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Alanix's Articles


PC Review - 'Kart Challenge 2005'

by Alanix on Feb. 10, 2005 @ 12:36 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Can you smoke Schumi? Grow your racing career as you burn rubber against different opponents throughout the world until you may finally smoke the fastest of them all. Test your reflexes, and your mettle, on 17 intensely realistic tracks spanning the globe, from the U.S. to Cuba to Japan to Europe.

PC Review - 'Scrapland'

by Alanix on Feb. 9, 2005 @ 1:42 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Scrapland is an action game. In third-person, the player controls D-Tritus when he goes on foot and his gunship when he pilots on Chimera streets. The player, by hacking into the GDB, can transform himself into 15 different characters, acquiring then the special ability of every one of them. The player can also drive any gunship he finds and can create his own collection of unique gunships, freely combining pieces he finds aboard the ship.

PS2 Review - 'Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas'

by Alanix on Dec. 6, 2004 @ 12:43 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

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.

PS2 Review - 'The Bard's Tale'

by Alanix on Nov. 13, 2004 @ 12:59 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The Bard's Tale combines the development team's collective knowledge of compelling RPG gameplay with brilliant graphics and major motion picture quality story and dialogue. The Bard's Tale eschews genre cliches in favor of intelligent humor for an original and truly entertaining experience.

PC Review - 'Immortal Cities: Children of the Nile'

by Alanix on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 4:11 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Children of the Nile is the first and only strategy game where citizens who behave like real people are your primary resource. As their leader, you must build a place in which they can live and work, establishing a relationship of trust and cooperation which you then leverage to build a lasting civilization, and bring it to its cultural peak.

PC Preview - 'Nexus: The Jupiter Incident'

by Alanix on Nov. 8, 2004 @ 1:17 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Nexus: The Jupiter Incident is a story-based single player strategy game. Starting in 2040, you are in control of the fleet of a multinational cooperation fighting a rivalling cooperation. The discovery of foreign technology leads to expeditions into space. When you return to Earth you find it occupied by Aliens. Only one colonizing spaceship with humans escaped. Your task is to find this ship, use it to build colonies and to finally gather enough strength to take back Earth.

PC Review - 'Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude'

by Alanix on Oct. 27, 2004 @ 1:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Larry Laffer's nephew, Larry Lovage, is a typical college student. He lives in a dorm, has a crush on his biology professor, and goes to bars with his buddies. But when a TV dating show comes to campus, Larry gets a chance for national sexposure. If he can show that he can make any girl on campus swoon, he will become a campus legend.

PS2 Review - 'Dukes of Hazzard: Return of the General Lee'

by Alanix on Oct. 14, 2004 @ 2:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Step into the shoes of Bo and Luke Duke as they race to win prize money in order to save the local orphanage from Boss Hogg's latest crooked scheme. With the help of the ever-popular Daisy Duke, Uncle Jesse and Cooter, the good ol' boys go up against the villainous Boss Hogg, his bumbling cohorts Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane and Deputy Enos in order to win the Hazzard County Derby.

PC Review - 'Chris Sawyer's Locomotion'

by Alanix on Oct. 4, 2004 @ 1:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Put together a profitable company by constructing transportation routes between growing cities and their industries. Race against other companies to make the most lucrative connections and rake in the cash, or just sit back and enjoy the detailed world in action as you build and play with moving vehicles such as trains, buses, ships, and aircraft.

PC Review - 'Evil Genius'

by Alanix on Sept. 28, 2004 @ 1:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In Evil Genius, a strategy/life simulation game, you assume the role of a wicked mastermind bent on achieving global domination through the construction of the ultimate doomsday device. A tongue-in-cheek take on the 60's spy thriller genre, Evil Genius offers the player the chance to be the villain and control a secret island fortress complete with powerful (and strangely dressed) henchmen, mindlessly loyal minions and a wide range of hilarious gizmos.