Mortal Kombat Shaolin Monks takes Midway's gory gut-spilling capers in a new direction, moving its fatality-laced fighting away from arenas and into the roaming realm of the adventure game.After some kung fu flexing of our fingers for an early hands-on report with Shaolin Monks - which - we caught up with the game's producer, Shaun Himmerick.Involved with the Mortal Kombat games since Deadly Alliance, Himmerick discussed the change in direction for the series, bringing MK II back to life and
It's entirely debatable as to whether EA's FIFA 06 coverage offensive coinciding with the start of the new football season is lucky coincidence or astute planning, but there's no question that the uber-publisher is cute to the fact that gamers will soon be searching for the latest console kickabout to help remedy their football fever.So with the new season comes a new FIFA and, with bitter rival Pro Evolution Soccer 5 also limbering up, EA seems more determined than ever to win the hearts and
Although clearly not the best of titles thanks to being rushed out to coincide with Reloaded, we felt Shiny's previous Matrix offering, Enter the Matrix, was a decent and entertaining effort that got an unfair pasting in certain circles. With more time to work on this title because there's no movie release to tie in with, Shiny is hoping Path of Neo will be a more polished affair, "The Matrix game that fans always wanted" is how Atari's PR chap is putting it.As the title suggests, Path of Neo
EA's forthcoming addition to its hugely popular Need for Speed series returns to its high-speed pursuit roots by reintroducing police to the streets as an added challenge for petrolheads to outwit and out-drive.Rather than shifting its focus completely, Most Wanted still retains the ride-pimping and street-racing elements that helped accelerate the franchise into the fast lane of game sales by incorporating all of its parts into one vast, open world. And, after buckling up for an extended test
In development for over 90 years, the good news is it's looking more and more likely that the long wait for Far Cry Instincts is going to be worthwhile. An extensive hands-on with the game at E3 proved once and for all that this is no mere PC conversion. Ubisoft has virtually created a new game from the ground up, retaining the basics that made the PC original so brilliant but adding a shiny freshness to every aspect of the experience.Far Cry Instincts gives us new moves (including a sneaky
Korean developer Phantagram returns this autumn with a second helping of its fantasy flavoured action/strategy title and from the demo we've been playing this month, it very much appears to be a case of more. More playable characters, more varied attacks, more enemies on screen at any time, more online modes and, ultimately, more of the same: which is No Bad Thing. The first title, KUF: The Crusaders, was a peach and if you overlook Koei's Dynasty Warriors, at the very least brought something
With over 85 million books sold worldwide it was only a matter of time before CS Lewis' staggeringly successful Chronicles of Narnia novels were adapted with a princely Hollywood budget for the big screen.This Christmas, Lewis' fantastical world of Narnia will be magically conjured to cinemas courtesy of Disney's movie of the first book, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.Disney is touting Chronicles as its biggest ever movie release and, to complement its planned
You can't accuse hardcore rapper 50 Cent of hypocrisy when he says "get rich or die trying." When we were delivering papers for some cash to buy North vs South, 50 was selling vials of crack. At school. From the age of twelve, 50 always had his eyes on the Benjamins. And it flowed his way - first via a $5000 a day crack business, then by building a huge underground reputation on mix tapes.His breakthrough came when he was spotted by Eminem and smashed records left, right and centre with his
One of the top bods at THQ must have a thing about woodchippers. First there was The Punisher and its gangster-mulching scene, and now there's Evil Dead Regeneration... where, within minutes, you've already hoofed your sidekick, Sam, into a tree-guzzling machine.Not to worry, though - your midget Mafia sidekick Sam is a resilient little chap. Being half-Deadite, he can even be kicked into enemies. It usually ends up with him getting ripped in half, but he'll distract them long enough for Ash to
Compared to EA's newest racing acquisition Burnout, the last Need for Speed outing was a little underwhelming.
While it sold well to those gamers who prefer to spend their money on fully established, 'safe' buys, Need for Speed wasn't anywhere near Burnout's level.
However, thanks to the new graphical splendour bestowed upon this new iteration by the advanced power of Xbox 360 (or should we say, ), NFS has been given a new lease of life.
Everything's just so much more intricately detailed