According to ESRB, this game contains: Blood and Gore, Strong Language, Intense Violence
In late 2004, Microsoft spent so much money marketing the upcoming release of Halo 2 that national press outlets started doing reports about it as if it were actually news. Unsurprisingly, these were generally awkward and horribly researched, as mainstream coverage about niche subjects tends to be.
According to ESRB, this game contains: Cartoon Violence, Crude Humor
For anyone who plays a large number of videogames, there reaches a point where every genre has not only been explored, but each slight variation on it exhausted. When attempting to deride something they don't like, people will often say a variation of the phrase 'If you've played one (for example) first-person shooter (FPS), you've played them all.' While this isn't true, the slightly paraphrased version "If you've played twenty FPSs, you've played them all" actually kinda is.
According to ESRB, this game contains: Language, Violence
According to ESRB, this game contains: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence
People throw around the term "worst game ever made" pretty frequently these days. So when word began to spread about the legendary, almost apocalyptic, badness of Jaws Unleashed I knew that as someone who specializes in reviewing unbelievably bad games, I was going to have to give it a try. I mean, even the title is ridiculous! How on earth would you leash a shark in the first place? They don't have necks! And what did I find by playing it? That although Jaws Unleashed is a game with massive, crippling design flaws, it's by no means the worst game I've ever played.
Just as he was with the original Xbox, Dean Takahashi was there during the creation and build up of the Xbox 360. He returns with another book, this one called The Xbox 360 Uncloaked: The Real Story Behind Microsoft's Next-Generation Video Game Console. GameCritics.com is pleased be able to talk to Mr. Takahashi about his new book.
It's entirely true that Rogue Trooper could be classified as a standard third-person military combat game, but it's also a perfect example of where flawless execution and intelligent design make the difference between something that's average, and something that should be recognized as noteworthy.
The Godfather is generally considered to be a better movie than a book, The Dead Zone is better served as a television show than any previous versions, and even though Battlefield Earth is one of the worst films ever made, it's still better than the novel it's derived from. What I'm getting at, in a rather roundabout way is that, perhaps for the first time ever, a videogame is actually better than the book or film that preceded it. That game? The Da Vinci Code.