Tag: PlayStation

Bargain Basement – June 2001

Welcome to the first installment of a new feature here at GameCritics.com—the Bargain Basement. It’s as sure as death or taxes that anyone who takes up videogaming as a hobby or profession will find themselves eventually rooting through a bargain bin at one point or another.

Metal Slug X – Review

Looking at the differences between where videogames have been and where theyre going, youll often find some groups of people saying that they miss the good old days. "Old-school" gaming, as it were. For those of us with enough years under our belts to have been active players on more than one generation of consoles, its a mysterious and sometimes indefinable quality that some claim has disappeared from games crafted today, much to the loss of game players everywhere.

ESPN MLS GameNight – Review

Then comes ESPN MLS GameNight—which is basically ISS Pro Evolution with ESPN and MLS (Major League Soccer) licenses slapped onto it. So now not only do you get every MLS team and player represented, but you also get commentary courtesy of ESPN commentators Bob Ley (English) and Luis Tapia (Spanish). Its been a long time coming for the ISS series, but finally there's an official soccer license attached that does justice to its fantastic gameplay.

ESPN MLS GameNight – Consumer Guide

ESPN The Games MLS GameNight lives up to its ISS heritage in every way possible—which is both good and bad. It contains the excellent gameplay and features ISS fans have come to love, but it doesn't correct any of the glaring faults that have become so prevalent in the series—the […]

Driver 2 – Review

Flash forward to present day, and I find theres bit of irony and vindication. For the sequel, Driver 2: The Wheelman Is Back, is now being universally panned by gamers and press alike for the same reasons that Dale and I pointed out two years ago over the original. (Just goes to show you how hype can cloud ones judgment.)

RayCrisis: Series Termination – Second Opinion

I know that neither my playing experience nor playing acumen with side-scrolling shooters can compare with Ben's, but I know a below average shooter when I see one, and RayCrisis: Series Termination is such a game. It does have a few things going for it. I found Taito's gimmick to give players a say in determining the length of each level to be an interesting one and the graphics were quite nice.

RayCrisis: Series Termination – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Animated Violence RayCrisis: Series Termination is yet another solid addition to PlayStation's surprisingly deep shooter library. If you thought Squaresoft's Einhander and Technosoft's Thunder Force V: Perfect System were cool, then you'll enjoy RayCrisis. Fans of classic overhead shooters like Namco's Galaga and Capcom's […]