Gordy Wheeler's Articles

PC Review - 'NIBIRU: Age of Secrets'

by Gordy Wheeler on Dec. 18, 2005 @ 1:09 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Nibiru: Messenger of the Gods is a 2D horror/adventure game featuring 80 locations, over 30 NPCs, and 50 pages of narrative. You take on the role of Martin Holan, an Thechz archeologist working in France sent to investigate a newly found secret tunnel apparently made by Germans during the second World War.

PC Review - 'Myst V: End of Ages'

by Gordy Wheeler on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 1:01 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Picking up immediately where the original Myst ended, players are presented the privilege, challenge and responsibility of restoring the lost empire of the D'ni - an ancient civilization of people who thrived for thousands of years but later met with a great catastrophe. Like each previous Myst title, Myst V: End of Ages advances the graphical beauty and detail of its worlds with a fully immersive 3D environment.

PS2/Xbox Review - 'Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit'

by Gordy Wheeler on Nov. 26, 2005 @ 3:58 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, the player is challenged to unravel the amazing secret of the Were-Rabbit on their day and night journey through the vast locations, pitting their wits against a shadowy adversary and frantically battling his minions in a barnstorming adventure. Naturally help is, as ever, at hand from a superb array of "cracking contraptions" concocted by that master of invention, Wallace.

PS2 Review - 'Romancing SaGa'

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.

Xbox Review - 'Ultimate Spider-Man'

by Gordy Wheeler on Nov. 1, 2005 @ 12:44 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Ultimate Spider-Man allows players to take on the role of Spider-Man AND a super-villain in an original storyline. The game's expanded, free-roaming environments deliver a deep adventure with a variety of challenging missions, diverse game play and an improved combat system that allows players to face off against the largest number of characters from the Spider-Man universe ever assembled.

PS2 Review - 'Indigo Prophecy'

by Gordy Wheeler on Oct. 16, 2005 @ 12:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In Indigo Prophecy, New York City is stunned by a series of mysterious murders, all following the same pattern: ordinary people are killing absolute strangers in public areas. Lucas Kane becomes another one of these murderers when he suddenly kills a stranger in a men’s bathroom. Covered in blood, Lucas regains consciousness with no recollection as to why he committed murder. Hunted by police, Lucas must uncover the dark forces behind his crime before being incarcerated for life.

PS2/Xbox Review - 'Outlaw Tennis'

by Gordy Wheeler on Sept. 20, 2005 @ 1:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Outlaw Tennis is a top quality tennis sim combined with the outrageous characters, play modes and humor of the Outlaw series of games. The Fighting/composure system that is unique to the Outlaw series adds a whole new dimension to the otherwise conservative world of tennis. Get ready to hit the courts, beat the daylights out of your opponent and cause a "racquet."

PC Preview - 'Cold War'

by Gordy Wheeler on Sept. 1, 2005 @ 12:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

GameCube Review - 'Madagascar'

by Gordy Wheeler on Aug. 9, 2005 @ 1:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

At New York's Central Park Zoo, a lion, a zebra, a giraffe, and a hippo are best friends and stars of the show. But when one of the animals goes missing from their cage, the other three break free to look for him, only to find themselves reunited ... on a ship en route to the island of Madagascar. When their vessel capsizes off the coast, however, the friends, who have all been raised in captivity, learn first-hand what life can be like in the wild.

PC Preview - 'Fable: The Lost Chapters'

by Gordy Wheeler on July 22, 2005 @ 12:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Fable: The Lost Chapters will feature a host of enhancements from its top-selling Xbox version, including new quests to conquer, areas to explore, creatures to slay and story elements to discover. Fable: The Lost Chapters is expected to reach store shelves this fall.