Conclusion: Wii Fit may not really help you lose weight unless you are willing to spend hours upon hours on the Balance Board. It does assist you in exercising, but perhaps it is better to see it as a journey to become healthy and active. With a MSRP of $89.99 for the game and the Wii Balance Board included, Wii Fit is a steal!
PC Review - 'Star Wars Empire at War: Forces of Corruption'
12 March 2007
Summary: Star Wars Empire at War: Forces of Corruption presents a new, unique point of view of the Galactic Civil War as, for the first time ever, you play as an aspiring Underworld figure. Corruption runs through your veins and drives your desire to become the most notorious criminal leader since Jabba the Hutt.
Excerpt: When LucasArts released Empire at War earlier this year, I kind of braced myself for the worst. LucasArts has not had a good history with real-time strategy games. The games they have made over the years were either too darn boring (Rebellion), had way too complex controls (Force Commander), or were just so darn cookie cutter that most of the Star Wars flavor was wasted (Galactic Battlegrounds). Then Empire comes out and - bam!
Excerpt: Generally speaking I am strictly a console gamer, however every now and then a PC game will ‘tickle my fancy’ and I will be compelled to check it out. More often then not, these games are Real Time Strategies. From the old school Starcraft to the more recent serving of Dawn of War, the PC platform is never short of Real Time Strategies that have gamers playing for hours on end.
Excerpt: In the original Star Wars trilogy, many of us were introduced to the primary characters and major themes of the Star Wars universe. The good guys were members of the Rebel Alliance, fighting for freedom in the galaxy and seeking to sever the tyranny of the bad guys: the Empire. As the films unfolded each progressive storyline, there was just a hint of a subplot going on in each of the films-that subplot being the criminal element.
Excerpt: We have seen many events through history, from the time of Leonidas to Charlemagne, and Napoleon, and we have crushed those guys with a boulder. Rock of Ages combines tower defense mechanics and rolling ball mechanics (see: Marble Madness , Super Monkey Ball , etc.) to deliver an interesting take on five historical societies: Ancient Greek, Medieval, Renaissance, Rococo, and Goya. The game’s single-player is a unique look at the myth of Sisyphus (of Greek mythology).
Pros: Simple design and presentation, Interesting take on tower defense
Cons: Camera angles and physics could use improvement
Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption Review
25 October 2006
Pros: The new criminal faction offers a different approach to conquering the galaxy, corrupting missions let you choose your own racketeering, campaign deftly weaves in many different elements of the Star Wars universe
Cons: There are performance issues, particularly in some of the larger battles, the campaign ends a bit abruptly