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Paul Reith's Articles


PS2 Preview - 'Ghost Recon 2'

by Paul Reith on Sept. 24, 2004 @ 2:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Developed by Ubisoft Shanghai, the PS2 version of Ghost Recon 2 is the first Clancy title to be built from the ground up for the console. This version acts as a prequel to the Xbox version, which is set in 2011. Ghost Recon 2 allows players to utilize the most high-tech, advanced weapons and gadgets to defeat the smartest, deadliest A.I. yet in an epic struggle.

PS2 Preview - 'Time Crisis: Crisis Zone'

by Paul Reith on Sept. 13, 2004 @ 2:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

From the developers of the hugely successful Time Crisis series, Crisis Zone is based on the classic arcade version with exclusive new features and levels for PlayStation 2 - most notably unique 'double gun-play' allowing players to choose whether to use one or two guns to blast their way to victory!

PS2 Preview - 'Neo Contra'

by Paul Reith on Sept. 9, 2004 @ 1:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Neo Contra integrates all of the classic shooting gameplay elements that have come to define this renowned series while bringing the experience to a 3D world. Longtime fans and newcomers to the franchise will find classic, fast-paced action as they battle huge bosses who will stop at nothing to keep them from completing their mission. Players will need quick reflexes to dodge enemy attacks as well as access an arsenal of powerful weapons to defeat deadly enemies.

Xbox Preview - 'Karaoke Revolution'

by Paul Reith on Sept. 5, 2004 @ 3:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Karaoke Revolution features a number of exciting single and multi-player modes that support up to eight other aspiring pop stars. Showtime Mode lets players climb from the clubs to the ultimate arena, while Arcade Mode and Karaoke Mode let you sing and compete alone or with friends. In addition, downloadable song packs, several customizable characters and multiple venues make it even more fun to step up to the mic!

PC Preview - 'Rome: Total War'

by Paul Reith on Aug. 27, 2004 @ 3:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Rome: Total War is the next generation in epic strategy gaming from the critically acclaimed and award winning Total War brand. The aim of the game is to conquer, rule and manipulate the Roman Empire with the ultimate goal of being declared as the "Imperator" of Rome. Activision organized a press event this week to give us the opportunity to get an in-depth look, and here are our first, second, and third impressions ...

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'Fight Club'

by Paul Reith on Aug. 25, 2004 @ 2:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Fight Club, a "no-holds-barred" fighting game, will portray the brutality of street fighting while encompassing the action and story elements from the movie with intense visuals, untraditional moves, and bare-knuckle destruction. At a recent press event we had a chance to check out the game, read more for our impressions..

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'Crash Twinsanity'

by Paul Reith on Aug. 20, 2004 @ 2:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Developed by Traveller’s Tales, the new action platformer reveals a hilarious storyline that showcases the creative input of award-winning animation filmmaker Jordan Reichek of Perky Pickle Studios and introduces innovative features, including the ingenious pairing of Crash with his longtime nemesis Dr. Cortex in an unprecedented new dual gameplay mechanic.

Xbox Preview - 'MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf'

by Paul Reith on Aug. 18, 2004 @ 12:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

"MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf" continues the massive destructible environments, intense combat and addictive online multiplayer gameplay that gamers have been praising since "MechAssault" first hit Xbox. Continuing in the 31st century, "MechAssault 2" allows gamers to encounter entirely new experiences in the epic BattleTech world. This third-person action/shooter game defines immense destruction taken to another level, as each environment in the game's five worlds is fully destructible.

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone'

by Paul Reith on Aug. 16, 2004 @ 2:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone is an action adventure game set in the popular D&D world created by Wizards of the Coast. Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone will place players in the middle of a heated battle between two demonic armies set to overrun the world of Faerun.

PS2 Preview - 'Phantom Brave'

by Paul Reith on Aug. 8, 2004 @ 1:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Phantom Brave improves upon the tactical gameplay found in Disgaea and La Pucelle in every way. Its redone, open-ended battle system is limited only by the user’s imagination. If you fell in love with Disgaea, you definitely won’t want to miss out on what’s sure to be this year’s best Strategy RPG.