Generally, when a game looks this good, we get a little suspicious. Theres usually some sort of nasty problem lurking beneath the shiny surface: the games too short, the action gets a little herky-jerky during crucial fights or its just plain no fun. But don't let Kameo's good looks fool you. The game isnt without some minor flaws, but they dont detract from an otherwise excellent action adventure.
Kameo includes all the elements we've come to expect from adventure games: an inexperienced
It’s hard to pinpoint exactly why Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days isn’t a fantastic game. Its visuals are great, combining a careful attention to gritty detail with a shakycam-filled, YouTube-inspired presentation that makes it unlike any other game we can think of. The clumsy action of the first game has been streamlined into a straightforward, no-frills, cover-centric shooter that’s like Gears of War without the chainsaws (or most of the arsenal, actually), and your enemies are smart, tough and fast enough to keep you from getting too complacent behind cover...
Nov 16, 2007
On paper, this game should be incredible. Its got two uniquely grizzled anti-heroes, an impeccable developer (IO, of Hitman fame) and loads of Michael Mann-inspired set-pieces (more on that later). The main men are Kane, a death row inmate who allegedly double-crossed his shady employers, The7, and Lynch, a paranoid schizophrenic who needs to constantly pop medication to keep his anger in check. Kanes been sprung from prison and forced to find The7s stolen booty or theyll kill
Few expected the pairing of the Karaoke Revolution franchise and the popular American Idol television license (previously tied to a horrifying 2003 dance game) to produce such a genuine, revitalized iteration of the aging sing-along series, but it happened - and we're better singers because of it (maybe). Thirteen months later, Konami is back with Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore, and the addition of that final word to the
Sept 28, 2007
Kengo: Legend of the 9 (Kengo Zero in the UK) is one of those games gets worse the more you know about videogames. For instance, if you don't know your history, you'll play this samurai hack and slasher and think it's pretty horrid. But if you realize that this is actually the great, great, great grandson of the original Bushido Blade, a beloved one-on-one sword fighting game for the original PlayStation, this isn't just a crapheap, it's a freaking
The long wait for Kid Icarus: Uprising was worth it, as another classic Nintendo franchise moved into the third dimension with gusto...
Kinect’s pack-in title immediately scores big points for not being another been-there-flailed-that sports entry. By now most fans of motion-controlled gaming have already bowled, tossed, hit, kicked, and paddled their way through more fake sports than they can shake an invisible racket at. So, Microsoft was smart to sell Kinect Sports as a stand-alone entry and give gamers a fresh reason to get off the couch with the bundled Kinect Adventures. Additionally, the family-friendly title serves as the perfect intro to the new sci-fi-like tech, teaching early adopters how to use the hardware through simple, fun challenges...
are a resident of Southern California, chances are you don’t get to visit the
Magic Kingdom often, but now the happiest place on earth is accessible through
the wonders of Kinect. The motion-control game Disneyland Adventures offers an
open-world, Disney-inspired, minigame bonanza that does well with the entire
Disneyland presentation, characters, and tone, but fails to deliver in terms of
gameplay and fun...
Perhaps the most important factor to consider when reviewing a game like this is, who is this game really for, and what will they get out of it? We’d bet that the audience for Kinect Joy Ride encompasses two groups: the most obvious is the casual-to-non gamer jumping on to the Kinect hype train, but the other group, we believe, is gamers who love games enough to find the idea of a new way to play a racing game enticing. There is something inherently virtual-reality like and even imagination-come-to-life about holding the air as if it were a steering wheel and driving a car on screen...
Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure may look like just another licensed
family-friendly game but you’ll find that there’s something special here to
keep kids of all ages coming back…