By Mike Doolittle on January 22, 2007 - 10:13pm.
When I heard about Rainbow Six Vegas
, I was justifiably skeptical. Apparently publishers have decided that console gamers can't handle real simulation and strategy, so games have to be dumbed down to reach the broadest possible audience. Fortunately Rainbow Six Vegas
is not the bust that Lockdown
was; in some ways, it really pulls the franchise back on track and introduces some decent new mechanics.
By Mike Doolittle on January 22, 2007 - 10:12pm.
According to ESRB
, this game contains: Blood, Intense Violence, Strong Language, Suggestive Themes
Game Description: Rainbow Six: Vegas presents a new team of Rainbow Warriors, as they take to the streets of America. The streets of Las Vegas are chaotic, an escalating terrorist siege in "Sin City" threatens to take world terrorism to new, uncontrollable heights. The future of global security hangs in the balance as you battle to defend classic Vegas locations and environments like Freemont Street, The Strip, and Casinos. Experience Las Vegas like never before through revolutionary next-generation technology as you work against the clock to keep one of the world's most recognizable cities from utter devastation.
Game Description: Eighteen years after the events of Heroes V, you become the young hero Sareth, trained in the art of magic and war in order to fight the prophecy of the Dark Messiah. But the revelations of your past may alter your course and reveal a path to the truth. Discover a new breed of action-RPG game powered by an enhanced version of Source Engine by Valve. Explore a secluded region of Ashan populated with fearless orcs, savage goblins, dreadful undead, elusive trolls, massive dragons, and many other creatures that defy nature's creation in both size and cunning. Become an expert warrior, mage, or assassin. Use a vast array of devastating weapons against huge, vicious creatures in a deep and captivating fantasy. Challenge the forces of evil in 12 huge levels and master over 30 weapons and a variety of devastating spells. Engage the enemy in intense melee combat with swords, bows, staffs, and daggers. Summon magic powers against the legions of darkness or sneak in the shadows to stalk nefarious creatures.
By Mike Doolittle on January 19, 2007 - 12:37am.
As I played through Dark Messiah Might and Magic
, I felt a little pity for the team at Arkane Studios. They clearly put some real passion into the game development. The game does a terrific job of bringing medieval-style fantasy combat to life in a very immersive, playable way.
By Mike Doolittle on January 19, 2007 - 12:36am.
According to ESRB
, this game contains: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Language, Partial Nudity
By Mike Doolittle on January 17, 2007 - 11:31pm.
Half-Life 2, though I felt it was a bit overrated, was undeniably a major release and a massively influential game. Valve might be toiling away creating the next-generation Source engine, but they know a cash cow when they see one and Half-Life 2 has the fan following to keep them afloat while they work on their next big blockbuster. While the engine coders do their thing, we gamers will be getting our Half-Life fill with a series of short "episodes" that expand the series' plot a bit. Half-Life 2: Episode One is essentially just an expansion pack, but it's the first in what will be a series of episodic content that continues the story line that ended so abruptly in Half-Life 2.
Game Description: Earth, 2142. As a new ice age depletes the planet’s resources, two massive multinational coalitions wage a brutal war for the only cause that matters—survival. Armed with a devastating arsenal of futuristic weaponry you must coordinate the efforts of your teammates to win the war for Earth’s last fragile pieces of livable land. With extensive improvements to the groundbreaking Battlefield 2 ranking and upgrade system and the new Titan gameplay mode, Battlefield 2142 brings the franchise’s award-winning online warfare into a harsh and desperate future.
By Daniel Weissenberger on November 28, 2006 - 12:00am.
For a good long while I was looking for the right compound word to use to describe this game. After consulting with my friends and family, town elders, and unnameable things that live in the outer walls of a madman’s imagination, I settled on one: Review-Proof. Battlefield 2142
is made for people who played Battlefield 2,
which was made for people who played the Desert Combat
mod for Battlefield 1942,
which was made by people who played Battlefield 1942
, for people who played Battlefield 1942.
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