An odd mix of platforming action and goody-collecting/puzzle-solving, Wik: Fable of Souls balances frantic pacing and thought-provoking strategy. It's not often that we're stricken with the desire to swing by our tongues, but Wik has altered our
First, the bad news. Winning Eleven Pro Evolution Soccer 2007's licensing has got worse. Chelsea (now London FC) have been replaced by Manchester United (formerly Man Red), the Welsh team is captained by Gils and, most incomprehensibly, the Bundesliga has been completely erased - with Bayern Munich the only survivors.
Yet despite losing Germany, WEPES2007 retains the country's key attributes - from the mathematic efficiency of the gameplay, to the surging, unpredictable, passing movements
You need to be pretty confident about your development skills if you’re going to call the results ‘Great’. Germans 49Games are probably relying on sheer bravado to convince us their latest winter sports game is awesome. It is, of course, no such thing – but points for trying.
There’s nothing quite as jarring as not understanding how to play a game. How to just begin, even. Mashing buttons aimlessly is a short stop away from giving up altogether, and if you remain clueless as to what to do after the instructions have been digested and practice runs attempted, there’s a fundamental flaw in play.
Who's smarter: The brainiac who knows everything, or the second guy - who knows how to take all of Mr. Einstein’s money? That’s the basic gist of this quiz game, which starts with trivia and adds in a healthy dose of Vegas-style gambling. Oh, and dancing marionettes with cartoon heads. You need those too.
Remember coin-op classics such as Smash TV, Mercs and of course Commando? Well, Wolf of the Battlefield runs along the same lines. Charge across top-down battlefields rescuing prisoners and laying waste to an army of insurgents using those tried and tested dual analog stick controls.
In co-operative three-player this is a nostalgic blast, but single-players will grow bored quickly despite a wealth of weapons, vehicles and
Does killing Nazis ever get old? Actually, yes. Eventually. That is, unless they’re supernatural Nazis. Hence, we have Call of Duty: World at War’s zombie-fighting mode, as well as a little thing called Wolfenstein. Nazis are best consumed (via bullets) when they are presented as cartoonishly as possible, and what better way than to amp them up with Tesla-coil implants and crackling undeadifying energy?
Nov 8, 2007
What a bizarre game... and what an awful lot of Microsoft points to ask for what is basically a digital version of the word search puzzles you find in every daily newspaper every day. But in the quest to turn all pen and paper logic puzzles into videogames, apparently word searches were next in line.
Problem is they just don't translate well to the big screen. Sure, maybe if this were a Nintendo DS game, World Puzzle would be more fun. Heck, it might even be respectable on the
Dec 18, 2007
Shrouded in a veil of smoke and darkness, a man stands before a legion of chanting acolytes; a low murmur moves through the throng like a ripple across a pond and the mists part, a figure emerges, and out steps the Master of The Obvious with a declaration so plain and clear to everyone on Earth that it never needed stating in the first place: YOU CANT BLUFF A COMPUTER.
Videogame poker against computer opposition is, by default, immediately pointless. No matter how smart the CPUs
Thursday 11 January 2007
We can all agree that you didn't splash out big on launch day for the most important next generation games console and a fat HDTV to play snooker games on. It may feature the shiniest balls you've ever seen, perfect physics and more realistic baize than you could have previously imagined (or indeed, as Steve Davis himself said to us when we met him this month: "It's very good, you know, the tables really look like the real thing.") but it's never going to be a system