By Guest Critic on July 8, 2003 - 11:00pm.
In the last few years I have become more and more impressed with the steps taken forward by designers to enhance the experiences provided by military simulations. Everything from accurate weapon representation to the "one shot one kill" motif, have brought these games to a much higher level. And as Mike suggests, Tom Clancy's titles are the cream of the crop in this regard. They capture an urgency and essence that other's cannot seem to duplicate and for me is an exciting, enticing, and challenging experience.
Game Description: In the tradition of the multi-award-winning Star Wars: Jedi Knight, Star Wars: Jedi Knight II, Jedi Outcast features rebel agent Kyle Katarn in exhilarating first-person action. Players assume the role of Kyle as they employ a unique mix of weapons, Force powers, and the lightsaber in both single- and multiplayer modes. Jedi Outcast features expanded and enhanced use of the lightsaber, with new attack and defense moves. Tap into the powers of the Force, including jump, push, and Jedi mind tricks. Employ combat or stealth, depending on the situation. When a fight is necessary, be at the ready with an arsenal of weapons: stun baton, Bryar blast pistol, and blaster rifle to name but a few. Explore breathtaking Star Wars locales such as Cloud City, the Jedi Academy on Yavin 4, Nar Shaddaa, the smugglers' moon--plus some never-before-seen locations. Multiplayer options include capture the flag, free for all, team FFA, duel, weapons only, and Jedi master.
By Daniel Weissenberger on July 2, 2003 - 11:00pm.
It seems that as long as there are videogames, there will be military-themed videogames. The most obvious explanation for the genre's continuing popularity is that gamers seem to love action, and the most obvious place to look for action is during a war. But which war? The Great War and the Korean War are fairly inaccessible, as evidenced by the fact that no one in the general public seems to know exactly why they happened, or who 'we' (by which, of course, I mean the American public for whom most of these games are made) were fighting.
Game Description: The long-running PC series finds a new audience with this Castle Wolfenstein sequel released simultaneously on the PlayStation 2 and Xbox. Delve deep into the heart of Nazi Germany, playing as an American soldier behind enemy lines. In addition to hordes of Nazi operatives, you'll square off against Undead Teutonic Knights and Nazi genetic experiments throughout the game's massive missions. Photo-realistic graphics and spectacular effects mark this classic gaming experience.
By Brad Gallaway on July 1, 2003 - 11:00pm.
Mike's covered nearly all the bases in his review, and I'm in agreement with his assessment. For a game that was heavily hyped as The Next Big Thing for Xbox owners, Brute Force surprisingly fails to deliver more than a "pretty okay" experience.
By Mike Doolittle on June 18, 2003 - 6:24am.
According to ESRB
, this game contains: Blood, Violence
By Mike Doolittle on June 17, 2003 - 11:00pm.
Not that Brute Force is bad—on the contrary, it is very polished and thoroughly enjoyable. But for a game that was subject to so many delays and such high expectations, it's disappointingly limited in scope and is sorely lacking innovation or refinement of any kind.
Game Description: Experience the intensity of a first-person shooter with the cunning strategies of team-based tactical combat in Brute Force. Play alone through six different worlds in the extensive single-player campaign, or grab up to three of your friends to jump in on-the-fly in dynamic cooperative mode. Don't play well with others? Battle it out in a multitude of competitive deathmatch modes.
By Guest Critic on June 17, 2003 - 11:00pm.
I agree with Gene that Enter The Matrix is a disappointment, but my reasons for thinking so are a little more complicated. I didn't pay much attention to the hype surrounding the game, so in my mind it isn't a question of "does it live up to the hype" so much as "does it live up to the potential of the concept."
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