Most of the Xbox Live Arcade titles this summer are simply updates of classic arcade games... with one amazingly intriguing black sheep, Cloning Clyde. More than just a rehash of an old fashioned concept, Cloning Clyde mixes clever yet silly humor with entertaining puzzles that grow in complexity as the game progresses. Playing as the somewhat stupid Clyde, you must navigate your way through a perilous cloning lab using machinery that you are undoubtedly not qualified to operate.
Does Cloudberry Kingdom's infinite number of challenges translate into infinite levels of fun? Find out in our review...
If Dreamworks are the low-rent Pixar, then surely Sony Pictures Animation, the makers of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, are a low-rent Dreamworks. They’ve crafted a charmless kid’s movie out of an obscure kid’s book, and inspired Ubisoft to belch out a game version some degrees further into the depths of low quality.
Every shooter ever made shares a set of common principles: Moving from point A to point B, trying not to get shot, and placing the sight at the center of the screen over various targets as quickly as your eyes and thumbs will allow. The only real difference between them all is how they’re dressed up with story and graphics. In The Club, however, things are different.Taking place in a handful of different locations, from an ocean liner, to
Let's start with a moan. What percentage of people actually play their 360 on one of those High Definition Television things? It's got to be well under half of you. Now, we know that it's a Microsoft remit that every Xbox 360 game is to be optimized for 720p on pain of death, but you'd like to think developers would actually test their games on a standard def TV before kicking them out of the door and out onto retail
We've seen it a thousand times - a head coach steps down from his job, citing a need to spend more time with his family and oh-so-earnestly saying that he's retiring from the grind once and for all. A few months later, he resurfaces elsewhere, clamoring how his need to coach was too hard to resist. So it goes with College Hoops 2K8, the latest academic b-baller from 2K Sports. It'll drive you crazy to the point that you'll swear off of it more than once, only to return time and again for
They may share the sport's name, but otherwise the basketball played in the NBA and NCAA couldn't be more different. The professional game is a grim, 82-game slog played by mercenaries under a cloud of bad attitudes and an often grousing fan base. Conversely, each college hoops season brings with it a joyous romp through a 30-odd match schedule full of ups and downs in front of wildly enthusiastic crowds - topped by the single most riveting championship tournament ever created.
This review is going to be painful, because I really wanted to like Comic Jumper: The Adventures of Captain Smiley. It shows a deep love of comics, of 2D platforming and twin-stick shooting, and it slathers art style all over itself with shiny confidence. It also wants to be funny, which is rare for a game to even attempt. However, it failed to engage me with interesting gameplay, and it succeeded at infuriating me constantly. I'm going to be a dissenting opinion on this, as I'm sure a number of comic fans and hardcore shoot-‘em-up fans will somehow squeeze fun and hilarity out of Comic Jumper, (and even in our office, other editors had very different reactions) but for me it didn’t work on any level...
Its been a dozen years since the Global Defense Initiative and The Brotherhood of NOD started battling for control of the world, and the forces of evil still wont go down. Armed with a shiny head and an all black wardrobe - that screams "I'm the bad guy" - the malevolent psychopath Kane is on the rise again. But the Scrin, a new alien faction, threatens both sides with metal bugs of death.
Thats Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars' story in a nutshell. For all the hype about the geektastic cast
Port ho! Or, more in keeping with the military chatter of your units, “We haff PC port in our sights!” It’s EA’s second shot at squeezing the PC title onto the 360, this time an expansion pack that focuses on everyone’s favourite baldy megalomaniac as he claws his way back to power.