Resident Evil 4 was a game where you basically walked forwards the entire time, shooting everything you came across. And thats why it was so bloody brilliant. See, while the fundamentals of what made the early REs good were still present and correct, but in RE 4 Capcom cranked it up a notch.
While it was still primarily concerned with conserving ammo, Capcom realized that shooting is, and always will be, more fun than fleeing. Hence, another element of the series was tweaked until its nipples
You thought Final Fantasy was all about cute cat-things named “moogles” and some brooding teens that save the world, right? Oh, you couldnt be more wrong. Little did you know that the pinnacle RPG franchise will tear your life to shit and make you a depraved maniac. Think were bluffing? Go ahead tough guy, read on about the dark side of Final Fantasy.
Medical research shows that thousands of gamers worldwide cant operate without their daily fix of Final Fantasy. What do
Chances are, you've never heard of Saboteur. Until last week, most of the people in our office hadn't either. But then the first amazing screenshots arrived - gripping cinematic tableaux of WWII Paris with stark black-and-white blending seamlessly into sparkling, vibrant color. Suddenly, we wanted to know everything about Saboteur.
Fortunately, the producer and lead designer of the title were happy to oblige. Turns out, the game's more than just an artistic experiment... it's also an
Las Vegas - a city synonymous with Hollywood glamor, Elvis, casinos, the Rat Pack and endless sketchy escort/contact magazines promoted by unfortunate illegal immigrants. Americas gambling paradise, however, is an unlikely setting for a notoriously hardcore tactical shooter with a squad that has to take on a band of particularly brutal South American terrorists. Ubisoft Montreals game designer Steven Masters huddles in Canadas -14-degree big-freeze to give us a warm insight into the making of
You may be aware that tomorrow is Good Friday - the time of the year when Christians remember the crucifixion of Jesus Christ at Calvary. And how better to commemorate this holy day than with a feature about the games that arrived as saviors draped in expectation, only to be met by Old Testament-style wrath from the critics. Sure, it's tenuous, but since when has that ever got in the way of a good sermon?
While the games we've picked might not have been cast into the most sinful depths of Game
It would be so easy for a developer to chuck in a simple bit of code as a let's-cram-a-few-extras-in afterthought with full price games and, let's face it, many have.
But we know there are those out there who really do care about us gamers and want to reward us handsomely for completing the main game. And those caring developers certainly don't want us slamming down our pads in frustrated boredom over that one tedious minigame that's preventing us from moving on to the next level.
If you get
Working as a games journalist has its good points. There's the fame, the money, the endless barrage of adoring, screaming women who follow you whenever you walk down the street... oh, wait a minute, that's being a rock star. Um... ok, well at least there's still the free stuff we get sent 'most every day.
The quality varies considerably, but there are some real gems of PR merchandising that would probably be worth loads of money on eBay. Of course, by contract we're not allowed to sell them,
GamesRadar: Let's discuss a more specific kind of customer: the fanboy. Who are the most obnoxious?
#5: I hate to stereotype, but Xbox fanboys are the worst. They've got this weird obsession with getting Linux on their consoles, but then never use Linux as their actual desktop at home; it's always Windows. I work in computers for a living now, so this kind of thing continually annoys me.
#1: Along with the "my games look and sound better than yours" mentality, the Xbox / Xbox 360 fanboys also
GamesRadar: Now let's talk about some of the personalities you interact with... starting with coworkers. What kind of conversations do you guys have?
#1: Too many to count.... a few standouts are Star Trek vs. Star Wars, best-looking chicks in a videogame and who would win in a fight... "fictional character #1" or "fictional character #2"?
#6: Yeah, Star Wars... whether or not Darth Maul was badass. Just to play devil's advocate, I had to throw Jar Jar into the mix. "Dude, Darth Maul's so
GamesRadar: Starting from the beginning... what made you want to work at a videogame store in the first place?
Employee #1: Who wouldn't want to spend their days hanging out with friends, talking about videogames and getting paid to do it?
Employee #2: I thought it would be fun. I thought I knew enough about games that I could be informative when customers had questions about them...
Employee #3: I wasn't really looking for a job in gaming, but since I bought a lot of games, I figured it