Excerpt: Everyone who took 2 months of abscense from work to be able to play all the announced top games this fall was really fucked for the trouble: Half-Life 2 leaked, Doom 3 unfinished and Far Cry needs optimisation for the newest technologies.
Excerpt: Developed by the Polish company, Techland, Chrome is a tactical first-person shooter set in a 22nd century world, on one of the distant planetary systems. The colonization of the Valkyria system attracted many settlers in search of a new home as well as all kinds of criminals seeking refuge.
Excerpt: Date: 7/19/2005 Every year there are several big name shooters released that grab all of the headlines while numerous others come and go without much fanfare. In most cases this is no big loss as most of the forgotten games certainly deserve to be.
Conclusion: assume the role of Logan; a veteran mercenary turned bounty hunter who is out to make it rich. Using a system of implants (think System Shock 2 or Deus Ex), the player is able to manipulate Logan’s personality and abilities in order to accomplish all of the 14 enormous and varied missions.
Excerpt: There are generally two types of first-person shooter fans: those that like to blast their way through a storyline and those that just want to frag their friends. As of late, the focus of the genre has been on multiplayer with the release of titles like
Battlefield Vietnam and
Summary: This year was supposed to be filled with sci-fi-themed first-person shooters. But now that titles like Doom 3 and Half-Life 2 have slipped to 2004, similarly themed shooters with less name recognition now have a better chance to gain an audience.
Excerpt: Chrome is a new FPS that offers quite a bit of visuals and an intriguing story. The graphics are fairly competitive with today’s rising standards. The audio is superb, and the game play offers something for everyone.