The Warriors (1979) is one of my favourite films and I had been meaning to give the game a try for a long time. I had originally bought it as a game my brother and I could play, but he refused because the graphics are too bad. While he may have a point, this is … Continue reading The Warriors for PS2 – Can you dig it?
Okami is a stunningly beautiful game, but sometimes you can have too much of a good thing. It’s combat is fluid and original, and yet it becomes repetitive and monotonous. The dialogue is sweet and charming, although it can be long-winded and, at times, unnecessary. This is a game that I am in two minds … Continue reading Okami HD for PS3 – Love/hate
A plot full of betrayal and back-stabbing means the storyline of this game has as many twists and turns as the dust tracks one must navigate on horseback. The broad range of environments is matched only by the scope of human emotions this game deals with. Lines are blurred and waters muddied (and sometimes bloodied) … Continue reading Red Dead Redemption for Playstation 3 – True Grit
Half-Life is a first-person shooter set in a H.P. Lovecraft meets Arthur C. Clarke fantasy world. You play as Gordon Freeman, the survivor of a malfunction at the Black Mesa Research Facility, and it's your job to put things right again. But there are those that seek to stop you, a vast cast in fact of … Continue reading Half-Life for PC – Know Your Enemy
Ever since I played Pokémon Red as a boy all those years ago I have been searching for a way to make the Pokémon experience more realistic. Apparently, people don't take too kindly to Pokémon battles between actual animals, so I have had to restrict myself to the video games that are on offer. In terms … Continue reading Pokémon Conquest for Nintendo DS – Bonding
A couple of years ago I was faced with a choice. I wanted to buy a handheld console, but I didn’t know whether to get a Nintendo DS or a Playstation Portable. The DS had the Pokemon games and the PSP had Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII. Back then I chose the DS purely because … Continue reading Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII for PSP – A Shining Star
Story-line, game-play and characters: the three main elements of any great game. For me Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny's greatest strength lies in its characters. The incredibly life-like (by Playstation 2 standards) character designs add a sense of realism to the game, despite the fact that most of your time will be spent fighting demons. The … Continue reading Onimusha 2: Samurai’s Destiny for Playstation 2 – A Game with Real Character