Excerpt: Call of Duty map packs are starting to resemble Madden releases - a new one is always on the horizon and even though the upgrades aren't usually worth the price, players feel compelled to buy them anyway. Call of Duty: Black Ops Escalation , the second map pack released for Call of Duty: Black Ops , may not break that trend - at 1200 MSP, it is still a little too much - though it definitely gives players more than past map packs.
Excerpt: Crazi Taxi has got unbelievable graphics!!! This is a straight port from the arcade, and nothing is lacking. It's games like this that are putting arcades outta business. Trust me. Crazy Taxi has all of the eye candy you can ever handle. The only problem is that there is an awful lot of clipping, where your fares run through anything just to get into your taxi (including the taxi itself). The sound fx of the game are equally outstanding.
Excerpt: New York City may be the real-life mecca for cabbies everywhere, but the faux-NYC depicted in Crazy Taxi 2 isnt a place I particularly enjoyed driving in. While I loved the first installment of the game, I honestly didnt see much room for improvement. Taking that first huge jump off of the hills of the fake San Francisco is undoubtedly going to go down as one of the classic moments in gaming, and the game overall was a simple-yet-addicting hopped up rock n roll ride.
Excerpt: Last Year, Hitmaker, formerly AM3, lived up to its new name by releasing one of the best arcade ports to hit the market in a good long while. Dubbed Crazy Taxi , its premise was perfect you controlled daredevil cabbies willing to do anything to score a fare on the crowded, hilly streets of a pseudo-San Francisco.
Excerpt: I totally agree with Chi that Crazy Taxi offers an excellent arcade experience. Few games released on the consoles (aside from other arcade ports and retro games) have captured the energy and style of play that I have loved ever since stepping into an arcade and standing before my first arcade cabinet. As soon as I played Crazy Taxi , I got a familiar adrenaline rush and asked myself "why aren't more games like this made?" That constitutes my 8.5 rating.
Excerpt: Stunning advancements in computer technology have given todays videogame makers a near limitless palette with which to indulge their imaginations. Such a creative climate has given birth to entire digital worlds complete with communities and social classes played by thousands of individuals over the Internet (i.e. Ultima Online ). In other worlds, emotionally complex characters play out epic stories of love and war with movie-like production values (i.e.
Excerpt: Opponent to should have been left on its original system. Crazy Taxi was originally on the Sega Dreamcast, but is also found its way to the Playstation 2. The Playstation 2 version of Crazy Taxi gave Playstation 2 owners the same theme in fund as the original Crazy Taxi, however falls short in its execution, but not by much.
Excerpt: It's still a little odd to see a Sega game on a Sony machine (through Acclaim), but opting out of the hardware business in favour of multi-platform software development has been a boon to all involved - especially gamers. Easily one of the coolest titles for Dreamcast, Crazy Taxi on PS2 offers exactly the same scallywagging excitement and remorseless exhilaration.
Excerpt: You've got to admit it, Sega Dreamcast was one hell of a console. It was an ideal purchase for 2D fighting fans (Marvel vs. Capcom 1&2), it had some great adventure games (Sonic Adventure), two decent RPGs (Grandia II, Phantasy Star Online and Skies of Arcadia) and even had a favorable racing lineup (MSR, Tokyo Xtreme Racer, Tokyo Xtreme Racer 2, and SEGA GT).