Thomas Wilde's Articles

Xbox Preview - 'Samurai Warriors'

by Thomas Wilde on June 21, 2004 @ 2:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Play as the brave Yukimura Sanada or other legendary warriors including the mysterious Nobunaga Oda, and the ninja, Hanzo Hattori. Your quest will take you to the sprawling Japanese battlefields of Okehazama and Kawanakajima and inside the embattled walls of Osaka Castle. Come face-to-face with gun-toting troops, echelons of ninja, and deadly kunoichi (female ninja).

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'Mortal Kombat: Deception'

by Thomas Wilde on June 20, 2004 @ 1:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Shocking and evil, Mortal Kombat: Deception pushes martial arts-style fighting and the Mortal Kombat franchise to new heights with an innovative fighting system, unparalleled depth and brutally intense action that will appeal to long-time Mortal Kombat fans as well as next-generation gamers. The game features lightning-fast hand-to-hand and special weapons combat, secret and returning characters, moves and combinations with new death-dealing battles and fatalities.

PC/Xbox Review - 'Thief: Deadly Shadows'

by Thomas Wilde on June 15, 2004 @ 2:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Once again, Garrett finds himself without allies, standing alone between the City and the forces that would crush it. Will his skills be enough to save the dying City? Can he survive betrayal, assassins, and war in the labyrinthine city streets? Will he destroy or be destroyed by the evil he awoke? And finally, what must he do to get what he wants most of all: to be left alone plying his trade as the City’s greatest… Thief?

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'X-Men Legends'

by Thomas Wilde on June 11, 2004 @ 1:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The first 3D action-RPG based on the popular Marvel characters, the X-Men, X-Men Legends challenges players to master the attributes of their favorite X-Men by creating, customizing and controlling teams of four mutants in real time. Assuming the role of more than a dozen popular Super Heroes, each with individual mutant powers and fighting skills, including Wolverine, Gambit and Storm, players lead teams of mutants as they battle the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants and other Marvel villains on a quest to stop the extinction of mankind and determine the fate of the world.

Gamecube Preview - 'Resident Evil 4'

by Thomas Wilde on June 10, 2004 @ 1:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Announced almost 3 years ago, Resident Evil 4 is giving us another glimpse at what we can expect from Capcom's gamecube exclusive title. Resident Evil 4 will further probe the carnage-filled complications caused by the zombie-spawning T Virus and its creator, the sinister Umbrella Corporation.

Hardware Review - 'FPS Master'

by Thomas Wilde on June 5, 2004 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Designed specifically for Next-Gen First Person Shooter games, the FPS gives you unparalleled control. Featuring symmetrical left and right analog sticks, rubber grips, easily programmable buttons, and ergonomic shape, the FPS gives gamers what they want most: more control and comfort. Works with all Xbox games.

PS2 Preview - 'Front Mission 4'

by Thomas Wilde on June 3, 2004 @ 12:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Set in 2096, 'Front Mission 4' takes place six years after the Second Huffman Conflict, the stage for the original Front Mission. The player's point of view switches between two separate characters who find themselves trapped within a dangerous global conspiracy. The game opens as an unidentified group of wanzers assaults and destroys an E.C. German base. Elsa, a new recruit in the E.C.'s Durandal corps, is sent to Germany with her team to investigate the attack.

PS2 Preview - 'Gradius V'

by Thomas Wilde on June 2, 2004 @ 1:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Konami's popular shooting franchise, Gradius, returns in the first installment specially designed for a next-generation platform. With the new Option Controls feature and masterful level design, Gradius V creates a new strategic dimension in shooting as gamers take control of the Vic Viper and blast through seven stages of classic arcade-style action on a non-stop, intense thrill ride to destroy the Bacterian core.

PS2 Preview - 'Suikoden IV'

by Thomas Wilde on June 2, 2004 @ 1:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The mysteries surrounding the Rune of Punishment will be answered in the newest installment of the hit RPG series, Suikoden IV. Follow the plight of a young knight as he struggles with a powerful Rune that slowly steals the life of its bearer. The oceanic environment filled with huge ships and vast oceans is brought to life with a captivating score, dynamic lighting effects and highly detailed 3D models.

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'The King of Fighters 02/03'

by Thomas Wilde on June 1, 2004 @ 2:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

This eighth and ninth installments of the wildly popular King of Fighters franchise makes it way to the PlayStation2 and the Xbox in this ultimate double pack collection of 2D fighting. We had a chance to check out a build of one of the oldest & most favorite fighting games, read more for out initial impression...