Excerpt: Jennifer Tate’s life never was a piece of cake. Being an orphan she had to master every situation that life threw at her. Life only got better when she finally met Lewis, lead singer in a rock band. Both immediately knew that they have found their soul mate but fate had something else in store for Jen. One night after one of Lewis’s concerts they are attacked. The last thing Jen witnesses before passing out is that the mysterious, inhuman attacker kidnaps Lewis.
Excerpt: For the past year or so, industry analysts have been continually comparing the videogame industry to Hollywood. The similarities between the two are befitting to such a comparison, after all, both are forms of popular entertainment, both rake in money by the billions each year, and both are home to some of the most brilliant and creative minds in the world of digital artistry.
Conclusion: The story is very deep and intriguing. You actually have the choice to play as an alternative character -- a gargoyle character named Scree. You can switch between each character almost any time in the game. Scree comes in handy when it comes to climbing up walls and Jenn is good to use when it comes to combat. The pairing is a good one, like Banjo and Kazooie or Jak and Daxter. And even though the story is great, it seems to get in the way of the game play.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: A definite rental, and a reluctant purchase recommendation. A story worth experiencing, but it's debatable whether or not you'll be able to stomach the ho-hum puzzle and fighting elements for the duration of the adventure.
Excerpt: Almost since the dawn of the home console market, Nintendo has been hailed as the king of the first party title. With smash hits like Super Mario Bros., Legend of Zelda, Metroid and more, it was hard to dispute this claim. However, since the launch of the current generation consoles, a new company has stolen the thunder from the monster franchises of Mario and Zelda.
Excerpt: Primal is a tough game for me to review. At first glance, it is a fun and exciting Action/Adventure title with realistic graphics and a great story. While all the elements of a great game are present, it appears that Sony's Cambridge Studio (Sony of Europe) got a bit sloppy when working on Primal or was forced to cut the development time short. While the end product doesn't live up my high expectations, it may still have the elements you are looking for.
Excerpt: Primal is, in many ways, a perfect example of what familiarity with hardware, ample time spent in development, and a strong cast can offer in the way of interactive entertainment. It's also a shining example of what happens when a game is pushed out just a bit to early to catch some glaring bugs that could for many end the gaming experience before it ever has a chance to take hold.
Excerpt: Steeped in great gobs of goth, Sony's Primal is played with two lead characters, a daring darling of demonic tendency named Jen, and a patiently heroic gargoyle of carry-on luggage stature, named Scree.