Excerpt: UFO: Aftershock is a sequel to 2003’s UFO: Aftermath (which itself was a spiritual successor to the old X-Com games). Both titles are squad-based tactical strategy games, but where in Aftermath you had to defend the Earth from alien attacks, Aftershock takes place a few years later.
Conclusion: For fifteen dollars, you are not getting an insane amount of content, but you are getting an insane amount of fun. Battlefield 1943 doesn’t revolutionize shooters, but it is a prime example of a downloadable game done right, and a fantastic multiplayer game in its own right.
Conclusion: In the end though We Ski is a decent piece of software, which benefits heavily from Balance Board support. It’s not going to satisfy hardcore skiing fans but based on its cartoony looks those fans should have known better than to expect anything resembling a skiing simulation.
Summary: Avoid this game. It doesn’t matter how interesting it sounds. Trust me, it’s not. Even if you’re given a chance to play it for free, don’t even bother. You’d be hard-pressed to find a game worth less than this.
Conclusion: If you have played any of the Gothic games, you will feel right at home in Risen . Piranha Bytes did little to hide the fact that it is business as usual, and why should they? They created the Gothic franchise and its rather unique role-playing system of training your character rather than having...
Excerpt: Ruined buildings rise from the endless grey-brown muck of the ravaged countryside. Today's mission is to hunt and kill the mutants plaguing the inhabitants of this country. The intelligence report never said where the enemy was hiding, you only know that they're near the drop point.
Conclusion: Look, it’s not a really shoddy game. It’s just a bit dull and disjointed compared to almost all of its predecessors. The problem with this is that fans on the series will notice its impotency in this respect.
Excerpt: In the mid-1990s I bought a new game called UFO: Enemy Unknown, also known as
X-Com: UFO Defense. It offered something different and intriguing: control of an Extraterrestrial Combat Unit charged with defeating an alien invasion.
Summary: After the alien invasion, the Council of Earth successfully fought the Reticulans and moreover discovered their secret plan: to cover the Earth with "Biomass", a network of alien organic tissue that, the Reticulans hoped, would become conscious and endowed with immense psychic powers.