Tag: Sports

Hot Shots Golf Fore – Review

The first thing gamers who spent time with Hot Shots Golf 3 will notice is that this installment looks more like an expansion to that game than a brand new title. Yes, there are tweaks and additions (most notably the long-awaited inclusion of online play with Sony's Network Adaptor) but underneath it, this is HSG3 with a new coat of paint. The courses from the last game are back, as are many of the players and caddies along with several new courses, new characters (including unlockables like Ratchet and Jak), and the return of mini-golf. And while the game may seem more like an expansion than a new title, it's really not an issue since so much of the material is included to refine the HSG3 experience. Because of this, players who spent hundreds of hours with the previous game will still find a lot to like in this update—the additions are almost entirely there to make the game more complex and more realistic (or at least as realistic as a game featuring a dog caddy can be…).

Top Spin – Consumer Guide

Parents, this one is safe. It's tennis. Xbox owners, particularly those who are tennis fans, have no other options on the platform, so it's nice that the sole option is a fine one. Xbox Live subscribers will undoubtedly enjoy the well-done stat tracking and seamless multiplayer. Deaf and Hard of […]

Top Spin – Review

I confess—I don't know the first thing about tennis. Sure, I watch it on TV every now and then when something big is happening, but I never paid much attention to it or really understood all of its rules and nuances. After playing Top Spin, though, I gained a newfound appreciation for the sport.

Ribbit King – Second Opinion

spent a little time with story mode, although the story isn't one that matters. It's an excuse to play frolf. That said, I appreciated the aesthetic of the graphics utilized. I was immediately reminded of those old Rankin Bass holiday specials like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, except with the stop-motion puppets replaced by computer graphics.

Carve – Consumer Guide

Racing Fans, check it out if you're bored. It hit the shelves at a measly $20. It's likely that it can be found for even cheaper by now. If water racing holds a special place in your heart, check it out. Xbox Live subscribers might have some interest in the […]

Ribbit King – Review

Writing here at GameCritics, we often strive to dig a little deeper in our review coverage. Settling for a description of "fun" isn't generally an option, given that it's a common crutch of the games media in general, and far too vague a word to do justice to the games or our readers. However, once in a while a game comes along that cries out for liberal use of the "F" word.