Park: The Game is unlike anything we’ve ever played before. Calling it “Heavy
Rain with dinosaurs” is a disservice to both it and Heavy Rain – despite
relying on quick time events, it’s actually pretty far from Heavy Rain. A
closer approximation would be “Heavy Rain and Dragon’s Lair with dinosaurs,”
but even that is oversimplifying things. Instead, imagine this: you’re the
director of a Jurassic Park film, and you’re in control of all of the actors
and actresses. They’ll move when you tell them to and say what you want them
to, but it’s never going to go too far off the script, and you’re never in
complete control. You’re just directing whoever needs to be directed for that
scene to move forward, even if it means jumping between three to four different
characters at any given time.
the dinosaurs? They’re also a part of the movie, but they’re not going to
follow your orders, so you need to get your actors to act around them, or else, they’ll be eaten, crushed, dismembered, or disposed of in other
brutal ways. Failure means you blew the scene – cut! Set it up again, start over. Everyone back in your places. Action.
Daddy, where do cheap bananas come from? Well shucks, Billy! Dont you remember the days after World War II, when the CIA liked to sneak into Latin American countries, assassinate elected leaders and install hand-picked puppet tyrants so corporations like the United Fruit Company could move in and rape the land and people?
You can be part of that rich history in Just Cause, where youll play Rico Rodriguez, a CIA agent sent to initiate regime change in a paradise island overrun with power-hungry
We look back at the first Just Cause in an only slightly sarcastic spirit of fondness. Riding the crest of the go-where-you-want, do-what-you-want wave, it presented players with an island of unparalleled beauty: its glittering seas stretching far to the horizon, its sun-kissed beaches giving gamers a very real glimpse of open-world gaming’s promise.
While Kinect still struggles to find a home among core gamers, one thing it has proved is that it is the
peripheral for dance games. Just Dance 3, now freed from the nylon
shackle of the Wiimote’s wrist strap, is just another example of how
shaking your hips in front of your 360 is not only fun but can now earn
Just Dance 4 hits the dance floor once again. Find out in our review if the Kinect-enabled sequel has what it takes to be the life of the party...