Archive For The “Video Games” Category

Daikatana – If design is law, then someone call the cops.

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Equal parts boredom and hair-pulling frustration are the formula for what is likely to be the last boring title from ION Storm before the developer’s winners, like Deus Ex, start shipping. We put Daikatana in the same category as Dominion: Storm over Gift 3. Slipshod level design, tedious cutscenes, and some of the dullest weapons […]

Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX – Review

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Too often great PC games require hours of your life (Baldur’s Gate II/Sacrifice/Alice) and a sizeable chunk out of your hard drive (NOLF = 900MB) to enjoy them. We were just as stoked as the console monkeys to get our hands on Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 because it meant a relatively small hard drive […]

Drakan: Order of the Flame

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Third-person action-adventure games of the Tomb Raider ilk have so far followed a simple formula of third-person perspective, attempts at character development and plot, and detailed locations and puzzles. Drakan certainly fits the bill, with the emphasis on attempting character and plot development, rather than actually succeeding. It’s a shame the designers seemed more interested […]

SimCity Buildit Merging Two Genres in One

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Over the past few years, Maxis have tried their best to successfully to port SimCity to the mobile platform. SimCity Buildit is the product and it is a perfect example of that, combining the exploration and prerendered look of SimCity 2013 system typically found in PC. And despite a few rough edges here and there, […]