There's a typo on the back of the McFarlane's Evil Prophecy box. That's how bad this game is. Not a minor one, either. Here's the quote: "Evil Prophecy sets players on an action packed adventure to hunt down the ? Great Monsters." Now, I can't be sure just what was supposed to be where that question mark is—my best guess is that whoever was writing up the back of the box didn't know just how many great monsters would be appearing in the game, and never go around to finding out and replacing the placeholder. How little effort was put into the game that an error that major slipped through?
Author: Daniel Weissenberger
According to ESRB, this game contains: Language, Partial Nudity, Violence
Terminator: Redemption isn't a great game. It doesn't break any new ground in concept or execution, and the graphics aren't exactly eye-popping. It is, however, the best Terminator console game, and comes right on the heels of a game so bad I didn't bother to review it, and then one of the worst professionally made video games of this generation. It's not a perfect game by any means, but when put in the context of Atari's brutal mishandling of the Terminator franchise, this game is nothing less than them knocking one out of the park.
According to ESRB, this game contains: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Stong Language
There was some debate around GameCritics.com recently (generated by Scott's score for Manhunt) about whether numeric scores should address the game as a whole, or whether they should just cover how good a game it is. In the case of Manhunt, Scott felt that despite the fact that the game was a perfectly acceptable stealth game, its material was so objectionable that it deserved to be factored into the review.
Apparently the good people at Midway noticed that there was a genre going unrepresented on the video game store shelves: the Evil God Simulator. To fill this void, they offer PsiOps: The Mindgate Conspiracy. It may not have been intended as an Evil God sim, but that's certainly how it plays, and I for one am ecstatic that it does.
According to ESRB, this game contains: Strong Language, Intense Violence, Blood and Gore
According to ESRB, this game contains: Violence, Blood, Strong Language, Sexual Themes
Let's say Hitler was walking down the street one evening, alive and well and a hundred and twenty or so. It just so happens that this street is in the bad part of town, so it comes to no surprise when some socially maladjusted punk comes up, stabs him to death and steals his Social Security check. Was that a moral or immoral act? Most people would agree that killing Hitler is a good thing. But the person who killed him wasn't aware of who he was, and killed him out of greed, which most people would agree is an immoral act. So was the act moral or immoral?
What happened to video games? It seems like they used to make up for lack of graphical and engine possibilities by increasing their scope and imagination. Now that all of the graphical dreams of previous generations are just a generation or two away from being fulfilled, it seems that game design is actually getting more and more lazy.