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Worthplaying Wishes Everybody A 'Happy New Year'!

by Judy on Dec. 31, 2004 @ 4:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The entire Worthplaying team wishes everybody a Happy New Year! We hope everybody had a safe transition from old into new and may 2005 be even better than last year. We here at Worthplaying have tons of exciting new stuff lined up to better serve you all. Behind the scenes, we are working very hard to expand the website in various ways which will start showing in the months ahead. Until then, party on!

'Shining Tears' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 31, 2004 @ 12:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Whereas its prequels offered first-person role-playing and strategy role-playing experiences (respectively), Shining Tears is an action role-playing game, featuring real-time battles and cooperative multiplayer game options.

'The Roots' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 31, 2004 @ 12:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Roots combines a classic RPG with dynamic gameplay and the fast paced plot characteristic of action-adventure games. The Roots has a complex, multi-threaded storyline and a vast world, which the player discovers whilst traveling with his party, fighting various monsters and living through great adventures.

'Age of Empires III: Age of Discovery' Revealed

by Judy on Dec. 31, 2004 @ 11:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The latest PC Gamer issue has revealed the name of Ensemble Studios latest AoE product, as well as the first details. 'Age of Empires III: Age of Discovery' is set in 1500 A.D. and chronicles the Age of Discovery that started around the time that Columbus "discovered" the new world. The single player campaign then follows American history up through 1850. One of the biggest changes is where it will no longer be necesary to drop off gathered resources at specific buildings. In multiplayer mode, you'll be able to choose from among eight different civilizations (so far only the French, Spanish, and British have been confirmed) and there will be, amongst others, free-for-all and team-vs-team matches supporting up to eight players over a LAN or the internet. Age of Empires III: Age of Discovery will have a heavily modified AI system, as well as the latest Havok physics engine (thanks PlanetAoM). We will have more info soon ...

PS2/Xbox/PC Preview - 'The Punisher'

by Thomas Wilde on Dec. 31, 2004 @ 2:32 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Driven by a hatred of crime bordering on insanity, Frank Castle became The Punisher, a lone vigilante whose mission goes far beyond revenge. Taking on the city’s high-powered crime lords, he wreaks havoc on the corrupt with methods normally reserved for those on the wrong side of the law.Ripped from the pages of the darkest stories in the Marvel Comics’ universe, embrace the world of The Punisher! Where justice ends, Punishment begins!

'Iron Phoenix' (Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 31, 2004 @ 2:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Iron Phoenix is the first-ever 16 player simultaneous online fighting game combining live team-oriented strategy with fast paced melee combat. Players are immersed in a fantastic world inspired by mythical China where they engage in battles full of depth, variety, teamwork and challenge. Read more to check out some new screens ...

'Resonance' (Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 31, 2004 @ 2:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Resonance, you play the role of Faye Wynter, a witch constantly hounded by the Inquisition while she slowly discovers the meaning behind her special powers. Everywhere you turn, society reeks of corruption and deceit. Who will you trust? Will you take the path set before you or does Destiny have something else planned for you?

NDS Review - 'Spider-Man 2'

by Nathan Mourfield on Dec. 31, 2004 @ 2:05 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Spider-Man 2 you assume the role of the most celebrated super-hero of all time and re-live the movie experience through all new missions featuring unique enemies, objectives and combat maneuvers. Utilizing the touch screen and new controller layout, players can quickly swing, run, jump, solve puzzles, engage in combat and switch to an arsenal of moves on the fly, while patrolling and protecting the city of Manhattan from the nefarious Doc Ock.