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!
by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2002 @ 7:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under
H.A.R.M. is back with only one obstacle to thwart their quest for domination: Cate Archer, the beautiful but deadly UNITY operative who foiled their last nefarious plot. The world’s most deadly assassins are summoned with one simple objective: kill Cate Archer. Check out what we thought about our press beta experience (and of course check the BOATLOAD of screens).
Well, we are all eagerly awaiting the Unreal Tournament 2003 release due on the shelves in a matter of days. We had the chance to check out a late beta build and so the time is right to knock up a preview article. Needless to say that we had lots of fun and this is the proof!
by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2002 @ 9:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under
Up on deck today is a look at DreamCatcher and Wanadoo's upcoming First person "alternative history" shooter, Iron Storm. And of course we had to go snap crap and include about 50 brand new screens for your pleasure ... Njoy, its worth (playing) it!!! One to chalk up for the wish list!
by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2002 @ 11:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under
"Eve Online: The Second Genesis" is a space trading / combat Massive Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG) for the PC. Developed by Crowd Control Production (CCP) of Reykjavik, Iceland, EVE ONLINE will allow upwards of 100,000 gamers to compete simultaneously across a full 3D galaxy which includes 5000 solar systems. We had a chance to meet up with the developers at a preview showing, had some hands on experience and snagged 30 some screens ... Njoy!
In the year of 10 BC, the First Emperor made his rounds patrol eastward and unfortunately he died of a sudden and mysterious death. Chaos emerged all over the land with the fall of the king star. The peasants in Dazexiang county raised their flags to rebel. The uprising fire later spread throughout the entire realm. At the same time, the minorities outside of the Great Wall also turned their eyes to this rich land in chaos. Though the dynasty was facing its last days, like a caged tiger, how can it be willing to submit without.
Strategy First has a big slew of upcoming titles in the near future, either 3rd party developed or in-house titles. One of those is, the at first odd looking, Nexagon : The Pit offering a combination of action and real time strategy in a science fiction setting. Check our verdict (and njoy the screens).
by Rainier on May 6, 2002 @ 10:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under
Set in World War II, Sudden Strike is a tactical war game with authentic historical background and compelling gameplay. This time round players can control Russian, British, American, German and Japanese forces with historical reference and accuracy throughout. Each side will have their own realistically modelled vehicles and troops as well as a new damage model to provide an even greater emphasis on realism. Check out our first impression!
by Patrick on April 24, 2002 @ 1:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under
Beam Breakers is set in a futuristic New York City. Players race a variety of high-speed flying vehicles through 3D environments. The game features an advanced 3D physics engine that supports realistic damage modeling. It includes more than 30 vehicles with different attributes, a detailed game environment complete with skyscrapers, moving traffic, and authentic landmarks, and five different factions.
by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2002 @ 9:29 p.m. PST | Filed under
You up for a new 3D puzzle/action game? Then look out for Fishtank's upcoming "Arx Fatalis" somewhere end of March. We got our hands on an early beta version and put it to the test .. We WERE impressed and the game can only improve by the time it reaches final stage .. Hurry up with that puppy! Me Want!