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Alan Martin's Articles


NDS Review - 'Top Spin 3'

by Alan Martin on Aug. 21, 2008 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In Top Spin 3, players compete online and offline to rise in the ranks against current top ranked professional players, as well as legendary players Boris Becker, Bjorn Borg and Monica Seles. Players can also use new player creator features that include free-form body sculpting, makeup and tattoos.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Unreal Tournament 3'

by Alan Martin on Aug. 8, 2008 @ 2:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In UT3, you assume the role of a futuristic warrior engaged in contests of intense shooting battles against skilled opponents, controlled by human contestants online or by AI, fought with the most powerful sci-fi weapons and vehicles.

NDS Review - 'Soul Bubbles'

by Alan Martin on Aug. 2, 2008 @ 6:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In Soul Bubbles the player controls a young shaman apprentice, who is entrusted with saving lost “souls” and guiding them to safety. He must protect these fragile beings from the hostile and dangerous world around them, and he does this by creating protective bubbles to keep the spirits safe.

NDS Review - 'Zoo Tycoon 2 DS'

by Alan Martin on July 24, 2008 @ 12:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Developed by Altron, Zoo Tycoon 2 DS includes improved gameplay and new features that will captivate fans of the life simulation genre, as well as animal lovers who have long dreamed of running their own zoo.

NDS Review - 'Wacky Races: Crash & Dash'

by Alan Martin on July 23, 2008 @ 3:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Wacky Races: Crash & Dash is an action racing game like no other, with fun-filled environments, crazy cars and hilarious characters from the Hanna-Barbera cartoon TV series including several old favorites.

Xbox Live Arcade Review - 'Sea Life Safari'

by Alan Martin on July 21, 2008 @ 1:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Make a splash as an underwater photographer tasked with capturing the most incredible pictures of wild sea life. Entice your subjects into playful poses, provoke photo worthy reactions, and reel in those picture-perfect scores!

NDS Review - 'Winning Eleven Pro Evolution Soccer 2007'

by Alan Martin on July 12, 2008 @ 12:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The Pro Evolution Soccer series is renowned for its realism, and Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 is abundant with new gameplay additions. Player AI has been massively upgraded, while the physical side of play has been refined.

Xbox Live Arcade Review - 'Aces of the Galaxy'

by Alan Martin on June 28, 2008 @ 4:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Aces of the Galaxy is an old-school arcade thrill-ride, thrusting players into epic space battles in the ultimate struggle to survive. Players take control of the gun turret on an AI-driven spaceship aiming the reticule to vaporize waves of enemies in this third person retro-arcade shooter.

Editorial - Is Europe Ready To Rock?

by Alan Martin on June 24, 2008 @ 4:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under Editorials

Rock Band allows you to perform music from the world's biggest rock artists with your friends as a virtual band using drum, bass/lead guitar and microphone peripherals, in addition to offering online connectivity. For those who haven't been following, we European consumers have finally been treated to the unbridled joy that is Rock Band — six months late and at twice the price of the U.S. version.