Excerpt: Running a galactic trade empire can be fun and all, but sometimes you just want a hectic dogfight in space. While space sims aren’t exactly a common genre, most of them tend to skew towards the economic side of things.
Conclusion: A couple more months of polish would have resulted in a much better game. If you liked the original, (there are a few of you out there), then you’ll love this. If you’ve been given it as a gift, we can think of worse games to have to play.
Excerpt: Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather Part II is widely regarded to be one of the best films of all time - a gangster epic that arguably supersedes its celebrated forebear. While EA's Godfather II takes a fair amount of inspiration from this masterful source, it's far more of a direct follow-up to...
Conclusion: I could sum up SOL: Exodus in three words, namely “a frustrating experience”. There is a promise of more, a promise of fun when first starting the game but it does not last beyond the opening mission.
Conclusion: There are currently four maps available and each level comes with its own objectives. These will help towards your team’s score but generally the team that has the most kills has the best chance of winning.
Conclusion: It can be easily said that this game is a disappointment on two levels. For fans of the original Godfather game, there's not much of an improvement on the presentation. In fact, it takes a step back with bad voice acting and similar graphics. Then, you have the damn repetition.
Excerpt: could have been great, but isn't. I'm thoroughly sick of writing "could have been, but isn't". Seems every other game that comes through the letterbox these days has a nasty case of unfulfilled potential.
Excerpt: Grand Theft Auto III is to blame. It was such a ridiculous (but deserving) success that all the “me toos” ran scrambling to find their own criminal avatars to unleash. Some have tried to create their own worlds and cities (Saints Row, True Crime) and some decided to take the easy way out and license...