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Thomas Wilde's Articles


PS2 Preview - 'La Pucelle: Tactics'

by Thomas Wilde on April 27, 2004 @ 2:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

La Pucelle: Tactics is a tale of betrayal and double cross, monsters in human form and humans in monster form, set in an alternate medieval Europe. The unlikely hero is a smart mouthed and undisciplined sixteen year old who just passed her exorcism exams and her comrades in La Pucelle, a demon hunting squad.

Xbox Preview - 'Hitman: Contracts'

by Thomas Wilde on April 13, 2004 @ 3:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Hitman: Contracts delivers more action-packed and suspense-filled missions, with a greater variety of ways to make the perfect kill and an increased arsenal of firearms and close-combat weapons. A new graphics engine showcases your 'work' in brutal detail and brings the new locations to life. An improved control system and more gradual learning curve will ensure that the game is accessible to all aspiring hitmen.

PS2 Preview - 'Transformers'

by Thomas Wilde on April 8, 2004 @ 1:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The year is 2010 and the war for supremacy between the Autobots and Decepticons continues. On Earth, a group of kids find a Transformer ship that crash landed long before the dawn of mankind. Accidentally, they activate the ship's long-dormant cargo of Mini-cons, not knowing that the Autobots and Decepticons once schemed to keep this ship and its payload from ever being found. We take a closer look at an almost complete build ...

PS2 Review - 'Nightshade'

by Thomas Wilde on March 29, 2004 @ 1:51 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

This “side story” to SEGA’s popular “Shinobi™” invites players to live out the events following Hotsuma’s victory over Hiruko’s evil minions. But like all things, victory is fleeting, and an evil such as Hiruko’s is not so easily vanquished. Just as Tokyo begins the slow and tedious process of repairs, a new rift opens between Earth and the demon realm.

PS2 Preview - 'Future Tactics: The Uprising'

by Thomas Wilde on March 22, 2004 @ 2:02 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Viewed from a third person perspective players must take turns using the available time, energy and weapons to defeat the enemy. With unique line of sight AI and fully destructible environments no two games are ever the same. Add to this a team of characters each with different skills and you get a game of infinite possibilities and compulsive playablity.

PS2 Preview - 'Rainbow Six 3'

by Thomas Wilde on March 8, 2004 @ 3:21 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 for the PlayStation 2 gives players the opportunity to command an elite, four-man international anti-terrorist squad and features the trademark realism of the Clancy games: immediate, immersive close-quarters action, state-of-the-art in-game cinematics, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell-quality graphics and a nail-biting plot ripped from today's headlines. Also included is a voice-activated command system and comprehensive offline and online multiplayer capabilities...

Xbox Review - 'Pitfall: The Lost Expedition'

by Thomas Wilde on Feb. 23, 2004 @ 1:49 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Take an adventure as Pitfall Harry, the daring, risk-taking explorer who laughs in the face of danger. Featuring over 50 levels of fast-paced action and puzzle solving adventures, the game challenges players to swing, fight, climb and crawl through eight types of treacherous South American environments including lush jungles, dark tombs, ancient Aztec ruins and glacial mountains. Read more for the full review ...

Xbox Preview - 'Breakdown'

by Thomas Wilde on Feb. 16, 2004 @ 4:07 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Breakdown is a science fiction thriller combining the best elements of shooters and fighters into a comprehensive first-person action/adventure game. Breakdown’s intense storyline is revealed through its high-end, real-time rendered graphics, bringing an unprecedented level of realism to the gameplay experience. The game features fierce hand-to-hand and weapons-based combat, challenging puzzles, surreal dream sequences, advanced A.I. and massive, detailed environments for exploration.

PC Preview - 'Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps'

by Thomas Wilde on Feb. 15, 2004 @ 2:07 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

A real-time tactical game boasting single and multiplayer modes, Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps immerses you into the explosive campaigns that took place in North Africa during World War II. Set across two campaigns and twenty missions, you take the role of either friend or foe as you follow the fascinating destinies of an English and a German hero who were once friends and who are now constrained to fight each other in this “war without hate”.

Xbox Preview - 'Wrath Unleashed'

by Thomas Wilde on Jan. 26, 2004 @ 1:36 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

In Wrath Unleashed, powerful beings called overlords fight for supremacy in a striking and imaginative ethereal void as they struggle to become gods and maintain dominance and magic. Overlords and their minion creatures battle for control of magical floating islands represented by a beautiful world map comprised of terrain tiles. Each tile on the map is imbued with an elemental affinity of fire, earth, water or wind. Unleash your wrath and may the best beast win! Read more for the full preview ...