Average User Score: 5.9Apr 8, 2014Hit the court in this unique entry in the lengthy NBA Live series, where the action never stops. Bursting onto the Wii this NBA Live entryHit the court in this unique entry in the lengthy NBA Live series, where the action never stops. Bursting onto the Wii this NBA Live entry didn't pull any punches when it comes to fast pace basketball action at break-neck speeds. You couldn't tell from first glance with it's complete NBA licensed teams, arenas and players, but this a arcade B-ball experience that can go toe to toe with the NBA Jams of old.
What makes the experience even better is the use of the nunchuck and wii mote as the controls, everything is fluid and responsive and making plays is as easy as it is fun.
This is your best bet for playing some b ball on the Wii, and an excellent entry in the now defunct series.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.5Apr 8, 2014Take a spin on a Lego game that doesn't exactly play with the conventional blocks. Drome Racers is a decent racer for the Gamecube thatTake a spin on a Lego game that doesn't exactly play with the conventional blocks. Drome Racers is a decent racer for the Gamecube that doesn't offer much substance, but is a bit of fun while it lasts. The game looks beautiful on the Gamecube and it runs smoothly. Tracks look decent and the Dromes can get to some decent speeds.
Worth a look if you like your Lego games without those pesky yellow block heads hamming it up.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.8Apr 8, 2014Total destruction reigns supreme in this beautiful racer for the Wii. There is not much to it, pick from a few excellent modeled and vibrantTotal destruction reigns supreme in this beautiful racer for the Wii. There is not much to it, pick from a few excellent modeled and vibrant colored monster trucks (more to unlock later) and take to the urban streets or muddy arenas to annihilate anything in your way to victory.
Whether it's race mode or total anarchy in the arenas this is just an awesome game when you need to switch off and destroy some unlimited respawn-ing debris until you feel satisfied.
The game is also one of the best looking racers on the Wii, and will catch anyone's eye as you take part in challenges across the career mode in to effort to unlock even more gorgeous looking monster trucks.
Certainly worth adding to your Wii collection, if you like racing or just total anarchy in general.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.2Apr 8, 2014Put a little bit of imagination and effort into this game and you will have a blast.
Photo Dojo's concept, design and execution is robustPut a little bit of imagination and effort into this game and you will have a blast.
Photo Dojo's concept, design and execution is robust and a potential for laughs all night long. Take photos of yourself or friends, really put the work in, record your voice and attack clips and stand back and play a decent beat-em-up that would put a smile on anyone's face.
The possibilities are endless with this app, it uses the DSi/3DS camera to the best of it's abilities, and truly gives the beholder a tool to create magic. On top of the the game-play once you have created your fighters is pretty decent, special moves are easy to pull off, and fill your roster with a cast of characters and you will be hard pressed to tell this from the best beat-em-ups on the planet.
Really inventive and made with a lot of effort, this is the best way to be in the game… Expand
Average User Score: 6.3Apr 8, 2014Prizefighter is a game that never stood a chance, you can't go against a juggernaut like Fight Night and then put little effort into yourPrizefighter is a game that never stood a chance, you can't go against a juggernaut like Fight Night and then put little effort into your fighter.
The boxing this time takes it back to the old school, where face buttons control your uppercuts, jabs and hay-makers, which I have always prefer-ed. But there is nothing behind those punches. Mash the buttons and your boxer will stick out his arms and it's touch and go whether or not the game recognizes them as a landed punch. They all look unconvincing due to poor animation but it's up to the A.I whether they make it to not.
Presentation has some potential, licensed music and fan fare makes you almost want to get pumped up for the fight if you didn't already know how things are going to turn out when the game-play kicks in.
The game's main focus seemed to be a well fleshed out fictional documentary piece about your created fighter, but when it gets down to it, it doesn't matter how man C-list celebrities they got to record footage, if there is no solid game-play there is no point.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.3Apr 8, 2014Before there was Arkham Asylum, it began on the PS2 with Batman Begins.
Begins takes Batman into a realm he has never been before, this isBefore there was Arkham Asylum, it began on the PS2 with Batman Begins.
Begins takes Batman into a realm he has never been before, this is a smart Batman this a wary Batman. He is only a man and he not going to jump into a fight with a bunch guys armed to the teeth, he will cut to shreds in seconds. And that is how you need to approach this awesome movie tie-in.
This is the true game that uses fear over all other means. While recent batman games have used this mechanic they also didn't punish you if you got caught, you could still duke it out with little damage, Begins doesn't give you that luxury and it's a better game for it. Fear is the key and you need to get those heart-rates to the point of darkness. Whilst linear this 2005 streamlines they experience by setting you on a direct that has you cross Scarecrows thugs and having to survive the onslaught of the Gotham P.D.
Things get tough and you have only your wits to get you through the night. With varied locations Begins really takes you on a roller coaster or survival where you are not invincible, but still deadly if you stick to the shadows.
Also Begins gives you what you have wanted for the past 6 years and lets you cause utter mayhem in the Batmobile. Inspired by Burnout 3, you get to break up the levels by traveling between locals whilst taking down thugs and cops alike. Not as good as Burnout 3, but decent fun on the way to more stealth sections.
Whilst it shares similar aspects with the modern Arkham series, it has a lot more stealth to keep you in the dark, it's all about survival and fear.… Expand
Average User Score: 3.0Apr 8, 2014Coming off an excellent use of the license for the PS2 game, Scarface blunders onto the PSP with a UMD that has plenty of content just noComing off an excellent use of the license for the PS2 game, Scarface blunders onto the PSP with a UMD that has plenty of content just no game-play.
Instead of condensing the sandbox game into perhaps a 3ps or a top down shooter, things go in a very sad direction. The developers would want you to believe there is a game in there something but there is not. press a few buttons and you might luck yourself through a pre-rendered shootout that has no challenge other than to know which pre-set categories to max out. Win the shootout and you will receive a clip from the movie, rinse, wash, repeat.
They might of hit the nail on the head with the sandbox game, but they didn't even bother with the handheld version, this "game" is not worth anyone's time.… Expand
Average User Score: 4.9Apr 8, 2014NeverDead is a hard game to review, it has so many good ideas that are fun while they work, but they get lost in a frustrating series ofNeverDead is a hard game to review, it has so many good ideas that are fun while they work, but they get lost in a frustrating series of blunders that test gamer's patience to breaking point.
Start off playing Neverdead and you will find a decent looking game with a cool lead character who is just about invincible, or so we think. There is fun to be had with blowing yourself to reach secret areas or unlock blocked passages. The guns work, and it's a lot of fun to strafe around your victim and cut him down to size. Then things take a turn for the worse, I don't know what went wrong in development but someone forgot to quality control some of the enemies' abilities.
Fancied getting stuck in a corner after being blown up for the 15th time in a fight, or how about being swallowed alive as a broken quick time event game is the only thing to keep you alive.
It's a shame because if there was some balance it could of been something special.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.4Apr 8, 2014Sigma is one of those games that you get the sense it was something special when it came out, but re-releasing it years later after the genreSigma is one of those games that you get the sense it was something special when it came out, but re-releasing it years later after the genre has taken so mean leaps forward is just poor taste.
In its graphics Sigma looks like exactly what it is, polished up decade old polygons that don't even try to test the PS3's potential, not even for 2007. Some games can hide it, but sigma fails.
Sigma is lacking certain gameplay mechanics that are the standard for modern games of its genre. From the combat, to the camera, to map menu, to the check point system, it is ancient.
Compare this to the awesome Gaiden 2 or the average Gaiden 3 and your looking at a game that should of been left in the past.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.7Apr 8, 2014Heavy Rain is a polarizing experience that is one of the best games of the last 10 years. It may not be for everyone but there is something toHeavy Rain is a polarizing experience that is one of the best games of the last 10 years. It may not be for everyone but there is something to be said about the amount of hate and love this game gets, it is truly something special.
The story is gripping to the last second, and at times emotionally draining for the player as well. This is well written stuff that takes turns when you least expect it. Graphics and Sound are exceptional and were really able to be fleshed out due to it's unconventional game-play.
Don't let anyone tell you that this is a quicktime fest, while games in the past have offered "interactive cut-scenes" were you essentially must click (X) to not fail, Heavy Rain makes every button press have weight and true consequences to it. In fight scenes you may have to press something that comes on the screen, but the way it is done makes you feel in the moment, analog presses and movements really make you feel like you are controlling limbs rather than simply button mashing. Also if you miss a timed button press there are actions other than "you fail try again", it's more of a game than you might of heard.
It's a bit more than an interactive movie, as you have at will the choice to bring up your characters' thoughts and ideas, motives and fears. You control how things play out in what order, even the script.
Love it or hate it, it must be experienced.… Expand