Fight Night Round 4 on 360 and PS3 aims to provide realistic boxing action on the big consoles. The sequel to the popular Fight Night Round 3, it offers plenty of options and moments of boxing history for fans. But for me, it completely lacked the juxtaposition of beauty and brutality that so transfixes me when watching the real sport. It’s quite an enjoyable game against friends, but played alone it lacks heart and stymies progress.
Dodging the usual clichés and tropes of the Western genre, I found Call of Juarez to be a thrilling ride of love, lust, and betrayal. It captured the look and feel of an 1860’s America perfectly, and the drama that unfolded through the story was surprisingly powerful.
Telling the story of Alex Mercer, Prototype caught my eye with its repulsive anti-hero and gratuitous violence. But instead of experiencing a gritty and fascinating super-hero tale that had something meaningful to say, the game concentrated on physical violence and an excess of super powers.
Telling a deep and involving story in a videogame can be a tough ask at the best of times. Telling one in an open-world environment is even harder, and Infamous struggles to make use of its well-realised world and falls short of its potential. Although the core game mechanics and platforming aspects are fun…
Republished with permission of gamepeople.co.uk game reviews. The long awaited Sequel to Motorstorm is here. Created by Evolution Studios, I was very excited to have a crack at Motorstorm: Pacific Rift. It had caught my eye as I waited for […]
Republished with permission of gamepeople.co.uk game reviews. Killzone 2 is a shooting game that to some extent is aimed at combating the system selling success of the Halo franchise on the 360. Along with Resistance 2 PS3, it provides some […]
My experience with Lord of the Rings: Conquest from beginning to end was one full of disappointment and irritation. From the limited combat to the confusing and downright erroneous campaign structure, I was left frustrated and angry that a beloved franchise could succumb to such depths.
Although this at first glance appears to be yet another addition to what seems to have been the year of the sequel, Far Cry 2 actually has absolutely nothing to do with the original Far Cry from 2004. Instead the […]