By Brad Gallaway on February 11, 2007 - 12:49am.
The successful balance between exciting innovation and comfortable familiarity is a delicate one. It's true that large doses of creativity can sometimes lead an otherwise solid project wildly awry, but on the other hand, there's little value in rehashing ideas and not going far enough. In the case of Just Cause, the developers have innovated with one shining addition, but otherwise let the scales weigh heavily with well-trodden material.
Game Description: In Just Cause, you take on the role of the flamboyant Rico Rodriguez—a specialist in regime change. The island of San Esperito is suspected of stockpiling WMDs and it's your job to negate the threat to world peace. This little tropical paradise is about to implode as various factions vie for power. Play the island's factions off against one another; incite a rebellion among the masses; or build alliances with rebel forces and drug cartels. Explore over 250,000 acres of mountains, jungles, beaches, cities, and villages. The island can be explored by land, sea, and air—at your disposal is one of the most varied and exciting array of vehicles ever seen in a video game. Wealth of missions side-missions, bonus missions, and many more—plenty of action throughout the islands Your support team, Sheldon and Kane, provide you with reconnaissance info, extraction and vehicle drops.
By Brad Gallaway on February 4, 2007 - 2:50am.
With more technological tricks available than ever before, I'm waiting for someone to clear out all the effeminate amnesiac heroes and stale, overused clichés—the time is right for a boundary-busting title to shake things up and kickstart a Role-Playing renaissance. Although its formula is a little unusual... Enchanted Arms
is not that game.
By Brad Gallaway on February 4, 2007 - 2:49am.
According to ESRB
, this game contains: Alcohol Reference, Mild Fantasy Violence, Mild Language, Simulated Gambling and Suggestive Themes.
Game Description: Embark on an epic RPG adventure and escape to a fantasy world filled with beautiful cinematic-quality graphics, unique characters, and bizarre creatures. Take the role of Atsuma, enchanter-in-training, and transform from a naive student to the most powerful savior in a war 1,000 years in the making. Immerse yourself in a deep storyline as you face increasingly difficult challenges and learn to master Atsuma’s special fighting and magical abilities.
By Brad Gallaway on January 27, 2007 - 11:50pm.
Receiving huge hype and easily ranked as one of the highest-profile titles of 2006, the Gears of War
assault machine was successful in generating buzz, selling millions of copies and taking the lead in Microsoft's holiday charge. It certainly became the new reason to own a 360 according to most sources, but was it all that it could have been? I think it depends on perspective.
By Brad Gallaway on January 27, 2007 - 11:49pm.
According to ESRB
, this game contains: Blood and Gore, Strong Language and Intense Violence
Game Description: Gears of War thrusts gamers into a deep and harrowing story of humankind's epic battle for survival against the Locust Horde, a nightmarish race of creatures that surface from the bowels of the planet. players live and breathe the role of Marcus Fenix. A disgraced former war hero, Marcus seeks Personal redemption as he leads his fire team against an onslaught of merciless warrior fiends. Gamers immerse themselves in an experience so intensely emotional and gut-wrenching that playing will be like controlling a blockbuster action movie. Control Marcus Fenix and his fire team as they pit advanced human technology against the overwhelming and horrific Locust Horde.
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
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