Monthly Archives: January 2007

Contact

The storylines for RPGs usually fall into one of three categories: saving a sacred realm, rescuing royalty, or going on a treasure hunt to find a holy weapon of sorts. Contact breaks out of these traditional shackles by involving you personally as...
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Frenchness: 89

Yer actual Ubisoft have signed up as European publishers of the Top Trumps games previously announced by Ironstone Partners. This remains essentially good news, especially as PlayStation 2, PC and – most importantly – Nintendo DS versions have been mentioned for release...
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Good idea, bad idea

Among the next batch of titles to grace Xbox Live Arcade, revealed by Microsoft today, is Worms. This is a good idea. Look at it. It looks like Worms. There are no forts, no bubbles at the top of the screen to...
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Lost and found

Capcom’s Lost Planet has found – ho ho – its way back to the top of the chart, pushing last week’s comfortable #1, World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, down to #5. That leaves room for the the pair of big football...
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Cheap thrills

To all intents and purposes, zombies are the ultimate video game adversaries. This is one of the reasons why Game 505’s Zombie Zone went into my shopping basket whilst at Sainsbury’s today, the other reason being that you have to pay for...
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Crackdown

It’s not just the futuristic setting that sets Crackdown apart from the gun-ho urban gangsta GTA clones; it’s the fact that it’s not quite so po-faced. This is arguably down to the augmented ability system. At the start you can only lift...
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Scarred for life

Last month N Gamer magazine promised to spill the beans on a wealth of top secret Wii games; this month they’ve put the previously unannounced Scarface: The World is Yours on the front cover. That’s about it as far as the secrets...
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Lionel Trains: On Track

It’s a toy license. It’s a budget game. It’s from DSI, who don’t have the best reputation around. Or any reputation at all. In this case, though, conclusions shouldn’t be jumped to – the developers have managed to use the license to...
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