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Thomas Wilde's Articles


PS2 Review - 'Darkwatch'

by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 12:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Darkwatch is a cinematic 1st person shooter with an original premise that blends Vampire-Horror and Western genres. They grind their enemies for fuel, fashion their skin into protective cloaks and create weapons designed to exterminate en masse, and they are the good guys.

PS2/Xbox/PC Preview - 'Evil Dead Regeneration'

by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 26, 2005 @ 1:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Enter an all-new Evil Dead experience, as Ash finds himself arrested, convicted of murder, and sentenced to Sunny Meadows, an institute for the criminally insane. Though better than the madness he escaped hidden within the woods, he quickly learns the evil has only become more malevolent.

PC Preview - 'Tycoon City: New York'

by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 4, 2005 @ 12:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In Tycoon City: New York, players become moguls by constructing and customizing hundreds of businesses and famous landmarks anywhere and anyway they want in a bustling simulation of New York City. Players must create and improve their businesses to outclass the competition, and become rich and famous in New York City.

PC Preview - 'Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach'

by Thomas Wilde on July 28, 2005 @ 12:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Adventurers have long travelled to the shrouded continent of Xen'drik to explore ancient ruins and discover the treasures hidden beneath. The bustling frontier city of Stormreach, a cauldron of ambition and secret plots, has grown on the edges of this dark and dangerous continent, safe and secure as the gateway to Xen'drik. But now danger threatens. Few explorers who set out adventuring the lands near Stormreach ever return, and those that do bring back only tales of death and destruction.

PS2/Xbox/PC Preview - 'X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse'

by Thomas Wilde on July 20, 2005 @ 2:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

X-Men Legends II introduces the epic storyline of an uneasy alliance between the X-Men and the hated Brotherhood in a fight to reclaim Earth from Apocalypse's grasp. Impressive gameplay enhancements include more than double the superpowers and customization capabilities, the debut of several new playable characters, over 100 diverse types of enemies, and a breathtaking range of exotic and real-world environments—from the Madri Temple to Egypt.

Xbox/PC Preview - 'The Movies'

by Thomas Wilde on July 15, 2005 @ 4:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Build your own movie studio and make films to capture the world’s imagination. Start filming in the break-neck 1920s and rewrite history as you pioneer the great cinematic advances. Be the first to introduce talkies, colour, animation or computer-generated special effects. Pick the scripts you want to shoot, design and construct the sets and hire the director, the crew and the stars.

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.