Jade Empire is very much a case of 'what's not to like?', this being the second Xbox title from the developers of KOTOR. For one it plays in very similar fashion to the Star Wars classic, but with real-time martial arts and magical combat replacing turn-based light sabre shenanigans. And for two, it's broadly inspired by some of the highlights of Oriental cinema, such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Hero. See, what's not to like?!Once you've selected your character and been introduced to
Just Cause is shaping up to be something beyond incredible. When were mighty impressed when we saw it at E3 and now, after savoring another hands-on with the game, we're still smitten. And it's not just the eye-meltingly gorgeous graphics or the indulgently expansive play area that has us quivering at the knees - when you play Just Cause it's like a mushroom cloud-laying fun bomb going off in your face.
If you're unfamiliar with the set-up, here's a quick rundown: you play CIA agent Rico
Your mullet is muy thick, senor. And it streams gloriously in the wind as you throw yourself out the plane and plummet toward an island hundreds of miles below, where whores live in volcanoes, and roaming militias of bloodthirsty madmen slaughter each other for land and power.
The ground approaches rapidly, and you can see a highway winding through the wilderness, so you pull the cord and the parachute flares out. You float down into oncoming traffic, land on the roof of a car, then leap
When it comes to comic books, there's no team with more heavy-hitters than the Justice League. If you've read the books, seen the long-running cartoon or even just heard about their adventures through convenience store chatter, you know what we mean. Superman. Batman. Wonder Woman. These full-blown, unstoppable icons are now getting the X-Men Legends, action RPG
With all the talk lately about X-Men this and Spider-Man that, it's easy to forget that Marvel isn't the only comic company bringing its stars to game consoles. Warner Bros. Interactive and Action RPG specialists Snowblind Studios are looking to change that. At this year's Comic-Con, we got to play around with the top guns from the DC Universe in the latest build of Justice League Heroes for the Xbox and