By Daniel Weissenberger on September 11, 2008 - 8:15am.
I can't believe this game was developed by High Moon Studios. Two levels in I stopped the game, went back to the Xbox Dashboard and reloaded to make sure I'd seen what I thought I saw. Yes, it was made by the same people who made Darkwatch
. What did I learn? That while a development studio's previous work can usually be a good predictor of their performance in the future, just because some developers turned out a terrible game doesn't mean that they won't turn around and make a fantastic one the next time out.
By Daniel Weissenberger on September 11, 2008 - 8:08am.
According to ESRB
, this game contains: Blood, Mild Language, Use of Alcohol and Tobacco, Violence
Game Description: You are the perfect weapon. You are Jason Bourne. Robert Ludlum's best-selling spy novels and blockbuster film adaptations have thrilled millions. Now become Ludlum's most famous spy Jason Bourne, going deeper than ever into his world of espionage and conspiracy. A signature Jason Bourne video game experience is born in an original title fusing the viscous tension and depth of the novels with the aggressive style and frenetic action of the films.
By Daniel Weissenberger on September 9, 2008 - 6:44pm.
Glowing people hovering in mid air, screaming about power levels. In a very real sense, that's all every episode of Dragon Ball Z
was about. Sure, every now and then, the characters would take a break from all the bellowing to get into world-shattering martial arts battles, but for the most part, fans came for the awkward dialog and broad characterizations. It's Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit's
ultimate triumph that at long last, fifteen years into making fighting games based on the franchise, a developer has finally grasped the thing that makes Dragon Ball Z
wonderful, and implemented it.
By Daniel Weissenberger on September 9, 2008 - 5:35pm.
According to ESRB
, this game contains: Animated Blood, Cartoon Violence
Game Description: Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit is the first game of the Dragon Ball Z series to hit the next generation consoles. It features the detailed graphics and dramatic, seamless battles expected from a next-generation console. During each battle, you will find conditions that create new dramatic scenes with characters and movement reminiscent of the original animation. After the battles, watch a unique story unfold each time you play. There is also a stronger element of offense and defense, due to added energy saving and fighting techniques. Use of special skills will no longer drain energy. The lower your energy, the stronger you get, making for a possible turnaround of the battle.
By Brad Gallaway on September 9, 2008 - 5:22pm.
The fact that currently sits at a shameful ranking of 45 on MetaCritic is quasi-commentary on the state of games reviewing today. As if there was any doubt that graphics and flash are more important to the average reviewer than substance and creativity, the handling of this game confirms it.
By Daniel Weissenberger on September 9, 2008 - 12:37am.
I recently reviewed Operation Darkness
, and as I enjoyed that game's engaging story and challenging campaign, I couldn't help but wonder why more Strategy RPGs weren't being made. Then I played Zoids Assault
, and I remembered. Combining dull gameplay, uninspired design, and flat-out boring storytelling, Zoids Assault
is the worst game I've played in quite a while.
By Daniel Weissenberger on September 9, 2008 - 12:29am.
According to ESRB
, this game contains: Fantasy Violence, Mild Language
Game Description: When war broke out between the world's two main superpowers, the Guylos Empire and the Republic of Helic, the effects rippled across the globe, dragging other nations into the fight. Two such nations were Maroll and Jamil. After a mysterious explosion at one of Maroll's military bases, two covert ops teams are sent into Jamil territory, their exact mission details never disclosed. Somehow, the events of the present are inextricably linked to the past—to the final days of the war, ten years ago.
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