The ladies of Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood have both bark and bite. If you played Assassin’s Creed II, then you already know Caterina Sforza, the comely Italian countess with a soft spot for sly, rugged assassins. She’s not the only female character with an important role to play in Brotherhood, however. Claudia Auditore is no longer [...]
Oftentimes, when developers resurrect classic games for the modern era, they overhaul the core experience with enough bells and whistles to make it stand up to current releases. This is not the case in NBA Jam. The gameplay of this two-on-two fast-paced dunk-a-thon that you remember playing in the arcades 17 [...]
Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together? You’ve studied the battlefield, marked your targets, and in one explosive pass the enemy convoy you just engaged is reduced to a pile of ash. Air Assault is filled with these moments, and since simply piloting an AH-64 Apache is no [...]
Like a classic car that has been lovingly but only partially restored, parts of Gran Turismo 5 look as good as new, while others are showing their age. Developer Polyphony Digital’s latest “real driving simulator” introduces plenty of great new features to the long-running series, but it also recycles a lot [...]
Late last year, Atlus completely reinvented its Persona series, a spin-off from the relatively niche Shin Megami Tensei franchise, and brought its third entry to the US after seven years of retirement. With its unconventional yet addictive blend of dungeon-crawling action and social simulation, it quickly garnered accolades from all directions. [...]
In the WWE, it’s not uncommon for seemingly vanquished superstars to return at random, handing out fresh beatdowns and earning back their former glory. After a disappointing showing last year, THQ’s long-running SmackDown vs. Raw series has returned to the ring, having spent the year slimming down and focusing on its [...]
The goal of every story is to form some degree of connection with its observer. Most often, this link is fleeting at best, but every now and then, a much deeper bond is formed. This bond is one in which the observer is less of a passive participant and more of an [...]
By Shiva Stella
Posted Jan 20, 2009 6:41 pm PT
Second Evolution is an engaging action role-playing game that’s just as enjoyable as its PlayStation forebear.
Star Ocean: Second Evolution is an enhanced remake of developer Tri-Ace’s Star Ocean: The Second Story, a popular PlayStation role-playing game. It shares much with First Departure, a recent remake of the [...]
By Chris Watters
Posted Jan 14, 2009 6:51 pm PT
The Lord of the Rings: Conquest is an exciting and action-packed way to experience Middle-earth, provided that you have the patience and fortitude to shoulder a few frustrating burdens.
The Lord of the Rings universe is full of memorable battles. No matter whether they are staged in a [...]