The shift in videogames from 2D to 3D has led to the development of many new and interesting concepts, but some old favorites have found that making the jump to the next generation has been tougher than expected. It's arguable that old-school shooters may have had the roughest transition, but in my view developers trying to recreate classic beat-'em-ups like Final Fight or Streets Of Rage are the ones that have consistently stumbled time and time again.
Author: Brad Gallaway
Mike is basically right when he compares Hunter: The Reckoning to classic run-and-gun games like Smash TV or Gauntlet. However, I wouldn't say that Hunter was an evolution, but rather, more like a genetic anomaly.
According to ESRB, this game contains: Animated Violence
EverGrace was the only FromSoft title that had managed to consistently slip past my radar, and I was glad to see it on my review schedule after all this time. However, my initial joy was soon replaced by a fairly sizable amount of disappointment. Its unavoidable that even the best studios will make a misstep now and then, but with that possibility becoming a reality, my world has been shaken.
Parents are safe with ZooCube. There is no questionable language, no sexual content and no violence of any kind. Gamers in general will find a very average puzzle game that is neither terrible nor amazing. Some might want to check out the four-player option, but otherwise its forgettable. Puzzle gamers […]
Its a simple enough idea, which is a good thing. In my opinion, all of the best puzzle games are built on simple ideas. However, the end result of Puzzlekings effort is lacking the required playability and spark to elevate it into the top tiers of puzzledom.
With practically every influential console titles origins in Japan and an equal amount of groundbreaking PC titles cranked out across the seas in America, I find it a bit surprising that one of the worlds best video games, Tetris, came from Russia. Still, despite its surprising point of origin, why look the horse in the mouth? Any way you slice it, Tetris easily ranks among the worlds best titles. Looking at it objectively, few games can match its accessibility; almost anyone able to pick it up and play within seconds.
Parents have absolutely nothing to fear. If there is a game that is safer and less offensive to play than Tetris, Id like someone to send me an email and let me know what it is. Gamers in general would be wise to add this game to their library if […]
Looking at Max Payne, Im going to have to agree with nearly every point James made in his review, especially his view that the game falls short of being an "amazing, breakthrough" title. Is Bullet Time cool? Hell yes. Is it enough to carry an entire game? Hell no.
Shooters are getting to be few and far between in today's game scene. While they represented a significant portion of the 16-bit era, developers just aren't making them anymore despite all of the amazing technology at their disposal. Newer gamers probably don't even notice the genre's vanishing presence. But as someone who can appreciate barrages of homing missiles and deadly laser blossoms destroying hordes of enemies in aerobatic fury, it's sad to see it fade away.