Rockstar North delivers its darkest, most violent game yet in Manhunt, an original third-person perspective stealth action game that puts you in the role of a death row inmate forced to comply to a ridiculous cinematographer and his sick ways. The game has intense graphic violence, something you expect from a ridiculous slasher film. Grisly scenes are done up in style, as Manhunt has a real cinema...[Read More]
The release of Final Fantasy X-2 is notable and novel not only because it’s a sequel to a sequel (oddly enough), but also because it is, in fact, the first time Square has broken tenet and continued the storyline of an entry in its most hallowed RPG series. This experimenting of delving into the sequel scene from Square, maybe does not live upto some of the expectations avid fans were hoping for a...[Read More]
Can a game be ground-breaking, revolutionary, and unbelievably enticing at once? The answer: without a doubt. Prince of Persia: Sands of Time has captured my heart. If: I want a storybook adventure …incredible time controlling concept …want to play a Persian Prince BUY IT If: I want improved AI RENT IT
The first Ratchet & Clank was simply amazing. This one is just as amazing, if not more, with added gameplay features and an even funnier story. Now Sony and developer Insomniac Games have released another title that once again builds on these same strengths while adding new elements that make Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando just as great as its predecessor, but obviously not as original as...[Read More]
Finally! Let me just say it is an extreme pleasure to have you request personally fulfilled by Neversoft: the ability to frikken get off your board! One of the biggest gripes I had with Tony Hawk was the fact that the skater was a big freaking toy that can never get off his board. Now you can.
Naughty Dog is amazing. The developer’s games are consistently among the most technically and creatively impressive to appear on the PlayStation and now the PS2. In the days of the first PlayStation, Naughty Dog was known primarily for my favorable and lovable Crash Bandicoot. In 2001, the company took a great leap with the creation of Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, a platformer that ...[Read More]
Konami’s Silent Hill series is known for two things: creepy atmosphere and awkward, underdeveloped stories. Silent Hill 3, released on the PlayStation 2 earlier this fall, continues both these traditions by offering up a survival horror adventure that is long on eeriness and short on sense with a psychological thrill. Silent Hill 3 is no’t so much about gameplay as it is about creating...[Read More]
EA Sports has not only managed to add enough features and gameplay tweaks to make Madden NFL 2004 a more than worthy purchase for those who bought last year’s game, but it has also created one of best football games to date–especially in the case of the PS2 version, which is the only console version featuring online play.
Devil May Cry 2, a sequel that had an opportunity to improve upon an already excellent formula introduced in its predecessor but has unequivocally squandered it. Nearly every single improvement made in Devil May Cry 2 has some adverse effect. The environments, for example, are indeed quite larger than those in the previous game, but they lack the high level of detail and personality in Devil May C...[Read More]
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell is a stealth-driven action adventure that sends you, as operative Sam Fisher, around the globe on numerous highly secretive and very dangerous assignments. This is the game that I have been personally waiting for. A spy game, with depth, even though the AI totally take a turn for the worst I have seen. If: I want..a great stealth game …realistic tactical espi...[Read More]
The platform genre is difficult to succeed in. Most 3D platformers are full of backtracking, bad controls, and countless pointless items to collect. However, Ratchet & Clank skillfully avoids most of the traps that hold back the majority of modern platform games. Developed by Insomniac Games, the company behind the first three games in the Spyro the Dragon series, Ratchet & Clank presents ...[Read More]
The original 1999 Tony Hawk Pro Skater game launched an entire genre, and now several publishers are on the action sports bandwagon in a big way, eating off the table that Tony Hawk built. Activision has turned the success of the series into an entire line of similar products, but of course, the Tony Hawk series has always been the jewel in the crown. The yearly installments in the series have all...[Read More]