Excerpt: Playing Vanquish is cleansing much in the same way that seeing a ridiculous summer action flick is. Sure, the story can be absurd and defy all logic, and the action can be all style and no substance, but you get what you want out of it, and that is to have a good time.
Excerpt: The Good : From the team that brought you Diablo, a fine and venerable pedigree. The Bad : They bring you a game a heck of a lot like Titan Quest, which was itself a Diablo knockoff. The Ugly : Only they made the interface more cumbersome, and ruined multiplayer utterly. Ahh Diablo.
Excerpt: Before you start writing us e-mails about the game being several months old let us reassure you that we are well aware of the fact. And believe it or not, we know that the game didn’t exactly impress most reviewers back when it was released.
Excerpt: Hellgate: London wishes it were a lot of things: Diablo III, an MMO, and fun, to name a few. However, the game is as related to Blizzard’s epic series as a soiled napkin is to the New Yorker .
Pros: It’s the closest you’re going to get to a first-person Diablo.
Cons: Poor inventory trading mechanism; server glitches force you to restart from your last save.
Excerpt: When I first saw screenshots and trailers for this game I thought it was just another first person shooter along the lines of Pain Killer or the like. But upon purchasing this game, I found out that it was far from a FPS, it was a role playing game with elements of a fast paced shooter.
Summary: Parents need to know that, while this game is chock-full of violence, it's exclusively against demonic creatures. But the gameplay is about killing creatures with swords, guns, and magic, and that killing is graphically shown.
Excerpt: If you know the story of Flagship Studios, you’ll understand why their new title, Hellgate: London, shares so many similarities to Diablo, and why it’s necessary to make comparisons to Diablo as part of an analysis of Hellgate.