In Ultra Bust-A-Move, players launch randomly colored balls from the bottom of the field in an attempt to attach them to bubbles of the same color. Once three bubbles of the same color are touching, they pop, causing all connected bubbles to drop. Players keep going until all the bubbles are gone.
by Kris Graft on Dec. 9, 2004 @ 12:29 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
For the first time, the MGS franchise is set in a sweltering jungle where players must fight for survival by battling relentless natural elements, as well as an onslaught of ruthless enemy soldiers. Suspenseful stealth action delivers heart-pounding sequences like never before. The game's extraordinary gameplay and intense plot combine with riveting music, high-definition sound and astonishingly detailed graphics for a completely unique interactive gaming experience.
by Ricardo Chimal on Dec. 8, 2004 @ 1:24 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
With its diverse offering of music and variety of skill levels, TAIKO: Drum Master delivers a unique experience filled with flexibility and fun for players of all ages. The game offers more than 30 songs in its catalog, including well-known hits from today’s current chart-toppers and yesterday’s favorites.
by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on Dec. 8, 2004 @ 12:32 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
Alpha Black Zero is a fast-paced mission based 3rd person tactical shooter with a gripping storyline to test both your fighting abilities and your intelligence. Dozens of different enemies, all possessing strong Artificial intelligence, will punish your mistakes across huge and challenging levels.
World of Warcraft is an online role-playing experience set in the award-winning Warcraft universe. Players assume the roles of Warcraft heroes as they explore, adventure, and quest across a vast world. Whether adventuring together or fighting against each other in epic battles, players will form friendships, forge alliances, and compete with enemies for power and glory.
by Thomas Wilde on Dec. 7, 2004 @ 12:20 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
Call of Duty: Finest Hour takes console players to the frontlines of combat to experience the cinematic intensity, chaos of battle and epic moments of World War II across new campaigns across the North African, Western and Eastern Fronts.
The story of Baten Kaitos takes place at a time when lands exist in the sky. It is an era in which the once-vast oceans have become mere legend among men. This is the world in which Kalas and Xelha meet: A world in crisis, where a conspiracy for power may lead to its destruction.
Five years ago Carl Johnson escaped from the pressures of life in Los Santos, San Andreas...a city tearing itself apart with gang trouble, drugs and corruption. On his return to the neighborhood, a couple of corrupt cops frame him for homicide. CJ is forced on a journey that takes him across the entire state of San Andreas, to save his family and to take control of the streets.
by Gordy Wheeler on Dec. 5, 2004 @ 1:52 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
Packed with new features, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 is the third in the successful PlayStation 2 series developed by DIMPS, and promises to be the ultimate DBZ fighting experience on next-generation consoles.
by Mark Crump on Dec. 5, 2004 @ 1:34 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
Star Wars Galaxies: Jump To Lightspeed dramatically expands the Star Wars Galaxies franchise by adding a whole new level of twitch-based gameplay to an already deep role-playing game. Jump To Lightspeed allows players to engage in fast-paced, real-time space dogfights against faction-aligned opponents or AI controlled ships while traveling throughout 10 content rich space sectors.
'Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex' is Bandai's upcoming PlayStation 2 action game based on the seminal anime series by Masamune Shirow. Featuring a stunning 3D game world and over 20 minutes of breathtaking CGI, the game allows players to assume the role of Major Kusanagi as she shoots her way through an army of tough as nails enemies.
Blinx 2: Masters of Time & Space throws players into the shoes of a heroic cat bravely taking control of time in order to face tough battles and puzzling challenges. Just like using a VCR remote control, players' customised cats have the power to slow down the action, pause, review, fast-forward, record and even combine them in challenging situations.
by Thomas Leaf on Dec. 3, 2004 @ 12:46 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
Oleg Maddox's IL-2 series moves the setting from the Eastern front to the fierce combat of the Pacific theater. Allied fighters and bombers square off against the notorious air power of the Japanese empire. For the first time, a large variety of British aircraft will be included along with U.S. and Australian planes. Target enemy ships, vehicles, airfields, and a host of AI-controlled aircraft. Re-enact some of the most famous air battles of WWII in places like Pearl Harbor, Guadalcanal, and Iw
by Nathan Mourfield on Dec. 3, 2004 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
"Shark Tale" takes you on a new adventure as Oscar, a bigger-than-life fish working his way up the food chain, who becomes an unlikely hero as he searches for an easy path to fame and fortune. With a blend of original and film-inspired gameplay, players immerse themselves in a hip, underwater urban culture featuring the gritty environments of Reef City and funky tunes inspired by the film.
Spyro must save the Dragon Realms from the Evil Red Dragon who has planted light-sapping Dark Gems all over the Dragon Realms in an attempt to capture and control the world. With the help of his allies, Spyro must seek out and destroy all of the Dark Gems to return the lands back to normal and to save the Dragon Realms from the evil dragon's tyrannical control.
by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Dec. 2, 2004 @ 1:24 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
Picking up right where the game’s story left off, Battle out of Hell includes an additional single-player chapter with 10 levels, as well as new multiplayer modes, maps and models. It will also offer an amplified arsenal of un-deadly weapons, bigger and badder bosses.
by Nathan Mourfield on Dec. 1, 2004 @ 2:02 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
Experience the first console RPG set in The Lord of the Rings universe in The Lord of the Rings, The Third Age. Travel in the wake of the Fellowship in a unique structure that allows players to explore their own path while periodically intersecting the major events of New Line Cinema’s film trilogy.
by Kris Graft on Dec. 1, 2004 @ 1:59 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
Taking place in a massive, free-roaming city featuring five distinct interconnected neighborhoods, Need for Speed Underground 2 delivers an immersive game world where the streets are your menus. As players explore the city, they'll encounter rival racers who will school them in the ways of the underground and tip them off to the hottest racing spots in town.
Developed by Yuke's Co., Ltd. of Japan, "WWE SmackDown! Vs. RAW" features more than 50 WWE Superstars including John Cena, Rey Mysterio and Randy Orton. In "WWE SmackDown! Vs. RAW," players will have the ability to compete in head-to-head online play, a first for any wrestling game.
by Geson Hatchett on Nov. 30, 2004 @ 2:44 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
Join Tak in an epic adventure, as he must learn new Juju magic to recover the Staff of Dreams and defeat Tlaloc once and for all. Tak’s role in the great Prophecy of the Pupanunu people isn’t over. Rather, it’s just begun!
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