Excerpt: In theory, a car combat game that blends a bit of Twisted Metal with RC Pro Am should be fairly foolproof. You’ve got two concepts that work well enough on their own to provide a lot of fun times for players, and can combine two completely different gameplay setups that blend fairly well together – as seen in games like Rock ‘n Roll Racing and Karnaaj Rally.
Conclusion: Tekken 6 is a truly brilliant fighting game, but unfortunately, because of the over-emphasis on Scenario Mode and the daunting level of choice for new players, it is difficult to recommend it to everyone. If you are a big fan of the series you should definitely pick this up, as just having The King of Iron Fist Tournament in HD for the first time is hugely satisfying.
Summary: Fuel Overdose is a game that looks quite good on paper. It has a neat concept, and several good ideas. However, it doesn’t live up to its potential in any sense of the word. It is a bland, annoying, buggy mess with only the occasional fun moment to reward the player for the time put in. While it’s not impossible to like this game, it makes it incredibly hard.
Conclusion: Fuel is a game that we desperately wanted to like, but the lack of connection that you feel between your vehicle and the environment leaves the experience feeling a tad stale. There should have been spectacular impacts, mud spraying from your wheels, tracks carved into the dirt and more importantly, there should have been genuinely interesting, exciting features to uncover within the vast, sprawling game world.
Excerpt: When first hit with the press release regarding Codemasters take on an arcade post apocalyptic cross vehicle rally game, it was easy to be sceptical. It appears as though they are taking many popular games and trying to jam them all into one disk. Now that we have our hands on said disk, we can take a look and see just how they did.
Conclusion: What sounded like a promising game is actually a big dud. Fuel may still look real great from the outside but trust me when I say that you need to stay away. There might be a lot to do in Fuel and a lot of areas to cover but with gameplay like this it is much better looking at this one on store shelves. Rating Breakdown Gameplay: 6 out of 10 + There is a lot of ground to cover, if you are into that thing. - How can you have fun when you don’t know where to race at?