Welcome to the fourth installment of a semi-regular feature here at GameCritics.com—the Bargain Basement. It’s as sure as death or taxes that anyone who takes up videogaming will find themselves rooting through a bargain bin at one point or another.
Author: Brad Gallaway
Fans of Big Robots are in for a real treat if they happen to own the Xbox console. For some strange reason, Microsoft's black behemoth will be host to a virtual armada of mecha-themed games quite soon. With upcoming titles like Murakumo, Phantom Crash, Robotech: Battlecry and Steel Battalion (to name just a few) there won't be any shortage of missile-launching, jet-boosting, laser-sword-slicing fury. I'm really a bit mystified as to exactly why there will be so many on the Box as opposed to the other two consoles, but whatever the case, the invasion's first wave has just hit.
According to the ESRB, this game contains: Violence
According to ESRB, this game contains: Blood and Gore, Violence
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.
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.