you know that in medieval times mercury was used as medicine? Medieval people
were stupid. We now know that you’re in trouble if a thermometer breaks off in
your butt (since it’s the only way to take your temperature when you’re sick,
right?). We also know that mercury is totally like magic and shit and works
handily for low-budget T-1000 effects. Since it likes to cling to itself, it
can make for a neato stand-in for the marble from Marble Madness. Hence,
Mercury Hg comes along...
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is full of flash, but is it light on substance? Find out in our review...
Metal Gear Solid 4 is a masterpiece, arguably the best in the series and – though many will fiercely disagree – ever so slightly disappointing. About 40% through, our notepad was scarred with breathless superlatives like 'Genius', 'Amazing' and 'Wow!!!' but by the game's conclusion, they'd given way to considered criticism and stark cries of 'WTF?'. Will you enjoy it?
Much like record companies in the
late-’80s, game publishers have realized that they can mine their back catalogs
by sprucing up a couple classics and putting them out in a single package. While
some of these are obvious cash grabs, even those are often worth it for people
who missed the included games the first time around. Such is the case with the
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, which pairs 2001’s Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of
Liberty, 2004’s Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, and last year’s Metal Gear
Solid: Peace Walker. For anyone who’s already played all three games repeatedly,
HD Collection isn’t worth your hard-earned ducats. Sure, seeing these games in
hi-def is cool – as with the God of War: Origins Collection, Bluepoint has done
an impressive job upgrading these games’ visuals – but since they just have
better looking versions of the original graphics, not new HD graphics, it’s hard
to justify the double-dip...
Find out if 4A Games' sophomore offering delivers in our review of Metro: Last Light...
A major league scout would probably liken the debut edition of Sonys first-party hardball franchise to Randy Johnson: he sure is ugly, but man can he pitch.
To break the bad news first, the inaugural PS3 version of MLB does not flex the consoles muscles. Disappointingly, it looks like a high-resolution version of the current-gen game, complete with woeful texture quality and poor player model detail that gives MLB 07: The Show a cartoony look, thus diminishing the impact of its smooth
Thanks to the “miracles” of modern chemistry, Major League Baseball has been getting beaten up pretty badly in the halls of Congress and the press these days - enough to make any fan of America’s Pastime more than a little bummed. Happily, fans have reason to cheer again, as MLB 08 The Show has lit up our PS3s and reminded us why we love the game so much.It’s no hyperbole to call The Show the best baseball game of
Following up a smashing success is a tall task – just ask an Oscar or Grammy winner. Fans will demand the impossible, clamoring for innovation and fresh perspective without straying too far from the successful formula. The makers of MLB 09 The Show surely feel similar pressure, having achieved a spectacular success with last season’s edition. Is it possible to top a seminal touchstone without trying to do too much or, even worse, overreach and take a step (or two) backwards?
Like your smokin’ hot yet tragically bipolar ex-girlfriend, MLB 10 The Show will seduce you one minute only to kick you in the groin the next. Sony’s first-party hardball gem is a feast for the eyes and playground for the baseball-obsessed, yet delights in torturing you. Whether or not that translates into “hurts” or “hurts so good” depends upon your patience and dedication.
It’s a 3-2 count, the bases are loaded, and Johan Santana is sweating. He shakes off the call for a fastball – too obvious – and instead goes with his best pitch, a devastating slider. Devastating, that is, when he gets it right. Which he hasn’t been doing much of today. As the former Cy Young Award winner tucks into his stretch then releases the pitch, all we can do is say “Wow..."