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Tony "OUberLord" Mitera's Articles


GBA Review - 'Gameboy Advance SP'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Jan. 11, 2004 @ 2:33 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

And now for something completely different. Over here at WorthPlaying we usually focus our efforts to review and preview the multitude of PC and console games that come out every week, but exceptions can be made here and there for certain products. One such product is Nintendo’s Gameboy Advance SP, which at first glance seems too similar to the original Gameboy Advance to garner a purchase. However, upon closer inspection the GBA SP wildly surpasses the original version, with a slew of features that the original GBA simply doesn’t have.

PC Preview - 'Painkiller'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Jan. 11, 2004 @ 2:33 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Painkiller is a first-person horror shooter, designed to satisfy the gamer's hunger for intense, fast-paced action. You are Painkiller, a mercenary for hire, charged with cleaning out nests of the undead. But an unholy pact with a demon unknowingly puts you square in the middle of a fight for control of the underworld... with the future of humanity hanging in the balance. After our initial preview we had a chance to check out an updated build and here is the result!

Xbox Preview - 'Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Jan. 3, 2004 @ 1:37 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

In this gritty and darkly humorous 3rd person action adventure, players join the courageous Brotherhood of Steel, whose mission is to maintain peace in the grim post-nuclear world of Fallout. Challenged by hordes of ghouls, mutants and other radioactive nightmares, players utilize a combination of intense combat strategies including melee, ranged weapons and explosives to fulfill their daunting task of defeating the mutant army in hopes of restoring humanity in a nearly unlivable universe. Welcome to the wasteland.

Xbox Review - 'True Crime: Streets Of L.A.'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Dec. 3, 2003 @ 2:09 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Inspired by Hong Kong action films, the game lets players assume the role of tough-as-nails detective Nick Kang, bent on settling a personal vendetta with the L.A. underworld. As Kang, players will be able to dispense their own personal brand of justice through automotive combat, a variety of rib cracking martial arts moves and the business end of dual 45s. Read more for the full review ...

Xbox Review - 'Project Gotham Racing 2'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 2:29 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Rewarding drivers for focusing on speed and style while still taking risks around every corner, "Project Gotham Racing 2" offers circuit-based racing through highly detailed, photorealistic urban environments. Racers can choose from more than 50 of the hottest cars while learning their way around new and exciting cities, mastering corners, and accelerating through the straightaways before moving to a different venue. Players also can race against up to three friends at once through a multiplayer SystemLink or match up against players online utilizing Xbox Live.

PC Preview - 'X2: The Threat'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Nov. 16, 2003 @ 1:28 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

It is a universe of smugglers and businessmen, of bounty hunters and travellers, from countless worlds. All striving to make their mark on a universe in constant flux. It is a dangerous place, with threats both from within and beyond. After years of conflict, an uneasy peace has settled across the many worlds, as humans and aliens strive to live together in harmony. While it's European release date was recently pushed back to Feb 2004, the US version should ship end of this month. In the meantime we had a chance to take a look at a build, read more to check it out ...

PC Review - 'Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Nov. 5, 2003 @ 2:47 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The quest to destroy the One Ring continues in the first Real-Time Strategy game based on The Lord of the Rings saga. Massive battles will erupt as the peoples of Middle-earth fight for control of Tolkien's World. Play as the forces of good and valiantly fight for the One Ring's destruction or play as the forces of evil to claim control over Middle-earth forever. Read more for the full review ...

Xbox Review - 'Amped 2'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Oct. 29, 2003 @ 2:10 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

"Amped 2," part of the new XSN Sports brand, is the ultimate freestyle snowboarding experience offering gamers an expanded library of tricks and a smooth new "tricking" style. Gamers can explore vast areas of wide-open, spectacularly rendered mountains packed with terrain parks designed by world-famous snow park architect Chris Gunnarson. They can play head to head with friends to compare skills or challenge up to seven others in various multiplayer modes.

PC Review - 'Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 2:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In 2001, Max Payne arrived to set the benchmark for action gaming, earning countless awards and revolutionizing the genre with cinematic combat sequences fuelled by the groundbreaking use of slow motion and compulsive narrative-driven gameplay. Now, working together with Rockstar Games' New York-based production team, Remedy has combined Max Payne's hallmark gameplay with all new innovations and unmatched production values. Read more for the full review!

PC Preview - 'Breed'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Oct. 6, 2003 @ 2:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Breed is a cutting-edge science-fiction shoot-em up, which skilfully blends addictive, accessible, free-roaming gameplay with cutting-edge, state-of-the-art technology to expand not only the gameplay potential, but also the players perceived freedom within the game world. Read more to check out for the full preview ...