Thomas Wilde's Articles


PS2/Xbox/PC Preview - 'The Suffering: Ties That Bind'

by Thomas Wilde on July 10, 2005 @ 1:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The Suffering: Ties That Bind is an action-horror game that emphasizes the disturbing terror of its predecessor, with all-new twisted creatures and a few familiar faces. Set in the slums and prisons of Baltimore, the player once again controls Torque as he seeks revenge against the mysterious grand manipulator Caleb Blackmore, a man somehow tied to the death of Torque's family.

NDS Preview - 'Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow'

by Thomas Wilde on July 7, 2005 @ 1:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Taking place a year after Aria of Sorrow, the game’s protagonist – Soma Cruz – finds himself at the center of a mysterious cult’s plan to resurrect their evil lord and master Dracula. To save himself and protect the lives of those he loves, Soma must infiltrate the enemy’s home base, a towering replica of Dracula’s castle that is teaming with monstrous creatures. Players’ abilities develop as they collect items and gather experience points by defeating a multitude of gruesome enemies.

PC Preview - 'Company of Heroes'

by Thomas Wilde on July 3, 2005 @ 1:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In Company of Heroes gamers will experience the journey of the brave men of Able Company in a deep single-player campaign that begins with the invasion of Normandy through their fight across Europe, all set against the most dynamic battlefield ever seen in a game. Company of Heroes' completely destructable environment means no two battles ever play out in the same way.

Xbox/PC Preview - 'Snow'

by Thomas Wilde on June 30, 2005 @ 1:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In Snow, you become a drug kingpin who earns fame and fortune selling illegal goods across the United States. As an up and coming drug lord you can order various characters to procure, smuggle and ultimately distribute "the goods" for you. You build structures like corrupt law firms and money-laundering nightclubs to compete for greater market share against your rivals. You also will need to "take out" certain key enemies in order to protect your interests and further expand your growing drug empire.

Xbox/PC Preview - 'Serious Sam II'

by Thomas Wilde on June 18, 2005 @ 3:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Picking up where Serious Sam: Second Encounter left off, Sam has rocketed off towards the conquered planet of Sirius, the new home of the notorious Mental. While en route, the Great Wizards Council of the nearly eradicated Sirian civilization telepathically contacts Sam to aid him in his quest to destroy Mental and help restore Sirius. He is then sent on a quest to find the fragments of a mystical medallion scattered throughout the galaxy that will bestow Sam with the power to defeat Mental.

GBA Review - 'Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones'

by Thomas Wilde on June 16, 2005 @ 1:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

For generations, the nations of Magvel have lived in perfect peace. Now, defying all reason, the Grado Empire has invaded neighboring Renais. Twin heirs to the throne of Renais, Eirika and Ephraim, fight to free their kingdom and uncover the secret behind their former ally's treachery.

PS2/Xbox/PC Preview - 'Total Overdose'

by Thomas Wilde on June 9, 2005 @ 2:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Through stylized Mexican neighbourhoods and jungle hide-outs to the swanky Californian coast; Total Overdose is an over-the-top, adrenalin-fuelled, free-style action, 3rd person cinematic adventure with a strong whiff of tequila. Crash cars, steal hats, shoot bad guys with style, jump bikes, fight in the street, meet girls, shoot more bad guys, find your fathers killer, hot-wire tractors, eat Burritos, catch planes, drink tequila; the Mexican heat can make people do the strangest things.

PC Preview - 'Dragonshard'

by Thomas Wilde on June 4, 2005 @ 1:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Dragonshard will incorporate classic role-playing themes, a powerful and dynamic real-time strategy engine all woven together with a rich storyline involving a global conflict for an immensely powerful artifact with the power to change the fate of Eberron itself.

Xbox Preview - 'Conker: Live and Reloaded'

by Thomas Wilde on June 3, 2005 @ 2:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

'Conker: Live and Reloaded' features intense deathmatch and campaign storyline modes via Xbox Live and system link, players can compete as one of six combat specialists across multi-mission campaigns covering Old War and Future War. Also included is the critically acclaimed single-player game, "Conker's Bad Fur Day," completely recreated for the Xbox with stunning graphics and unparalleled attitude.

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'Castlevania: Curse of Darkness'

by Thomas Wilde on June 1, 2005 @ 12:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Curse of Darkness introduces players to an entirely new storyline and main character – Hector, one of two Devil Forgemasters, who had once refined his skills under Dracula. Told in true Castlevania style, this action-packed tale of betrayal and revenge takes players on a journey through an expansive world filled with formidable foes and beautifully rendered environments to the ruins of Dracula’s castle.