The story of GTA: Liberty City Stories takes place 3 years before the events of GTA 3 and we find that our main character Toni Cipriani has returned from laying low for the past 4 years after taking out a rival mob boss for the Leone crime family. Having welcomed him back with open arms, the Don Salvatore Leone is putting Toni to back work under the watchful eye of Vincenzo Cilli, one of his most trusted capo’s.
by Bill Lange on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 12:51 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
Heroes of the Pacific puts players at the controls of the fiercest fighter planes of WWII, in an era where dog-fighting and aerial combat skill meant the difference between victory or defeat for the U.S. Navy. With an intense storyline spanning over 30 missions, players will participate in large scale pivotal battles against Japanese forces at historic locations like Midway Island, Iwo Jima, the Coral Sea and Guadalcanal.
by Gordy Wheeler on Nov. 16, 2005 @ 1:53 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
Visit the vast world of Mardias in Square Enix's Romancing SaGa. Select from one of eight playable main characters to follow through a series of amazing adventures, with the outcomes of your decision forever altering the future of Mardias. Fully customize your characters in battle with proficiencies, multi-class training, and purchasable skills and spells. Guide a party of up to five characters in battle, inviting and dismissing new warriors as you see fit.
Disney’s Chicken Little brings the excitement of the film to life and allows gamers to master unique gadgets and play as the key characters from the film in an endless variety of action-packed game play. Saving the day takes an arsenal of gadgets, friends and hero power.
by Joe Keiser on Nov. 15, 2005 @ 12:50 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
Frantix will put your puzzle-solving skills to the test as you adventure through surreal worlds to solve each puzzle in the shortest amount of time. Featuring frantic puzzle-solving action, beautiful 3D graphics, more than 150 challenging levels to play through, power pick-ups, and a diverse array of monsters and unique obstacles, Frantix is easy to pick up, but hard to put down.
Based on an updated version of the same engine technology used in Bungie's first person shooter "Halo," "Rebel Without a Pulse" puts players in control of a wisecracking zombie named Stubbs, "who takes on an ultra-modern city of the future using nothing but his own carcass and the weapons of his possessed enemies." The game is rife with tongue-in-cheek humor, a strong storyline and innovative combat techniques.
Curse of Darkness introduces players to an entirely new storyline and main character – Hector, one of two Devil Forgemasters, who had once refined his skills under Dracula. Told in true Castlevania style, this action-packed tale of betrayal and revenge takes players on a journey through an expansive world filled with formidable foes and beautifully rendered environments to the ruins of Dracula's castle.
by Hugh McHarg on Nov. 14, 2005 @ 12:28 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
A mission-based game with puzzle-solving elements, Atomic Betty features a three character control scheme that allows players to enjoy all of their favorite characters at once, utilizing their individual skills to save the universe.
by Bill Lange on Nov. 13, 2005 @ 1:29 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
Cold War follows the story of Matt Carter a freelance journalist who finds himself in the midst of an international conspiracy that aims to control the U.S.S.R. Using only recovered weapons and improvised gadgets, he must now evade or overcome elite Soviet forces and defeat the conspiracy before he is sent to a Siberian prison camp or killed.
by Joe Keiser on Nov. 13, 2005 @ 1:12 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
The tireless underground hero Dig Dug returns in Dig Dug Digging Strike as a group of nasty monsters have infested his home island. Navigate a series of islands above ground, avoiding enemies while seeking out tunnels to head below the surface. Once underground, the action heads to the lower screen, where Dig Dug must activate a series of fault lines to break apart the islands and send his enemies to the bottom of the sea.
by Geson Hatchett on Nov. 13, 2005 @ 1:02 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
Play as one of the five Teen Titans, testing their superhuman strength and attack moves across multiple levels in hostile environments filled with notorious enemies from the show. Enjoy “super-deformed” characters, power-ups, hidden collectibles and non-stop adventure in this side-scrolling thriller for Teen Titans fans and action gamers alike.
As additional story and side quests await in Fable: The Lost Chapters, so too does the path of righteousness, as well as the life of evil. With every choice, a character transforms into a reflection of his actions and decisions. There are new quests to conquer, areas to explore, creatures to slay and story elements to discover.
Lunar: Dragon Song brings the cult classic RPG series back for an outing on the Nintendo DS. Follow martial Jian on an adventure through a 2D fantasy world, populated by exotic beastmen and watched over by the benevolent Goddess Althena. A score of unusual play mechanics and the ability to fight enemies in Virtue Mode or Combat Mode makes Lunar: Dragon Song an RPG not quite like anything else out there.
Prepare for bigger battles and even more dangerous enemies. DBGT: Transformation is the first of two new thrilling DBGT games. Take control of up to three characters in your self-created team, switching to each member on the fly, and face off against General Rilldo, Luud, Baby and other intergalactic villains.
Dragonshard will incorporate classic role-playing themes, a powerful and dynamic real-time strategy engine all woven together with a rich storyline involving a global conflict for an immensely powerful artifact with the power to change the fate of Eberron itself.
by Hugh McHarg on Nov. 11, 2005 @ 12:27 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
Pit the most legendary Marvel characters against The Imperfects, a group of super heroes created collaboratively by Marvel, EA, and top comic book industry talent, in all-out duels to determine who among them is the most powerful of all.
Star Wars Battlefront II takes one Imperial-walker step forward with all-new space combat, playable Jedi, and never-before-seen environments straight out of the Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith film. Enjoy an all-new single-player experience that takes players through an epic, story-based saga where every action the player takes impacts the battlefront and, ultimately, the fate of the Star Wars galaxy.
Resurrection of Evil picks up two years following the events of the original in a once forgotten and remote UAC research facility on Mars. Players wage a brutal war against an army of new demons and zombies including Hell's own Hunters, while utilizing incredible new weapons like the physics defying "grabber" and the return of the classic double-barreled shotgun.
by David Wanaselja on Nov. 10, 2005 @ 12:40 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
Easy to learn, hard to master! Encounter the ultimate zoo experience in Zoo Tycoon DS! Get up close and personal while collecting and caring for the world's most popular animals in a custom zoo you create! Manage your environment properly and achieve the ultimate goal of a zoo full of happy animals and customers.
The first-ever Battlefield console installment will drop players into the heat of battle on the high tech frontlines, entering a new modern era of combat with more firepower and new expansive environments. Armed with the latest modern weaponry, players can take control of over 30 vehicles, including tanks, helicopters and fast attack vehicles, to engage in major conflicts in some of the largest online battles.
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