Excerpt: At least from a thematic point of view, World in Conflict is the sort of spiritual successor to Red Dawn , a vastly cheesy movie from the mid 80’s starring Patrick Swayze, Lea Thompson, Jennifer Grey, Charlie Sheen… (look it up on imdb if you’re curious).
Conclusion: The strength of Lost Empire: Immortals lies in the developer's understanding of its audience. Pollux have ensured that there is enough size and depth in Immortals to ensnare the PC 4X fan. It's the kind of game that requires hour upon hour of input in order to get the most out of it.
Excerpt: The most important issue in any game is usually how playable it is. Design decisions in SCGC have clearly been governed by an effort to reduce the complexity of a strategic game of global magnitude as much as possible, and also endeavouring to make the overall game reasonably balanced so that both...
Excerpt: The story behind the World in conflict series is like a war enthusiast’s ultimate fantasy. It takes place in a parallel version of 1989 in which the cold war tensions between East and West have finally erupted into full scale warfare.
Pros: Original Gameplay, Great Graphics, Good story
Conclusion: Hired Guns: The Jagged Edge -is- a murderously difficult game and it ultimately fails to deliver the promise of the license that was its inspiration. The narrative, a strong point of Jagged Alliance 2 , is so poor that it discourages you from forming any sort of attachment to your mercenaries.
Conclusion: If Rock Band was a shot across the bow of the Guitar Hero franchise, Rock Band 2 is a salvo. It has set the bar for what a music game could and should be, mixing a deep and satisfying single player game with one of the best multiplayer games of last year. In the end Rock Band 2 is a true sequel.
Excerpt: On the back of the World in Conflict: Complete Edition box, Soviet Assault, which weaves a brand new Soviet campaign into the WWIII RTS' original US campaign, is described as a "new expansion". This isn't entirely true.