By Clinton “dreddsix6six” O’Shea Overview It is with a heavy heart, that I write this review. I say this, because the time spent doing so could be time spent on all the splendid ways of dishing out mass destruction on a city scale that this open-world destuctothon allows. It is to coin a phrase previously used on this very site:…
by Chris ‘spiros za’ Hartley
This was one of those games I was not too sure about when it came out. I picked up a couple of times and put it back down not being sure if I would like it or not. Nowadays spending R550,00 on a game and not liking it will make a dent in the pocket somewhere. I had a couple of old games to trade so I made the trip to Canal Walk. There’s a little shop there that does rentals, trades and sales. Pretty cool little shop and you can pick up some real gems there, just keep going back once every 2 weeks and see what they have on the shelves. I traded Sonic the Hedgehog for Mirrors Edge and paid an additional R79,00 bucks, bargain! (Better than spending the R550,00!)
Zombie then and now: FORZA MOTORSPORT 2
By Cuan “Cracker” Robertson
With Forza motorsport 3 on the horizon, many race fans on the Xbox 360 are un-dusting their copies of Forza 2 in preparation for the third coming of console racing nirvana.
Forza Motorsport 2 is the follow up of the race sim hit Forza Motorsport that was released on the original Xbox. The Microsoft racing wheel was released at the same time and made for an awesome racing experience.
By Cuan “Cracker” Robertson
The Outrun series has had a very long and interesting life spreading from its arcade routes in the 80’s and making appearances on the Sega, Playstation 2 and original Xbox systems, always looking better, but never changing the core of what the game is that made it so much fun to play. That core being driving Ferrari’s at break neck speeds through traffic.
By Victor ‘rOgue’ Vieira
The EA Skate series is basically the anti-Tony Hawk alternative. While the Tony Hawk series was and is a lot of fun, many find it far from the real thing. You can do the most outrageous combos; the basic stuff is too basic. So EA went the opposite direction in creating a more realistic skating experience. They do so in hugely rewarding and entertaining manner with the genius ‘trick-stick’. This really is what makes this game. It requires some skill to pull off even the easier tricks, not far from the real thing. So when you do pull off the more complex stuff, it leaves you feeling totally satisfied. The trick-stick or flick-stick is different combinations of flicking the stick to pull off the different tricks e.g.: flick down to up is an ‘ollie’.
By Clinton “dreddsix6six” O’Shea
This latest incarnation of the Prince of Persia is the seventh (excluding various spin offs) in a successful series of Action Platform games. Its Arabian Nights motif is a refreshing change from all the cutesy settings usually associated with this genre. It uses a relatively simple gaming mechanic to draw you in. You move along treacherous outcrops, projecting poles, hanging posts and wall run to get from one point on the map to another. While the fear of falling always exists, you are joined on this little adventure by the not altogether ugly, Elika, the Princess to your Prince. Although she is not unwelcome eye candy, she has a real purpose too. Without her assistance, some jumps would not be capable by you and your skills. She is also a saviour. Fall, and she can magically return you to the closest point of safety, meaning progression through the game is relatively simple. Together, your job seems simple enough – run, jump, climb, fight and heal your way through the corrupted lands and bring light to the darkness. And kill main enchilada of the bad dudes, Ahriman. Sucks being the hero, doesn’t it?