Sept 4, 2007
We've been looking forward to Lair for more than a year. Originally slated to be one of the crown jewels of the PS3's launch lineup, it was delayed repeatedly so that Factor 5 - the developer behind the legendary Star Wars: Rogue Squadron series - could finish it properly. Even now, this dragon-combat sim is one of the prettiest games on the PS3, sporting vast battlefields filled with dozens of airborne monsters and hundreds of armored ground troops at once. But after playing it
So it turns out the guy you need when the zombie apocalypse happens isn’t actually a soldier or biologist; it’s the nerd that spends all his time on Google Maps. In a world suddenly filled with shuffling killers and giant bugs, you play as a lone, friendly zombie, leading lines of refugees to safety across detailed satellite images of real world locations. These range from San Francisco to exotic Newcastle.
Not merely a great action game, but a genuine landmark and the perfect swansong for a generation.
Last Rebellion offers an interesting idea for its world: the main character(s), Nine and Aisha, share a single soul, so only one of them can exist in reality at a time. The world in which these characters live is pretty brown and boring, but this otherwise passable RPG’s ace in the hole is its creative attack system.
I have a brilliant financial plan: Games should be cost-adjusted to what they would’ve cost during the time they’re set in. You’re making a depression-era mafia epic? Price it at $2. Creating a caveman-themed, rocks-and-clubs beat-’em-up? That’ll be four boars. Star Wars RPG? 3,200 credits.
Lead and Gold is worth its weight in any currency. It looks and plays better than what I’ve come to expect from a $15 game; ask it to stand in the street with only its polish, lighting effects, gunplay and level design to defend itself, and it’d leave any other game in the third-person, team-based genre full of smoking holes...
Legasista is a new downloadable dungeon crawler from NIS. Is this PlayStation Network-exclusive game worth taking the plunge into? Read our review to find out more...
The blocky Batman is back, taking on
the likes of both Lex Luthor and his old enemy, the Joker. The Dark
Knight might need a super hand to take care of this game…
If you have
played any of the other LEGO games you already know what to expect with LEGO
Harry Potter: Years 5-7. Set in the LEGOfied wizarding world, the newest
iteration never delivers on moving the series beyond what has already been
done, but it does provide solid gameplay, plenty of fan service, and the charm
the LEGO games have become known for...
Lego: The Lord of the Rings brings the Lego formula of slapstick humor, exploration, and collectibles to the grandaddy of fantasy universes and, despite some flaws, should appeal to any Tolkien or Lego fan...
This game's pedigree is flawless - Lemmings was first designed for the ancient Commodore Amiga back in 1991, and went on to fill its mantelpiece with every conceivable videogames-related goings on. Updated versions were released over the years until recently when Team 17, developers of the almost-equally-classic Worms, took over the series and managed to come up with a superbly reworked PSP version that's one of the handheld's finest puzzling titles. Now it's a shiny, ultra-budget PS3