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Justin's Articles


PC Review - 'Heaven and Hell'

by Justin on Nov. 7, 2003 @ 3:29 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

What could be greater than God? To be God - just like in Heaven and Hell! In the year 1500 BC you announce to four peoples: Thou shalt have no other gods before me. To make your commandment effective, you are supported with miracles and plagues by seven different prophets. Convince your future followers with sound arguments such as chain lightning, locusts, and other mysteries. As you have to compete against a strong opponent at the same time, the fight for the most followers will be even more challenging. There can be only one after all! Read more for the full review...

Xbox Review - 'Grooverider: Slot Car Thunder'

by Justin on Oct. 23, 2003 @ 12:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Smash the opposition with missiles and mines, gain the advantage with turbos, strategically trigger off barriers and avoid falling objects as you scream through the house of fun. Just when you think you've mastered the game, you'll find a whole new lease of life in the giveaway track editor. All the best features of the game are in here and it couldn't be simpler to construct exciting and daring new tracks for you to race on against your friends. Read more for the full review ...

Xbox Review - 'Voodoo Vince'

by Justin on Oct. 10, 2003 @ 12:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

"Voodoo Vince" allows players to explore and fight as a tattered but unrelenting voodoo doll as he explores the depths of the Louisiana Bayou full of outrageous levels and over-the-top characters. "Voodoo Vince" is the only game where kicking your own butt leads to victory! Read more for the full review ...

PC Review - 'Chaser'

by Justin on Oct. 5, 2003 @ 12:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Chaser awakens on board the spaceship H.M.S. Majestic. He doesn't know who he is, what he's doing here, why he is being sought by men in black uniforms and what they will do to him when they find him… The player's goal is to find out who Chaser really is and why he is being hunted. The story leads the player from the H.M.S. Majestic to Montack City on Earth, then on to Siberia and finally to Mars, where the trail ends and hopefully the truth can be found.

Xbox Review - 'The Simpsons: Hit & Run'

by Justin on Oct. 4, 2003 @ 1:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The Simpsons Hit & Run promises a hilarious mission based driving game with exciting out-of-the-car platform gameplay, the signature satire of The Simpsons, and the interactive world of Springfield. Read more for the full review

PC Preview - 'Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi'

by Justin on Sept. 21, 2003 @ 12:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Delivering a blend of atmospheric survival horror and intense first-person shooter action, Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi immerses players in the terror of an ancient, gothic castle full of vampires. With the monstrous undead lurking around every corner, players must search through the shadowy halls and dank dungeons of a massive castle to free their imprisoned friends and family...failure to rescue the prisoners will not only result in their death, but in the resurrection of an ancient supernatural being who will threaten all of mankind. We recently checked out a build for Idol FX's upcoming title, read more to find out how it went ...

Xbox Review - 'Otogi: Myth of Demons'

by Justin on Sept. 9, 2003 @ 2:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Blending frenetic fast-paced 3D action with deep RPG elements that allow gamers to upgrade weapons, magic and character attributes, in addition to managing an inventory of special items, “Otogi – Myth of Demons” delivers more than 25 massive, highly-destructible environments to explore and decimate. Trees, walls, furniture and even entire buildings can be destroyed as gamers master dozens of special moves and techniques that make for the most intense, stylish combat available on Xbox.

Xbox Review - 'Aliens vs Predator: Extinction'

by Justin on Sept. 8, 2003 @ 12:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

A real-time strategy game, you can create and control your forces as one of 3 species across 21 single player missions with 10 upgradeable combat units per species. Decide your attack strategy; order up your own custom army from a list of units, choose your upgrades from enemy detecting vision modes to devastating weapon enhancements.

Xbox Review - 'Ghost Recon: Island Thunder'

by Justin on Aug. 24, 2003 @ 1:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

This first-ever campaign disk for the Xbox will not require players to have a retail copy of the original game to enjoy a new Ghost campaign. Both new recruits and seasoned vets who earned their stripes playing the original Xbox game will enjoy the camaraderie of the shared battlefield. Xbox Live soldiers can experience the intensity of the front lines side-by-side with their battlefield brothers while covering each others' backs and calling out commands using the Xbox Live Communicator headset.

PC Review - 'Aquanox 2: Revelation'

by Justin on Aug. 21, 2003 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Aquanox 2: Revelation is a new story of the underwater world Aqua. In 2666 a young freighter pilot called William Drake sets out to search for the heritage of a mythical ancestor. He is looking for adventure - and finds greed, ruthlessness, merciless hatred … and also unexpected help. But very soon he has to realize that he is not the only one hunting for his ancestor's legendary treasure.