Hitman: Blood Money, the fourth installment of Eidos’ assassin series, builds upon the franchise with more of its gripping signature stealth-action gameplay and sexy bald-headed hero: Agent 47. All 13 of the game’s missions are well crafted and challenging, and the gameplay is simply remarkable. In it, 47 is up to his missions as he throttles numerous innocents simply because he wants to steal their clothes in order to infiltrate off-limits areas and eliminate targets. Hitman: Blood Money, like the series it comes from, is a game that allows you to be as ruthlessly violent as you want; if you want to take things subtle and slow, you’re going to be able to, but if you just want to kill everything that moves, you can do that too.
I want an assassination adventure
…to feel like a bad protagonist
…the best atmosphere in any Hitman title
more intelligent AI than the appearance of intelligent AI
The Prince of Persia returns to his kingdom to find ransacked by war, and rotting in the recrudescent pits of the loss to the power of the throne and the desperate need for peace and rightful order. The Prince of Persia: Sands of Time trilogy exuded a level of beautiful art each and every time, despite the Prince’s more dark tone in Warrior Within. The series’ control scheme set the basis for games where the protagonist is reminiscent to the Prince and dangerously acrobatic at the same time. The Two Thrones has the same great make up that the other two games flawlessly pulled off. Once again, Ubisoft has decided to deviate away from a storytelling basis, and it is kind of sad. Nevertheless you find the series plunging you into wall running, jumping, diving and vaulting around beautifully puzzling and vivacious environments that makes us thankful that even if the Prince came half evil, he came back anyways –for us– and the people of Persia too.
The third iteration of the Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell stealth action franchise, Chaos Theory, features the continuing adventures of Sam Fisher: a top secret agent who’s sent in to accomplish the US government’s dirty work when political situations go sour. It is also got a brand-new two-player cooperative mode, in addition to an enhanced spies-versus-mercenaries competitive multiplayer mode introduced in the Pandora Tomorrow.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time was amazing. I think we said: ‘genius.’ The game was an action adventure offering in the truest sense of the term, featuring beautifully detailed levels, environmental puzzles, and, of course, the acrobatic Prince of Persia himself. It was an amazingly faithful modernization of a beloved classic. With the newest iteration in the series, Warrior Within, developer Ubisoft Montreal appears to have made a now darker tone which falls somewhat flat compared to the storybook atmosphere in The Sands of Time.
There is not much we can say about Halo 2. In general, you all read our review about Halo 1 and many of you agreed regarding the bad decision to not have cooperative multiplayer campaign. Halo 2 is sadly not what Halo: Combat Evolved was. It comes packed with a rather short campaign and a disappointing storyline that’s just extremely annoying. It still manages to get the multiplayer demands from feedback for people completely wrong, but is still an exceptional shooter that frequently delivers thrilling moments.
The Leisure Suit Larry series is back ever since being dormant since the ‘90s. This is due to the humor that has been upstaged increasingly by foul media and some that simply never wanted to give this great series a chance. Vivendi Universal Games and developer High Voltage have created Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude, a complete reinnovation of the gameplay and content that bid farewell to the innuendo and entendre-based gags replaced by amazing humor that rivals comedies in terms of shock value. Sadly as a result, a laborious amount of shallow minigames that account for frustrating gameplay and design as a result pool this new title. As long as you can look past it all, Magna Cum Laude is an intensely satisfying game about the sexual innuendo’s of Larry Loveage that anyone will come to love.