Excerpt: Dark Legends is Spacetime Studio's newest hit game. The new MMORPG takes on a whole new story and look. Rather than adventuring through a magical fantasy land like in Pocket Legends or blasting your way through futuristic and outer space environments in Star Legends: The Blackstar Chronicles , Dark Legends casts you as a vampire fighting against zombies, demons, werewolves and other fearsome enemies in gritty, urban environments, decrepit homes and other dreary settings.
Summary: The racing is solid, but this game's just not all that groovy.
Pros: A spunky soundtrack with vibrant 60's colours to give that unique ambience games need; everything is modeled extremely well, especially interior wise; textures on and around cars are spectacular; quite a bit of content if you wish to go ahead with higher difficulties or collect the 90+ cars.
Cons: That same soundtrack is about 6 tracks; possibility for eye-catching cut-scenes is non-existent; slightly less realistic than we hoped for; mostly lacking in damage; gameplay gets very dry, very quick.
Summary: Dark Legends is an interesting entry in the MMO genre, giving you cross-platform play from your PC to an Android device, and the iOS. While the visuals are a bit simplified given which devices it runs on, the story pretty basic, and feeling like a slightly fleshed out version of a casual RPG from Facebook with other people in it, it does have a bit of charm.
Excerpt: Last summer, developer SimBin came out of nowhere with the release of GTR. After my initial disappointment with the way the Gran Turismo series was going, the release of GTR was a breath of fresh air, combining a realistic simulation experience with the accessibility of an arcade racer. The game wowed over myself and fellow GiN readers so much that it eventually walked away with our Game of the Year Award for Best Simulation.
Excerpt: GT Legends takes the gameplay essentials of GTR and throws them into the golden era of racing: the 1960's and 70's. With a steep learning curve and a perplexing lack of information about how to race (even in the manual), GT Legends still offers a great simulation-style gaming experience for anyone willing to push through the difficulties at the starting line.
Excerpt: , and apply it to classic cars from the 1960's and 70's. From the Austin Mini Coopers to the Ford Falcons and the Porsche 911, the car selection is a collection of some of the greatest racing machines in historic GT competition. But the retro metamorphosis didn't end with the vehicles.
Excerpt: GT Legends is serious. It,s serious about physics. It,s serious about vehicle modeling. It,s serious about racetracks. It,s seriously challenging if you, like me, are used to the sugar-coated physics of the Need for Speed or Midnight Club franchises. GT Legends outperforms and outclasses other racing titles in almost every way. The title places you in the driver,s seat of any number of classic touring cars from the 60,s and 70,s.
Excerpt: In spring of 2005, developer SimBin and publisher 10tacle Studios dragged the PC racing world back to reality with the warmly received GTR: FIA GT Racing game. In a time when virtual vehicular competition was moving inexorably in the opposite direction, GTR was a welcome respite for those who bled transmission fluid and desperately wanted to pilot authentic cars on authentic tracks against authentic competition.
Pros: Best-looking cars in PC racing, Hypercomplex, scalable physics modeling, Enveloping, sophisticated audio, Oodles of options, Who knew? Vintage cars are "da bomb"
Cons: Potential program instability, No rain races, Requires high-end computing power, Car unlocking routine won't appeal to some, Reduced damage not as much fun
Excerpt: Taito's one of those classic corporations that, over the years, has been responsible for a lot of great games. The crown jewel of the Taito empire is Space Invaders, but the company's catalog goes much deeper than that. 29 of the company's arcade games are collated in Taito Legends, an easy-to-digest package from Empire Interactive and Sega. While some control issues get in the way on a couple of the games, the emulations are sharp enough.
Pros: The price is right, Most games re-created faithfully, Interesting interview segments, Zoo Keeper is totally awesome
Cons: No light gun support, No Chase HQ, No Arkanoid, No online scoreboard