Tag: Ubisoft Montreal

Far Cry 2 Review

More isn't Always Better

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HIGH Using real-time fire as a strategic advantage.

LOW Driving, driving, driving.

WTF People just leave diamonds lying around in the wilderness in unlocked briefcases?

Prince of Persia Second Opinion

"Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius—and a lot of courageto move in the opposite direction." —Albert Einstein

Prince of Persia Screenshot

HIGH Effortlessly running, jumping, and climbing across the entire game world.

LOW Lightseed collection gets extremely monotonous.

WTF The final "battle" where your opponent is apparently a drunk Pokémon on steroids.

Prince of Persia Review

Beauty plunged into darkness

Prince of Persia

HIGH The beautiful art style and incredible palate of color.

LOW Simplistic gameplay that fails to provide a challenge.

WTF Why is Elika encumbering this game?

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 – Review

Read review of Rainbow Six: Vegas 2Rainbow Six Vegas raised the bar so high that all subsequent FPS titles have looked pathetic in comparison. The only thing the developers needed to do to ensure that the sequel was a success was design a few new levels, add a few new guns, and wait for the dollars to start rolling in. What makes Rainbow Six Vegas 2 such a special title is just how far above and beyond the developers went, turning in a game that improves on the first in nearly every respect.

Assassin’s Creed Review

Assassin's Creed Screenshot

I have to hand it to Ubisoft. The people they've got in their PR department are marketing geniuses. They could sell refrigerators to people living on an iceberg, or a stack of Bibles to a group of atheists. Look at Assassin's Creed. The smooth operators behind the ad campaign have taken what is essentially a tech demo propped up by a rudimentary mission structure and parlayed it into one of the most anticipated titles of the season.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas – Review

Read review of Rainbow Six VegasWhen I heard about‭ ‬Rainbow Six Vegas,‭ ‬I was justifiably skeptical.‭ Apparently publishers have decided that console gamers can't handle real simulation and strategy, so games have to be dumbed down to reach the broadest possible audience. Fortunately Rainbow Six Vegas is not the bust that Lockdown was; in some ways, it really pulls the franchise back on track and introduces some decent new mechanics.

Peter Jackson’s King Kong – Review

The game is just wonderfully average most of the time, which given the history of games based on films should actually be enough to earn this title praise. The only problem is that expectations were raised for this title thanks to the presence of legendary game developer Michel Ancel. Ancel, who's made games like the Rayman titles and the criminally underrated Beyond Good and Evil brought a certain amount of expectation along with him when he took over this project—and unfortunately, only some of those expectations are actually realized in the finished product.