Well, it certainly has been forever. Duke Nukem Forever was originally supposed to ship in 1998, but due to mismanagement, lawsuits, and quite a few game engine changes, the game became a running joke. Most gamers considered it dead, until last year at PAX Prime where Gearbox Software announced that they had purchased the rights to the DNF name, and would be polishing it up for release. The hype train quickly gained steam as more and more fans realised that soon they could once again step into the shoes of Duke Nukem himself. Could DNF possibly live up to the hype, or is it doomed to fail?
L.A. Noire is an ambitious title from Rockstar Games and Team Bondi. It combines elements from so many genres, and brings a few into mainstream gaming. While on the surface it looks like your typical open-world Rockstar game, it is clear that this game breaks the mold. Some have even claimed that this is a huge gamble for the Developer.
So does this bet pay off, or will Rockstar and Team Bondi be left at the horse track? Read on find out.
It has Begun! Mortal Kombat has finally arrived! One week has passed since the new Mortal Kombat game released on April 19th, and this reviewer couldn't be happier! If you're looking for info on characters and stages in this game, consult my Mortal Kombat Preview and my Mortal Kombat Hands-On articles. This review is all about the final product. Here, I'm writing about story mode (no spoilers), arcade, online, and test your luck, in addition to a discussion on the gameplay, graphics, and the game's overall appeal.
This game is truly one for the ages and if you want to find out how this game stacks up to previous MK titles and other games of today, then read on because have I got a great review for you!
Back in 2007, Valve released the original Portal, a first-person puzzle game that surprised everyone who played it. It was fun, challenging, and maintained a dark sense of humor that gave birth to way too many internet memes. Nearly four years later, Valve has unleashed a sequel that promised to be more challenging, while providing even more laughs over a much longer game. Does it deliver? Read on to find out, but I'll give you a hint on my opinion:
Portal 2 freakin' rocks.
In this day and age, video games are a serious business. Once small developers are now big companies trying to make money. The products they turn out are great, but they seem to be missing something. It's like the seriousness of the industry has rubbed off on the games and now they are all...serious. Enter Bulletstorm, developed by People Can Fly and Epic Games. Bulletstorm trades in well disciplined soliders for a group of foul mouth Space pirates, and swaps a gritty, realistic political war for a planet filled with mutants. This is all to remind players that first person shooters can, and used to be, all about having fun. Timesplitters anyone?
But does this formula work? Does Bulletstorm allow us to have fun, or will we be running back to games like Call of Duty for some serious play?
Finally, Mario has come back to the Wild World of Sports!! You've seen him play golf, baseball, tennis and soccer twice each, trying to defeat Bowser in the process. Hell, you've even seen him use the power of dance against Bowser!
It always seems that Mario will stop at nothing to ruin Bowser's day. The time has now come to put all of those sports aside, and jump into a whole new style of play. This time around, we get not one, but four sports to play! This game is called Mario Sports Mix, and boy, is it ever amazing! If you like Dodgeball, Hockey, Volleyball, and Basketball, then this game is the one for you. If that is not enough to entice you, then read on and find out just why I think this game should be tossed, slide, fall, and bounce into your Wii and be played for hours on end.
Oh and also, SPOILERS for super secret characters that are hidden in this game, as I will tell you all about it!
It's been a few short months since Kinect launched on US shores in November. In that time, we've seen no less than 3 dance games released for the device (All starting with the word "Dance"), with 2-3 more currently in development. It's no argument that launch title Dance Central is the undisputed king of the motion-based rhythm genre, with phenomenal sales and continued support via DLC.
Along comes Dance Paradise from Smack Down Productions, which attempts to shake up the dance floor by using a "Lane" mechanic similar to Rock Band and Guitar Hero. The end result is a mostly entertaining dance title that misses the beat just a little too much.
The Killzone franchise is one of Sony's strongest, especially in the shooter category. Once dubbed a "Halo Killer", it has since proven that even though it may not have what it takes to dethrone the Chief it can still provide players with the fast paced, over-the-top action that people want. Killzone 3 has stepped up to the plate to see if it can compete in this heavily saturated shooter market. Does the war against the Helghast have what it takes to become a "Call of Duty Killer", or is it going to end up a desolate wasteland like that of the planet Helghan?
It's been over a decade since Capcom and Marvel last took us for a ride with their successful crossover fighting game series. Marvel Versus Capcom 2 was loved by millions when it released back in 2000, and is widely considered the best 2D fighting game of all time. So does it's successor, Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, upstage the king? Or, does it fall flat on it's face in comparison?
The answer depends largely on how long you've been playing the series, and fighting games in general.
Apple's iOS devices have been getting a lot of attention lately from some big names in gaming. Late last year, there was a lot of anticipation as id Software released Mutant Bash TV and Epic Games released Infinity Blade. While both of these games looked great, Mutant Bash TV reminded us that it still comes down to the gameplay. Regardless, it still seemed like the iOS was missing one major element: Story.
It seems like EA Mobile, a long time player in the App store, was preparing to fill that spot with Dead Space for the iOS. Did they pull it off? Or, do the user's of Apple's iOS have to continue to wait for a true console-class game?