by Thomas Wilde on Sept. 22, 2003 @ 12:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under
Set in the 11th Century, Castlevania: Lament of Innocence thrusts players ten centuries into the past and casts them in the role of Leon Belmont, the forefather of the legendary Belmont Clan and the first in the family’s long line of vampire hunters. With social and political activities operating under the oppressive grip of clergy during the Crusades, Leon is a nobleman about to be engaged to his beloved Sara. However, when his young lover disappears one fateful evening, Leon sets out to rescue her. We got hold of a recent build and passed it on to our resident (evil) Castlevania freak. Read more for his findings ..
by Justin on Sept. 21, 2003 @ 12:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under
Delivering a blend of atmospheric survival horror and intense first-person shooter action, Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi immerses players in the terror of an ancient, gothic castle full of vampires. With the monstrous undead lurking around every corner, players must search through the shadowy halls and dank dungeons of a massive castle to free their imprisoned friends and family...failure to rescue the prisoners will not only result in their death, but in the resurrection of an ancient supernatural being who will threaten all of mankind. We recently checked out a build for Idol FX's upcoming title, read more to find out how it went ...
by Judy on Sept. 20, 2003 @ 2:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under
Law & Order II: Double or Nothing offers a unique blend of adventure and mystery as it explores the intricate worlds of criminal investigation and legal prosecution. With game play divided between the investigation and trial, the player experiences the storyline from a variety of angles. Legacy Interactive provided us with a build, so read more for our preliminary findings ...
by GreyOoze on Sept. 19, 2003 @ 2:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under
Silent Storm is a true 3D game combining turn-based tactical combats and role-playing set against the background of the WWII. This upcoming strategy game features turn based tactical combat with an emphasis on character creation and development. Check out this preview of the game, based around a surprising late beta build of the game.
by Thomas Wilde on Sept. 17, 2003 @ 1:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under
Armed with her camera, aikido staff, and resolute investigative skills, Jade sets out to expose the dark secrets behind these alien invasions and to liberate the minds of her deceived people. Pushed to the very edge of her physical and spiritual will, she soon discovers that even these limits are not what they seem … Her quest for the truth knows no bounds. Read more for the full preview ...
by GreyOoze on Sept. 9, 2003 @ 2:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under
Scheduled for release in early October, this stand-alone expansion to last year's American Conquest adds the standard new nations, units, and campaigns to the mix, along with a brand new mode of play. We take a look at an advanced beta build of the game to see how things are coming along...
by Thomas Wilde on Sept. 8, 2003 @ 1:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under
Fire Warrior follows one day in the tumultuous life of a young Tau warrior who must battle alone against a force that shows no mercy: The Imperium. The Tau will soon learn there is a darker foe at hand and become entangled in a frightening story that leads them through an ongoing war. THQ was so kind to let us have a taste of the title, read more to find out how it went ...
by Thomas Wilde on Sept. 5, 2003 @ 1:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under
RoadKill drops players into instantaneous battle with 30 core missions and numerous side missions. The missions place the player into the three cities of Hell County -- Lava Falls, Blister Canyon and Paradise City. In the game, players collect salvaged parts -- which upgrade the 30 vehicles with items such nitrous thrust and armor plating -- to unlock secret features and help explore the world in a search for hidden blueprints. We took our build for a ride around town, read more to find out how it went ...
There are strange happenings in Springfield. People are missing, very mysterious crop circles are appearing, and hidden cameras are being exposed. When Homer notices a black van with a satellite dish parked outside the Simpsons house, he decides to investigate further into these odd events. What he reveals could be the biggest mystery to rock Springfield since Who Shot Mr. Burns?
by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 29, 2003 @ 1:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under
SWAT: GST is a first-person tactical arcade game combining the strategic elements of SWAT 3 with the instantly accessible arcade action of the Virtua Cop series. Like the real-life SWAT organization itself, the SWAT Global Strike Team is a life-saving organization tasked with defending and saving the lives of the innocent. As a member of the SWAT Global Strike Team gamers will be called to duty at a moment’s notice, confronted with missions unlike any see before.
Join a secret squad of pilots dedicated to thwarting the most heinous plans of the Third Reich. Fly over twenty authentic aircraft across thirty daring missions in this new WWII action-flyer. Lawrence Holland, the legendary creator of Star Wars: X-Wing, Star Wars: Tie Fighter and Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe returns with an exhilarating new game of action and intrigue. Can you be trusted with the most dangerous secrets of the war? We took to the unfriendly skies with our beta build ... read more to find out how it went!
by GreyOoze on Aug. 27, 2003 @ 1:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under
After the release of both Stronghold and Stronghold Crusader, Firefly Studios turns their attention away from this successful series in favor of something a little different, and much more lighthearted. So what is Space Colony all about? Let’s take a look at a beta build of the game and find out.
Take a band of gun-toting rebels -a robot, a madman, a mole and a criminal mastermind. Put them in a vividly stunning fantasy realm. Then give them an impossible mission - pulling off the biggest heist of all time in the middle of a war. All you have to do is battle your way through dastardly enemies, giant war machines and an army of psychopathic robots. But don't worry; you have plenty of ammo and absolutely no common sense. Victory is yours in 12,000 bullets or less! We had the chance to check out an early build, read more for the result ...
by Judy on Aug. 22, 2003 @ 1:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under
In this suspenseful, story-driven adventure you will solve numerous puzzles and battle creatures of the dark to reveal the ultimate mystery. Besides the main character seems to have nearly a limitless supply of witty comments, which luckily makes the game a tad less serious. The mix of humor and violence works very well though, keeping you on the edge of your seat, both laughing and in fright. We recently had a look at an early build ... read more for the result!
by Eric on Aug. 21, 2003 @ 1:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds is a 3rd person action-adventure game based on the successful cult series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Just like the show, the adventure takes place at ground zero for all things vampire – Sunnydale, California. Developed with the show's writers as a 'lost episode' from season 5, Chaos Bleeds involves an unraveling tale in which a dimensional bleed has been enabled by Pure Evil to consume humanity once and for all. It's up to Buffy and her friends to stop it all from happening ... again! Due in stores next week, we had a chance to take a quick peek ...
You are Glitch, the gun-slinging, half-ton menacing bot of Droid City who blasts his way to victory. Found as scrap metal, but transformed into destructive machinery, Glitch is determined to free his people from the evil clutches of General Corrosive and his maniacal army of Mil bots. Unleash a world of pain as you annihilate the General's sinister plan to dominate the world, and salvage the robot race. We took our build for a spin, read more to find out how it went...
Choose from 20 tracks, 24 vehicles and three difficulty levels. Smash the opposition with missiles and mines, gain the advantage with turbos, strategically trigger off barriers and avoid falling objects as you scream through the house of fun. Just when you think you've mastered the game, you'll find a whole new lease of life in the giveaway track editor. All the best features of the game are in here and it couldn't be simpler to construct exciting and daring new tracks for you to race on against your friends.
by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 2:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under
In Gladius, players may choose to take on the role of Ursula or Valens. Ursula, from the northern land of Nordagh, is the daughter of a great barbarian king. Valens is the son of one of Imperia's greatest gladiators. A bloody conflict between their two homelands gave rise to a vengeful dark god, which nearly destroyed all of mankind. Only with the help of the revered Valkyrie was the dark god defeated, but it came at a great cost of many lives. This gave rise to an uneasy peace that has existed for decades between the two lands. Now the two young heroes must fulfill their destinies to keep the world from heading into another disastrous war.
by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 10, 2003 @ 2:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under
kill.switch™ is an innovative military shooter that emphasizes realistic cover tactics and awesome firepower for the ultimate experience in combat gaming. Featuring the unique Offensive Cover System, and utilizing the Blindfire combat mechanic, kill.switch demands the use of conventional warfare tactics, forcing players to utilize surrounding environments, and quickly adjust on-the-fly through each intense and challenging mission.
by Thomas Wilde on July 29, 2003 @ 1:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under
I-Ninja is an adrenaline-charged adventure game. An ultra-cool ninja with major attitude meets extreme sports game play, I-Ninja is the consummate warrior who has spent years mastering his weapons and honing his skills. In true gravity defying game play, I-Ninja can scale buildings, "shred" on extreme rails, hover great distances with a "sword copter", ride drifting roller spheres and utilize specialized manga-style ninja moves to navigate through each dynamic environment. We had a chance to take a look at a build, read more to find out how it went...