Airplane fans have got it good on PSP right now. Last years release of the suitably impressive Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception certainly proved a hit with fans of all things gravity defying and its about to get better with the imminent appearance of MACH.
Thats Modified Air Combat Heroes, to give it its full title - a game that combines the fast-paced, weapon-focused racing of games such as WipEout with traditional aerial dogfighting and a bit of Need for Speed-style vehicle customization
The annual evolution of Madden christens "the season" for every would-be athlete, coach, or super fan trapped inside the sweaty cushions of their couches, and Madden NFL 07 is proving no exception.
Due to hit stores in August, 07's overhauls to the interface and - more importantly - the running game are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. In 07, you'll be able to step up as the lead blocker and crush any oncoming attempt to foil your running game, then meld right back into the light feet
We'll just go ahead and cut to the chase for those of you who've been following the development of Manhunt 2: we've seen the infamous bit where a guy gets his testicles and one of his vertebrae removed by a pair of wire cutters, and yes, it's nasty. Not as nasty as the scene playing out in your head right now - the actual gore is limited to spraying blood and horrible fleshy wrenching noises - but nasty nonetheless.
We've also seen a pen broken off in a man's throat, a sex-hotel receptionist
If you spend much time looking at the internet, you already know that Manhunt 2 has been the subject of a lot of controversy of late, getting slapped with an ultra-prohibitive Adults Only rating stateside and being banned outright in most of Europe. As of this writing, it's unknown whether you'll ever get a chance to play through the blood-drenched saga of Dr. Daniel Lamb yourself, and you'll almost certainly never see it in its original, gloriously violent form. But we have, and the things
When a game becomes a series, no matter how damn cool it was the first time around, it's bound to get stale. The faster it happens, the worse its chances. That's the challenge facing the Katamari Damacy series right now. Its third installment in two years is set to hit the PSP, and that's the main hook: the new game is simply exciting by virtue of being portable.
Me & My Katamari follows in the path cleared by its PS2 predecessors, which had you collecting everything from coins and children to
That megapublisher Electronic Arts is bringing its Medal of Honor series to the PSP should surprise nobody. What is a little surprising, however, is that the World War II first-person shooter actually plays pretty well on Sony's handheld. Resurrecting three heroes from the series' past, Medal of Honor Heroes will put you through 15 missions in Italy, Holland and the Ardennes, all engineered specifically for the PSP.
We recently got a chance to try the game's campaign and Skirmish modes, and we
Everyone's familiar by now with the Medal of Honor series and its extensive attention to detail. The sights, sounds and overall experience of the franchise drown you in authenticity, making it one of the most popular shooters on consoles today. But for this PSP version, the biggest draw isn't the presentation - it's the 32-player, fully online deathmatching, a feat no other PSP game can match today.
First, we chose which side to fight for. Do we climb into the Allied forces' trusty paratrooper
Last Friday we took you into the 32-player online massacre that is Medal of Honor Heroes - this week we're fleshing out the solo experience. Right off the bat, we're happy to say it's handling just like its PS2 brothers. All the authentic sound effects and weapon designs you've become accustomed to over the years have made the cut, and the busted European layouts extend off into the distance to immerse you in Nazi-run chaos.
Each chunk of the game stars a hero from a previous Medal game. In
The Mega Man series was once everyone's favorite. Those days are long gone, though. The spinoff series, Battle Network and Mega Man X, have stolen the spotlight. No new plain Jane Mega Man game has been produced in nine years. Rather than put out a sequel, Capcom has done the predictable and elected to make us spend $30 on the first game, circa 1987, all over again.
Before you get too pissed off at this apparent cash-grab, know that the company is spending some of its own money this time,
After a few hours of playing Mercury Meltdown, the sequel to last year's roly-polly action puzzler Archer Maclean's Mercury, we had to continually remind ourselves that PSPs cost $250, and it is therefore unwise to shatter them into tiny pieces with hammers. Not because the game is bad; far from it, as tilting precarious aerial platforms to guide a blob of liquid metal around is surprisingly addictive.
No, it's because every time that blob drifts slightly over an edge, a chunk of it falls off,