Go, 3D Tic-Tac-Toe, Anagrams and Naval Battle (aka Battleship) on offer, the first question you probably have is, "How are the graphics?" Okay, maybe it's the second, right after "Why the hell do I need my PS2 to play Tic-Tac-Toe?" but
You can always count on the Ultimate Ninja series to provide flashy, over-the-top kung-fu craziness with each installment, and Ultimate Ninja 4: Naruto Shippuden certainly delivers the fireworks … for a PS2 game. But even if you’re a Narutophile, you should consider how deep your love for lil’ whiskers goes before investing in this one.
It's been just over a year since Spider-Man 2 left us jaw-dropped at the impressive recreation of New York, popping superhero fisticuffs and ropey camera work, but as the wall-crawler swings back into view, he feels altogether mintier and freshly scrubbed-up.
The Ultimate universe is Marvel's re-imagining of its classic heroes, and just like the comics, the game manages to revitalize familiar characters and locations brilliantly. A lot of videogames look nice, of course, but Ultimate
Capcom may be notorious for its sequels, but in 1999 it set up Production Studio 4 to focus on creating original titles. So far the fruits have been mixed, with the startling Viewtiful Joe and the flawed PN 03 preparing the way for this latest rainbow-coloured assault on the eyes. In singleplayer, that assault is as dazzling as it is brief, but Under The Skin is designed for company. The focus is firmly on twoplayer chaos, with the singleplayer mode acting as little more than a tutorial with
The city is on fire, and its districts lie in ruins. Firefighters, police and paramedics struggle to pull average citizens to safety, only to be savagely cut down or burned alive by the hordes of maniacs who now rule the streets. Into this mess strides Nick Mason, a special-forces riot policeman with big guns and carte blanche to bring the situation under control by any means necessary - and he's going to kick him a little ass.
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You know what Urban Reign is? It's a Jet Li film with more scrapping than dialogue. It's the impossibly swift yet brutal ass-kicking that you dream of dishing out when faced with an imminent shoeing. And, most importantly, it's a benchmark for scrolling beat-'em-ups. But while it's packed full of superior brutality, it's not quite perfect just yet.
Let us explain. This bout of street violence from Namco - the folk behind Soul Calibur and Tekken - provides a constant stream of slick
The Urbz is basically The Sims with people who would've been in SSX, but couldn't get there early enough because their hair needed doing. Still, the title's got a 'Z' in it. Rock! It's not even The Simz. It's more rock than that. It's The Urbz. Woo! Stoked!Is that annoying? Then you're not going to like this. Clearly aimed at a very young market that aspires to be all teenage and grown up - and suburban American and white and BMW-at-17 rich and middle class - the whole thing's been hosed with