Why do you think people love Jimmy Buffet? Or Led Zeppelin? Or reggae or house or the blues or any other kind of music? Because they evoke a mood; it makes them feel a certain way. However, very few games have this ability. Luckily, Samba De Amigo is one of those games, and the mood it evokes is, “Hey! Let’s have a crazy, possibly booze-fueled, dance party in the streets RIGHT NOW!”
The sombrero-wearing monkey
It would be easy to pass off Scarface on Wii as a cynical attempt to eke more cash out of what was a very lucrative (and well received) game on PS2 and Xbox. In fact before GamesRadar was given the chance to get hands-on with the game, that's exactly what we were thinking - clumsily integrated Wii controls, identical (if not worse) graphics, a developer looking at us through sad eyes going through the motions of trying to sell a rehashed game as a new, exciting project.
But, encouragingly, we
Here's a look at the PAX Prime 2012 Scribblenauts Unlimited demo on the Wii U. See what kind of things Maxwell is able to conjure up...
Theres no question that fishing games are a niche genre. Theyve worn a permanent butt-groove on that “beloved by 5% of all gamers, ignored by everyone else” shelf, right between card-based Civil War tactical sims and those adventure games in which you touch preteen anime girls inappropriately.
Usually, we forgive the world for not giving a crap about fishing games because most of them are boring. Real-world fishing is a zen-like exercise in which minute-long bursts of man vs.
Question: What’s better than Virtua Tennis 3? Answer: Virtua Tennis 4. What else is better than Virtua Tennis 3? Sega Superstars Tennis - which replaces Tim Henman’s potato-faced grin with Ulala licking her lips at you before hitting the ball in a five-shaped star (Space Channel 5, get it?) while glittery pink stars explode and aliens dance everywhere. This is tennis gone mad.The concept is Sega-like in its simplicity. Take a
You’d be forgiven for not knowing what a Sengoku Basara Samurai is. Like Samurai Warriors 3 from Koei it’s a military action title set in ancient Japan, its legendary heroes loosely based on real figures...
Knee-jerk reviews after ten minutes' play-time. As is only right and proper.
The Civilization name carries a lot of weight in the PC gaming community, but not so much when it comes to action-minded console types. To that end, world-famous developer Sid Meier has built a console-specific version that streamlines the whole "epic society building" thing into a few short hours.
Longtime fans know how long the typical Civ game takes. Hours upon hours can be spent tailoring your fledgling civilization from Stone Age to Space Age, sometimes even crossing the 24-hour mark.
Dec 6, 2007
Yeah, console gamers are total morons… wait, no were not! So why do the best PC games invariably receive a total dumbing-down in their transition to the box sitting by your TV? Battlefield - complicated on the PC; dumb as a bag of dead clowns on 360. Far Cry - smart and stealthy on the PC; run-and-gun-and-eventually-not-much-fun on 360.
As much as developer Firaxis would like you to think of their Civilization port as ‘streamlined, the truth is that the game we played
So, SimAnimals: it’s a kind of cartoon ecosystem where you play as a benevolent mother/father nature. Starting with a small area of woodland, you set about making it a pleasant place for 25 species of animals and 50 species of plants to live – not all at once though, as certain species are confined to later levels deeper within the forest.