The skies darken as Harbinger enters a solar system, dwarfing planets and leaving devastation in its wake. Entire civilizations are cleansed, planets eliminated. The majority of the survivors fill the ship’s work camps. Those less fortunate are released to the laboratories where vicious experiments eventually rid them of their sanity. But a few have escaped and formed an underground society deep within the forgotten levels of the behemoth. Equipped only with what they can scavenge, the denizens of the wastelands must resist the relentless patrols sent for them. A ship this size has many places to hide and much technology to exploit.
A couple days ago I received my very own copy of Everquest Online Adventures for the Playstation 2. Having played the original Everquest for the PC, I wondered what the PS2 version had to offer. Since the game won't launch until later this month, I knew I would be adventuring alone. So let’s summons our Pets, receive our buffs, and set out into the unknown land of Tunaria!
Echelon: Wind Warriors is the next evolution in futuristic flight combat that delivers the latest technical and gameplay innovations demanded by today's experienced game playing audience without sacrificing accessibility for newcomers. Players fly a variety of futuristic aircraft through a number of new missions set on a spectacular continent that takes seven hours of real-time flying to cross. Echelon: Wind Warriors is expanding the futuristic universe of Echelon - the "first-rate flight-combat title that set some lofty new standards for a joystick-controlled game." Publisher Buka Entertainment was so kind to send us a beta version, so we took to the skies!
Tracks come to life as dirt, debris, and oil buildup on the windshield, clouds cast shadows and flags wave in the breeze, giving players the most engaging driving experience available for the PC. Extraordinary 3D graphics, an explosive sound system, driving lessons and track tutorials, and 2003 drivers, teams and paint schemes will complete the legacy of award winning NASCAR Racing games. We had a chance to take have some hands on impressions and took our 'Nascar Racing 2003 Season' press beta for a spin!
Codemasters is promising the most immersive racing experience ever by enveloping gamers in the heart of a global racing championship with the announcement of Pro Race Driver. Retaining the series' core values of close-contact racing with real cars, real teams, real track, real drivers and an astounding damage engine, Pro Race Driver introduces a character-based narrative and episodic storyline. The game blends real world global championships with a fictional cast. Read more to find out wether the game will deliver!
by Judy on Jan. 23, 2003 @ 11:56 p.m. PST | Filed under
Keep an eye open and don’t turn off the lights ... there might be something behind you! The game is set in Paris, between the two World Wars, a time that would change the world forever, a time of clashing ideas: new versus old, strong versus weak. Microids & DreamCatcher bring us another adventure game by the name of Post Mortem. Today we had a chance to check out a preview build, and our resident adventure guru was all over it like a cheap skirt...
The topic of the game is the Scottish battle of freedom against the English agressor which took place at William Wallece's time. The mass of atmosphere and the wuite detailed graphic as well as a extensive system of battle and economy stamp the game. New features like changing seasons during a mission, the buildings of castles onto mountains and the consequent use of 3D - Engine for tactical possibilities make the RTS - Genre get new impulses. Due in stores later this week, we got a chance to check out the game and see what its all about ...
by Patrick on Jan. 16, 2003 @ 12:36 a.m. PST | Filed under
Runaway: A Road Adventure follows Brian, a student on the verge of graduating from college, is suddenly and mysteriously attacked by Mafia gangsters. During his desperate flight, in the company of a mysterious striptease dancer, he ends up meeting a wide range of unusual characters. But he has to figure out who's trying to help him or kill him. The player will have to be very ingenious to figure it out who's his friend or foe in this explosive mixture of murder, money, ambition, rituals and deception...a whole lot of deception.
New York's crime gangs have escalated their activities to intolerable levels, and Daredevil is out to stop them. In this action-filled sidescroller, players get to be Daredevil as he fights his way through the underbelly of New York's Hell's Kitchen to defeat these criminals and their boss, the Kingpin. Daredevil will run, jump, fight and perform acrobatic maneuvers as he battles with the Kingpin, Elektra, Bullseye, and the Sewer King, as well as ninjas and mafia thugs.
Today we’re previewing Sammy Studios’ Guilty Gear X2, the latest title in the Guilty Gear series. Guilty Gear is set in the 22nd century, where a new sustainable energy dubbed “Magic,” expected to eradicate polluting, conflict-inducing technologies, is instead used to create terrible biological weapons called “Gears.” With the advancement of 3D fighting titles such as Tekken which push the envelope and blur the line between fantasy and reality, how does this 2D fighting game fare in the genre? Read more and find out!
The sequel to the classic “survival horror” game Galerians, Galerians: ASH brings a new quest-driven thriller to the PS2 that continues the series’ masterful blend of horror and science-fiction. Six years has passed since Rion discovered his own identity as an artificial being, yet succeeded in destroying the genocidal Mother Computer Dorothy before perishing himself. Is this a worthy successor or a horrific title that never should have seen the light of day? Read more and find out!
Wings, for Game Boy Advance, marks the return of the classic franchise Cinemaware made popular in 1990. Enhanced to take advantage of the technical capabilities of the Game Boy Advance combined with the presentation and unique action sequences that made Cinemaware famous, Wings promises to deliver stunning graphics and engrossing game play to the handheld gaming audience. We had a change to check out a preview ROM courtesy of Metro3D and take it for a test-flight ...
James Cameron's Dark Angel is a 3rd person action adventure game, with emphasis on stealth and fighting, based on the hit TV series of the same name. Set against the backdrop of a post-apocalyptic Seattle, players take on the role of Max, a genetically-enhanced super-soldier, on a quest to reclaim her past by finding her sister and fellow genetically-altered escapees. The game should be in stores later this week but we had a sneap peak at a build and here's the skinny!
The game is set in the 23rd century as human civilization is expanding into the galaxy. Players will compete against up to five other computer-controlled races for control of the territory. Part of the challenge will be to determine the best use of humankind's limited resources. The game is designed to give players a number of ways to win, including military conquest, diplomatic alliances, economic domination, technological advancement, and other strategic methods. Off into space we wandered, read more to find out about our journey!
Retaining the series core values of close-contact racing with real cars, real teams, real track, real drivers and an astounding damage engine, Pro Race Driver introduces a character-based narrative and episodic storyline. The game blends real world global championships with a fictional cast; the player takes the central role of aspiring driver Ryan McKane. The heart of the game sees the player advancing Ryan’s career from a test driver to a potential world champion. Ryans races form part of the evolving narrative which involve his racing colleagues and his fiercely competitive family who have a rich heritage in motor racing. We decided to burn some rubber and take our preview build for a spin, check it out!
by Rainier on Nov. 5, 2002 @ 6:55 a.m. PST | Filed under
O.R.B. is a visually stunning 3D Real-Time strategy game that pits the forces of two races against each other in a desperate struggle to control the resources they need to expand their empires. O.R.B. stands for Off World Resource Base and what happens in the "Off World" is the stuff that dreams or nightmares are made of. Within the multiple systems are the precious resources that both planets desperately need to thrive. The stage has been set for a battle to control the solar system. While the two races play a deadly game of hide and seek in the asteroid belt, they are unaware of a predatory alien menace that threatens the entire solar system. Another spaced out preview, check it out!
In Hegemonia: Legions of Iron you will explore and conquer the galaxy at the head of your fleet, plan colonisations, terraform planets, manage your resources and decide on the appropriate technological research to lead mankind where you want it to go. Diplomacy combined with a top-notch spy network will enable you to survive in a stellar system which is much more dangerous than it would at first appear. Who says that space is empty? Black Holes, asteroid fields, nebulas, cosmic clouds and wormholes, and alien races make each fleet sortie a perilous affair...
by Patrick on Nov. 1, 2002 @ 9:44 a.m. PST | Filed under
Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood features all the famous characters depicted with incredible accuracy, from Little John's jubilant laugh to Maid Marian's soft kindness, and historical locations such as Sherwood Forest and Nottingham Castle are recreated with a detailed realism that brings the legend to life. The environmental settings are also phenomenal, setting Robin and his friends against a visually stunning backdrop morning, noon and night. Check out the verdict in our latest preview and njoy the boatload of screens!
by Rainier on Oct. 14, 2002 @ 10:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under
In this next-generation 3-D strategy game, you lead a small group of military veterans who emerge to a decimated world. Find and stop those responsible, but remember that you have limited resources - think tactically and strategically to keep your team alive while using the most powerful modern military weapons to restore civilization. Check out what we had to say about our beta experience!
by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2002 @ 9:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under
In this modern military RTS the United States has learned that the Independent Liberation Army (ILA) is being backed by a rogue state. It was thought the ILA was destroyed, but this new sponsor has re-energized the ILA and equipped it with even more lethal technology. The gamer’s task is to destroy this alliance and punish the offending country. Did Rival succeed in their second attempt? Read more and find out!