GamesRadar - PS2 Reviews, 14 Nov 2011 18:17:49 -0800Rayman Origins review<p> <a href=""><span class="cms_image "><img src=",505.jpg"/></span></a> </p><p>The visuals alone are enough to lull even the most seasoned gamer into a false sense of security. Vibrant colors abound, preposterous characters gambol and cavort with giddy abandon, and vivacious animation breathes life into the already-fecund levels. But don’t be fooled by Rayman Origins. This intensely beautiful 2D platformer can easily crack open and scramble even the most hardened of hardcore gamers. </p><p>And that’s a very good thing... </p> Mon, 14 Nov 2011 18:17:49 -0800 4<p>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.</p>Wed, 10 Dec 2008 18:12:10 -0800 May Cry 3: Dante&#39;s Awakening Special Edition 21 July 2006 Fact: if you haven't played Devil May Cry 3, you don't understand how hard it is. You might think you know - you might even have had a chuckle at people who complain about it - but you just don't get it. DMC was that special sort of hard that doesn't care about focus-testing or everyone seeing all the beautifully-designed later levels. Don't get us wrong, compared to most games, this Special Edition's still harder than Batman - it just won't make you cry any more. The Fri, 21 Jul 2006 10:57:57 -0700 Flux off, Majescos movie tie-in ... isn't. This third-person action game doesn't replay events of the Aeon Flux movie. Sure, it lays a gloss of Charlize Theron in slick vinyl over everything, but at heart, it throws back instead to the old MTV cartoon series for its personality, artistic sense, and level designs. True, Aeons skills and abilities are pretty cool. She leaps nimbly around with almost Spider-Man-like agility, wields various gadgets, rolls shiny globes around (it's cooler than it Wed, 22 Mar 2006 06:08:35 -0800 Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects times like this, all we want to say is &ldquo;we hate it&rdquo; 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 &ndash; actually, make that sub-standard. Enter story mode and youre plunged into the &lsquo;thick of the action, with a woefully unexciting scrap against three robot alien things that you have to defeat through repeated stabs Fri, 22 Jun 2007 20:37:29 -0700 Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King sounds clich&eacute;, but the Dragon Quest, however, is actually big in Japan. So big, in fact, that its sales eclipse even those of Square Enix's mighty Final Fantasy series, buoyed by mobs of rabid fans who made Dragon Quest VII the best-selling PlayStation game of all time. So far, in the US, things haven't been quite so rosy. If Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King doesn't break that slump, nothing will. In a series first, it manages to combine genuinely awesome graphics with Wed, 15 Mar 2006 20:58:15 -0800 Cent Bulletproof wisdom says that first you crawl before you walk. 50 Cent Bulletproof shoots this theory in the face, and decides to try to outrun a freight train before doing either. As you can imagine, it ends up falling a little flat. When working to get 50 Cent, his crew, Dre and Em, and 50's music and his videos into the game, the developers forgot one minor detail: the Fri, 22 Jun 2007 20:35:23 -0700 Curse of Darkness in Castlevania's trademark 2D action for 3D is a fool's bargain. At least, it is if Curse of Darkness is any indication; the body is willing, but the heart is all but missing. The story, a tale of competing vengeances between two of Dracula's henchmen, is serviceable in that it motivates the new hero-in-puffy-shirt, Hector, to hack and slash his fashionably gothic way from one ghoul-filled area to another. But it's the collectible materials dropped by slain monsters, and the items Tue, 28 Feb 2006 20:39:53 -0800 Potter and the Goblet of Fire 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 Fri, 22 Jun 2007 20:54:16 -0700 Hustle: Detroit Streets 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 Thu, 22 Jun 2006 19:55:12 -0700