Imagine Robotron or Geometry Wars with crystal collecting and a massive variety of enemies, and you've got Crystal Quest. This game is awfully derivative, but still somehow manages to be totally engrossing due to its surprisingly intense difficulty. Crystal Quest doesn't hit you with a serious challenge right out of the gate, though. It has a gradual learning curve that keeps the early levels easy, but eventually ramps up to the kind of arcade chaos that will fuel a personal
Oct 15, 2007
Okay Ubisoft dudes, we get it. The television ratings for CSI are still relatively high and some genius at your Ubi towers thought gamers would like to put on the forensic gloves as esteemed/paunchy CSI Head Investigator Gil Grissom one more time, even though the show is honestly about as passé as the slew of milquetoast CSI games youve released since your sorta decent CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in 2003. Conceptually, its not a bad idea - there arent many games out
Case file no. 06100986. Upon arriving at the scene we checked the victim’s vitals. A thready pulse was found, proving this job was not, repeat not, a massacre as expected. Evidence has been lifted from the area but no witnesses are forthcoming – it seems nobody wants to touch this case with a bargepole. First impressions suggest a sloppy execution by an amateur.
Old-school role-playing games are full of reluctant heroes – scrappy loners who need a whole epic quest just to learn to care as much about others as themselves. Cthulhu is sort of like that. He doesn’t want to save the world. But he has to. Because saving the world is the only way he can destroy it...
If you never got into the strategy card game Magic: The Gathering, you probably know a few people who did. They are the incorrigible type of bastards who lay siege over dorm rooms until the wee hours of the morning with their boxes and boxes of cards, snarfing up all your beer and pizza along the way. Playing through Culdcept Saga, which blends Magic's card-style combat with a Monopoly-esque board game, we can’t help but understand the
We knew things were bound
to get harrowing in The Cursed Crusade; the game's premise is to send you to
the depths of Hell... we just didn't expect to actually be tormented. After
many hours, we've emerged from this nightmare with blistered fingers from
clunky controls, in complete disbelief over its sleep-inducing story, but
mostly, we're thankful that we didn't throw our controller over the awful AI
and frustrating glitches.The Cursed Crusade, we banish you to the
Gaming Hell you sent us to; may you never give another gamer the misery you