Based upon a sandals-and-swords movie and comic, 300: March to Glory casts you as a bearded, bare-chested gladiator type named King Leonidas. You're trying to stave off the vast army of the Persian king, Xerxes with a small force of only 300 Spartan warriors. At least, we're told there are 300 of you and zillions of them. In practice, it's typically you and one to three companions hacking maybe six or eight other dudes at a time into hamburger, tops.
Combat is all about chaining heavy, light
Parasite Eve fans have nervously awaited The 3rd Birthday's arrival for quite some time now. Some of us were disappointed when it was announced for PSP, coupled with a vaguely pessimistic outlook because the title, which dropped the Parasite Eve name entirely, suggested it wasn't a full sequel. Despite this, Aya Brea reprises her role as protagonist, and the action-RPG gameplay is mostly intact. It's definitely a different take on the series though, both in gameplay and story...
While a compacted version of Fiddy's gangster-style shooter may sound even scarier, we have some good news: 50 Cent: Bulletproof G-Unit Edition for PSP is vastly superior compared to the PS2 and Xbox versions. The bad news is, that isnt saying much of anything.
The main problem with 50 Cent is that it just has no idea what the hell it wants to do. Its new groove for PSP is a top-down camera, which gives the game an Action RPG feel, similar to hack-n-slash RPGs like (Dungeon Siege, Baldurs
Ever play Bejeweled? Want to risk prolonged eye strain? If the answer to both of those questions is yes, then you may want to seriously consider the new budget-puzzler 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. Playing like a bizarre cross between the famous free PC title and falling asleep in Ancient History class, 7 Wonders might be the ho-hum puzzler fix you need before something better comes along for your PSP.
The gameplay is simple: match three or more of any rune (color/gem) to rack up points and
As gamers, we love blowing stuff up. And jets, especially top-of-the-line ones, are made for only one purpose - turning things into flaming piles of ruin. So why is there only one major flight combat series up to this point? Maybe it's because Ace Combat does everything so damn well there's just no reason for anyone else to step up.
With Skies of Deception, you're getting everything that's made the series rock on the consoles - rich sound effects, hardcore dogfights and science-fictiony
As much as we loved 2007’s Ace Combat 6, with its crowded skies and multi-tiered missions, it was severely lacking in one key area – online co-op. Yes, there were a handful of short excursions you could play through with friends, but the thrilling campaign was still a single-player affair. Joint Assault on the other hand allows four players to tackle the entire game in either local or online setups, which is a hugely welcome addition to the franchise. Imagine our disappointment when said campaign almost turned out to be more trouble than it’s worth.
On a certain level, it's vaguely amusing to see the latest, greatest consoles running software from 25 years ago... all that massive power brought to bear on a game that won't use a thousandth of it. It's wonderful, though, that so many old games, classics and otherwise, are thus preserved through remakes and emulation. Activision Hits Remixed is packed full of the oldest games you could possibly play on your PSP, with 40 or so virtual cartridges from Activision's high-flying Atari 2600 days.
Despite middle of the road review scores across the board, the originalGeneration of Chaos carved out a nice little audience for itself. Combining board game-style, turn-based wandering along various paths with real-time battles between small armies full of all sorts of fantasy creatures, GoC wasnt perfect by any stretch of the imagination. But anybody who enjoyed the time invested in the first should be plenty happy with the improvements present in Aedis Eclipse. Agonizing load times have
Its very tough to update old-school arcade games gracefully. Change too much, and people accuse you of ignoring the franchises heritage. Change too little, and people will say the series is stuck in a rut. This second situation is unfortunately how we feel about After Burner: Black Falcon, an update to publisher Segas beloved arcade flight shooter series After Burner. Its not as bad a collision with the past as would be, say, taking Mick Jagger shopping for Speedos, but it isnt exactly plugging
You'll have to forgive us old timers for getting our bloomers in a twist over a new Alien Syndrome game. We who spent the mid '80's pumping arcade machines full of shiny currency called "quarters" or praying to an ancient relic called the Sega Master System carry very fond memories of the top-down sci-fi shooter. So it's comforting that the PSP's Alien Syndrome update plays a lot like the game we know and love, with a few RPG-style elements thrown in to reward our fifteen or so years of