Jan 11, 2008
On paper, Viking: Battle for Asgard sounds a lot like Dynasty Warriors, although this game is based on Norse mythology rather than actual events. The days of Ragnarok (the end of the world) have arrived and the demonic goddess Hel has unleashed an undead army on your heroic Viking people.
You take on the mantle of mankinds last hope, Skarin, and do battle for the Vikings homeland of Midgard. Of course, Vikings were best known for going berserk on the battlefield, overcome with
Dec 26, 2007
Viking: Battle for Asgard is shaping up to be a kick-ass berzerker-rage bloodbath, as evidenced in our earlier previews. Now we got a chance to talk to developer Mark Suthers about his bearded
Oct 8, 2007
The echo of shattered bone and slopping coils of intestine resonates around the Leipzig demo room, as The Creative Assemblys James Carey gleefully demonstrates the inventive ways you can slaughter a foe. Creative Assembly might be renowned for their “historically accurate” Total War series on PC, but its apparent that their new next-gen project, Viking: Battle for Asgard, joyously chucks any semblance of beardy realism out of the window in favour of fantastical, gory
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By now, PlayStation 3 gamers have had their hands on the superb Virtua Fighter 5 for over two months - and we can attest, it's a fantastic fighter on that platform. Guess what? The first glimpses we've had of the 360 version, thanks to a trip to developer AM2's headquarters in Tokyo, suggest that the game is
The Virtua Fighter games have always been the most hardcore of all beat-'em-ups. The complexity of the fighting system is leagues beyond the likes of Tekken, Soul Calibur or Dead or Alive, but - a little ironically - that complexity has long been a weakness outside of Japan's arcades. Virtua Fighter 5 goes beyond "depth;" where Soul Calibur is almost immediately accessible and fun even for button-mashers, Virtua Fighter is simply too complicated for the average gamer to ever sink in to. In
Hardcore. Its a word thats thrown around too easily nowadays; applied to everything from the outrageously crazy to enthusiastic pastry consumption. Truth is, very few things in life are actually that hardcore - but Virtua Fighter is one of them. While DOA focuses more on curves than combos and Tekken happily disguises its lack of depth with flashy pyrotechnics and oddball characters, VF has continued to hone and develop the most painstakingly in-depth fisticuffs youll find
Much like the Winning Eleven series, there are two ways to play Virtua Fighter games. Theres the “casual” post-bar, fight-it-out-with-a-friend kind of way, and then theres the slavish, almost scientific approach - fueled by the sort of devotion thats made the series so hugely popular in Japanese arcades.
For those who prefer option one, Virtua Fighter 5 wont disappoint. On the surface, its definitely a next-gen game, with hyper-detailed looks not so different from the stunning
Here’s an obvious fact: There’s a whole lot of fighting
games slated to release in the next year, including quite a few big names and
sequels. Sega recently threw its hat into this increasingly crowded ring with
the announcement of Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown for Xbox Live Arcade and
PlayStation Network. You have no doubt heard of Virtua Fighter as a revolutionary, genre-defining
series, but odds are that, even if you’re a major fighting game fan, you’ve
never really sat down to dig into why reviewers and fans of the game extol its
virtues at every opportunity...
Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown is coming to consoles this summer. It's a five year-old fighting game, but there are a few twists and wrinkles to the formula designed to get your attention...
Virtua Fighter 5’s making a comeback on consoles - and this time, it’s pulling out all the stops. Check out what’s been added to the Final Showdown iteration of this complex fighter, as well its outstanding low price...