What does it sound like when you fire a canned ham out of a cannon targeted at a pile of brittle sticks? The answer is a fist against your face, unless you've put hours into Fight Night Round 3. Hang out learning the sweet science long enough and you might earn a PhD in placing punches ... or eating them.
When you're up against the ropes and the slowing of time sounds like a rush of wind past your ears, the desperation seizes you by the heart. If you can defend a handful of punches and get a
Few games make the process of throwing and landing a punch as satisfying as Fight Night Round 4. Knowing that you have timed the angle of your fist to catch your opponent so sweetly their head reels back with the force is a constant joy.
Back in 2004 EA introduced Total Punch Control, a system that replicated the shape of a jab, hook, uppercut or cross depending on how you moved the right analogue stick.
If you thought you looked dumb while you played boxing on the Wii then wait until you play Fighters Uncaged for the Xbox 360 Kinect. The Technology behind Kinect is amazing and works a lot better then most of us presumed after seeing the first few live demos. Somehow the designers behind Fighters Uncaged missed the press kit...
The good news: the insanely popular Final Fantasy series of role-playing games has finally come to Xbox 360. The bad news: it's a game that's three years old. The online-only Final Fantasy XI, already out for PC and PS2, fits well with the 360's internet capabilities, but the system's first massively multiplayer RPG feels a bit like a clunky relic.
Unlike a regular game, there's no ending to an MMO. The goal of FFXI is to create a character and gain levels, currency and gear by hunting
It's hard to talk about Final Fantasy XIII without getting into a debate about what an RPG should or shouldn't be. With a series as beloved and long-running as Final Fantasy, combined with its history of reinventing itself (or at the very least, changing things up) with every major entry, it's understandable that a lot of nervous hopes ride on the first FF of the current gen. We all have our favorite game in the series (which we'd practically go to the death defending), so it makes sense that fan expectations for FFXIII vary widely too
Whether you loved or
hated the original, the sequel will surprise you. Find out how in our video review of Final Fantasy XIII-2...
The gang’s back together again. Martials arts master (and suave ladies man) Cody, Ninjutsu-utilizing Guy, and ex-pro wrestler turned mayor Mike Haggar have all been called back into action again to save Metro City from the Mad Gear gang and rescue Haggar’s daughter, Jessica, from the likes of the wheelchair-bound (yet still surprisingly nimble) Belger. All the classic side-scrolling beat ‘em-up goodness you remember is here in Final Fight: Double Impact, and it’s in gloriously crisp high definition...
Fist of the North Star is a manga/anime series which, in the West, has niche appeal at best. We’d wager that if it wasn’t for the explode-o-heads, coils of wiggling intestines and spurting arteries, it’d be more like no appeal whatsoever. But this unremarkable scrapper romped to the summit of the Japanese charts last April, burying Western pretenders like God of War III. Might devs Omega Force (so long derided for hack-‘n’-slash efforts like Dynasty Warriors and Bladestorm) really pull off an almighty development coup?
In what is surely the best year in history for Xbox 360 motorheads it's fair to say that FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage is coming in on the blindside when compared to its other higher-profile, more established rivals. And with its street price rocking in at a tenner less than our usual (over-priced) 360 titles you'd be forgiven for assuming Bugbear's third racer wouldn't be competing with the big boys. You'd be right. But that's not to say that F: UC (oKay, that's awesome!) isn't a good little
A generous sprinkling of Lemmings and a dash of LittleBigPlanet go a long way to making Flock! one of the trickiest and most charming downloadable games out there. As with all great puzzlers, the premise is simple, yet completing each level is anything but.