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Thomas Leaf's Articles


PC Preview - 'Space Interceptor: Project Freedom'

by Thomas Leaf on Sept. 8, 2004 @ 3:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

"Space Interceptor: Project Freedom", previously known as Project Earth 2, is a space combat game that offers adrenaline pumping gameplay coupled with stunning graphics. The campaign is built around an original storyline that features several unexpected twists and turns. A stand alone tutorial mode and a simple, intuitive user interface let you immerse yourself in the game world without irritating delays.

PC Review - 'EURO 2004'

by Thomas Leaf on Aug. 13, 2004 @ 12:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In EURO 2004 mode players can play as any of the 51 European nations. Players can arrange and play friendly matches against other nations or play through the tournament going from qualifying, to playoffs and into the finals. In addition to tracking injuries and suspensions, a new dynamic morale system will track players' morale, which will fluctuate based on individual and team performances and affect player abilities on the field.

PC Review - 'Soldiers: Heroes of World War II'

by Thomas Leaf on Aug. 11, 2004 @ 1:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Soldiers is a third-person tactical action complete with a stunning 3D visual engine. Pitching the player headlong into the war-torn battlegrounds of Europe, gameplay delivers extremely realistic yet explosive combat scenarios. Commanding a highly trained team of special forces behind enemy lines, your job is to get them in, execute the mission your way and get out - fast!

PC Review - 'D-Day 1944: Invasion of Europe'

by Thomas Leaf on July 10, 2004 @ 2:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

"D-Day 1944" is the work of an international team from Canada, Britain, Australia and New Zealand. With new aircraft, new sound, new effects, new scenery and new campaigns, "D-Day, 1944" captures the flavor of those spring days that saw the beginning of liberation for Europe.

PC Review - 'Cold War Conflicts'

by Thomas Leaf on June 11, 2004 @ 12:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

'Cold War Conflicts' is a real-time strategy game set in the historical period of the Cold War era from 1950 to 1973. In four campaigns you take control of the military forces of eight different nations. Some of the campaigns are non-linear which means that success or failure in some missions’ results in a different starting point and strength of military forces in the following mission.

PC Review - 'Kill.Switch'

by Thomas Leaf on May 18, 2004 @ 2:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

kill.switch is an innovative military shooter game that emphasizes realistic cover tactics and awesome firepower for the ultimate experience in combat gaming. Featuring the unique Offensive Cover System and utilizing the Blindfire combat mechanic, kill.switch demands the use of modern warfare tactics, forcing players to utilize surrounding environments and quickly adjust on-the-fly through each intense and challenging mission.

PC Preview - 'Supreme Ruler 2010'

by Thomas Leaf on April 29, 2004 @ 3:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Supreme Ruler 2010 is not another build and attack 'click fest', but a challenging simulation of political and military leadership. You control the agenda of your region as you maintain its economy, grow the support of your population, and strive to influence your neighbors. Through skilled management your influence and popularity will grow.... Will you be a successful diplomat, who can increase your power through an incredibly flexible diplomacy model, or will you be a ruthless and ambitious ruler that lets your tanks and missiles speak for you?

PC Review - 'The FirePower'

by Thomas Leaf on April 14, 2004 @ 2:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The FirePower philosophy is to create the most realistic air combat experience possible. The veterans of the Second World War are leaving us at a rate of 1000+ a day. FirePower for Microsoft Combat Simulator 3, commemorates their skill and sacrifice by providing the player with an air combat experience like never before.

PS2 Review - 'Drakengard'

by Thomas Leaf on April 13, 2004 @ 1:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Drakengard tells the tale of love, lore, sacrifice and obligation focusing on the main character Kyme, his sister Friae, and her fiance and Kyme's childhood friend, Yuvalt. Players will be in for a thrilling ride as they battle on land and in the skies. Not only will the player's attributes evolve throughout the game, his contracted dragon will also mature as the game progresses, changing in appearance and abilities.

PC Preview - 'Chaos League'

by Thomas Leaf on March 23, 2004 @ 2:53 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Chaos League is a fantasy sports game in which teams of nine players compete in a brutal field sport. Controlled using a real time strategy interface, the object of the game is simple: put the ball in the opponent's end-zone. The rules are equally simple: do it any way you can. And if that includes issuing commands such as 'stamp', 'facial kick' or 'ball of fire'... well, so be it. Just as long as you win. We had a chance to play around with an early build, read more for our first impressions ...