Tag: High Voltage

Tournament of Legends Review

A Pleasant Reminder of Days Gone by

Tournament of Legends Screenshot

HIGH Nailing an enemy with a steak and watching a lion pounce from off-screen.

LOW Trying to pull off the QTE inputs for some of the special moves.

WTF "My hatred of men gives me strength."

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 17: Fallout 3 Point Lookout, MtG: Duels of the Planeswalkers, The Conduit

After some quick Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen impressions, the crew takes a deep dive into The Conduit, Fallout 3: Point Lookout, and Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers. It's our first three-way, so be gentle. Featuring Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, and Tim Spaeth.

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Consumer Guide

Parents will be glad to know that there's no foul language, sexual content or nudity in this game at all, and very little violence. In fact, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory seems designed for younger gamers. When players lose, they start exactly where they left off—with all the items they've […]

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Review

Do videogames based on movies really need to hit shelves the day their films open? "Of course!" answer marketing teams everywhere. What better time for games like Van Helsing or Fantastic 4 to shake their moneymakers than when their companion films are still big news, burning brightly in people's minds? While this practice makes good money for game companies, it doesn't make good games. High Voltage's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory isn't meant for old fogeys like me; it's designed for children, which makes its technical flaws all the more disgusting.

Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude – Review

Do the ends justify the means? Regardless of the topic, it's a classic question that's been raised time and time again, and it usually has no clear solution. This moral puzzler sprang to mind after playing Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude and seeing the sad, pathetic way it delivered genuinely enjoyable comedy. Like many others before me, I can't honestly say that I have a definite answer to the question, but after seeing this title to completion, I do have a pretty good guess.

Hunter: The Reckoning—Redeemer – Review

The third Hunter title (and the second released in 2003) is essentially more of the supernaturally-tinged hack-and-slash action fans have come to expect from the series. Developer High Voltage Studios has apparently taken an "if it ain't tragically broke, don't fix it" approach to this title, and so the final results are at least somewhat mixed.