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An improvement over the first game is the tightened controls, and the ability to control your character with the D-pad.
That Medal of Honor feigns reality but delivers only standard video-game combat makes it no more reductive, misleading, and insensitive to the wartime experience than its legion of genre brethren.
The game is a pretty basic 2-D shooter, but with each level confined to a single room rather than sprawling through a side-scrolling level.
As the fall and winter months barrel down upon us, so does the cavalcade of retail video game releases.
Hydrophobia works hard at making water move like water—surging forward, leveling out gradually, and moving back and forth based on the velocity with which it emerged.
Though it’s little more than your standard gothic fantasy yarn, it proves engrossing enough, and is wrapped up with a cunning plot twist at the death.
Throw in annoyingly distracting voice acting and bad camerawork and you’ve got a game with a cool premise but frustrating execution.
What initially starts as a traditional RTS quickly evolves into a tactical mind game making players on both sides question various incidents on the battlefield.
Mafia II is overloaded with such chores, which put a far greater premium on commuting toward choppy pre-rendered cinematic sequences than it does on letting you wreak inventive havoc.
With at least 25 levels in the Labyrinth, all of which must be mapped on your own, and with a fairly high level of difficulty, The Drowned City isn’t for the fair-weather player.
It remains fundamentally about proceeding straight to the next skirmish, killing every enemy in sight, and then escaping to a checkpoint so an ignorable, if attractive, cutscene can begin.
While I understand the desire (perhaps need) to give the Metroid series more depth and characterization (modern video games practically demand it), giving a voice to Samus Aran may be one of the largest crimes against the franchise to date.
Where Disney Guilty Party shines is in the mystery elements—not so much the actual assembling of clues, which is fairly automatic, but the style with which the mystery is presented.
For many years, downloadable games have been viewed as nice little distractions when compared to their retail brethren.
Whether it’s a train heist or gathering resources on a transforming planet, the game’s biggest strength lies in how it plays with the traditional formula in the single-player campaign.
What surprised me during my play-through wasn’t the stellar depth of the gameplay (which I was expecting), but rather the breadth of it.
Isn’t the biggest appeal of these games singing songs you know and love? People go to karaoke for “Don’t Stop Believin’” and “Livin’ on a Prayer,” not Perry Como’s greatest hits.
While everyone will appreciate Atlas taking the time to add the “choose a gender” feature to this portable iteration, some shortcuts were made to make a portable version of Persona 3 possible.
Things get less engaging and more excluding when the thing you’re passing around is a handheld, six-inch-wide screen a player holds in front of his or her face.