Crysis 2 won’t bring your reasonably aged system to its knees. At least it spared my dual-core from humiliation.
Shank is a game you play with beer, chips and a dumb grin on your face, the kind of grin you get when the hero’s sole responsibility is leaving a trail of kicked asses in his wake.
Such is the simple, barbaric pleasure in Klei Entertainment’s short offering to the beat-em-up genre.
It’s an artistic, bloody and whimsical exploration of the art of thug killing, carrying hints of films like “Desperado” or “Kill Bill” and merging them with the essence of side-scrolling attack-a-thons like the 8-bit Ninja Gaiden. It’s simple, brutal and joyfully un-epic fun.
Fiction tells us the world of espionage is supposed to embody everything cool. All the guys are buff, all the women are hot, all the guns and gadgets are awesome and all the tasks have something to do with saving the world. Naturally, we want to be a part of it.
Sega’s Alpha Protocol manages to capture some of this energy. But sadly, whatever slickness it has doesn’t extend to a lot of the actual gameplay, so we’re left with yet another title that falls short of its potential.
By April Carlson
In general, games that focus on T&A aren’t very good. Far too often, when a game features a beautiful and sexy lead, the game is rife with bad controls, a terrible story and a female character who is might be better in bed than in combat. But Bayonetta is a game that breaks the mold and that generalization. It’s an example of the use of sex in a game without the sacrifice in gameplay.
Bayonetta is the newest IP from SEGA and Platinum Games, directed by Hideki Kamiya, the man that brought us the Devil May Cry series. The game’s hyperactive gameplay is also paired with gorgeous graphics and crazy storyline.
It looks as if a poster on Ubisoft’s official forums has managed to get their hands on a message that includes details on the upcoming sequel to Ubisofts 2007 action game. The message has now been deleted.
The post which contained information to be published in the May issue of Game Informer magazine, reveals a plethora of information on Assassin’s Creed 2, some of which was hinted at in the recent teaser trailer.