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Thomas Wilde's Articles


GameCube Review - 'Wario World'

by Thomas Wilde on July 15, 2003 @ 1:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Deep within Wario's castle lies a treasure room filled with the spoils he has plundered during his many adventures. A mysterious black jewel, ensconced among the treasures, has a strange power to transform gems into monsters. While Wario rests in his castle upstairs the jewel begins to morph his treasure trove into a host of monsters, turning the basement of Wario's beloved castle into a bizarre parallel universe. Awakening the next morning to monsters instead of treasure, Wario must step into that alternate world to win the treasure back.

PS2 Review - 'Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter'

by Thomas Wilde on July 14, 2003 @ 12:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Players will aid Mace Griffin's search for revenge and the truth by taking on an extensive variety of bounty missions. For example, in either space or on the ground, the player will be able to destroy massive space stations, stop rustlers from stealing alien super cattle, infiltrate and sabotage organizations, salvage smuggled technology and protect crime lords. The mix of missions will require speed, agility, skill, accuracy, brutality and powers of deduction. It all sounds very appealing, now read more to find out if it actually is ....

PS2 Preview - 'Hunter: The Reckoning Wayward'

by Thomas Wilde on July 11, 2003 @ 1:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

'Hunter: The Reckoning Wayward' is a 3rd person action-shooter set in the fantasy world of White Wolf role-playing, players act as human monster-hunters protecting and defending lives of the innocent. One to two players choose from 5 playable Hunters, each possessing a vast array of weapons, edges (spells) and supernatural abilities. The nice folks over at Vivendi sent over a build so read more to find out how our hunting trip went ...

PS2 Preview - 'Sphinx and The Shadow of Set'

by Thomas Wilde on July 4, 2003 @ 1:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Sphinx is an enchanting adventure filled with mystery, action and a deep, compelling storyline. The game is set in an entirely original universe that is styled upon ancient Egypt where players will embark on an epic quest exploring new worlds, uncovering dark secrets, interacting with hundreds of fantastic creatures and discovering new abilities. Travelling the world via magic portals to foil the evil plans of Set, players will guide Sphinx on a journey requiring all his wits, agility and special powers in an attempt to find the stolen mystical crowns of Egypt. Read more to find out how our preview adventure went ...

PS2 Review - 'Resident Evil: Dead Aim'

by Thomas Wilde on July 2, 2003 @ 12:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Resident Evil: Dead Aim sees search and pursuit team agent, Bruce McGivern spearheading a shady anti-Umbrella organization’s attempt to infiltrate and investigate a gigantic sea-cruiser as it makes its way across the Atlantic. Bruce McGivern is a brand new character to the Resident Evil series and along with his mysterious female partner must battle against the hoards of relentless zombies that confront them for the first time.

'Sphinx And The Shadow Of Set' (PS2) - Screens

by Thomas Wilde on June 29, 2003 @ 5:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Sphinx And The Shadow Of Set' is an enchanting adventure filled with mystery, action and a deep, compelling storyline. The game is set in an entirely original universe that is styled upon ancient Egypt where players will embark on an epic quest exploring new worlds, uncovering dark secrets, interacting with hundreds of fantastic creatures and discovering new abilities. Traveling the world via magic portals to foil the evil plans of Set, players will guide Sphinx on a journey requiring all his wits, agility and special powers in an attempt to find the stolen mystical crowns of Egypt. Read more to check out the new screens ...

Xbox Review - 'Tetris Worlds'

by Thomas Wilde on June 28, 2003 @ 2:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Tetris Worlds places the player in a universe where Tetris is played in different ways on six different planets. Test your Tetris skills in the most popular versions of Tetris, or the latest cutting-edge variations, such as Hot-Line Tetris, Cascade Tetris and Fusion Tetris. Tetris on the Xbox, there is only so much to say, after all it IS (only) Tetris ..

PS2 Review - 'RTX Red Rock'

by Thomas Wilde on June 22, 2003 @ 1:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Radical Tactics Experts, who evolved out of the military's special forces, are the smartest and toughest members of the armed services, uniquely known for their strategic thinking, adaptability, and pure military muscle. Individuals from this elite unit are trained for insertion into undefined combat situations where even a small team is too large and unwieldy. In RTX Red Rock players immerse themselves into the role of Wheeler, who engages in fierce tactical combat, investigates mysterious, foreboding environments, and solves challenging puzzles to reclaim the Red Rock colony on Mars.

GameCube Review - 'Black & Bruised'

by Thomas Wilde on June 17, 2003 @ 12:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Black & Bruised is an over-the-top arcade style boxing game that combines wacky cartoon humor with thumb twitching boxing action. The cartoon look and feel of Black & Bruised combines humor and strategy to attract both young and mature audiences. The individual boxing characters are differentiated not only by their look, but more importantly, by their AI personalities. Detailed and humoristic facial animations are used to convey the boxer’s mood and reaction to a landed punch.

PS2 Review - 'Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick'

by Thomas Wilde on June 16, 2003 @ 12:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Developed with the full support of creators Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert, and Bruce Campbell, Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick allows players to assume the role of Ash, the chainsaw-armed hero from the Evil Dead trilogy. Players will fend off hordes of Deadites with several weapons including the shovel, gatling gun, shotgun and chainsaw. Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick mixes the comedy and fun of a campy horror movie with intense combat missions for the most complete Evil Dead game yet. Sounds good doesn't it? Read more and find out if it actually IS!