Posts in videogames (page 1/2)
Fri Aug 22 2003

Update I’ve taken the plunge and got it from ebay – much better value at 15 or 20 quid. I was perhaps a bit harsh – the lack of proper flight-sim stuff does still rankle, but after a bit of practice with the controls and a lot of playing, I’m actually a bit of a […]

What a great fun game, especially the online whatsit! The basic premise is that you are a SEAL commander, charged with leading your team of 4 on a number of sorties against those nasty terrorists (who are planning world wide disruption and must be stopped). That’s the offline game anyway, but plug it in to […]

From the makers of Jak and Daxter comes a game that’s just possibly even better! “Like J&D with guns” is how I’ve heard it described, and that’s not far off, but it doesn’t do it justice. Synopses and the storyline of the game are ubiquitous on the net, so I’ll only add my personal opinion. […]

Mon Feb 03 2003

A very odd game, with a lovely concept that’s let down by it’s implementation. You control a mosquito who lives in a japanese family’s house, and the idea is that you have to suck blood from the various family members, in order to stock up for the winter. Of course, they’re not too happy, and if […]

Mon Feb 03 2003

This is a fun, if bizaare, game where you have to manipulate the controller in time with the beat in order to conduct the virtual orchestra properly. In practice this means tapping the ‘x’ button with the correct strength at the correct time, and it’s a bit tricky! But there’s lots of well known pieces, […]

What a fantastic game!! I’m loving it – highly addictive, superb pitch of difficulty (puzzles get progressively harder – almost none are manageable at first attempt, but all of them are possible after several attempts, and can usually be beaten before you get naffed off / check the Internet), and awesome graphics. Well worth obtaining […]

Pleasingly faithful to the book, and seemingly heavily inspired by the film (the sets look like the film, as do the avatars, and the voices & music also sound like the film). Anyway, it’s a thid-person perspective 3D game (like Tomb Raider, although a less impressive graphics engine) where you explore Hogwarts, learning spells solving […]

Thu Sep 06 2001

Played Gran Turismo 1 again… I think I was a bit harsh on my judgement of GT3 – it is a country mile better graphically than GT1… I guess I just didn’t play it for long enough. Still not worth 40 quid tho.

Played Gran Turismo 1 again… I think I was a bit harsh on my judgement of GT3 – it is a country mile better graphically than GT1… I guess I just didn’t play it for long enough. Still not worth 40 quid tho.

Finally a PS2 game that begins to do justice to the power of the machine!! Also played the playable demo of Metal Gear Solid 2 – WOW. I was blown away by this.. I never played the original, which might explain it, but it was fantastic. Awesome graphics and music, excellent gameplay. Joins my “games […]